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Alumni Updates

Samuel Vogel-Seidenberg, Film , 2010

June 19, 2017

Samuel Vogel-Seidenberg, 2010 Film, got married in 2014 and had his first child Zachary on April 9th, 2017. Vogel-Seidenberg is the head men’s lacrosse coach at Dominican University of California, an NCAA Division 2 school! Vogel-Seidenberg loves coming to Humboldt to visit and support the Humboldt lacrosse team.

Peter Perrault, Economics , 2003

June 13, 2017

Peter Perrault, 2003 Economics, received a Master’s in Economics from University of San Francisco. He then went on to build and lead the global sustainability program for NetApp, a Fortune 1000 company. Perrault has served as co-chair for an advisory group to the UN Global Compact, was a member of the technical working group establishing GHG accounting standards for the ICT sector under The Carbon Trust and GeSI, and co-chaired the Environment Committee for Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He has held several sustainability consulting positions, is a Sustainability Management Certified Professional (SMCP) and is currently the Sustainability Practice Lead for EnerNOC.

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.