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Pascal Le Boeuf

Pascal Le Boeuf – Class of 2004

Described as "sleek, new" and "hyper-fluent" by the New York Times, Pascal Le Boeuf is a Grammy-nominated composer, jazz pianist, and electronic artist whose works range from modern improvised music to hybridizing chamber music with production-based technology. 

Recent projects include commercial recordings and videos by JACK Quartet, Nick Photinos, Hub New Music, Barbora Kolářová, Shattered Glass, Jessica Meyer, “Empty Promise” with Four/Ten Media, Sarah Goldfeather and Robby Bowen, and “Mirror Image” with Bec Plexus featuring Ian Chang (of Son Lux).

As a keyboardist, Pascal performed as support for D’Angelo’s Black Messiah US tour and Clean Bandit’s Rather Be tour with Australian pop artist Meg Mac. He actively tours with Le Boeuf Brothers, Friction Quartet, and his piano trio "Pascal's Triangle" featuring bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Justin Brown. He is a Ph.D. candidate and Naumburg Doctoral Fellow in music composition at Princeton University.

(February 2020)


Ross Millenacker – Class of 2004

Ross has built a multifaceted career around one central element: building impactful products.  After graduating from PCS, Ross attended a dual degree program between UCSC and UC Berkeley to study his two passions, history and mechanical engineering. Upon graduation, Ross worked as a design engineer for a MEMS semiconductor start-up building micromachines. Looking to shift gears, Ross pursued an MBA at Carnegie Mellon focusing on analytics, strategy, and marketing.  Afterward, Ross held a multitude of roles at Cisco and Autodesk before settling at his current position as a product manager at Delphix, a software startup that accelerates application development by streamlining developer and tester access to data.  

(November 2019)

Lisa Landaw

Lisa Landaw – Class of 2005

Lisa graduated from PCS in 2005 and continued her studies in California at Cabrillo College and Humboldt State University. She moved to the East Coast in 2009 and ran a juvenile product boutique helping expectant parents prepare for their babies. She recently joined Boston’s Museum of Science, Engineering is Elementary team, which brings STEM curricula to schools across the country. Art has always been a big part of Lisa’s life and she has continued to dedicate time to that pursuit. She sells paintings and prints on Etsy as YellowSunLisa and shares her work on Instagram under the same name. Outside of work and art projects she enjoys travelling with her husband, Doug, and hanging out with her new nephew, Parker. 

(February 2020)

Miranda Popkey

Miranda Popkey – Class of 2005

Miranda graduated from Yale University in 2009 with a degree in Humanities. She spent the 2009 - 2010 school year teaching English to high school freshmen and sophomores in McAllen, Texas, through Teach for America, before moving to New York to begin an internship at a literary magazine. Miranda lived in New York for almost six years, working first in book and then in magazine publishing. She got married in the fall of 2015, and in the summer of 2016, she and her husband moved to St. Louis, Missouri so Miranda could complete a two-year Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Her first novel, Topics of Conversation, which began as her MFA thesis project, was published by Knopf in January 2020. She and her husband live in Massachusetts, where she writes and works part-time at a nonprofit. 

(January 2020)


Robert Kaspar - Class of 2006 

Robert studied Philosophy and Chemical Engineering at Caltech, then received a PhD in Chemical Engineering (hydrogen fuel cells) from U.Delaware.  He moved back to California as fast as he could, just six days after defending his dissertation to be precise!  Following a materials science postdoc at Hewlett Packard in San Diego, Robert now lives in San Francisco where he works as a data scientist with his brother Jake (PCS 2014) to automate and optimize Lyft's advertising.  In his free time, he studies languages (Spanish, Mandarin, German) at the City College of San Francisco, misses the SoCal lifestyle and tries to get enough sleep.  Robert's pride and joy is the baby grand piano he inherited from his grandmother, which he tunes himself.  

(November 2019)

Marshall Rogers-Martinez

Marshall Rogers-Martinez – Class of 2008

Marshall graduated from Columbia University in 2013 with a degree in Applied Physics and Mathematics.  In July 2019, he completed his academic studies with a PhD in Geophysics and Seismology from the University of Southern California (USC).  He promptly returned to Santa Cruz to take a job at Joby Aviation, where he currently works as a Junior Methods Engineer.  In his free time, Marshall continues to collaborate with his old department at USC, working on the construction of a fixed wing drone for LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) surveying of earthquake faults.  He still occasionally goes running in Pogonip, where he used to train for cross country practice while at PCS.   

(February 2020)

Jordan Sidfield

Jordan Sidfield – Class of 2008

Jordan Sidfield has been continuing to thrive professionally in the performing arts and entertainment industries. He now holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from CSU Fullerton, an MA in Leadership in the Arts and Entertainment Industry from NYIT and is also a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. In addition to his work as an actor, Jordan has also been pursuing other creative and entrepreneurial endeavors in the industry including producing, arts education, digital media, marketing, hospitality and arts advocacy and activism. He is also very excited to tie the knot with Sacha, his fiancé, in October this year! For more information about his upcoming work, visit and follow Jordan at

(February 2020)

Zoe Novic – Class of 2009

Zoe graduated from Brandeis University in 2013 with degrees in Anthropology and Classical Studies. After serving two years in the Peace Corps in West Java, Indonesia, she returned to the Bay Area to work as the San Francisco Grassroots Director for an international animal advocacy organization, The Humane League. Zoe is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Public Health at Yale University, where she studies the relationship between food security, climate change, and animal agriculture. 

