Ilana Eydus – Legal Worker
Though she had more than a hundred thousand dollars in student loans, Ilana Eydus ’03 chose to bypass the traditional law firm path after law school and took a job with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley.
After graduating from Santa Clara Law School, Eydus joined a business litigation firm, but after several months she took a major salary cut to join JCRC. The Harker graduate told Jewish Community News she understood the weight of her loans, but she had reevaluated her goals in life. “I realized the potential of Jewish advocacy and decided to get involved,” said Eydus. “I want to enter a sector where I will be motivated and proud of my work.”
Eydus’ focus at JCRC is on preventing and alleviating hunger for children of all faiths and backgrounds. She uses skills learned in law school to draft resolutions, write letters to editors and analyze federal initiatives related to hunger. She does on-the-ground work as well, going into communities to sign needy residents up for food stamps.
Andrea Lincoln – MIT Student
Andrea Lincoln ’10 won the Best Paper Award at the 23 rd International Conference on Computers and Their Applications in Industry and Engineering (CAINE-2010). The paper’s title is “Fault Tolerance of Nodes Failures in a Stochastic Localization Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks.” Lincoln’s research, which was done as part of the Harker Research Program, also won her the 2010 Wireless Communications Alliance Special Award. Margaret Wood – Santa Clara University Student
Margaret (Maggie) Wood ’10 was awarded one of just 18 National Latin Exam Committee scholarships nationwide.
Tanya Schmidt – Santa Clara University Volleyball Player
Tanya Schmidt ’08 was named to the West Conference all-conference first team. According to Santa Clara’s athletics department, Schmidt led her team in hitting at .338. She knocked down 2.24 kpg and collected .75 bpg, second best on the team. Schmidt scored double-digit kills in 10 matches and hit .400 or better 12 times during the season.
Schmidt was also named to the ESPN.com CoSIDA All-American All-District team, carrying a 3.965 GPA in English.