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Alumnae Highlights

Mercy students develop the skills to achieve success in college and beyond! If you know of alumnae doing something special, please let us know as we would love to share this with the rest of the Mercy Community. Please direct all emails to Carol Fraher, Assistant Director of Advancement, at cfraher@makotoblog.net.

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Abby Matthews Huseth '04
  • Nonprofits

Outreach Director, Climate Smart Missoula

MS, Environmental Studies, University of Montana '16
BA, Religion, St. Olaf College '08

Alexandra Gomes ‘12
  • Education

Director of Student Learning and Culture - Middle School, The Healdsburg School

MEd, Sonoma State University candidate, '24
Teaching Certification, Elementary Education and Teaching, Loyola Marymount ‘17
BA, Political Science, Gonzaga University ‘16
 

Alexandra Thrapp Mitchell ‘06
  • Art & Design

Founder & Principal Conservator, ACT Art Conservation LLC

Professional Certificate and BS, Art Conservation/Restoration,
Scuola Lorenzo de Medici ‘10
 

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  • Real Estate

Real Estate Agent at Compass

BA, Business Marketing, Saint John’s University ‘17
 

Amanda Quintara ‘10
  • Media/Communication

Reporter at KTVU Fox 2

BA, Journalism, San Diego State University ‘14

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  • Business

Associate Director of Advancement and Corporate Relations, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

BA, Environmental Analysis and Media Studies, 
Scripps College ‘15

Beverly Desuasido ‘97
  • Media/Communication

Award Winning Executive Producer, Director, and Writer at ABS-CBN

Emmy Nominee, 2019
BS, Management & Human Resources, Cal Poly, Pomona ‘02
 

Catherine Kowalski ‘03
  • Art & Design

Creative Director & Owner, Catherine Kowalski Bridal

BFA, Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design ‘07

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  • Law & Legal Services

Associate, Perkins Coie LLP, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law ‘15
BA, Political Science and Government, USC ‘12

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  • Business

Accounting Operations Manager, Romeo Packaging
Advanced Photographer, Christina Romeo Photography

BA, Marketing, St. Mary’s College of California '18
 

Congresswoman Jackie Speier ‘68
  • Law & Legal Services
  • Public Service

Member of Congress, US House of Representatives, 2008 to 2023

JD, University of California, Hastings School of Law ‘76
BA, Political Science and Government, UC Davis 

Emily Frye ‘99
  • Business

Manager, Localization Shared Services at Apple

Masters in Translation and Localization Management, 
Monterey Institute of International Studies  ‘11
BS, Business Administration, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ‘03
 

Erica de Jesus Garcia '97
  • Business
  • Education
  • STEM

Client LeadClient Lead, Edge R&D

M.A., College of Education, Instructional Technologies
San Francisco State University

B.S., Business Administration
San Francisco State University

Gina Rosaia Collins '99, MBA
  • Business

Senior Director, National Access and Patient Marketing at Genentech

MBA, Marketing and International Business, USF ‘10
BA,  Economics, Political Science, UCSB ‘02

Hannah Fox ‘15
  • Healthcare

Ph.D. Candidate, PGSP Stanford Psy.D Consortium, Palo Alto University

BA, Psychology, University of Denver ‘19

Jamila Sinlao Zanette '04, Ph.D.
  • Business

Director of Marketing & Business Development, Zanette Aviation Insurance

Ph.D., Sociology, UC Santa Barbara ‘18
MA, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara '12
BA, Sociology, University of San Francisco ‘08

Jaymie Sinlao '10
  • Media/Communication

Communications at Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

BA, Communications, Loyola Marymount University ‘14
 

Jill Dannis '09
  • Business

MBA/MS Candidate ‘24
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

B.A., Sociology
Loyola Marymount University ‘13

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  • STEM

Sandler Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

Education

Ph.D. Chemical Biology, Harvard University '22

BA, Chemistry, Williams College ‘15

Kathleen Alvarado '84
  • Law & Legal Services

Owner, Law Offices of Kathleen B. Alvarado

Doctor of Law, International Law and Legal Studies, Pepperdine School of Law '92
BA, Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor '88

