2010s

Dr. John Anderson, PhD ’10, was promoted to associate professor of religious studies at Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD.

Sean Hicks, JD ’10, of the Dallas office of Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, was promoted to partner. Hicks is a member of the litigation, and products liability and mass torts sections. 

Terah Moxley, JD ’10, of Dallas litigation boutique Estes Thorne & Carr was honored on the 2018 list of Texas Rising Stars for her employment litigation defense work. She graduated first in her class from Baylor Law School.

Raymond L. Panneton, BA ’10, of Houston was elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Each year, one-third of 1 percent of State Bar members are invited to become Fellows. Panneton is an attorney with Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey PC.

Maryssa Simpson, BA ’10, is a partner in the Potts Law Firm, LLP’s Dallas office. She has represented clients in catastrophic personal injury matters and commercial disputes in state and federal courts. Contact at msimpson@potts-law.com.

Meghan Samonte, BA ’11, will take over her family’s business—the Ballet Academy of Cebu (BAC), Philippines. Samonte is a third-generation ballerina and has danced classical ballet since age 4.

Lindsay Smith, BA ’11, and Anthony Privette were married Dec. 31, 2017, at the North River Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, AL, where they reside. The couple met while Anthony was on sabbatical from his mission work abroad. Anthony is an engineer for Michelin, and Lindsay is finishing her PhD in American history.

Nicole Wesley, BS ’11, was selected as a 2018 Founders’ Fellow by the American Society for Public Administration. A former Baylor softball player, Wesley is an MPA student in Louisiana State University’s Public Administration Institute. The Founders’ Fellow program recognizes outstanding students and new professionals in the fields of public service and public administration.

Ben Aguiñaga, BA ’12, was chosen as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. for the 2018-19 Court. Aguiñaga, from Pearland, TX, worked for Sen. Ted Cruz’s Senate Judiciary Committee Staff after his graduation from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2015. He also clerked for then-Justice Don R. Willett of the Supreme Court of Texas and for Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Ally Gutierrez, BA ’12, and Jimmy Smith, BA ’12, were married Jan. 6. The couple met during their freshman year at Baylor. They reside in Houston. 

T.J. Jones, BBA ’12, JD ’15, is an associate at Crawford, Wishnew & Lang PLLC in Dallas.

Hunter Polvi, JD ’12, joined Sayles Webner in Dallas as a commercial litigation attorney.

Bethany Sellers, BFA ’12, recently landed the cover of a popular comic book series, Adventure Time, published by Boom Comics. Sellers is a graphic designer for an insurance company in Austin and a freelancer. 

Amanda N. Crouch, JD ’13, of Jackson Walker’s San Antonio office, received the Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Bexar County Women’s Bar Foundation. The award recognizes female attorneys who embody the characteristics of its namesake, Belva Lockwood, an attorney known for her activism for women’s rights.

Christopher Ramirez, BFA ’13, joined the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company at the Dallas Theatre Center. He has performed in recent DTC productions of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure and Hair, and Public Works Dallas’ production of The Tempest

Taylor Kilway, JD ’14, joined Winstead’s Houston office focusing on labor and employment matters.

Daniel Kleypas, BA ’14, of Norman, OK, graduated with a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Oklahoma. He works at Corgan, an architectural firm headquartered in Dallas.

Grace Riehl, BFA ’14, is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in performing arts management at Brooklyn College in New York. She is development resident at The Public Theater and recently completed a development internship at SITI Co. Riehl was also the programs intern at The American Theatre Wing and has worked as an assistant producer for the Obie Awards. Contact at grace_riehl@alumni.baylor.edu

Stephanie Robberson, BA ’14, is an associate at Stinnett & Associates, a professional advisory firm in Oklahoma City. She recently completed her graduate studies in forensic science from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she gained experience with several systems for use in digital evidence.

John Ervin Brooks, BM ’15, was selected to participate in the 2018 New Voices Project, a musical theater development program hosted by New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles, with support from Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment. The opportunity is offered to a select group of young musical theater playwrights, composers and lyricists under the age of 26, who receive workshops, readings and concerts of their work. After Baylor, Brooks attended the graduate muscial theater writing program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Alex Le Roux, BS ’15, is one of the co-founders of ICON, a construction technologies startup which is using 3D printing to create entire houses from the ground up. The ICON team took on their first project from New Story, a San Francisco-based nonprofit which provides housing for impoverished communities worldwide and with which Architectural Digest has partnered to build 100 homes in Haiti.

Audrey Taylor, BA ’15, a third-year audiology graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, started a national group to support students with hearing loss who are in audiology programs (or hope to be). Taylor and another student reached out to the national Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) for support in starting the Students with Hearing Loss Subcommittee. 

Elise Grover, BA ’16, of Missouri City, TX, hit the road for a year in the Planters NUTmobile, promoting the snack food company as a brand ambassador while meeting new people and exploring new cities. She is pictured on the left.

Anna Jane Riehl, BA ’16, completed her first year as marketing assistant at Peloton Commercial Real Estate in Austin. She also does freelance graphic design. Contact at anna_riehl@alumni.baylor.edu.

Jessie Trespeses, BA ’16, of Columbus, NJ, was promoted to production manager at Zealot, an award-winning creative advertising agency based in New York City that specializes in trailers for film and television. She has worked on various campaigns, including Westworld; Lion; I, Tonya; and A Wrinkle in Time.

Kristen Hendrickson, BA ’17, and Robert Stucky, BSME ’17, and, were married June 4, 2017, in Red Wing, MN. They met at a tutoring session during their freshman year. They reside in Dallas.

James Muela, JD ’17, joined Bell Nunnally’s commercial litigation group. Previously he served as an intern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Jamie Oberg, JD ’17, joined Peckar & Abramson PC in the firm’s Dallas office as an associate. Oberg practices construction law.

Chris Persaud, MBA ’17, is director of business development at DIGISTOR, a secure data and storage solutions provider based in Campbell, CA. With a background in technology, sales and defense, Persaud focuses on VaultDisk, a removable storage solution. Persaud served six years as an officer in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Afghanistan. In 2016, he joined Dell Technologies as a federal account manager.

Caleb Riehl, BSME ’17, has worked as a mechanical engineer with Gerdau, an international steel company, since graduation. He travels to steel mills throughout the U.S. but spends most of his time in Jackson, TN. Contact at Caleb_Riehl@alumni.baylor.edu.

Heather Trotter, BA ’17, is the publicity manager at 117 Entertainment in Nashville, TN. Trotter assists in publicity and marketing campaigns for musicians, events and brands, as well as artist management and development.