Elaine Payne, Marshall,
is a general manager and
chocolatier for Voila Chocolat in
New York City.
Calvin Lee, Muir, is co-owner of
Pitbull Audio in National City,
one of the nation’s top music
Joseph Callahan, Revelle, is
vice president and co-founder of
Classy, a fundraising platform
for nonprofit organizations with
B. Ronan Johnson, Warren,
was selected as a steering
committee member for the
United Way of Central Indiana’s
Emerging Leader Program.
Esther Perez, Revelle, is the
director for special education
interns at Loyola Marymount
Emily Vizzo, Muir, was selected
to be published in the 2015
edition of the poetry anthology,
Best New Poets.
Paul Lanning, Marshall, is
vice president for university
advancement at San Jose State
University (SJSU) and CEO of
the SJSU Tower Foundation.
Richard Cohen, M.P.I.A., is a
managing director of Recipco
Capacity Exchange, overseeing
the Association of Southeast
Asian Nations while residing
Jefferson Mays, M.F.A., is
a Tony award-winning film,
television and stage actor. He
is touring in the Broadway
musical, A Gentleman’s Guide
to Love and Murder, in which he
plays eight roles.
Richard Boly, M.P.I.A., has
retired after a diplomatic
career, though he still devotes
time working with the World
Bank, International Monetary
Fund and Peace Tech Lab.
Erik Carver, Muir, is an
architectural historian in
the doctoral program at the
Columbia Graduate School
of Architecture, Planning and
Preservation. He co-authored
a book, The Underdome Guide
to Energy Reform, published by
Princeton Architectural Press.
Cynthia Stokes, M.F.A., is the
co-founder of City Opera, a new
opera company in San Diego.
Tiffany K. Wayne, Warren, is the
author and editor of numerous
reference books in the fields of
history, literature and women’s
studies. She also teaches high
school history at a small private
school near Santa Cruz, Calif.
Kent Davis, M.F.A., wrote his
debut novel, A Riddle in Ruby,
published by HarperCollins
Craig Elster, Marshall, is the
play-by-play voice broadcaster
for the American Hockey
League’s San Diego Gulls.
Richard Carrick, M.A., Ph.D.
’01, earned a 2015 Guggenheim
Fellowship for music composition based on his prior achievement and exceptional promise.
Darren Gretler, Muir, is the
assistant director for the San
Diego County Department of
Planning and Development
Dan Santat, Revelle, received
the distinguished Caldecott
Medal in 2015 for his children’s
book, The Adventures of Beekle:
The Unimaginary Friend.
Joseph Leventhal, Marshall, is
the founder of Leventhal Law, a
business-focused litigation firm
located in San Diego.
Amy Ockert, Marshall, is a
competitive strategy director at
Whole Foods Market.
Adam Smiarowski, Muir, is
co-owner of Pitbull Audio in
National City, one of the nation’s
top music retailers.
Joann Lofgren, Marshall, is
the vice president of business
development at OncoSec
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