Humboldt State is the perfect place to study and experience science. We’re surrounded by ancient redwoods and the Pacific Ocean, which provide an amazing living laboratory. And our faculty help students put their classroom learning to work through research, fieldwork, and lab experiences.

  Alumni Updates

Our grads are doing great things.

Sara Dykman, Wildlife , 2008
Submitted: February 12, 2021
Dykman’s first book ‘Bicycling with Butterflies’ has been published. She describes it as part science, part adventure, part love letter to nature. It tells the story of her 10,201 mile bicycle adventure following the monarchs from Mexico to Canada and back in 2017. Those...
Dan Severson, Wildlife , 1985, 1987
Submitted: February 12, 2021
Severson spent 39 years working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on eight national wildlife refuges in California, Oregon, South Dakota, Kansas, and North Dakota as Wildlife Biologist, Asst. Refuge Manager and the last 12 years as a project leader over a complex of refuges and wetland...
Dennis Halligan, Fisheries Biology , 1980
Submitted: February 7, 2021
Prior to and following graduation, Halligan fished in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea for 12 years. During that time he also owned and operated an oyster mariculture company in Humboldt Bay. Halligan has been a fish and wildlife biologist for the past 30 years and has worked on hundreds of...
Carrie Leonard, Oceanography , 1992
Submitted: February 6, 2021
After 20 plus years of research and managing research operations, Leonard has moved to implementing policy to address Climate Change and Racial Justice at the Oregon State Legislature. She’s excited to move to implementing ideas instead of answering questions.
Gary Coyne, Oceanography , 1973
Submitted: December 11, 2020
Gary Coyne worked for 40 years as a scientific glassblower, with over 30 years at Cal State University, Los Angeles. While working at CSULA He wrote the book “The Laboratory Companion” and had a wonderful career helping to make both glass apparatus used in general labs and many one-...