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Isabella Heatwole

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology & Philosophy

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Peoria, California

Giselle Espinola-Jimenez

Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy

Minor

Law and Society

Honors

Cum Laude

Hometown

Monterey, California

My Greatest Supporters

My family, especially my mom and brother. Their unwavering faith in me has led me to achieve so many dreams. I do it all for them!
My High Potential family, Sharzad, and Jenee. Being first generation has become my superpower thanks to HP.
My best friends and my team who always push me to be my best self.
I love you all, thank you for sharing this moment with me!!!

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

Living with my dog Stoney and having all my friends constantly over to visit her. Having people "babysit" her while I was at work or taking her to APASA meetings, it was so fun to constantly be surrounded by my favorite people! I also loved working at the Center for Women and Gender Equity, I discovered so many of my passions being there. I love the bonds I made at Saint Mary's.

My Next Chapter

I will be attending New England Law | Boston for my Juris Doctor degree. I am blessed to accept admission to their Sandra Day O'Connor Honors program with a full tuition offer. My goal is to use the law for social change and I am interested in immigration, civil rights and public interest law.

Clubs and Activities

High Potential Program
Hermanas Club
APASA
Law Club
Philosophy Club
Study Abroad Rome
Center for Women & Gender Equity
SMC Stunt team

Favorite Quote

"To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that's what I think a meaningful life is. One lives not just for oneself but for one's community."
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Emmanuel Simon

Bachelor of Arts: Integral Liberal Arts & Philosophy

Honors

Magna Cum Laude
Saint Albertus Magnus

Hometown

Sacramento, California

Award Bio

Emmanuel Simon is thankful for his family, friends, professors, and everyone else who made his academic journey possible. He is blessed to have received a Catholic-oriented education through the Philosophy program. Emmanuel will utilize what he learned as he continues his education at the University of Dallas, where he will be studying Political Philosophy.

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Damian Cortez

Bachelor of Arts: Integral Liberal Arts & Philosophy

Minor

Law and Society

Hometown

Vacaville, California
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Charlene Chand

Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy & Politics

Hometown

Pittsburg, California