Alumni

2017 Gradautes

Sue Ellen GleavesSue Ellen Gleaves
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
Topic: The effects of the Rim fire on stream ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada

 

Elena LombardoElena Lombardo
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
Topic: Aquatic invertebrate community dynamics in intermittent streams of the Diablo Range

 

 

2015 Gradautes

Wendy OlmsteadWendy Olmstead
Thesis Advisor: Ken Schoenly
Topic: Effects of cattle grazing on the species diversity of grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in a Central Valley grassland ecosystem.

Current Position: Stanislaus State Sustainability Coordinator

 

2014 Gradautes

Kelly Baker Kelly Baker
Thesis Advisor: Ann Kohlhaas
Topic: Coyote ecology in the San Joaquin Valley

 

Felisha WallsFelisha Walls
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
​Topic: Biomonitoring of water quality in urban streams of the eastern San Francisco Bay Area
​Current Position: PhD student, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Reyn AkionaReyn Akiona
Thesis Advisor: Michael Fleming
Topic: Effect of prescribed fire on seed sterility in a Central valley grassland.
Current Position: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Los Banos

 

Sarah BradleySarah Bradley
Thesis Advisor: Marina Gerson
Topic: Polychaete assemblages in Elkhorn Slough, Monterey Bay
Current Position: Instructor of Biology, Mendocino College

 

Cole Dutter
Thesis Advisor: Michael Fleming
Topic: Effects of agricultural management practices on Naval Orangeworm
Current Position: Farm Manager, Four Seasons Farm

 

2013 Graduates

Julie WallaceJulie Wallace
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
Topic: Riparian forest restoration on the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.
Current Position: Quality Engineer, E. and J. Gallo Winery

 

Brian ShraggeBryan Shragge
Thesis Advisor: Matt Cover
Topic: The role of mistletoe in river ecosystems of the Central Valley
​Current Position: Environmental Specialist, City of Roseville

 

2012 Graduates

Veronica MenendezVeronica Menendez
Thesis Advisor: Stuart Wooley
Topic: Insect pollinators in organic and conventional almond orchards in the San Joaquin Valley

 

Jana PrattJana Pratt
Thesis Advisor: Ann Kohlhaas
Thesis: Small mammal populations in Central Valley grasslands: effects of seasonal pools and management practices.Current Position: Media Content Producer, Pearson Publishing

 

Jake VillardJake Villard
Thesis Advisor: Mark Grobner
Thesis: Effects of chronic, low-dose bisphenol-A exposure on oviductal development in juvenile axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum).

 

Mariel ZareMariel Zare
Thesis Co-Advisors: Michael Fleming and Daniel Deisenroth
Topic: Selenium uptake by vegetation in the Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge.
Current Position: Environmental Specialist, E. and J. Gallo Winery