Get to Know Our Grads

We couldn’t be prouder of our alumni.
Our rigorous curriculum and focus on developing executive function and self-advocacy gives them an extra boost as they begin their future.
Learn about the challenging, world-changing, and fascinating lives OA alumni are living. 

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Ben Yarrington

Class of 2011

Ben completed his degree in sports management at the University of Missouri in 2015, and has worked in communications for Mizzou, the Oakland Raiders, and currently with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Aubrey Love

Class of 2010

Aubrey earned a B.A. in Sociology from UCLA and has a new position as a Clinical Research Associate at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. 

 

Van-Anh Su

Class of 2009

Van-Anh is currently studying in the MBA program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Natnicha Thanalongkorn

Class of 2009

Natnicha came to OA from Thailand where she currently resides and is a fashion designer.

Eden Castro

Class of 2008

Eden, the valedictorian of the OA Class of 2008, graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in International Relations. She currently attends New York University School of Professional Studies where she is studying peacebuilding and international policy at the NYU Center for Global Affairs.

Alex Band

Class of 2005

Alex is a University of Colorado Boulder graduate and a manufacturing engineer/quality engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Ben Meyer

Class of 2003

Ben graduated from Earlham College and then earned an M.A. from New York University in Social Work. Ben then attended the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and earned a certificate in Interpersonal Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Ben is an LCSW and bilingual psychotherapist.

Summer Chrisman

Class of 2002

Summer graduated from UC Berkeley in 2007 with a B.A in integrative biology. Summer earned her teaching credential from St. Mary’s in 2013 and is currently working on an M.A. in Secondary Education. Summer teaches conceptual physics in the Dublin School District.

Collin Pugh

Class of 2001

Collin graduated from St. Mary’s in 2005, and now works at Orinda Academy as a Student Engagement and Academic Success Coach & Coordinator of the Tutorial and Academic Skills Center (TASC). Collin  also sits on the Orinda Academy Board of Trustees and serves on the finance committee.

Nathan Roozee

Class of 2001

Nathan is a financial consultant for E*Trade Corporation in San Francisco.

Brian Christian

Class of 1998

Brian graduated from UC Berkeley and is now an adjunct faculty member at the College of the Ozarks in Missouri where he teaches piano and organizes recitals. 

Ambrish Ghumman, M.D.

Class of 1993

Ambrish practices medicine in Modesto, California where he is a specialist in gastroenterology.

Samantha Sepehr

Class of 1992

Samantha is a UC Santa Cruz and John F. Kennedy University College of Law graduate. She is a partner and attorney at Steele, George, Schofield & Ramos in Walnut Creek. She was the former director of the Elder Law Center at JFK University.

Ben Forest

Class of 1990

Ben is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, 344th Recruiting Squadron.

Jeff Johnson

Class of 1987

Jeff is an outdoor photographer who has published two books of his work and whose photographs have appeared in many prestigious publications. Jeff currently lives in Santa Barbara and is a freelance creative director, photographer, and writer. See more of his work on his website.

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