DEBORAH ANN HELDT-CORDONE (B.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences) received a Master of Arts in Geography from CSU Chico in 2000. She just completed a book, “Pawsitive Reflections.” Her volunteer work includes the American Association of University Women and the California Grand Jury Association. Heldt-Cordone has one son and lives on the Northern California coast.


JOSH EVANS (B.S., Earth Systems Science & Policy) is a registered nurse at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. He received an RN with an ASN from Merced College and is pursuing his BSN online from the University of Texas in Arlington. He volunteers with the Mariposa Playhouse theater company. Evans and his wife, Stephanie Negrey Evans (‘98, Teaching Credential) live in Catheys Valley with their three sons, Wyndham, Reese and Levi.


KEITH JASON DUGGINS (B.A., Telecommunications, Multimedia & Applied Computing) is a database administrator at Community Hospital of the Monterey Pensinula, where he has worked for nearly 10 years. He and his wife, Heather Scott, live in Carmel Valley with their daughter.


AMANDA GREENVOSS (2000, B.S., Earth Systems Science & Policy) is youth volunteer coordinator for the Oregon Zoo, where she works with 350 teens, teaching them to educate the public about animals and conservation issues. She lives in Portland with her husband Zachary Greenvoss (‘00, Telecommunications, Multimedia & Applied Computing) who is a software engineer at ADP, and their children, Stella, 7 and Darwin, 4.

ZACHARY KNAPP (B.S., Earth Systems Science & Policy) is a partner in Holland & Knapp Construction, a company he helped form in 2011. He and his wife, Sandra, live in San Luis Obispo County.


JESSICA SMILEY (B.A., Human Communication) is owner and president of West Coast Music & Dance FX and a dance educator at Christopher High School in Gilroy, where she also is spirit coach. She lives in Hollister.

JOSH BARRAK (B.S., Management and International Entrepreneurship) is retired from federal service and now owns Tomte Kull Farms, a Boer goat ranch and organic farm. He lives in Shelton.


MARISA (BOND) EYTALIS (B.A. Teledramatic Arts & Technology) is marketing communications specialist for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. She writes screenplays, and one of her short scripts, “I Heart Joey McIntyre,” was a finalist in several competitions. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Mark, and their daughter, Ruby.

EMILY MCDANIEL (B.A., Liberal Studies) teaches second and third grades at a public charter school in the Sacramento area, after receiving her Master of Arts and teaching credential from UC Santa Cruz. She and her husband, Mark McDaniel, live in the Sacramento area with their daughter, Samantha, and son, Brandon.

ERIC CHAVEZ (B.S., Telecommunications, Multimedia & Applied Computing) is the web and database administrator for the Monterey County Superior Courts. He lives in Salinas with his wife, Gabriela López Chavez (‘03, Human Communication) and their two daughters.

MAGNOLIA ZARRAGA (B.A. Collaborative Health & Human Services) has her own law office in Salinas, specializing in small business bankruptcy and immigration matters. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Monterey College of Law. She lives in Salinas with her 5-year-old daughter.


LOURDES MORA LLATA (B.A., Integrated Studies Special Major) is a technical editing consultant for the Florida State Department of Children and Families Human Services, and lives in Pembroke Pines.

JAMES JET BLACK (B.A., Visual & Public Arts) is a graphic designer for Consensus Orthopedics. He volunteers as an assistant swim coach for Del Oro High School. Black lives in Loomis.

JESSICA JENKS-BUNN (B.A., Liberal Studies) teaches sailing and works for The Farm, her husband’s family’s farm stand, in Salinas. She and her husband, Christopher Bunn, have two sons, Finnian and Jesse, and are expecting a third child in August. The family lives in Salinas.


THOMAS WHITE (B.A., Human Communication) is senior sales and administrative coordinator at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. His partner is Christina Del Porto (‘01, Human Communication). The couple live in Marina.

HEATHER HOSKINS (B.A., Human Communication) is director of search-engine optimization and communications for WineRackStore.com. She and her husband, Brent Hoskins, live in Olympia, Wash., with their daughter Elyise.

KAREN MILLER (B.A., Teledramatic Arts & Technology) received her Master’s in Counseling from Saint Mary’s College and has been accepted into a counseling psychology doctoral program at Purdue University. She lives in Moraga.

RYAN ARBA (B.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences) is a legislative consultant with the California Department of Social Services. He and his wife Catherine Kite live in Sacramento with their dog, Hank.


MATTHEW MOREY (B.A., Teledramatic Arts & Technology) is an IT Tech I for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. He also does freelance graphic design and videography. He currently lives in Riverside with his girlfriend Dana DeVries (‘07, Earth Systems Science & Policy).


HENRY GOWIN (Master of Public Policy) is the aide to Supervisor Lou Calcagno of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. He is past president of the Rotary Club, vice president of development for the Arts Council for Monterey County, and a member of the Palma Tomorrow Campaign Committee. He lives in Salinas.


VERA HAMPTON (B.A., Human Communications) began working with the CSUMB Office of Admissions in July 2008 and was an advisor to Black Students United and National Society of Leadership and Success. In 2011, she began work as a Senior Evaluator/Counselor at UC Santa Cruz in their Undergraduate Admissions Office. She lives in Capitola.

STEVE BECKER (B.A., Human Communications) is currently serving as Director of Basketball Operations at Cal State Fullerton and hopes to obtain his master’s degree this May from Concordia University Irvine, in coaching and athletic administration.


COY WILLIAMS JR. (B.S., Business Administration) works with Business Development at FoodSource, a CH Robinson Company. He volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and participates in several Cancer Society events throughout the year, including Relay for Life. He lives in Marina with his wife Melissa, their daughter Naylani, 10, and their son Dante, 8.

ELEANOR WYLDE MORRICE (B.A., Social and Behavioral Sciences) has nearly completed the Master’s in History program at CSU East Bay. She is a substitute teacher in the Salinas Union High School District and volunteers at the Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers, San Carlos Cathedral History Center, Monterey District State Parks, and the city of Monterey. She lives in Salinas with her life partner, Kevin Hanstick.


CODY BARNES (B.S., Biology) is pursuing a Master’s in Biology degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and focusing his research on the possible effects of climate change on salamander species distribution in the Ouachita Mountains. He lives in Little Rock.

CAROLINA MELENDREZ (B.A., Human Communication)in December completed her Master of Arts in Peace and Justice Studies from the University of San Diego. She is living in Copenhagen, Denmark, preparing to travel this summer to Sierra Leone, West Africa, where she will conduct a pilot project on digital storytelling with marginalized youth.


DIANA VASQUEZ (M.A., Public Policy) is spending this year as a Capital Fellow in Sacramento, where she is assigned to the office of Assemblymember Mike Eng, focusing on educational issues.

ELIZABETH DIXON (B.A., Human Communications) is the Administrative Assistant and Outreach Coordinator for JDRF in Sacramento. Prior to becoming a staff member she volunteered for six years with JDRF and raised over $25,000 for the organization, which is the largest charitable supporter of Type 1 Diabetes research. In November she created a YouTube video entitled “November 2011-National Diabetes Month” which features more than 80 people, including CSUMB students and alumni, giving T1D the finger (the index finger that is). Dixon lives in Granite Bay.