Alumni Notes

Ben Winston
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2009

I currently work in Business Operations at Lam Research, which specializes in supplying semiconductor capital equipment to advanced electronics chipmakers. Prior to my current position, I earned an MBA at Chicago Booth after serving 6 years as an officer in the U.S. Navy. I volunteer for One Brick, where I enjoy working with teams of old friends and new ones to support SF Bay Area community-building.

Christel Konang Sivero
Santa Monica, CA
Undergraduate
1969

​Published books and music under the Pseudonym Christel Alexander: “My Berlin: Childhood Reflections” and “Christel Alexander’s Dance Music: International Ballroom Pro/Am”, among others.  

Bruce Wydick
Berkeley, CA
Graduate
1996

Still professor of economics at the University of San Francisco. I'm a research affiliate with CEGA at Berkeley, and a distinguished research affiliate at the Kellogg Institute at Notre Dame.

David Swartz
Oak Park, IL
Undergraduate
1994

I recently joined Morningstar in Chicago as a stock analyst. I am working in the consumer group and following retail and apparel companies.

Brandon Lehr
Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate
2005

I'm Associate Professor of Economics at Occidental College, where I teach Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Behavioral Economics, Health Economics, and the Honors Seminar.

Darryl Won
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
1987

As Chief Appraiser at Bank of America's Real Estate Valuation Business Unit, I'm engaged in Valuation Risk Management & Mitigation.

Simon Greenhill
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2018

I started my first job as a research assistant at Climate Impact Lab, a mutli-institution research group seeking to predict the socioeconomic costs of climate change. 

Brita Priest
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2014

After spending 4 years at PwC in Transfer Pricing Consulting, I started a new job as a Product Specialist at Airbnb. I'm excited for a new adventure and to learn all there is to know about product! In my spare time I volunteer as a Chapter Advisor at Chi Omega, an organization that shaped my experience at Cal and provided me with valuable leadership experience. I currently am an advisor to the vice president.

Jean-Philippe Stijns
Luxemburg
Graduate
2003
I’m a Senior Economist at the European Investment Bank (EIB), currently responsible for sovereign and banking sector risk rating in Central African countries, supporting the EIB’s operations in the corresponding countries. I’m also the coordinator of and a contributor to the EIB’s annual Study of Banking Sectors in sub-Saharan Africa, and I coordinate EIB’s survey of African banking groups. I’m currently a Lecturer in International Economics at SciencesPo, Collège Universitaire, in Nancy, France.
Prior to joining the EIB, I held positions at the IMF’s Africa Department, with the OECD’s Development Centre, as Investment Strategist for ING, and as Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economics at Northeastern University. While working at the Development Centre, I contributed to the African Economic Outlook.
Alex Heuer
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2018

 I started working in SF at Stripe, a financial technology company that processes online payments with the goal of increasing the economic infrastructure of the internet. I work on the Risk team.

Ka-lai Wong
Hong Kong
Undergraduate
1998

I am a full-time mom and freelance wine educator, consultant, and writer. 

James Aylward
Oakland, CA
Undergraduate
2016

I started a new job as Economic Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Daniel Remler
Washington, DC
Undergraduate
2015

I recently started my first semester of a combined MBA-MPP graduate degree program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Vipul Kumar
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2005

I started a new job as Vice President of the Transaction Advisory Practice with JLT Specialty USA. My wife, Priya, and I had our first child, Kyra Raman Kumar, on September 11, 2018.

Yuxiao (Vivian) Wu
Newport Coast, NJ
Undergraduate
2018

I got married a year ago. I'm currently a manager at US Tax Consulting, PwC 

Marisa Li
Jersey City, NJ
Undergraduate
2018

I started my new job at Goldman Sachs three months ago. I work as an analyst in the firm's Vendor Management Office.

Agnus Hsu
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2007

started volunteering for Minds Matter helping high school kids get into college.

Geraldine Lim
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2010

I've been promoted to Director of Public Relations at SAP SuccessFactors!

I recently went to a yoga+meditation retreat and grew my interest in Buddhism. I also got a Frenchie puppy. 

Andrea Garcia
Long Beach, CA
Undergraduate
2018

This fall, I am interning at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings Institution. So far, I have had a great time living in the capital of the US and being part of such a cool think-tank! 

Josiah Hunt
Washington, DC
Undergraduate
2018

I moved to DC, working in NPR as Digital Media Planning Associate. 

Kevin Li
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2017

Joined KPMG as Emergent Technology audit Associate in 2017.

Elena Sanina
Elena Sanina
Oakland, CA
Undergraduate
2010

I Started a new job as Director on the Impact Team at CSGF, where I help create meaningful solutions and foster connections that benefit CSGF-supported charter school networks. I was also chosen by Forbes as one of national "30 Under 30" in education. Recently married Cal alum Andrew Tweed! You can read more in my featured story on the Berkeley Economics website.

Colin Meade
Fountain Valley, CA
Undergraduate
2012

New employment upon completing MBA at UCLA Anderson (baby bears good but < golden bears):
Site Administrator (leader in partnership w lead physician) of 2 clinics in Huntington beach for HCP.

Warren Coats
Warren Coats
Bethesda, MD
Undergraduate
1965

retired from the International Monetary Fund.

Joe Radding
Carmichael, CA
Undergraduate
1980

Retired from California state service. Started educational and leadership consulting business. Continuing to teach community college courses in Economics and Public Management. I recently became a first time grandfather!

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