Megan Braun (‘10) is currently a law clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and made news this year when she staffed Chief Justice Roberts during the impeachment trial.

Richard Brutchey (‘00), USC Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2020 Nanoscience Award from the American Chemical Society. The award honors sustained excellence, dedication and perseverance in research and service in the area of inorganic nanoscience. Brutchey was also named the Joseph Meyerhoff Visiting Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

In January 2020, Alexandra Coombs (’12) began work as a Performance and Transition Coordinator at USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, providing support and coordination for HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts in Ukraine and Vietnam.

Medical student and UCI honors graduate Dillon Dejam (’16) has coached students to help them understand and master concepts tested on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and has even created a free downloadable MCAT study guide. Read his story here.

Michael Fu (’17) has accepted the position of Summer Associate at Jones Day while attending the UC Berkeley School of Law.

Sierra Kautiainen (’17) recently started as a Manufacturing Scientist in the transplant diagnostics division in the molecular pre-production department of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Jason Low (‘96) was a featured speaker in the UCI School of Physical Sciences “Compelling Conversation” event about Air Quality, Climate Change, and COVID-19 in May of this year. You can view the recorded conversation here.

Carlotta Pham (‘14) is pursuing a graduate dual degree in Business and Sustainability at the University of Michigan to make a career pivot into sustainability.

Richelle Roelandt Homo Richelle (‘16), a captain in the U.S. Army is off to Madigan Army Medical Center. There, she will train as a pediatrician and prepare to serve the children of military families, deploy as a medical officer to care for troops, and provide medical aid in humanitarian missions. Read more about her journey here.

Alyse Sherrick (’19) is attending the University of Maryland to pursue a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Matthew Slentz (’07) recently accepted the position of Associate at the law firm Colantuono, Highsmith, & Whatley, PC in Pasadena, CA.

Matthew Walsh (‘07) has taught the LSAT, went to Harvard Law, worked at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, worked at Palantir Technologies, and has now founded LSAT Cracked offering custom 1-on-1 LSAT classes ( Special package offers are available for Anteaters or alumni at (

Lindsey Westbrook (’97) was recently featured by the UCI School of Humanities for her work as a freelance writer and editor. When asked what she loves about her work, she answered, ‘I love helping people sound as articulate as possible. One favorite compliment came from a client comparing my editing to getting a slightly painful spa treatment: it might sting a little while it’s happening, but wow do you look amazing at the end!’ You can read the entire article about Westbrook here.

UCI Law Alumna Christina Zabat-Fran (’06) is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for St. John. She will also serve as one of the Board of Directors for the 2020 Orange County Bar Association.

The Chancellor’s Award of Distinction recognizes an exceptional group of graduating students who exhibit a commitment to cutting-edge research, leadership, or service to UCI.  2020 Chancellor’s Award of Distinction winners in the CHC:

Michelle Abundis 
Andre Castro
Eileen Dai
Ran Gu
Madison MacKenzie
Marvin Paguio
Emma Wilfong