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Class Notes Gene G. Blankenbaker 11/7/2018  
Gene Blankenbaker, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 1977, is retiring in January 2019 after over 41 years of service with the federal government. He spent approximately 2 years with the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resource Division as a groundwater hydrologist, and over 39 years with the U.S. Forest Service in a variety of locations in California, Washington D.C., Arizona, Wisconsin and New Mexico, in positions that included hydrologist, forester, district ranger, forest supervisor, deputy regional forester, and deputy director of human resources for the agency.

Class Notes Vicki Bugbee-Reed 10/29/2018  
Vicki Bugbee-Reed, Psychology, 1974, retired in 2009. She taught in Australia, right from HSU for three years and taught in Oregon most of the remaining years (almost 30 total) before retirement. She sailed a sailboat for six years from Newport, Oregon to Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Class Notes Cynthia Glasgow-Ragus 11/14/2018  
Having completed 34 years of teaching elementary school I have retired to travel the world and check off items on my bucket list.

Class Notes Zachary Haitkin 11/6/2018  
Zachary Haitkin, International Studies, 2010, is currently residing in the city of San Francisco working at the headquarters for the rideshare company, Lyft. He began his career here over 4.5 years ago by making the transition from a Lyft driver to customer support associate. Since then, he has worked on the Operations team and led the effort to build a Competitive Intelligence network in an effort to improve Lyft's visibility into what competitors are doing at a market level. Most recently, he has moved over to Lyft's Growth team as a Project Manager to help lead the charge in the localization of the Lyft platform into Spanish and other languages.
Class Notes Dylan Karl 11/9/2018  
Dylan Karl, Wildlife, 2016, completed two years of service as a Peace Corps environment volunteer in Guyana, South America. Karl volunteered as a community conservation promotor. Now that his service is complete, he is looking into going to Bowling Green State University for its Leisure and Tourism program.
Class Notes Christine A. Messer 11/7/2018  
Christine Messer (Orlowski), Wildlife, 2013, worked for the California Department of Food and Agriculture before deciding to continue her education. She obtained a Master's degree in Environmental Studies from California State University Fullerton in 2017. While completing her graduate degree she simultaneously worked for the County of Santa Barbara in the Sustainability Division. She currently works for the City of Lompoc as the city's recycling coordinator. She married Kirk Messer ('11, Biology, Zoology) in October 2017. They live in Santa Maria, California and recently returned to HSU for a visit after five years away.
Class Notes Steven Steward 10/15/2018  
Steven Steward, Politics, 2001, currently works as a deputy district attorney for the Humboldt County Office of the District Attorney.
Class Notes Thomas F. Wuenschell 10/30/2018  
Thomas F. Wuenschell, Forestry & Wildland Resources, 1974, studied Forestry 1972-1974 at Humboldt and got his BS in Idaho later. He retired in 2016 as a forester after more than 30 years with USFS. He has always been a supporter of Save The Redwoods League and is currently on board of directors of his Audubon chapter.
Class Notes Jonathan T. Baer 8/29/2018  
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.
Class Notes Alan W. Daniel 9/6/2018  
Alan Daniel, History, 1970, is retiring after 28 years as an HR Block franchisee in Hawaii. At the height of his career, he owned 11 franchise offices on three islands, had 86 tax pros under contract, prepared taxes, annually, for 14,000+ taxpayers, and provided bookkeeping/payroll services for 100+ small businesses. Between 2003 and 2005 he consulted with the IRS in the development of electronic filing that most of you use today. He and Kathleen Kenan recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in Seattle. They live on the beautiful island of Kauai. a hui hou
Class Notes Gregory C. Gottlieb 9/15/2018  
Gregory Gottlieb, Politics, 1976, retired in 2017 from the U.S.Agency for International Development as Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance. He's now a professor at Tufts University, and Director of the Feinstein International Center, which does research on international humanitarian assistance. We welcome all Lumberjacks.
Class Notes Fernando W. Manzanera 9/11/2018  
Fernando William Manzanera, International Studies, 2016, moved to the Czech Republic February 1, 2017, to be with his girlfriend. He's been living here for 20 months now and works as a teacher and in IT Support for a Swiss insurance company. Life is pretty great
Class Notes Ana V. Parra 9/6/2018  
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:

Class Notes Michael W. Raftery 10/10/2018  
After graduating I have worked for Lockheed Martin Technical Operations as a Satellite Engineer (1996-2000), Loral Skynet as an Spacecraft Orbit Analyst (2000-2004), Stevens Institute of Technology as a Research Engineer (2004-2012) received a Masters Degree in Ocean Engineering (Stevens 2009) , sole inventor on US Patent 8093736B2 (Wave Energy Harnessing Device) own by Stevens Board of Trustees, and currently am working for Martin & Ottaway in Tinton Falls, New Jersey working to commercialize the SurfWEHD based on US patent 8093736B2
Class Notes Jessica E. Sepulveda 9/9/2018  
Jessica Elaine Sepulveda, Biology, 2017, recently got this amazing opportunity to work in startup using stem cell technology to reduce humans impact on the environment. Unlike most stem cell technology that focuses on medicine, VitroLabs Inc goal is to reduce our ecological footprint by making ethical leather in a lab. Her job entails making induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), differentiating our stem cells into skin cell and generating leather. By producing leather in a lab from iPSCs we can eliminate the need for cow hides will still supplying the market with this particular textile. She finds her work satisfying and is able to fulfill her graduation pledge in several ways: our product is ethical & ecological.
Class Notes Janine A. Silvis 10/10/2018  
Janine Silvis is the Coordinator for Residential Education for College Ten at UC Santa Cruz. After graduating, Silvis has served four years as a student affairs administrator at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the University of Oregon and then obtained their Masters of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration at the University of Vermont. Silvis applies their experiences and education to formulate interdisciplinary approaches to ending campus sexual assault, developing residential curriculum, and supporting minoritized students in higher education. Silvis has recieved several awards and recognition for national conference presentations and has published in scholary journals.
Class Notes Jesus P. Cisneros 8/9/2018  
After finishing the credential program with a Secondary Education credential I was offered as Spanish Immersion teacher position at Dow's Prairie Elementary in McKinleyville, CA. I will be starting my first year as a teacher this upcoming 2018 school year. Thank you for you support !
Class Notes Ronald G. Davis 8/7/2018  
Focusing on Cuban Endemic Birds for a paper movie scroll,
based on the book "Why Birds Matter" 2016.
Class Notes David Feliz 7/6/2018  
Dave Feliz, Wildlife, 1983, is the Reserve Manager for the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Monterey County, California. This is one of 30 Reserves around the nation, set up to conduct research, habitat restoration and education on lands adjacent to and including estuarine habitats. These are all state/federal partnerships with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) partnering with state entities. The state partner at the Elkhorn Slough is the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Dave has been working for the Department since 1984, managing lands in various parts of California.
Class Notes Margot A. Jarvis-Genger 8/11/2018  
In March of 2018, I published
Shift Happens - Breakdowns During Life's Long Hauls.

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 criss-crosses 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'.
- Susan Bennett, PhD, English Professor Emeritus
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