1997

RICHARD POGUE (B.A., Teledramatic Arts and Technology) is an investment adviser representative at Principal Financial Group. In 2006, Richard earned a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) professional designation through the American College. He volunteers with the Portland Business Alliance’s President Council in Beaverton, Ore., where he lives. Richard enjoys visiting the Oregon coast with his wife, Gloria and son Nicholas. He is also an avid car buff. When not attending car shows, Richard collects 1950s and 1960s Volkswagen and Porsche literature and automobilia.

1998

KATHRYN RAMIREZ (B.A., Liberal Studies) is president of the Salinas Union High School District Board of trustees, a California School Board Association delegate, and an Annual Education Committee member. She will be featured in All You Magazine in October 2013, and will be the subject of an upcoming documentary focusing on her success in pursuing higher education in a low-income household. Kathryn lives in Salinas with her family.

2000

JENNIFER ANN CABANLIT-LLAMAS (B.A., Liberal Studies) is an elementary school teacher at Ann Soldo Elementary School in Watsonville. Jennifer and her husband Hector (B.A. Liberal Studies, 2001) live in Freedom with their two daughters.

2001

ADAM FELDMAN (B.S., Environmental Science and Social Policy) is the administrator for USC’s Westside Cancer Center and Westside Center for Diabetes. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Morgan and their 14-month-old daughter Jordyn. Adam began his studies in the executive masters of health administration program at USC this fall. In his spare time, Adam enjoys seeing movies, playing softball, and taking his daughter to the park.

2002

ANDREW CANNON (B.S., Telecommunications, Multimedia, and Applied Computing) After graduating from CSUMB, Andrew worked as a software developer for seven years. During that time, he also attended law school at UC Hastings College of the Law. Today, Andrew works at Chapman and Cutler LLP and practices banking and corporate finance law in San Francisco.

CHANTEL TOURYAN-SCHAEFER (2002, B.A, Liberal Studies) began teaching at the International School of Monterey immediately after receiving her degree. She went on to earn her M.Ed. in International Education, completing graduate studies in Madrid, Spain. Chantel spent time traveling abroad, including Armenia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Thailand. She enjoys racing in triathlons and competes every fall in the Pacific Grove triathlon. Chantel and her husband Bryan Schaefer (B.S., ESSP, 2002), were recently married and live in Seaside.

2003

ROCIO URBINA-ARNETT (B.A., Liberal Studies) lives in Georgetown, Texas. After completing her degree at CSU Monterey Bay, she became the center director for the Georgetown facility of WBCOpportunities, a nonprofit organization that serves preschools, Meals on Wheels, and other agencies.

JULIO CARDONA (B.A., Human Communication) has completed a doctorate in higher education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned a Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University after graduating from CSUMB, which provided him the foundation for a career in higher education administration. He most recently served as assistant dean of graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He previously was a lecturer for the first-year seminar program at CSUMB, and coordinator of school programs for the Stanford University Office of Pre-Collegiate Studies. Julio served as president of the CSUMB Alumni Association from 2008 to 2009 and was a board member for the California State University Alumni Council. His service and commitment to CSUMB culminated in recognition as a CSU Alumni Advocate of the Year by the California State University System in 2008.

2004

ANDREW COILE (B.S., Telecommunications, Multimedia, and Applied Computing, M.A. Management & Information Technology, 2006) is working for Apple’s product development department. During the time he spent at CSU Monterey Bay, Andrew took on the roles of not only undergraduate and graduate, but of faculty and staff as well, having taught part-time for the university. Andrew has since moved to the San Jose/Cupertino area to begin his new career with Apple.

KYLE THOMPSON (B.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences) is a service planner for Southern California Edison. He designs and schedules work orders for their electrical grid. Kyle lives in Castaic.

MONIQUE WILLIAMS (B.A., Human Communications) works for Therapeutic Research Center, a company that provides clinicians with updated information about medications and natural supplements. Her department connects directly to the National Institutes for Health. Monique lives in Lodi with her husband and daughter Ryleigh.

CHAREA BATISTE (B.A., Human Communication) is a seventh and eighth grade English teacher at San Benancio Middle School in Salinas and a self-published author of the novel “Then Came Love.“ In 2011, Charea received a Master of Education from the American College of Education. She was one of nine Monterey County recipients of the 2008 Harden Teaching Excellence award. She has volunteered as a mentor for Girls, Inc., and is an involved member of Greater Victory Temple in Seaside. Charea is also a staff writer for the national magazine The Whole Truth, and is working on her second novel. Charea lives in Salinas.

