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Mar 28 2016
Attorney Marisol Pérez (photo credit: Josh Huskin)

Law Clinics at 25: Attorney Marisol Pérez

by Jennifer R. Lloyd (This piece ran as part of a series honoring the 25th anniversary of the St. Mary’s University School of Law clinical programs .) On an evening in December 2000, Marisol Pérez recalled gathering…

Mar 28 2016
Diplomat and alumna Ariel Vaagen

Diplomat urges graduates to give back

St. Mary’s University alumna Ariel Vaagen (M.S. ’06), Deputy Director of the Office of International Media Engagement for the U.S. Department of State, was keynote speaker at the 15th annual Fall Commencement in December. Her advice to…

Mar 28 2016
Attorneys Jeb Lock, left, and Sam Lock

The Law Clinics at 25: Attorneys Sam and Jeb Lock

by Jennifer R. Lloyd (This piece ran as part of a series honoring the 25th anniversary of the St. Mary’s University School of Law clinical programs .) Brothers Sam Lock (J.D. ’98) and Jeb Lock (J.D. ’05)…

Mar 28 2016
Matteo Borri working at a workbench full of electrical tools

The Robot Maestro

by Alex Z. Salinas (B.A. ’11) Matteo Borri (B.S. ’07) has clear ideas for the future of his robot-building company. Stay small enough that customer interaction is personal. Create high-quality, tough machines that find new ways to…

Dec 8 2015
Bianca Romo in front of a microscope

Small-town Biology major makes most of big opportunities

by Alex Z. Salinas (B.A. ’11) Small-town junior Biology major Bianca Romo has done big things in the few years she’s been at St. Mary’s University. The Artesia, New Mexico, native joined the Pre-MARC Program during her…

Dec 8 2015
Kelsey Davis

Business alumna shares her internship experience

by Jasmine Garcia (B.A. ’11) Students hear it all the time — internships provide essential opportunities to build real-world experience before graduation. But for alumna Kelsey Myers (B.B.A. ’14), relationship manager at USAA, her internship did that…

Nov 17 2015
Image of a mouse's brain

Tiny Brains, Big Science

by Alex Z. Salinas (B.A. ’11) In the world of neuroscientist Denise Ramirez, Ph.D. (B.S. ’03), minds are a terrible thing to waste — literally. In this case, the brains in question belong to mice and rats….