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Alumni Updates

Don Treasure, Wildlife , 1974

December 11, 2020

Treasure spent 37 years working for and with the federal government as a Biological Technician, Environmental Protection Specialist, and Environmental Specialist. He is now fully retired.

Deanna Claire Dick, Other- Zoology, 1964

December 11, 2020

Dick had a 30 year career in Clinical Laboratory Science working in hospital and outpatient laboratories in California and Washington.  She retired from Humboldt Central Laboratory in 2000, but then went back in 2016. She worked for United Indian Health Services traveling from Arcata to Wichepec, Klamath and Fortuna. She retired again in 2018.

Charles Lamb, Biological Sciences , 1983

December 11, 2020

After graduation from HSU, Lamb completed a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology at Louisiana State University in 1991. During his doctoral studies he spent one year conducting research at Kagoshima University School of Dentistry in Kagoshima, Japan. He then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center from 1991-1995. Since 1995, he has been a faculty member at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.  His positions there have included Professor of Biology, Chair of the School of Natural Sciences, and Chief Research Officer for the university.

Robert Miller, Oceanography Fisheries post grad, 1984

December 11, 2020

Miller is the Co-owner and CFO of Sea Dwelling Creatures, Inc. ( and founder of The Coral Ark (

Ryan Bieker, Politics , 2012

December 8, 2020

Bieker utilizes data to examine and interpret changes in California retirement law and how it will affect CalPERS’ actuarial responsibility to the State of California. Bieker is married to Rita Dunn ('13, Politics) who is in her final year of Law School and is currently clerking with U.S. Magistrate Judge Allison Claire.

Robert Deane, History Journalism, 2007

December 4, 2020

Deane currently works in the Public Services Department of the Oregon Tech Library, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He graduated with his MA Ed. in Social Studies from Western Governors University in 2019 and is nearing completion of his Masters in Library Science: Children & Youth Services from St. John’s University.

Karleigh Shepard, English , 2019

November 18, 2020

Shepard is a Master of Public Policy candidate at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. She has been appointed to the Executive Board of the Association of Master of Public Policy Students as Engagement Chair.

Paul J. von Hartmann, Other- Special Major in art, wildlife behavior, journalism, 1978

November 4, 2020

Von Hartmann has been an International Cannabis Scholar and filmmaker for the past thirty years, he wrote a book & made a film entitled “Cannabis vs. Climate Change: How hot does Earth have to get before all solutions are considered?”

Julie Tyler, Liberal Studies Elementary Education , 2016

November 1, 2020

Tyler recently got their multiple subject credential and moved back to Humboldt County over the summer. They are now working at a local elementary school in Arcata in a place they love with all their heart.

Jorge Conesa, Other- Special Major: Bio/Psy/Phil, 1989

October 28, 2020

The International Journal of Ecopsychology (IJE)
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