2005

TRACI DAVIS (B.S., Business Administration) is a financial services professional for New York Life Insurance. She was recently elected vice president of the Alumni Board of Directors. She lives in Monterey with her son and dedicates much of her time to volunteering in the community.

BILL SCHRIER (Teaching Credential) is a teacher at Carmel High School, where he has been praised by both students and administrators for creating a welcoming and challenging environment in his classroom. Bill recently earned the KSBW Crystal Apple award for excellence in teaching. He volunteers hours to Carmel High extracurricular activities and participates annually in the Constitutional Rights Foundation mock trial program. As both an attorney and a teacher, Bill also volunteers pro bono legal advice. He lives in Marina with his wife Micheen and their dog and cat. They enjoy many hobbies in their spare time, including going to dog parks, playing tennis, and dining at local dog-friendly restaurants.
2006

CELIA FELDMAN (2006, B.A., Liberal Studies) is a kindergarten teacher at Monte Vista Elementary School in Monterey. Celia and her husband, Max (B.A., Business Administration, 2007, MBA., 2010), volunteer at local events such as the Calamari & Clam Festival and Art at the Adobes. They reside in Monterey.

JENNIFER SMITH (B.A., Liberal Studies) is an after-school coordinator for Pajaro Valley Unified School District in Watsonville. Jennifer helps at-risk youth meet their goals and continue on to high school. She lives in Marina.

REBECCA WILNER GROTEMEYER (B.A., Liberal Studies) is a resource specialist at Prunedale Elementary School for the North Monterey County Unified School District. She provides individual and small group instruction to students with special needs and identified learning disabilities. Rebecca and her husband Erik live in Marina and enjoy exploring the beach and the surrounding Monterey Bay area.

CHRIS ANDERSON (B.A., Teledramatic Arts & Technology) continued his education by earning an MBA from CSU Sacramento and has since been working for Closed Loop in Roseville. His work involves user experience design, usability testing, and improving online experience for the website user. Six years ago, Chris proposed to his wife, Molly (B.A., Teledramatic Arts & Technology, 2007) in the TAT studio. After five years of marriage, the couple is now expecting twin boys. They recently bought a house in Rocklin. Chris has also dabbled in winemaking and will be producing his first full barrel of cabernet franc wine this fall.

FAITH STERLING (B.A., Liberal Studies and M.A., Education) works at Pajaro Valley High School in Watsonville as a special day class teacher for students with moderate to severe disabilities. She lives in Aptos.

JENNIFER WALDRON (B.A., Liberal Studies) is currently an after-school coordinator, health aide, and assistant secretary at Fortuna Middle School in California’s Humboldt County. Jennifer helps at-risk youth meet their goals and continue on to high school.
2007

BOLIS HAROUN (M.A., Instructional Design) is an associate professor for the Defense Language Institute, Distance Learning. Bolis lives in Salinas.

TRACI NGUYEN (THOMS) (B.A., Global Studies) is the marketing coordinator at Cardwell Creative in Oregon. She contributes to the creative direction of many successful advertising campaigns. She is also a contributing photographer and columnist for Porsche 356 Club magazine and is working on her MBA. Traci lives in Independence, Ore., and spends her free time antiquing and exploring with her husband Sean and English bulldog Max.

RYAN BISIO (B.A., Music) is both a professional musician with a newly released album, “Harbor Longing,” and a head basketball coach. He has had five studio releases, with his most recent album previews garnering him a spot on the list of top 50 indie artists of 2013 by Indie Music Review Magazine, as well as a performance at the Copenhagen Songwriters Festival. He now lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he says he is most inspired to write new music, and continues to coach basketball.
2008

NEIL GAETANO LINDBERG (B.A., Teledramatic Art and Technology) is a software engineer for Sixnet’s Wireless Division, where he works with a diverse and brilliant group of people. After graduation from CSUMB, Neil moved to St. Louis, Mo., where he enjoys spending time with his sister and four nephews.

ROBIN MCMULLEN (B.S., Psychology) works for Advantage Information Design as an instructional designer. She has written and developed online courses in environmental sustainability and produced closed-caption videos for the hearing impaired. In her spare time, Robin teaches university courses in scholarly writing, spends time with her family, and does volunteer work for her community in Campbell.
2009

RYAN HODGE (B.A., Teledramatic Arts & Technology) is a self-published novelist and author of “Wounded Worlds: Nihil Novum,” now available on Amazon.com. Ryan finds writing extremely rewarding and has enjoyed glowing reviews of his work from readers. He currently lives in San Jose with his wife Jennifer Hodge.

