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Alumni Updates

Ana Veronica Parra, Biological Sciences , 2013

September 6, 2018

Ana Veronica Parra, Biology, 2013, fell in love with Astronomy after watching “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” narrated by Neil deGrass Tyson. She is currently taking math and physics courses at San Diego Mesa College and plans to apply to the University of Colorado’s Astrophysics and Planetary Science Ph.D. program in December 2019.  Here’s is more info as to what she’s been up to:

Jonathan Baer, Environmental Science & Management , 2014

August 29, 2018

Jonathan Baer, Environmental Science & Management, 2014, got married the year he graduated from HSU. Two weeks after graduating he and his wife moved to Shenyang China where they taught English for a year. This experience convinced him to become a teacher for good. He applied to several schools for graduate programs and eventually decided to go with Southern Oregon University in Ashland. He received his master’s degree in teaching with a K-12 teaching license with endorsements in elementary education and secondary social sciences. He subbed for a while and now is starting his second year teaching 6th grade in Baker City, Oregon. We also had a daughter Isabella in October of 2017 who just started walking this last weekend.

Aaron Pudlicki, Forestry & Wildland Resources , 2018

August 15, 2018

Aaron Pudlicki, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 2018, obtained a full-time job as a forester living in Portland, Oregon and managing timberland throughout western Oregon within three months of graduation.

Margot Genger, Communication , 1973

August 11, 2018

Margot Genger, Communication, 1973, published “Shift Happens — Breakdowns During Life’s Long Hauls” in March 2018. Susan Bennett, Ph.D., English Professor Emeritus, writes: “Out of desperation to escape the confines of her small Northern California town, Genger breaks every rule of her 1970s social class, gender, and upbringing to become a long-haul truck driver.  ‘Shift Happens’ will make you laugh, cringe, and celebrate as Margot navigates the underground life of long-haul truck driving with 11 different driving partners.  She crisscrosses the U.S.  delivering everything from Hustler magazines to Washington State apples — sees both the beauty and the meanness that is America — and eventually realizes what she values in ‘home’.”

Jesus Pascual Cisneros, World Languages and Cultures Spanish Education, 2018

August 9, 2018

Jesus Pascual Cisneros, World Languages & Cultures, 2018, was offered as Spanish Immersion teacher position at Dow’s Prairie Elementary in McKinleyville, California after finishing the credential program with a Secondary Education credential. He will be starting his first year as a teacher this upcoming 2018 school year. Thank you for your support!

RGDavis, Art Theatre, 1995

August 7, 2018

RGDavis, Art, 1995, is focusing on Cuban Endemic Birds for a paper movie scroll, based on the book “Why Birds Matter” 2016.

Tamara Ann Su'eSu'e, Other- BS Organizational Leadership Outreach, 2001

August 7, 2018

Tamara Ann Su’eSu’e, Organizational Leadership Outreach, 2001, went on to get her master’s degree in Sociological Practice at CSU San Marcos and another master’s degree in Educational Counseling from Azusa. She was a high school counselor for 10 years before having her first child, Tomasi, who is a year old now. She is married and currently lives in Prescott Valley, Arizona where she is a full-time mommy and work in logistics for her family business.

Ray Olson, Natural Resources MPA (CSU Northridge), 1986

July 17, 2018

Ray Olson, Natural Resources, 1986, was appointed to a three-year term on the Arcata Wetlands and Creeks Committee by the Arcata City Council.

Sanford "Sandy" Wilbur, Wildlife , 1963

July 11, 2018

Sanford “Sandy” Wilbur, Wildlife, 1963, has just published his latest book, “Semi-Rough: A North Country Journal,” about living off the grid in far northern New Hampshire. It has several wildlife, weather, environment, and people stories from the North Country. It’s available as a free pdf if you write to him at

Beverly Ferne Wasson, Other- Physical Education 69/ Teaching Credential 70, 1969

July 9, 2018

Beverly Ferne Wasson, Physical Education, 1969, Teaching Credential, 1970, taught high school PE in the Mt. Diablo School Dist. from 1970-1980. She started the first co-ed PE classes. From 1980-2011 I grew wine grapes on my family’s vineyards. She was the first woman to head the county farm bureau and was on the North Coast Regional Water Quality Board 1999-2006. She retired and lives in the family home in Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA.