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Natalie Burghardt, Environmental Science & Management, 2020

Submitted: December 1, 2023

Jesse Bobrow and Natalie Burghardt are engaged! They both attended Humboldt State University from 2017-2020. 

Claire Roth, Environmental Studies, 2017

Submitted: November 30, 2023

Claire lives in Eugene, Oregon, and works as a Program Manager with the educational nonprofit Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST). BEST advocates for better, more convenient, and safer transportation for everyone, no matter their mode of choice or ability, and believes that community partnership and collaboration are the keys to finding sustainable and equitable solutions to transportation challenges and that the voices of the most vulnerable users of the transportation system should be continuously elevated. Claire also serves on two local nonprofit boards: Shift Community Cycles and the Whiteaker Community Council. She believes that nonprofits fill the gap that governments cannot cover.

Christian Vierra, Politics, 2016

Submitted: November 9, 2023

Christian Vierra is the Associate Director of Government Relations for the California Association of Public Hospitals and Health System. Previously, he has served in various roles at the American Heart Association and the California State Assembly. 

Jerre Winder Maurer, Biological Sciences, 2001 and 2002

Submitted: November 4, 2023

Jerre would like to thank the Cal Poly Humboldt credential program and biological science department. Jerre just finished her 20th year teaching science for the Bret Harte Union High School District in Angels Camp, California, and continues to love it! Jerre teaches biology and anatomy/physiology. She is also the science department chair and the recycling coordinator. She says it has been a great place to work all these years with wonderful staff and students! The credential program ensured she was prepared to teach! Thank you, Humboldt!

Stephanie Rosier, Psychology, 2014

Submitted: October 30, 2023

After graduating from HSU, Stephanie worked as a Senior Advocate at Humboldt Domestic Violence Services for two years and as a Shelter Coordinator at YWCA Glendale. She then worked as an Early Recovery Specialist at Aegis Treatment Centers in Ventura, CA, and two years ago, she moved to Missoula, MT, where she worked as a county Mental Health Coordinator. She loves the nature-focused culture of Montana but misses the redwoods! Humboldt State University provided her with many experiences and tools that have helped her build her career and give back to the community, and she will always be grateful. 

Leah Meyers, Botany, 2022

Submitted: October 19, 2023

Leah was hired as a Botanist under Stantec to work in environmental consulting in August 2022 and has recently completed her first year there. She moved to Santa Barbara for this job and has had a wonderful experience working with other biologists and getting out in the field. Living in Santa Barbara is a blast, and Leah is grateful to be a part of protecting California's amazing wildlife—but she says her heart is always in the Redwoods!

Edward (Ed) Busch, Fisheries Biology, 1980

Submitted: September 26, 2023

Ed will be retiring from Michigan State University at the end of this week. A short bio can be found at https://michiganstate-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/buschedw_msu_edu…

Lamar Miles, Liberal Studies Elementary Education, 1999

Submitted: September 20, 2023

Billy Lamar Miles recently celebrated 10 years as a Quizmaster for King Trivia Inc. Not everyone can say they love their job, but he does.

Shiloh (Green) Soto, Environmental Studies, 2016

Submitted: September 18, 2023

After graduating from Humboldt, Shiloh earned her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities at UC Merced, where she will also graduate with her Ph.D. in Spring 2024. Shiloh's graduate work is housed in the Department of History & Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and analyzes a public history project she directed about the San Joaquin Valley's City of Livingston. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shiloh and her spouse decided to move back to Humboldt with their child, and she found exciting work on campus in Cal Poly Humboldt's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences as the College Graduate Programs & Recruitment Coordinator!

John Alves, Wildlife, 1980

Submitted: September 15, 2023

John has retired after a 35-year career as a Colorado Parks and Wildlife fisheries biologist. He managed sport fisheries and native fish, including Rio Grande cutthroat trout. He served as an officer with the Colorado/Wyoming chapter of the American Fisheries Society. He plans to spend more time with his daughter and grandsons, go fishing, and travel to Alaska.

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