KYLE STONER (B.S., Environmental Science, Technology & Policy and M.S., Coastal & Watershed Science and Policy, 2012) is an environmental scientist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in the Lake and Streambed Alteration Program. Kyle works with the program to help preserve the state’s natural resources. He now lives in Smith River, Calif. with his fiancée, Veronica Arieas (B.A., Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2009).

2010

EASTON HENRICKSON (B.S., Business Administration) is the athletics operations manager for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Prior to taking her current position, she worked as the intramurals coordinator and administrative support coordinator for CSU Monterey Bay, where she helped to pioneer a new intramural program. Easton lives in San Jose.

AUDREY FRAIJO (B.A., Human Communication) is the director of Envision: Young Professionals, a networking and educational program backed by the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce. Her organization was recently nominated for Chamber of the Year. Among her other accomplishments, Audrey was also nominated for the 40 Under 40 award through the Northern Colorado Business Report. As an avid motorcycle rider and racer, she spends her free time riding and teaching children to ride.

JESSE LITTLEFIELD (B.S., Information Technology & Communication Design) works for Incendia Creative in Monterey. He does video production and post-production for various companies around the Monterey area. Previously, Jesse worked for a production company in Hollywood, where he contributed to more than 10 reality shows, built websites, and did a commercial. Many of the shows he worked on were picked up by companies such as Animal Planet and USA. Jesse lives in Marina.

RANDALL RIGALI (B.A., Human Communication) works with the United States Soccer Federation in Carson as a national teams coordinator. He works in a team environment and builds relationships with different football federations. In 2012, Randall graduated from the University of San Francisco with a master’s degree in sport management. Randall also volunteers with Alianza de futbol, a sports marketing agency. He lives in Temecula, where he enjoys golfing, photography, and hiking.

2011

CAROLINE HERSH (B.S., Environmental Studies) is an electronic media coordinator at Restore America’s Estuaries. Previously, she was an intern at the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and at the National Audubon Society. She has done volunteer work with Blue Frontier Campaign, participating in Capitol Hill Ocean Day and speaking to congressional representatives about the importance of preserving marine resources. Caroline lives with her husband Josh in Washington, D.C., where she enjoys hiking, botanizing, cooking, and blogging.

SAMUEL MESSINA (B.S., Business Administration) accepted a full-time position at C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Produce Transportation Sales shortly after graduation. Samuel lives in Marina with his wife Carrie Anne Messina (B.S., Psychology, 2012). In his spare time, Samuel enjoys playing disc golf and mountain biking at Fort Ord.

KERMIT LUND (B.S., Environmental Science Technology & Policy) enrolled in his first college course in September 1952. Almost 59 years later, Kermit earned his Bachelor of Science degree from CSUMB. Kermit is retired from IBM, where he worked for 35 years holding positions such as customer engineer, systems engineer, and manager of programming language control and standards. He volunteers through the Gilroy Library, assisting students with the math section of the GED. He and his wife of 48 years, Iris, live in San Jose.

BETHLEHEM (BETH) CAYETANO (B.S., Mathematics) is a Salinas High math teacher, and entered the Master of Arts in Education program at CSUMB in fall 2013. She loves working with her students to help them develop a passion for and an understanding of math. Bethlehem lives in Marina and spends her spare time reading, participating in Salinas High community events, and playing with her dog Chubbs.

MELISSA WOODROW (B.A., Teledramatic Arts and Technology) is a production intern with Longhouse Media and is working as location manager on a feature documentary film. Melissa travels along the Washington coastline, interacting with many local tribes. She will soon continue her education at the University of Washington, where she was accepted into the Master of Communications program. In Seattle, Melissa has done volunteer work in media marketing and press management with a local theater group. In her spare time, Melissa is an avid baker and loves baking for her friends and family.

2012

DENISE ANGELA LANG (B.S., Psychology) is an administrative assistant to the director of alternative education programs for the Monterey County Office of Education. She lives in Salinas.

2013

PATRICK KELLEY (B.A., Human Communication) is the center director for El Camino YMCA. After graduating from CSUMB, Patrick enrolled in San Jose State University’s Sports Management Program, where he is pursuing a master’s degree. He lives in Palo Alto.

BRYCE HARBERT (B.S., Kinesiology) is the online manager for Global Imports Village, a company dedicated to selling multicultural, unique folk art created by artists around the world and expanding their global customer base. Bryce is continuing his education by attending Cabrillo College in preparation for graduate school. He lives in Santa Cruz.

JEFFREY LEWIS (B.S., Communication Design) is graphic designer and production artist right here at Cal State Monterey Bay. Shortly after graduating in May, Jeff was able to land his first job at his alma mater, where he had previously worked as a student intern doing similar work in the Student Activities department. Outside the office Jeff does freelance work for private and nonprofit organizations.