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Alumni Updates

Gregory Gottlieb, Politics , 1976

September 15, 2018

Gregory Gottlieb, Politics, 1976, retired in 2017 from the U.S.Agency for International Development as Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance. He’s now a professor at Tufts University, and Director of the Feinstein International Center, which does research on international humanitarian assistance.  We welcome all Lumberjacks.

Fernando William Manzanera, International Studies European Studies, 2016

September 11, 2018

Fernando William Manzanera, International Studies, 2016, moved to the Czech Republic February 1, 2017, to be with his girlfriend. He’s been living here for 20 months now and works as a teacher and in IT Support for a Swiss insurance company. Life is pretty great. grin

Jessica Elaine Sepulveda, Biological Sciences Biology, 2017

September 9, 2018

Jessica Elaine Sepulveda, Biology, 2017, recently got this amazing opportunity to work in startup using stem cell technology to reduce humans impact on the environment. Unlike most stem cell technology that focuses on medicine, VitroLabs Inc goal is to reduce our ecological footprint by making ethical leather in a lab. Her job entails making induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), differentiating our stem cells into skin cell and generating leather. By producing leather in a lab from iPSCs we can eliminate the need for cow hides will still supplying the market with this particular textile. She finds her work satisfying and is able to fulfill her graduation pledge in several ways: our product is ethical & ecological.

Alan Daniel, History , 1970

September 6, 2018

Alan Daniel, History, 1970, is retiring after 28 years as an HR Block franchisee in Hawaii. At the height of his career, he owned 11 franchise offices on three islands, had 86 tax pros under contract, prepared taxes, annually, for 14,000+ taxpayers, and provided bookkeeping/payroll services for 100+ small businesses. Between 2003 and 2005 he consulted with the IRS in the development of electronic filing that most of you use today. He and Kathleen Kenan recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in Seattle. They live on the beautiful island of Kauai. a hui hou

Ana Veronica Parra, Biological Sciences , 2013

September 6, 2018

Ana Veronica Parra, Biology, 2013, fell in love with Astronomy after watching “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” narrated by Neil deGrass Tyson. She is currently taking math and physics courses at San Diego Mesa College and plans to apply to the University of Colorado’s Astrophysics and Planetary Science Ph.D. program in December 2019.  Here’s is more info as to what she’s been up to: http://www.sdmesa.edu/_resources/newsroom/posts/stem-scholars-ncas.php

Jonathan Baer, Environmental Science & Management , 2014

August 29, 2018

Jonathan Baer, Environmental Science & Management, 2014, got married the year he graduated from HSU. Two weeks after graduating he and his wife moved to Shenyang China where they taught English for a year. This experience convinced him to become a teacher for good. He applied to several schools for graduate programs and eventually decided to go with Southern Oregon University in Ashland. He received his master’s degree in teaching with a K-12 teaching license with endorsements in elementary education and secondary social sciences. He subbed for a while and now is starting his second year teaching 6th grade in Baker City, Oregon. We also had a daughter Isabella in October of 2017 who just started walking this last weekend.

Aaron Pudlicki, Forestry & Wildland Resources , 2018

August 15, 2018

Aaron Pudlicki, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 2018, obtained a full-time job as a forester living in Portland, Oregon and managing timberland throughout western Oregon within three months of graduation.

Margot Genger, Communication , 1973

August 11, 2018

Margot Genger, Communication, 1973, published “Shift Happens — Breakdowns During Life’s Long Hauls” in March 2018. Susan Bennett, Ph.D., English Professor Emeritus, writes: “Out of desperation to escape the confines of her small Northern California town, Genger breaks every rule of her 1970s social class, gender, and upbringing to become a long-haul truck driver.  ‘Shift Happens’ will make you laugh, cringe, and celebrate as Margot navigates the underground life of long-haul truck driving with 11 different driving partners.  She crisscrosses the U.S.  delivering everything from Hustler magazines to Washington State apples — sees both the beauty and the meanness that is America — and eventually realizes what she values in ‘home’.”

Jesus Pascual Cisneros, World Languages and Cultures Spanish Education, 2018

August 9, 2018

Jesus Pascual Cisneros, World Languages & Cultures, 2018, was offered as Spanish Immersion teacher position at Dow’s Prairie Elementary in McKinleyville, California after finishing the credential program with a Secondary Education credential. He will be starting his first year as a teacher this upcoming 2018 school year. Thank you for your support!

RGDavis, Art Theatre, 1995

August 7, 2018

RGDavis, Art, 1995, is focusing on Cuban Endemic Birds for a paper movie scroll, based on the book “Why Birds Matter” 2016.

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