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AlumKnight Speaker Series

We would love to have you back on campus (or on Zoom) and connect with our current students by being a guest speaker for a class, club, or team. And there are several ways you can share your experiences and expertise. Contact us at alumni@bmhs-la.org or at 310.540.2021 x246.

AlumKnight Speaker Series
Each Wednesday we have Community Days at BMHS. Following virtual morning announcements and our Examen reflection, students join faculty for office hours, attend club meetings or participate in other virtual school activities. 

Starting in March 2021, we will present our AlumKnight Speaker Series each Wednesday morning. As part of the morning announcements, our students will view a pre-recorded video (5-10 minutes long) from a BMHS alumnus. These messages are designed to be educational, inspirational and positive for our students. 

If you would like to be one of our speakers, please contact Andy Marafino, Director of Advancement, at alumni@bmhs-la.org.

Click on the name below to watch their video message:
March 3 - Noelle Quinn '03
March 10 - Matthew Simmons '10
March 17 - Trisha Bernardo-Perez '03
March 24 - Chris Simonsen '83
March 31 - David Tripler '07
Be A Guest Speaker in a Class or Club
We would love to have alumni join our classes, club meetings or virtual team meetings to speak to our students. Share your expertise about your job or a passion of yours. We will connect you with faculty members who teach the topic-appropriate class to match up with you. 

Already this year we have had over 25 alumni join us via Zoom to speak to classes and clubs. Authors have spoken to our AP English students; actors have joined our Theater Arts Classes; and many more speakers have been paired up with faculty and classes. Below is a complete list of guest speaker in 2020-21 so far.

If you would like to be a guest speaker, contact alumni@bmhs-la.org 

2020-21 Alumni Guest Speakers to Date (Via Zoom)

TJ Tallie '01, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor / African History / University of San Diego
September 2020

Trisha Bernardo-Perez '03
October 2020 / November 2020

Brandon Bibbins '09
October 2020

Dan Stetson '71
The Ocean Institute
October 2020

Matthew Simmons '10
October 2020

Erik Escobar '08
Actor / Comedian
December 2020

Daniel Matheney '18
Student / UCLA
Fall 2020

Noelle Quinn '03
Assoc. Head Coach - Seattle Storm / Girls' Basketball Coach - BMHS
Coordinator - BMHS Office of Diversity, Equity & Justice
Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

Sionan Barrett '12
Producer / Fox Sports
February 2021

Paul Bellezza '99
Producer / Riot Games
March 2021


Kayla Padilla '19
Student / University of Pennsylvania
Fall 2020 / February 2021
Crystal Elston '11
Athletic Trainer / Long Beach State
Fall 2020

Peter Sarmiento '14

Boston Scientific
February 2021

Alan Gutierrez '98
Sports & Entertainment Marketing / Fox Global Networks

February 2021

Devon Kent '12
Medical Student

February 2021

Amie Gonzalez '12

Law Student

February 2021

Matthew Kurata '14

Brand Marketing / Google

February 2021

Maddie Miller '14
J.D. Candidate

February 2021

Farley Anunciacion '15

Business Owner

February 2021

Kennedy Dierks '19

Student / Seton Hall University

February 2021

Nick Simone '17
Student / UCLA
Spring 2021
Zia Norris '17
Recent Graduate / UCLA
Spring 2021
Chelsea Hylton '17
Student / University of Wisconsin
Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

Tyler Mahomes '20
Student / UC Berkeley
Spring 2021

Brian Dyke '20
Student / Pepperdine University
Spring 2021

Cierra Bush '19
Student / Cal State Northridge
Spring 2021

Hailey Sparrow '20
Student / Louisiana State University
Spring 2021

Mya Afflalo '20
Student / San Diego State
Spring 2021

Michaela Jones '12
Teacher / KIPP Public Schools
Spring 2021

2019-20 Alumni Guest Speakers:

Matt Simmons
Matt Simmons '10
Actor/Motivational Speaker
September 17, 2019

Charlie Imes
Charlie Imes '79
Professional Musician
September 25, 2019

Aaron Dotson
Aaron Dotson '11
Medical Student/Resident
October 15, 2019

Sionan Barrett
Sionan Barrett '12
News Reporter
October 17, 2019

lauren rogers
Lauren Rogers '12
Child Therapist
October 31, 2019

Crystal Elston
Crystal Elston '11
Certified Athletic Trainer, Long Beach State
November 14, 2019

Renz Biscocho 
Renz Biscocho '12
Police Officer, Los Angeles International Airport
January 29, 2020