Welcome fellow ‘Phins! The SF Day Alumni Council represents the nearly 1,500 alumni of San Francisco Day School. The council produces a robust, vibrant, and effective Alumni program to steward and cultivate alumni engagement.
Are you interested in joining our Alumni Council or working with our greater Alumni Association? Reach out to Alexandra Katzenstein, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni/ae/x Relations, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (415) 568-3631.
Danielle is a Partner at Cherubic Ventures, an early stage venture firm who wrote the first checks into companies like Calm, Flexport, and Hims. She oversees Cherubic’s US investments and operations. Danielle is also VP and head of operations at one of Cherubic’s portfolio companies, ScienceIO. Prior to joining Cherubic, Danielle spent nearly 8 years at Google building and leading international sales and operations teams. While at Google, Danielle also advised many startups and was the global program manager supporting female entrepreneurs in emerging markets. She was born and raised in San Francisco and holds her MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Dan, son and SF Day kindergartner Oliver (5), and daughter Alice (3).
What is your first memory of SF Day?
My first memory from my time at SF Day is in Golden Gate Park at the school wide picnic. It was a rare sunny day in San Francisco. There were games, snacks, picnic blankets, and lots of new friendly faces. I remember feeling both nervous and so excited to meet new friends. Apparently I ended the day very comfortable and made myself at home, as my parents tell the story often of how they had to drag me and my very first friend, Casey Hagerman, out of the mud.
Do you keep in touch with any of your SF Day teachers?
I do! Ms. Skall (now Mrs. Winters) was my second grade teacher. We keep in touch on Facebook, and share Christmas cards! I met her for coffee a few years ago in the Marina and we exchange life updates from time to time on social media. I also still speak with Loren Moye and Joel Young. I bumped into Mrs. O'brien at Toast on West Portal over breakfast recently, too! It's a small city and I love feeling the SF Day community with me, always.
Why did you decide to join the SF Day Alumni Council?
SF Day is a core part of my identity and family values. SF Day raised me, and instilled in me so much gratitude and respect for the city of San Francisco where I still live today. I wanted to join the Alumni Council to give back and reacquaint myself with the school as an adult. I am humbled to be the Alumni Council president — it's such an honor to work alongside so many talented alums and reconnect with friendly faces.
Laura Jones is the Chief Marketing Officer at Instacart. In her role, Laura is responsible for shaping a cohesive brand, fueling the company’s growth, and scaling the marketing organization. Since joining in June 2021, Laura has led a comprehensive brand identity refresh, launched the company’s first-ever integrated brand campaign, built out the Creative Studio, and developed a full-funnel in-house media team. Most recently, the team launched a national campaign with Grammy-award winning artist Lizzo.
Laura lives in San Francisco with her husband Brian and her two kids. She loves painting, baking with her family, and open water swimming, and is a long-time member of the Dolphin Swimming and Boating Club.
Marisa works in academic affairs at the University of San Francisco, where her focus is on curriculum management, assessment, and addressing racism and bias in those areas. Marisa graduated from Boston College and Stanford, where her graduate work centered on sexual violence and higher education. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and toddler.
Bagna Braestrup '00
Brandon Lew '11
Danielle Dudum '00
Doug Go '02
JC Hanley '01
Katharine Rogers '90
Laura Jones '96
Lauren Wong '96
Linden Bader Rees '95
Marisa McCarthy '95
Michael Valmonte '98
Natalie Calhoun '08
Stevie Howell '95
Travis Zier '99