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Bru, Political Science, 1984

Submitted: August 26, 2011

I left J.P. Morgan in April 2011 to join the management team at Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, founded by Sir Richard Branson. I have since relocated to Las Cruces, New Mexico as my office will be located at Spaceport America once construction is completed.

Stephanie Frediani Ewan, Geography, 1975

Submitted: August 26, 2011

Since graduation I have worked for utility companies...16 years for Pacific Bell and 20 years for PG&E. Have greatly benefited from my Geography degree by extensively traveling the world!!

Jason Isaac Esquerra, Theatre, 1995

Submitted: August 26, 2011

After graduating with a degree in Theater I worked as an actor in Los Angeles, New York, and The Oregon Shakespear Festival.

Kacie Erin Flynn, Art, May 15, 2010

Submitted: August 26, 2011

During my undergraduate years with HSU I held an internship at Morris Graves Museum of Art. I was soon brought on staff to teach art lessons as part of the Second Saturady Family Arts Day. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and since then have become the Museum Manager at Morris Graves in charge of special programs and events. I was also invited to show in the Young Alumni Exhibition "Fresh Meat" at First Street Gallery last August. In addition to my job with MGMA I now work on campus in the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs as a Grant Coordinator. In my free time I volunteer as a Club Adivsor to Delta Phi Epsilon as well as serve on Staff Council. I paint/sketch in my studio in Arcata and have works scheduled to exhibit in 2012. I <3 the HSU ART DEPARTMENT!!! Thank you for the wonderful education and the amazing professors!

Laura Tankersley Landoll, Journalism, 2003

Submitted: August 26, 2011

After working the past 7 years for global and local PR agencies, I now manage public relations activities for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. I help market and promote beef on behalf of the U.S. beef farmers and ranchers. I'm expecting my first child in November and live with my Husband and dog in Denver, CO. I'm happy to help all undergrads with networking or PR job leads.

Shelli Maher-Sarchett, Sociology, 2002

Submitted: August 26, 2011

I am in my 7th year as the Assistant Softball Coach here at Humboldt State University.

Jessica Poletski, Sociology, 2009

Submitted: August 22, 2011

I received my Master of Arts in Teaching degree in May of this year from Warner Pacific College in Portland, OR. I reside in the Portland area and work for Head Start.

Andrea Castillo, Art, 2011

Submitted: July 30, 2011

Recently graduated in Art Studio and am working for a non-profit Center for the Arts in Los Angeles at a Summer Art Camp for kids.

Coleen L. Shade, , 1984 and 1991

Submitted: July 27, 2011

Principal Planner and Tahoe office manager for R.O. Anderson, an engineering, planning and surveying firm located in Nevada and California. My work is mainly concentrated in the Tahoe basin and in the Sierra.
Married to David Fournier who is a forester with the USFS (University of Maine School of Forestry; our discussions about who has the better forestry school are always lively). We have two daughters; Larissa (16) and Sarah (12).

Brian Akre, Communication, 1980

Submitted: July 22, 2011

I recently moved my family to The Hague to become senior speechwriter for the CEO and senior leadership of Royal Dutch Shell. I previously worked as head of Executive Speaker Services at Nokia in Finland. Earlier this year, I received a Cicero Speechwriting Award for a speech I wrote with Nokia's former CEO, which was delivered at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2010.