(November 2019)


Molly Shane – Class of 2009

Molly graduated from Middlebury College in 2014 with a degree in Sociology/Anthropology and African Studies. After graduation, she returned to the Bay Area to work at a small tech startup. Eager to pursue her passion for sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation, Molly eventually left the 9-to-5 for a year of travel. She traversed Central America and Europe before returning to Monterey, CA, where she earned a Master’s in International Environmental Policy at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Since then, Molly has worked as a nonprofit communications consultant, a barre fitness instructor, and now as a Program Coordinator for WildAid Marine. In her free time, she manages her new sustainable travel blog, Molly Gone Wild, and takes long hikes with her fiancé, Tyler.

(November 2019)

Nathan Carson

Nathan Carson – Class of 2012

Nathan graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Spanish, and is pursuing a master's degree in Engineering Management. He currently works at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works as a manufacturing engineer, where he designs processes to build the world's most advanced aircraft. Nathan recently completed the company's Operations Leadership Development Program, a 3-year rotational program for future leaders where he spent one year in each of: supply chain management, quality, and manufacturing. He continues to backpack and play beach volleyball as often as possible.

(February 2020)

Rose Leopold

Rose Leopold – Class of 2012

Rose holds a BS in Political Science and a MS in Security and Resilience Studies, both from Northeastern University, where she focused her studies on resilient cities and climate hazards and developed a passion for emergency preparedness. She is currently a Senior Analyst at The Cadmus Group where she is responsible for the writing, analysis, and development of emergency management doctrine and policy for federal agencies, including FEMA and the EPA. Prior to joining Cadmus, Rose worked for Congressman Jimmy Panetta and Senator Elizabeth Warren. 

(February 2020)

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas – Class of 2013

Since graduating from Pacific Collegiate School, Ian has obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Biology from Pomona College. Currently, Ian is a third-year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Ian is an active member of the Keck community (Fight On!), volunteering at the Violence Intervention Program, acting as student interviewer for the office of admissions and serving as one of the co-presidents for the class of 2021. He participates in research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to standardize pediatric endoscopy practices and improve diagnostic accuracy of inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. Ian plans on applying to internal medicine-pediatrics combined residency programs next year to continue his training after medical school.

(February 2020)

Sahil Chopra

Sahil Chopra – Class of 2014

Sahil graduated from Stanford University in 2019 with BS and MS degrees in Computer Science. During his time at Stanford, Sahil studied Artificial Intelligence and Human Computer Interaction, focusing on Natural Language Processing (NLP). He worked on a multitude of projects at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (Stanford that sought to apply new language-translation technologies to the legal domain, e.g. helping non-native English speakers communicate more effectively with lawyers at legal aid organizations around the Bay Area with T2T: Text to Translate. Professionally, Sahil spent several summers as a software engineer, tackling machine learning and data privacy projects at LightStep, Yelp, and Facebook. He now works as a Business Analyst at McKinsey and Co., serving technology clients. 

(February 2020)


Mo Cohen – Class of 2016

After PCS, Mo attended Northeastern University.  With hopes of getting a holistic view on how to create lasting change, he eventually decided to focus on governance and graduated with a BS in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics in 2019.  An avid collector of neckties, Mo has pursued opportunities where this is actually a useful hobby, most recently as a Field Representative and Constituent Caseworker in Congressman Jimmy Panetta's Salinas office.  In his spare time Mo plays and referees soccer, is an avid cook, and likes to remind people to get out and vote!  

(February 2020)


Maisy Russo – Class of 2016

After Maisy graduated from PCS in 2016, she went to Cabrillo College for a year and a half.  After this, Maisy lived in New Zealand for a year on a working holiday visa.  She is now in her last year at Portland State University where she's majoring in English and minoring in Spanish.  At the moment Maisy runs a volunteer program at Alder Elementary School (a school in Portland) which partners Portland State students with second-graders at Alder for one-to-one mentoring through an organization called Together We Are Greater Than.  Maisy is looking forward to becoming an elementary school teacher after she graduates.

(November 2019) 


Jason Zheng - Class of 2016


In his first semester at Stanford University, Jason is enjoying the academic passion that permeates the air. Jason’s major is Computer Science but he is exploring other interests, too. His current goal is to be happy. “What is the point of working so hard for the future if you can’t enjoy the present?” says Jason. Before going to Stanford, Jason worked with undocumented migrant children in Watsonville, practicing the Spanish he learned at PCS and observing parallels between these immigrants and his own family. He developed much compassion through this work and hopes to experience other new cultures in college and beyond.