Kate Groundwater ’10 (middle in photo) is currently pursuing her MSN in the UCLA School of Nursing’s Masters Entry Clinical Nursing program. Before beginning her studies, Kate worked as an intern and later a Medical Assistant for Planned Parenthood.
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Sonja Smith ’10
Sonja Smith ’10 is a PhD student at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL studying the ecological role of marine wrack under Dr. Jim Fourqurean. She will soon be participating in a soft-sediment LTER working group – a collaboration of researchers at different long-term ecological research (LTER) sites across the country – and will be representing the Florida Coastal Everglades site (FCE-LTER).
Kareem Husain ’09
Kareem Husain ’09 recently gradated from the USC School of Dentistry and has been accepted to the Yale New Haven Hospital for a pediatric dentistry residency, which he will complete in June of 2015.
Susanne Marczak ’08
Susanne Marczak ’08 is in her second year as a Research Technician at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Applied Animal Ecology Division, where she participates in a variety of research projects and assists with the administration of the Cocha Cashu Biological Station in the Peruvian Amazon. Her primary research focus concerns a local western burrowing owl habitat restoration program utilizing California ground squirrels as ecosystem engineers to help restore and maintain grassland environments that serve as habitat for burrowing owls.
Emily Adamson ’07
Emily Adamson ’07 received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in January of 2013 and will begin an internship at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists in June.
Armonde Baghdanian ’07
Armonde Baghdanian ’07 completed his MD at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 2012 and is currently completing a year of Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia. He has been admitted to Boston University for Diagnostic Radiology, Class of 2017.
Hovik Shilgevorkyan ’07
Hovik Shilgevorkyan ’07 is currently finishing his 4th year of medical school and has been accepted for residency at North Shore Long Island Jewish (NSLIJ) in New York starting in June of this year.
Todd Marquez ’05
Todd Marquez ’05 earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2012 and currently provides therapy services to active and retired military in Northern California.
Miriam Segura-Harrison ’04
Miriam Segura-Harrison ’04 is in her second year of medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. She welcomed a son, Hasdai Harrison, in January of 2011.
Lynette Bui ’01
Lynette Bui ’01 attended medical school in Chicago and completed a Family Medicine residency at Kaiser Fontana. She is currently in her fourth year on faculty at the UC Irvine School of Medicine and the Family Medicine Residency.
Elizabeth (Hernandez) Caluag ’00
Elizabeth (Hernandez) Caluag ’00 is currently the Laboratory Manager for Biological Sciences and Chemistry programs at Coastline Community College. In this capacity, Elizabeth oversees daily laboratory operations, health and safety compliance, serves as a mentor for the department’s work-based learning program and designs/evaluates instructional materials. Elizabeth is also a lecturer for General Microbiology and has recently had a submission published in ASM’s Microbe Library (“Slide Catalase Test of Proteus vulgaris.”)
Won-Tak Choi ’99
Won-Tak Choi ’99 is currently a resident physician for the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Choi completed an MD/PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009 and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California in 2011.
Joe Alanis ’98, MD ’02
Joe Alanis ’98, MD ’02 is currently a Family Physician at Kaiser Panorama City in Califnornia. He also serves as a volunteer faculty at UCLA who precepts first and second year medical students in his clinic.
Stacey Weiss ’91
Stacey Weiss ’91 was recently promoted to Full Professor of Biology at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She also welcomed a son, Keaton Sylvan Jacobs, on January 31, 2013.