Meet Our New Members

Robyn Carrillo is from San Luis Obispo and moved to Morgan Hill 16 years ago with her husband Oscar and son, who now is attending SF Conservatory of Music. Robyn has a BA degree in art history from UC Santa Cruz and currently is a realtor with Coldwell Banker. Her interests include photography and travel, and she also teaches ballroom dance. She was aware of AAUW in the past but was too busy to participate. More recently, Marian Sacco encouraged her to join. But what really caught her attention was the Black Lives Matter statement that Suman, as branch president, presented at a city council meeting. She is looking forward to working with the DEI team and finding ways to help in the community.

Shellee Fisher has a Master’s in Criminal Justice from Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in Newark NJ. She moved to Morgan Hill from Columbus, OH, last December to be closer to her daughter and family. Shellee is a corporate photographer and is working to establish her business here. She enjoys cycling, antiques, and helping out with her two young grandchildren. She met Krisse at a recent chamber breakfast and was invited to attend Wine & Whine. She was at the Wildflower Run to cheer on her grandkids in the 2K and took the opportunity to join AAUW. She is looking forward to meeting new people and becoming more involved in the community.

Lucy Grisetti is from Argentina where she graduated from the Instituto Cultural Religioso Superior in Buenos Aires with a degree in social work. She has lived in the Morgan Hill area for 55 years. As a native Spanish speaker, she worked in Santa Clara County as a bilingual social worker. Lucy is a widow with two adult children and four grandchildren. She is an active tennis and pickleball player. She also enjoys bridge, fishing, camping, and reading and volunteers at her church food program. Lucy has longtime friends in AAUW, but Joan Ensign convinced her finally to join. She looks forward to being part of the educational, community, and social activities that our branch is known for.

Christine Hogen-Esch (Chrissie) is from San Jose and moved to MH in 2015 with her husband and four children. (Two are now in college, two still at home.) She has a BA degree from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and a teaching credential from SJ State. She is a middle school math and STEM teacher in San Jose, where she is also the Makerspace coordinator. She enjoys “tinkering,” whether crafts, 3D printing, building, gardening (currently hydroponics), and playing board and card games with her family. She is passionate about STEM education and the advancement of women in related fields. She first learned about AAUW when she saw the group in the 4 th of July parade and finally joined this year after her daughter was nominated for Tech Trek.

Rebecca Pusateri is originally from Santa Barbara and has lived in Morgan Hill since 2002. She taught in the MHUSD for 30 years and is now retired. She has a BA in Psychology from San Jose State. She and her husband Mike have a daughter and two granddaughters. She enjoys backyard gardening and helping with her grandkids. She and her daughter Michelle Vasquez both joined AAUW at the Wildflower Run. She thinks being part of this organization will be a good way to become more involved in the MH community.

Michelle Vasquez is a lifelong resident of Morgan Hill. She has a degree in political science from UCLA and a law degree from Santa Clara University. She has been a Santa Clara County public defender for 22 years, work she considers her life’s calling. Currently she serves as supervising attorney for the Felony Trial Team and recently became certified as a Mindfulness in Law teacher and co-facilitates a health and well-being program for her colleagues. She has known of AAUW for years and with her interest in social justice and politics, hopes it will give her a way to be involved in important programs in our community. Michelle is married to Caryl Drohan and has two teenage daughters.

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