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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.

Class of 2019

Riley Lockett

Riley is entering his Junior year as a Film student at New York University. When he's not working on school assignments or planning his next film, he's spending his time exploring New York City with diverse friends and working with collaborators. Riley also works as a  freelance video editor, and works part-time at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. His goal after graduation is to work in the film industry on action blockbusters.

Class of 2011

Ben Yarrington

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.

Class of 2010

Aubrey Love

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

Class of 2009

Van-Anh Su

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

Class of 2009

Natnicha Thanlongkorn

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

Class of 2008

Eden Castro

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

Class of 2005

Alex Band

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

Class of 2003

Ben Meyer

Ben graduated from Earlham College and then earned an MA 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 portrait

Class of 2002

Summer Chrisman

Summer graduated from UC Berkeley in 2007 with a BA in Integrative Biology. Summer earned her teaching credential from St. Mary’s in 2013 and is currently working on an MA in Secondary Education. Summer teaches Conceptual Physics in the Dublin School District.

Colin Pugh portrait

Class of 2001

Collin Pugh

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 portrait

Class of 2001

Nathan Roozee

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

Brian Christian portrait

Class of 1998

Brian Christian

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. 

Class of 1993

Ambrish Ghumman, M.D.

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

Samatha Sepehr portrait

Class of 1992

Samantha Sepehr

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 Portrait

Class of 1990

Ben Forest

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

Jeff Johnson Portrait

Class of 1987

Jeff Johnson

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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