I left school in the middle of my last semester, fall 2009, due to the birth of my son. He was born with a congenital heart disease known as Transposition of the Great Arteries or TGA. We (my wife, my newborn son and myself)were immediately flown to SF where my son would receive surgery. During our 3 month stay at UCSF I was able to keep in contact with my professors and they worked with me to finish my coursework during my stay. My son is 15 months now. He is healthy and doing great! I received my degree and quickly began interviewing for careers that could sustain my new family. Because of the skills and training I received from HSU, I was chosen from a number of candidates to be the new Environmental Scientist for the CA Department of Fish and Game's Lake and Streambed Alteration Program. I am so thankful, and proud, to have studied at HSU and to have had the privelage of learning from the best professors in the country. Thank you HSU!
Kyle C. Knopp, Politics, 2005
March 4, 2011
Kyle Knopp (2005) works as a Senior Analyst for budget policy and intergovernmental relations in the Executive Office of the County of Mendocino. Received his Masters in Public Administration in 2009 at SSU.
Rebecca (Beckie) Menten, Politics, 2007
February 16, 2011
Working with the High Performance Building Standards group at the California Energy Commission on reducing energy in existing buildings.
Jeremy Mills, Natural Resrouces, 2003
February 12, 2011
In October 2010 I started working for the Yurok Tribe transportation program.
Traben Pleasant, Anthropology, 2009
February 3, 2011
I am currently pursuing a MSc. in Social/Cultural Anthropology at University College London, UK.
Carol Taylor, Business, 1993
January 31, 2011
Am running for one of three Ethical Advisor to the Executive Board positions for the SEIU United Healthcare Workers Union (165,000 members). Let you know if I win the election!
Carrie Vath, Biological Sciences, 2003
January 28, 2011
I am currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Florida in the School of Natural Resources and Environment. My research focuses on primate conservation, forest management planning, and community development in Cross River State Nigeria
Ariel Marie Gruenthal, Anthropology, 2008
January 28, 2011
After graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, UK in 2009 with a MSc in Forensic Anthropology, I have taken a job with the Humboldt County Coroner's Office as a Deputy Coroner.
Duncan McClusky, Fisheries Biology, 1978
January 26, 2011
It is not really a recent update. I was in the Ecology Outdoor Group at HSU and I have continued volunteering time in the community. I generally volunteer between 300-400 hours each year. I have been chair of Keep Tift Beautiful for six years, Secretary of the Tree Board for five years, maintain four adopt a miles on my own and help on four others with different organizations. I have been Secretary for a Kiwanis Club for many years, I was on the Georgia Circle K District board as an assistant administrator for about nine years, and participated in five Circle K International Large Scale Service Projects. I have volunteered at the local, state and international level with Special Olympics. I have volunteered with paralympic sports for 17 years.
Nicolas Bauer, Fisheries Biology, 2004
January 24, 2011
I am now working for the California Sea Grant Program as a fisheries biologist monitoring coho salmon in the Russian River.