I am currently living in Miami and I work in the entertainment industry. I have been at Endemol Shine Group for 3 years and have had one promotion. It has been a great learning experience and continues to be. What I would really like to say is that my foundation as a well-rounded individual who knows how to work well with people with different backgrounds and religions is all thanks to my learning experience at St. Augustine. Through my current job, I have had the amazing opportunity to meet and work with people from around the world. Knowing how to keep my faith intact, while respecting and working with others, has made all the difference in my life post graduating from St. Augustine. I constantly remind myself on my day to day life to think with clarity, act with integrity and love with generosity everywhere I go.
– Ivania Zamora ‘10, First Graduating Class
Post St. Augustine life has been great! I walked into college with strong skills which I gained from my time in CSA – this made me feel academically prepared.
Academics aside, I recently moved to DC post-grad and started a career at Yelp.
– Raquell Muñiz ’14
After graduating from St. Augustine in 2014, I decided to attend Villanova University, known for its Augustinian roots. After four amazing years, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Psychology. I am currently working in the Public Relations field in Miami.
– Emilia Lacayo, ’14
After St. Augustine I left to the American North East for my undergrad at Mercyhurst University. Now that I graduated, I am at the University of Notre Dame’s Echo program. This program consists of taking intensive summer classes to get my master’s in Theology, while working year-round at a parish placement in the United States and taking online classes. Through the program, I am currently working at Resurrection Church in Houston, Texas, a predominantly Latino, low-income parish in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. I coordinate and teach continued religious education (CCE) and 1st Communion classes for 5th grade and under, I teach confirmation classes for High School students, and I plan, implement, coordinate, and carry out various other Church life and administrative activities.
– Sergio Cortes, ’14
It’s been a rollercoaster of new adventures. From studying in paradise and changing careers to working at the happiest place on Earth for a semester. Just one semester away from finishing my Hospitality Management career.
– Juan Carlos Narvaez, ’14
St. Augustine was not only my school since kindergarten, but it was also the place where I made friends that will last a lifetime. This was the place where I learned about life, spirituality, and values. This school made me the person I am today.
I played sports since the 3rd grade and graduated the year we finally won the AASCA Soccer Tournament in our home turf. I was very proud to read in this alumni page that it was a student from the 2016 graduating class who started the “Once a dolphin, always a dolphin” phrase, because I still remember the day after practice that I went to the mall and had that engraved in my shirt to wear at my final game with the team. I still remember losing, feeling miserable, but at the same time infinitely grateful that I had the opportunity to be in this school and in that team that accomplished so much.
St. Augustine will always be a huge part of me, and I hope one day my kids can have that same experience I had. That is the reason I visit so much.
I made incredible friends out of classmates, teachers, staff, coaches, even “flipper”, the stuffed dolphin became a part of my life, he was in all my graduation pictures.
I couldn’t be prouder to be a St. Augustine Alumni, because this was the school where I grew to become the person I am today. If it weren’t for the opportunities I received in this school, the friendships I made, the teachers and coaches I had, I know I wouldn’t be where I am today.
– Patrick Clark, ’16
Currently studying in New York at Parsons School of Design double major in Integrated Design and Literature. Worked for Netflix and Warner Brothers as production assistant and art department intern for “the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
– Maria Zamora, ’16
I am currently a junior studying communication with a minor in business administration and a concentration in marketing. I love my major, especially because of all the opportunities I’ve had being close to DC.
I have recently been chosen to present an essay on behalf of Marymount College on mass shootings and how they are portrayed by the media at a national conference called VACAS Conference. I have been on the Dean’s list three semesters in a row and I recently got accepted into the Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society.
I also started a fundraiser by the name of Hope for Las Marias, for a school in Jinotega. A gala will be held in NYC at the end of this month to receive donations from various banks and organizations. Soon I will be applying for internships in DC and will hopefully get a position at NBC or Telemundo.
Thank you for giving me the best education possible to achieve all my hopes and dreams. I am so proud to say I graduated CSA!
– Cristiana Salazar, ’16