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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Class of 2020

Meet just a few members of University of the Pacific’s Class of 2020. They are lawyers, engineers, musicians, health care policy influencers, economists and much more. Click on a photo or name to read more about these successful graduates.

Justin ShindoJustin Shindo
Justin Shindo ’20 was pursuing his passion for psychology when he discovered his passion for law during his freshman year at University of the Pacific.

Natalia GevaraNatalia Gevara
Stockton native Natalia Gevara studied some of the darkest parts of world history during her time at University of the Pacific. However, the budding journalist has hope for the future and plans to continue using her words to spread kindness in the world.

Jorge TorrezJorge Torrez
Before pursuing vocal performance at the Conservatory of Music, Jorge Torrez was a choral soloist, choral music teacher, choreographer, and violinist. At Pacific, he became a professionally trained musician singing in a voice range which is quite rare.
Leah ClassenLeah Classen 
I nspired by the history and architecture in her Bay Area neighborhood, Leah Classen '20 felt called to civil engineering. She now hopes to take the knowledge she gained at University of the Pacific to offer her engineering skills to people in need around the world.
Rachel ConveyRachel Convey
Fullbright Scholarship awardee Rachel Convey '18, '20 has a passion for working with individuals with Parkinson’s disease and is striving to improve services for this population.

Wajiha Tahir
As a first-generation college student, Wajiha Tahir worked closely with Pacific's Community Involvement Program to help guide her through her college career. Now she is preparing to start a job as a financial product analyst for Bloomberg.

Katie Kanowsky Souza

Katie Kanowsky Souza
Katie Kanowsky Souza '20 realized there is no wrong time to go back to school and plans to use her Benerd College degree to influence local and state education policy.