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Alumni Updates

Heidi (Foote) Bowman, English English Education, 2009

April 14, 2019

In the fall of 2017, Heidi Bowman, English, 2009, helped open the “sister charter school”: CSArts-SGV. A free, public comprehensive high school in California’s San Gabriel Valley, that embeds seven hours of conservatory arts instruction following the academic school day.  Heidi has the distinct honor of being the Department Chair, and because of HSU’s English Education program she graduated from in 2009, the department is the “Literature, Language, and Composition” team. The linguistics courses, the not-old-dead-white-guys literature courses, the pedagogy-built-into-my-soul courses, shaped her into an English teacher to be reckoned with!

Thomas Eley, Wildlife , 1969 and 1975

April 12, 2019

Thomas Eley, Wildlife, 1969, worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a Refuge Manager and Refuge Officer.  He is now retired and lives in Alaska.

Eddie Shin, Psychology , 2014

April 11, 2019

Eddie Shin, Psychology, 2014, got married a year ago to the love of his life who loves doing what he loved to do most when in Humboldt, hiking and spending time outdoors! He moved to Orem, Utah shortly after graduating and in 2016 landed a job at a residential treatment center where he became their neurofeedback practitioner. It’s been awesome working with these kids in improving their emotions and behaviors through a holistic intervention in their treatment! He is currently working on his master’s toward becoming a marriage and family therapist. He misses the redwoods and Humboldt coast dearly and thinks about that beautiful place every day! He lives his life the Humboldt way still and stays green.

Jolene Saldivar, Biological Sciences , 2017

April 8, 2019

Jolene Saldivar, Biological Sciences, 2017, has committed to the University of California, Riverside’s Plant Biology PhD program and will begin this summer. She is also the recipient of the Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, which is the most prestigious diversity fellowship offered at UC Riverside.

Brian Galvez, Fisheries Biology , 2014

April 4, 2019

Brian Galvez, Fisheries Biology, 2014, graduated from Delaware State University with a M.S. in Natural Resources with a focus on Fisheries Biology. His thesis was titled “Trophic ecology of juvenile Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) from the Delaware Bay using stomach content and stable isotope analyses”. He is currently writing a manuscript for publication in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society with the work presented in his thesis. He represented Humboldt State Fisheries Biology Department by having the best thesis defense in the Delaware State University Natural Resources Graduate Program according to multiple people, including a Delaware State fish biologist and the department chair of his program.

Marshall Jett, Natural Resources , 1989

March 27, 2019

Marshall Jett, Natural Resources, 1989, has been living in Washington since leaving Humboldt’s grad program in Biology in 1993. He worked as a park ranger for Olympic National Park and many other parks for years and was a science instructor at Catalina Island Marine Institute. In 2001, Marshall began teaching (K-8 elementary school) in Seattle after graduating with a teaching certificate from Western Washington University. His passion for cooking finally won over - and Marshall founded Veraci Pizza, Inc. in 2004. Marshall now has three busy Italian restaurants and a mobile catering department. He lives with his teenage daughter Olivia in Tacoma, Washington and is an avid sailor, gardener, and musician.

Suzanne Heck (Keck), Sociology Social Science, 1992

March 12, 2019

Suzanne Heck (Keck), Sociology, 1992, is married to Dave Heck and they have two children, Zoe and Dylan. They live in San Juan Capistrano in South Orange County. She is still true to her HSU campus recycling roots and is fighting the battle against single-use plastics!

Dr. Jessica K. Rendon, Environmental Science & Management , 2008

March 10, 2019

Dr. Jessica Rendon Environmental Science, 2008, recently received her PhD. in Entomology from the University of Idaho.  She currently works for the Oregon Department of Agriculture, working to protect Oregon’s agriculture and natural resources from invasive species. She was recently promoted to Japanese Beetle Eradication Specialist.  She says: “Experiencing HSU education, student life, and its inspirations greatly shaped my desire for further education, and future career, which I so enjoy.  It also made me fall in love with the Pacific Northwest.” Starting volunteering experiences at HSU, she continues to volunteer on habitat and riparian restoration.

Joseph Foggiato, Business , 1989

March 4, 2019

Joe Foggiato, Business, 1989, participated in the Tokyo, CSU Alumni Reception, which included CSU Chancellor Timothy White and presidents from CSU Northridge, Stanislaus, San Francisco, and Long Beach.  Over 150 people attended with many on the waitlist. He proudly represented Humboldt State as the only alumnus at the venue.

Cuauhtemoc Carboni, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration Ph.D. University of New Mexico 2008, 2001, 2004

March 4, 2019

Cuauhtemoc Carboni, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration, 2001, 2004, is working as a professor at Imperial Valley College in the Exercise Science Department. Married for almost 18 years to Anna Elizabeth (they met in Arcata in 1999), they have three children. Miroslava (11), Cuauhtemoc (9) and Olenna (1). Last summer they took their children to visit HSU and they had a blast. They’re looking forward to their next visit.