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.

Niles Lehman PhD ’90

Niles Lehman PhD ’90 took over as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Molecular Evolution effective January 1, 2013.  Dr. Lehman is the third editor in the history of the journal, which dates back to 1971, and had previously been guided by the insights of Emil Zuckerkandl and, more recently Marty Kreitman. He looks forward to focusing on deep evolutionary events, both in the further development of this journal, and in his research lab at Portland State University, where he is currently a professor of chemistry.

Marina Khubesrian ’89

21_Alum_MarinaKhubesrianFrom The Armenian Reporter, December 16th, 2011: Marina Khubesrian ’89, MD ’92 took the oath of office as a new City Council member at South Pasadena’s City Council meeting on December 7th, 2011.  She has served as the medical director of the Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services (GAADS) and is the associate director of the Family Medicine Residency Program.  Her private practice is now in Montrose where she specializes in Family Medicine.

Mark Gold ’84

Mark GoldMark Gold ’84, ’86 MA, ’94 PhD (Environmental Science and Engineering), formerly President of Heal the Bay, has been appointed Associate Director for External Relations of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Over the past 25 years Mark Gold has worked extensively on issues of coastal protection and water issues, including pollution, and is recognized as one of California’s leading environmental opinion makers. He has served as President of Heal the Bay since 2006 and was Executive Director from 1994-2006.

Jay Jensen ’93

Jay Jensen ’93 has been appointed as the Obama Administration’s new Deputy Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the Environment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has also served as Senior Forestry Advisor for the Western Governors Association, where he was responsible for the biomass energy program. Before that, as lead forestry advisor for the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, Jensen helped develop programs under the 2002 Farm Bill. He has also served as lead policy analyst for the National Association of State Foresters.