Thank you for reading San Jose State University’s alumni magazine! The Washington Square team is committed to producing an alumni-focused magazine that is created for Spartans by Spartans. Wherever possible, we draw on the talents of alumni, students and faculty members for our creative content. We welcome submissions of stories (please send us your queries!), photographs, illustrations or letters to the editor. For more information, please visit our submissions page or contact us by email.

Who worked on the fall issue?

Jody Ulate, ’05 MA English

Alumni Editor
Kat Meads

Creative & Production Director
Michelle Frey

Contributing Designers
Peter Caravalho, ’97 Graphic Design, ’15 MFA Creative Writing; Sanglee Nguyen, ’14 BFA Graphic Design; Christina Olivas; Rachel Poage, ’14 BFA Graphic Design; Alissar Rayes; J.P. Tran, ’14 Graphic Design

Contributing Writers
Pat Lopes Harris; Cyril Manning; Allison Arbuthnot Sanders; Mitch Stephens; Randall Stross; C.S. Walker

Contributing Photographers
Robert Bain; Stan Olszewski, ’12 Forensic Science/Biology; Thomas Sanders; ’15 MFA Photography; David Schmitz

Who makes your alumni magazine possible?

Washington Square is printed thrice a year by San Jose State University’s Marketing and Communications team within the Division of University Advancement. And we could not produce an alumni publication without close collaboration with our friends in the SJSU Alumni Association.

Vice President for University Advancement
Rebecca Dukes

Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Barry Shiller

SJSU Alumni Association Executive Director
Brian Bates