Alumni Updates

Jenny Farrell (Perez), 2004

After earning my M.A in Communication Studies at University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2009 I was hired as a full-time lecturer there. I teach Interpersonal Com, Public Speaking, and Honors Public Speaking. I have been happily married for 10 years now and we had our first son last year! Couldn’t be happier!

Sarah Lewers, 2005

I’m living in Geyserville, CA, and happily employed as a plaintiff’s-side civil litigator with the Law Offices of Peter Goldstone in Santa Rosa. While I handle a wide variety of cases, I specialize in landlord-tenant work, easement disputes, and wrongful foreclosure cases.

Sofia Pereira, 2009

I recently came back from Washington DC from a political fellowship with the Women’s Campaign Fund. I’m now the Deputy Campaign Manager on a Congressional campaign in the newly formed 2nd district.

Brian Akre, 1980

I recently moved my family to The Hague to become senior speechwriter for the CEO and senior leadership of Royal Dutch Shell. I previously worked as head of Executive Speaker Services at Nokia in Finland. Earlier this year, I received a Cicero Speechwriting Award for a speech I wrote with Nokia’s former CEO, which was delivered at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2010.

Steve Barrios, 1992

I was at a San Jose sharks game the other night, when the people in front of me an I started talking. Come to find out they were HSU alumnus too, we talked about the old times and all the goodtimes in arcata!!!! What a small world, and what cool people go or have gone to HSU. Go JACKS

Jesse Feldman, 2001

In March of 2010 my wife of 4 years and I moved from the Condo we own in Fremont to a 3 bedroom home that we purchased in San Lorenzo.
Our daughter turned 3 in Sept and we have added a new member to our family, Cooper a Black and white long haired Chihuahua.