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San José alumni board

Our alumni support our work and drive change in their local communities long after serving with City Year.

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Ivy O’Connell, board co-chair 
City Year San José/Silicon Valley ‘17

Ivy O’Connell is currently a program manager with Reading Partners Silicon Valley. She is also pursuing her master's degree in library and information science at San José State University.

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Stephen Stanwood
City Year Chicago ’11 & ‘12

Stephen Stanwood is a lawyer at BZB Family Law Group, LLP in Los Gatos, CA. After City Year, he worked on a political campaign and lived in Washington, D.C., where he met his wife. They later moved back to California and they love life here.

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Rob Johnson
City Year Boston ‘14 & ‘15

Rob Johnson is currently a multimedia producer at Pearson in San Francisco. His service with City Year has inspired him to continue working in education and helped him maintain empathy for students while developing learning materials. He moved to the Bay Area in 2017.

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Cristy Rowley
City Year Boston ’13; City Year Tulsa ‘14

Cristy Rowley works as the user experience researcher at Yahoo/Oath. She continues to serve because of all the amazing people she met through service. She’s grateful that she can always count on the City Year community to teach her something new or provide a different perspective.

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Gabby Zilkha
City Year San José/Silicon Valley ’17

Gabby works as a product owner at SAP for the SAP Conversational AI team. She cares deeply about the intersection between technology and education and loves sustainable businesses! Her hobbies include photography, improv comedy, and ultimate frisbee.

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