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Class Notes

Breaking news of those breaking new ground

This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements and life changes of fellow Bruins.
Here you can stay in touch, keep up and announce your own Class Note by submitting your story.

Hanna Garth, M.A. ’09, Ph.D. ’14

Hanna Garth, M.A. ’09, Ph.D. ’14, has published her first book, “Food in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal.” The book follows Cuban families as they struggle to maintain a decent quality of life in Cuba’s post-Soviet welfare state by specifically looking at the social and emotional dimensions of shifts in access to food. […]

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Beatriz Solis ’86, M.P.H. ’96, Ph.D. ’07

It is with a heavy heart that we share with our Bruin community the passing of Dr. Beatriz Solis on March 20. A passionate advocate, a change-maker, and a True Bruin, Dr. Beatriz Solis received her undergraduate degree from the College of Letters and Science and both her master’s and doctorate degrees from the Fielding […]

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Robert Faturechi ’08

Former Daily Bruin editor Robert Faturechi ’08 has won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Faturechi won the award with two fellow ProPublica reporters for their coverage of two accidents that occurred in the Navy’s 7th fleet in 2017. Faturechi wrote for the Bruin from 2004 to 2008 and was honored with a Sunshine Award […]

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Diana P. Lytel ’02

The law office of Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman welcomed new partner Diana P. Lytel ’02 to its team of veteran trial attorneys. A prominent civil litigator and criminal defense lawyer, Lytel comes to Lowthorp Richards from the Santa Barbara area, where she worked at Lytel & Lytel, LLP. Her practice specialties are general […]

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Mobolaji Olambiwonnu ’94, Lisa Smithline ’78 and Jerry A. Henry, M.F.A. ’02

Mobolaji Olambiwonnu ’94 (director), Lisa Smithline ’78 (producer) and Jerry A. Henry, M.F.A. ’02, (cinematographer) were key members of the production team of the documentary “Ferguson Rises,” part of the Hope, Love, & Beauty Project. The film is about struggle and hope, tragedy and transcendence. It is the story of a small town that suffered […]

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Tyson C. Brummett ’15

Tyson C. Brummett ’15, a former UCLA and major league baseball player, passed away July 3 in a plane crash. Brummett was piloting the plane, which left from the South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan and crashed near Box Elder Peak in American Fork Canyon, according to a news release from the Utah County […]

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Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D. ’94

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has named Lucia Notterpek, Ph.D. ’94, as associate dean for biomedical research and professor of physiology and cell biology. Notterpek earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in neurobiology at Stanford University. She also is a graduate of the Executive Leadership in […]

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Jasmin Darznik ’94

Jasmin Darznik ’94 was recently interviewed on “Creative Breakthrough: Jumpstart Your Creative Journey,” a podcast hosted by Shereen Kassam, where she chatted about her creative journey, the importance of telling your story and more. Darznik is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life,” as […]

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Angela Agrusa ’84

Angela Agrusa ’84, Managing Partner of DLA Piper‘s Los Angeles offices, has joined the firm’s U.S. Executive Committee. As a leader at the firm, Agrusa represents international brands, major companies and prominent individuals in high-stakes, complex commercial cases and class actions. In addition to managing the firm’s Los Angeles offices, she also serves as co-chair […]

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Emma Moralyan ’11

Emma Moralyan ’11 has joined Dentons as an attorney in the product liability and complex torts practice. She is based in the Los Angeles office of Dentons, which, according to its website, is the world’s largest law firm. Moralyan earned her B.A. degree in philosophy and her J.D. degree from Southwestern Law School, where she […]

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Marco Greenberg ’86

A new book by Marco Greenberg ’86, “Primitive: Tapping the Primal Drive That Powers the World’s Most Successful People,” chronicles Greenberg’s journey as an advisor and confidant to Fortune 500 CEOs, startup founders and other top performers. From a former roadie for N.W.A to a rock-star brain surgeon, from young tech billionaires to a top-ten […]

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