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Alumni

Making a difference across the globe.

San Domenico’s 173 year-old legacy includes more than 4,000 alumni.

SD alumni are stewards of SD’s past and invaluable contributors to the SD’s present and future. Our alumni are dedicated mentors to students and each other, and ambassadors to the world at large. 

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Alumni Reunion
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Alumni Reunion

2024-2025 Save the Dates

Dates subject to change, but mark your calendars! Please visit sandomenico.org/calendar for the latest info.

Alumni Events:
  • September 28 ~ Homecoming   
  • May 2-3 ~  Alumni Reunion Weekend
Campus Events We Hope Alumni Will Attend:
  • Please check back for the 2024-25 Event Schedule to be posted

Upcoming Alumni Events

There are many ways to get involved with SD, no matter your age, stage in life, or geographic location. Our annual calendar of events includes a variety of activities that appeal to alumni young and old, those with children and those without.  

If you have not been back to San Domenico since you graduated, we encourage you to visit!

Please stay tuned for more details on some Spring Regional Gatherings and a special Middle School Summer Garden Party! Do YOU want to host a group of Alumni in your home or a special location? If so, please reach out to Charis Adams at Cadams@sandomenico.org

Alumni News

Discover the impact our SD Alumni are making in their communities and professions across the globe.

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Have some exciting news? We love sharing news stories, photos, videos, and special announcements about our graduates’ achievements and the many ways you are bettering the communities in which you live. 

Class Notes or In Memoriam? Let us know and we’ll be sure to include in our next issue of School Ties.


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You may also email us at alums@sandomenico.org with any of the above, or if you just want to say hi, and we’ll be in touch soon!

Join the San Domenico Alumni Career and Community Network 

San Domenico Alumni Career and Community Network is where SD Alumni unite to provide each other career and professional support. Whether it is to offer connections to service learning projects you are involved in (or ROSE project support!), internships, job postings, career advice, informational interviews, introductions, mentoring, resume reviews, and/or job shadowing opportunities - this is where SD Alumni can MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 
 
Join today and let's unite in our shared values and desire to give back! 

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Alumni Circles - Faces

 

Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Young Alumni

The Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni are San Domenico graduates who continue to embody the San Domenico values of study, reflection, service, and community in their professional lives and service to the community. The Outstanding Young Alumni Award, first awarded in 2021, goes to an alum who graduated within the previous ten years. 

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Alexandra Simpson
2024 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Alexandra Simpson ’11 

Alexandra Simpson has established a multifaceted musical career and performs all over the world in the genres of classical, pop and jazz. She has received degrees from New England Conservatory, Yale School of Music, and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and has studied with world renowned teachers Kim Kashkashian, Ettore Causa, and Dimitri Murrath.

In 2022, she won the Assistant Principal Viola position at California Symphony, where she now has tenure, and plays in many Bay Area orchestras such as SFOpera, SFBallet, and SF Symphony. She travels frequently to play with The Orchestra San Antonio in Texas, Wordless Music Orchestra in New York, in addition to many California orchestras and chamber music projects.

In addition to classical music, Alexandra has performed and recorded with many pop acts, including playing with Kygo at Outside Lands and BottleRock, recording with ZHU, and performing with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Halsey, and joining Sigur Ros on their East Coast tour last year. She regularly performs Candlelight shows, and played more than 100 shows in the live Bridgerton Experience. In 2021, she was featured in conversation with Satya Nadella for his Keynote in Microsoft’s Build Conference and performed last year for George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch.

While at Yale, she began teaching students in underserved communities through the Music in Schools Initiative, and has since continued this mission in Colombia, San Antonio, Richmond and Daly City here in the Bay Area. One of her great joys is returning to San Domenico campus once a week for a hike and to give back to the community to whom she says she owes so much. 

Jessica Tierney
2024 Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Jessica Tierney ’00

Dr. Tierney is a Professor and the Thomas R. Brown  Distinguished Chair in Integrative Science in the  Department of Geosciences at The University of  Arizona. She is a climate scientist specializing in  paleoclimatology, the study of past ancient  climates. She uses geochemistry, statistical  methods, and climate models to understand the  patterns of climate change in the past and how  they might inform the future. She was a Lead  Author for Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth  Assessment Report, focusing on the assessment  of drought.

She was a Lead Author for Working Group I of the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth  Assessment Report, focusing on the assessment  of drought. She has won awards for her research,  including the James B. Macelwane Medal from  the American Geophysical Union (2014), a Packard  Foundation Fellowship in Science & Engineering  (2015), and the Alan T. Waterman Award from the  National Science Foundation (2022). 

Interested in submitting a nomination? Each year, the Alumni Office receives nominations from the SD Alumni community, and the award recipients are honored at the annual Reunion Weekend. To nominate someone, please email alums@sandomenico.org with the person’s name and a brief explanation of why you believe they are deserving of the award.