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.

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Our grads are doing great things.

Dr. Jessica K. Rendon, Environmental Science & Management , 2008
Submitted: 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...
Richard Mattson, Fisheries Biology , 1971
Submitted: February 4, 2019
Richard Mattson, Fisheries Biology, 1971, retired after 30+ years with Douglas Island Pink & Chum, Inc. (DIPAC) in Juneau Alaska.  DIPAC is a major producer of hatchery chum, king, and coho salmon in southeast Alaska. He began in fish culture there and then spend most my career as an...
Carl S. Chavez, Wildlife , 1966
Submitted: February 1, 2019
Carl S. Chavez, Wildlife, 1966, retired in 1998 after a 33-year with California State Parks.  Among his many assignments, he was Superintendent of Humboldt Redwoods State Park from 1979-87 as well as all the other redwood parks south of Eureka.  In 1985 he was named the department...
Paula Golightly, Wildlife , 1982
Submitted: January 14, 2019
Paula Golightly, Wildlife, 1982, has worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service for 24 years working to restore aquatic and terrestrial habitats for fish and wildlife primarily on private lands in Humboldt County California through voluntary programs within the agency. She was recently...
Maria Cecilila Avila, Biological Sciences , 1985
Submitted: January 2, 2019
Maria Cecilila Avila, 1985, is living in Chile.