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Our grads are doing great things.

Nancy Ross-Flanigan Pokerwinski, Biological Sciences , 1976
Submitted: June 23, 2020
After a rewarding career as a science writer for the Detroit Free Press and the University of Michigan, Nancy Ross-Flanigan Pokerwinski, Biological Sciences, 1976, is now focused on writing memoir and fiction. Her memoir, MANGO RASH: COMING OF AGE IN THE LAND OF FRANGIPANI AND FANTA, was...
David Justice, Fisheries Biology Criminal Justice, 1995
Submitted: June 4, 2020
David Justice, Fisheries Biology, 1995, moved back to southern California after graduating from Humboldt State and worked in retail as a regional ranager for aquatic systems at a large pet retailer.  He then went back to school to earn a MBA in Finance.  After graduating, he began a...
Daniel Zevin, Wildlife Fisheries Minor, 1988
Submitted: May 17, 2020
After graduating, Daniel Zevin’s, Wildlife, 1988, career took many twists & turns. He is currently getting back to his wildlife roots assisting UC Berkeley’s Fung Fellowship launch a new, biodiversity-focused Conservation + Tech undergraduate training program. Zevin also serves...
Ed Gullekson, Oceanography , 1973
Submitted: May 13, 2020
After graduation Ed Gullekson, Oceanography, 1973, joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a commissioned officer where over six years he served on three different ships and at a NOAA fisheries lab at Tiburon, California. He then earned a master’s degree in...
Paul Valentich-Scott, Oceanography , 1970
Submitted: May 11, 2020
Paul Valentich-Scott, Oceanography, 1970, began working at the School of Oceanography at Oregon State University designing and participating in benthic surveys in the eastern Pacific Ocean. In 1982, Valentich-Scott changed career paths and became a curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of...