Forever Humboldt

Alumni Updates

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.

Bonnie R. Fouad, Home Economics, 1984/5

January 21, 2011

One of the great things I learned at Humboldt is resiliency. I use this skill everyday while living in the country of Kuwait. I am home- schooling my 9 year old daughter and teaching Nutrition and Sewing classes to local and foriegn children living abroad. It is amazing to use my degree in a foreign land to help improve the quality of life for children in a developing country, over run by fast food chains and a lack of nutrition education.