Kathleen Lund ‘08, MSN, NP-C
  • Healthcare

ICU Charge Nurse, Cardiac Nurse, Mills Peninsula Medical Center

BSN, San Francisco State University ‘14,
MSN/FNP, San Francisco State University '23

Katie Benz '12, MA
  • Art & Design

Museum Collections Technician, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

MA, Museum Studies, George Washington University  ‘18
BA, Anthropology, University of Notre Dame ‘16
 

Katie Franco ‘04
  • Education

Principal, Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Administrative Credential, Cal State University East Bay ‘16
MA, Elementary Education and Teaching, SF State ‘12
Teaching Credential, Multi-Subject ‘08
BA, Liberal Arts & Sciences, SF State, '08
 

Lauren Suhl Rios ‘05
  • Law & Legal Services

Principal at Law Office of Lauren Rios

J.D., Santa Clara University
School of Law ‘14

B.S.,Political Science, Pre-Law,
Public Sector Studies
Santa Clara University ‘09

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  • Art & Design

Interior Designer | Technology Workplace StudioInterior Designer | Technology Workplace Studio, Gensler

Bachelor of Interior Architecture, University of Oregon ‘17

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  • Business

MBA Candidate at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

BA, Economics, UC Berkeley

 

Melanie Paragas '14, PharmD
  • Healthcare

Clinical Pharmacist - Adult Cystic Fibrosis at Oregon Health & Science University

Doctor of Pharmacy, UCSF ‘21

BS Chemistry, Creighton University ‘18
 

Melissa Bordi '14
  • Agricultural Science

Viticulturist, Trinchero Family Estates

B.S, Agriculture Science, California State University Chico

 

Michelle Bradley '11, Ph.D.
  • Law & Legal Services
  • STEM

Patent Agent at Morrison & Foerster LLP

J.D. Candidate, Santa Clara University School of Law '25
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry '20
B.A., Colgate University, Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry '15

Nicole Collora '14
  • Business

Senior Community Associate at Poshmark

BA, Business Administration, Sonoma State ‘18
 

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  • STEM

Technical Marketing Engineer at Siemens

BS, Engineering, Harvey Mudd ‘16

 

Paulina Campos '14
  • Media/Communication

Communications Manager, EMC Communications

Education

MA, Public Policy, The Heller School for Public Policy and Management Candidate, Brandeis University, '25

BA, Communications, Stanford University ‘18

Rachel Reid '09
  • STEM

Founder & PresidentFounder & President, Nueva Era Imports
Product, Operations & Strategy Consulting

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Santa Clara University ‘13

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  • Law & Legal Services

Law Clerk, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

J.D., Stanford University Law School ‘18
BA, American Literature and Culture, UCLA ‘14

 

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  • STEM

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry. NIH NRSA F31 Predoctoral Diversity Fellow, UCSD '22
MS, Chemistry, UCSD ‘19
BS, Chemistry, Cal Poly ‘17

Samantha Benz ‘11, MA
  • Education

Alumnae Relations Officer, Mercy High School

MA, Elementary Education and Teaching, University of Notre Dame ‘18
BA, Education, St. Mary’s College of California ‘15

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  • Law & Legal Services

Attorney, Carroll & Associates, PC

J.D., UOP, McGeorge School of Law ‘15
BA, History, Temple University ‘10

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  • Law & Legal Services

Associate, Cooley LLP

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law ‘13
BA, Political Science, UC Berkeley ‘08

Stephanie Sierra '12
  • Journalism
  • Media/Communication

Investigative Reporter, ABC News, San Francisco

Bachelor of Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia ‘16
Received a National Hearst award and honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow award in 2019.

Taimane Tuiasosopo ‘11
  • Education

ESL Teacher at TALK Language School

BA, Kinesiology, Health and Human Performance, 
St. Mary’s College of California ‘15
 

Vashti Sinigayan 99, MPA
  • Healthcare

Staff HR Operations Manager/HRBP, UCSF

MPA, Emphasis in Human Resource Management
Notre Dame de Namur University '09

BS, Health Science - Health Care Administration/Public Administration & Public Policy
San Jose State University '04

Veronica Murillo '02
  • Business
  • STEM

Sr. Strategic Customer Success Manager
Miro

B.A., Business Administration and Management
Menlo College