Alumni Updates

Tonja (Olson)Tallent, Biological Sciences , 1998
Submitted: July 17, 2014
Tonja (Olson)Tallent, 1998, Biological Sciences, worked at a winery as a microbiologist, then for a bio-tech company doing the same. She recently left corporate America and started a business with her husband and now happily runs a tea-bar in Fair Oaks, Calif.
Jessica Ann Sellers, Wildlife , 2013
Submitted: June 23, 2014
Jessica Ann Sellers, 2013 Wildlife, spent two summers working on the Wyoming toad recovery project doing captive breeding, research, surveys, and releases. Sellers also spent some time in Key Largo, Fla., interning for REEF doing fish surveys and lionfish research and removals.
Jason Storlie, Natural Resrouces M.S. Natural Resources - Wildlife option, 2006
Submitted: June 10, 2014
2013 - present:  Refuge Wildlife Biologist U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge 2493 Portola Road, Suite A Ventura, CA 93003
Carl S. Chavez, Wildlife , 1966
Submitted: June 6, 2014
Carl S. Chavez, 1966 Wildlife, published his second book, “A Year in Bodie, 1966-1967” co-authored with his wife Margaret (Elmore) Chavez (also class of 1966). The book is about the start of Chavez’s 33-year career as a California State Park Ranger and Administrator.
Marie (Ferguson) Smith, Wildlife , 1980
Submitted: April 16, 2014
Marie (Ferguson) Smith, 1980 Wildlife, has been teaching high school science for the last 25 years after working for the U.S. Forest Service as a Research Technician, I.  Smith is married with three sons, two engineers (SDSU and CSU) and one zoologist (HSU). She’s currently living on a mountain outside of Glide, Oregon, and still teaching science (Umpqua Valley Christian School), but dreaming of retirement.