Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Law Commencement, Saturday, May 20, 2023
Law Liturgy, Friday, May 19, 2023

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2023 Commencement Speaker

Tricia Montalvo Timm is a general counsel, board director, venture investor and author. She is a first-generation Latina who rose through the ranks of Silicon Valley advising high-tech companies big and small, culminating in the sale of data analytics software company Looker to Google for $2.6 billion. She is one of the few Latinas to have attained the triple achievement of reaching the C-suite, joining the boardroom, and cracking the venture capital ceiling.

Her career has spanned from working with some of the largest and most well-known publicly traded multinational companies in the world to stepping on as the first lawyer at several high-growth start-ups. She currently serves on the board of directors at Salsify, a top enterprise SaaS software company, where she serves as the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

She is also an advocate for women and girls and serves as a mentor, advisor and, more recently, venture investor in female-founded companies.

Her industry recognition’s include the 2020 Women of Influence and Latino Business Leadership awards from Silicon Valley Business Journal and the title of Diversity Champion from the Silicon Valley Business Journal Corporate Counsel Awards.

She graduated cum laude from the University of California Santa Barbara and graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law. In 1993, while she was a law student at Santa Clara she was part of the group of students from the Law Raza Law Students Association who helped form The East San Jose Community Law Center to help day laborers collect wages they were due. She continues to support the Law Center by serving as an Advisory Board Member of the now renamed Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center.

With her new book, Embrace the Power of You: Owning Your Identity at Work, she hopes to inspire anyone who has ever felt like an “other” in the workplace to embrace their true selves, own their identity and achieve success and fulfillment in their life and career.