Forever Humboldt

Alumni Updates

Mildred J. Correa, Art , 2017

June 6, 2017

Mildred J. Correa, 2017 Art, had been offered and accepted an incredible full-time career opportunity at a non-profit in her hometown, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, Calif. Correa’s prior positions during her time at HSU including at the Academic and Career Advising Center, the Library, the Learning Center, and Student Access Gallery guided her to realize that she value working for organizations that positively impact community through design. Correa is happily employed at the Armory where everyday she is spreading awareness about this education and gallery space.

Stefanie Lauren Kalin, Psychology , 2010

April 29, 2017

Stefanie Lauren Kalin, 2010 Psychology, is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has developed her clinical experiences providing mental health services to couples, families, adults with chronic disease, severe, persistent, mental illness, adolescents, and children with chronic trauma and dependency. She specializes in mind-body connection and trauma residency with training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Stefanie met her husband, Rory, in undergrad at HSU and became Mr. and Mrs. Kalin in 2015. They returned to Humboldt in 2017 to begin careers serving Humboldt County. Stefanie will be practicing as a mental health clinician for Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services.

Rory Shane Kalin, History , 2010

April 13, 2017

Rory Shane Kalin, 2010 History, is happy to announce he and his wife will be returning to Humboldt County where they met. Kalin is starting a position with the Office of the Humboldt County Counsel as a deputy county counsel in April.

gary stephan banuelos, Other- German, 1979

April 13, 2017

Gary Banuelos, 1979 German, was recently selected as “USDA Pac West Senior Scientist of the Year” for his work on using phytoremediation to clean-up contaminated soils. Earlier in 1992, he was selected as “USDA Early Career Scientist of the Year.” After earning his doctorate in plant nutrition from Hohenhiem/Tuebingen Universities in Germany, he worked on developing “green technologies” for remediating contaminated soils and waters worldwide. In addition, he lectures at the University of Zürich in Switzerland, University of Santiago in Chile and at USTC Suzhou in China.

Daniel Menten, Fisheries Biology , 2006

April 13, 2017

Daniel Menten, 2006 Fisheries BIology, is an author and fisheries scientist. Menten recently published “The New School Guide to Northern California Whitewater,” which documents 135 river descriptions covering the Klamath Mountains Geologic Province.

Jennifer Lee Swagert, English , 2014

April 12, 2017

Since graduating in 2014, Jennifer has been living on the outskirts of Seattle, WA, participating in a variety of programs that are aimed at the studying the effect that global climate has on urban rodent populations. Additionally, Jennifer will be publishing an article titled “Magic Cards and Where to Freud Them” in the Fall 2017 issue of Knucklebones magazine.

Shannon Edam, International Studies , 2009

April 11, 2017

Shannon Edam, 2009 International Studies, is passionate about human rights, social justice, and international affairs. She graduated from American University’s School of International Service with a master’s degree in ethics, peace and global affairs in 2014, and earned a master’s in education from Lesley University in May 2016. She studied abroad in Belgium, Ghana, Cuba, and Mexico, focusing on international studies and human rights, then shifted her focus to ‘bringing human rights home’ by teaching in inner city schools for free in 2014. Edam currently serves individuals with mental illness and a history of chronic homelessness through her work at Pathways to Housing, DC.

Carolyn Warren, Liberal Studies Elementary Education , 2006

April 8, 2017

Carolyn Warren, 2006 Liberal Studies Elementary Education, currently teaches sixth grade at a Title 1 school and was voted Teacher of the Year at her school site for the 2016-2017 school year. She is also the site’s Technology Facilitator, and recently implemented her school’s first ever Coding and Robotics Club to stimulate interest in STEAM programs. Her goal is to get technology into the hands of all students, her own class has Chromebooks for all students to gain skills using Google’s educational apps.

Michelle I Teasley (formerly Teets), Journalism , 1998

April 7, 2017

Michelle I. Teasley (née Teets), 1998 Journalism, after working as a reporter for several years, and then being a stay-at-mom for several more, returned to school to become a registered nurse. Teasley is currently a charge nurse on the Progressive Care Unit at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. She lives with her husband Tim, also a 1998 HSU grad, two kids, Kara, 13, and Matthew, 11, in Anderson, Calif.

Martha A. Gabriel, Journalism Social Work, 1964

April 7, 2017

Martha A. Gabriel, 1964 Journalism, just joined Forever Humboldt and is looking to hear from others she might have known while attending HSC, 1960 to 1964.