Forever Humboldt

Alumni Updates

Keith Parker, Fisheries Biology , 2015

May 26, 2016

Keith Parker, 2015 Fisheries Biology, recently received a $15,000 Switzer Environmental Fellowship for the 2016-17 academic year. This award is given to individuals who demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to working in the environmental field.

Dani Burkhart, Environmental Science & Management , 2013

May 16, 2016

Dani Burkhart, 2013 Environmental Science & Management, led Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Congressman Jared Huffman, Board of Equalization Members Fiona Ma and George Runner, Asm. Jim Wood and the Blue Ribbon Commission on a fact-finding tour of Humboldt County’s Medical Cannabis farms and industry. Following that work, Emerald Heritage Farms was launched as a consulting firm to help the area’s heritage cannabis farmers come into compliance with changing laws and regulations. Recently, Burkhart helped launch of the first Humboldt County Cannabis Chamber of Commerce building bridges between cannabis and non-cannabis based businesses in Humboldt County.

Mark Pasquini, History Business, 1973

May 11, 2016

Mark Pasquini, 1973 History, is retiring after many years of work. Pasquini plans on traveling and sampling wine from all continents. He also wishes to continue his writing as a side job. Pasquini plans on throwing away all electronics and wishes everyone a strong and happy future. 

Jarad Petroske, World Languages and Cultures -German, 2006

May 10, 2016

Jarad Petroske, 2006 World Languages and Cultures, and his wife and fellow alumni Angie Petroske (’09, Natural Resources Planning & Interpretation) had their second child, Henrietta, in July 2014.

Jennifer Kho, Journalism , 1999

May 10, 2016

Jennifer Kho, 1999 Journalism, and husband, Matt Krupnick, are currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Kho is the managing editor of the Guardian US. Kho and Krupnick were previously living in Oaxaca, Mexico for nearly a year. 

Matt Krupnick, Journalism , 1998

May 10, 2016

Matt Krupnick, 1998 Journalism, currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Krupnick lives with his wife, Jennifer Kho, who is also a 1999 Journalism graduate from HSU. Krupnick is a freelance journalist for The New York Times, Guardian US, and Hechinger Report. Krupnick and Kho recently visited HSU and wished they still lived in Humboldt County. 

Gary B. Perlmutter, Other- Zoology, 1991

May 10, 2016

Gary B. Perlmutter, 1991 Zoology, graduated from North Carolina State University with a Master of Science in Natural Resources.

Robert Brundage, English , 2016

April 13, 2016

Robert Brundage, 2016 English, has officially accepted enrollment at the University of San Diego where he will pursue a Master of Education in the Teaching English as a Second Language, Literacy and Culture program. With this degree, Brundage hopes to be a competitive candidate for English teaching jobs all around the globe.

Robert P. Parker, Fisheries Biology , 2011

March 29, 2016

Robert P. Parker, 2011 Fisheries Biology, began working for the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality as a Clean Water Act Section 401 coordinator in March. 

Jeremy Bisson, Wildlife , 1999

March 13, 2016

Jeremy Bisson, 1999 Wildlife, spent six years working as a biologist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office Observer Program after graduating HSU. In 2006, Bisson moved to south central Idaho, where he has been working as a wildlife biologist in the Burley BLM Field Office for the last nine years. His focus in Idaho has been sage-grouse habitat restoration where he’s had success in developing a landscape scale habitat restoration plan and collaboration.