Recent Alumni Updates
Benjamin J. Wocken, 2007
Benjamin J. Wocken, 2007 Politics, is currently serving as a Broadcast Journalist with the American Forces Network Europe Headquarters at Sembach, Germany, with the U.S. Air Force. His duties include traveling throughout the European military theater, writing, filming, editing, and producing military news and Command Information media pieces for the American Forces Network television and internet audiences. Wocken was recently named to the Dean’s List during his studies in the Master of Public Affairs program, through the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Katrina "Katie" S. Hagen Radlick, 1994
Katrina “Katie” S. Hagen Radlick, 1994, Politics and French, was appointed by Gov. Brown as the Chief Deputy Director of Operations at the state Dept. of Human Resources in March. Prior to this appointment, Radlick served as the Chief of Human Resources at CalPERS, the California Public Employee Retirement System. She is also an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of San Francisco teaching Human Resource Administration
Carleigh Kude, 2005
Carleigh Kude, 2005, Politics, has been working in advocacy, accessibility and ADA compliance since leaving HSU. Kude earned an Masters of Public Administration from CSU Long Beach in 2014 and was honored to be named on the Dean’s List of Arts and Humanities Scholars. She is currently working at Holy Names University, a diverse, public-service and social justice-oriented private University in Oakland, Calif.
Brynn E. Demei, 2006
Brynn E. Demei, 2006 Politics, now lives in her home country, the beautiful island of the Republic of Palau, where she work as a Commercial Loan Analyst for National Development Bank of Palau (NDBP). Demei will pursue her master’s degree in Public Administration next year, through University of San Diego’s graduate cohort program, while she lives and works in Palau.
Jed Haley-Brooks D'Abravanel, 2007
Jed Haley-Brooks D’Abravanel, 2007, Politics, is currently attending law school at American University.
Anthony Medrano, 2000
Anthony Medrano, 2000 Politics, worked at Ohio University for a few years and moved back to Hawaii before finally settling down near Lake Mendota, Wis., where he is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Currently, Medrano is several miles away in Malaysian Borneo, conducting dissertation research as a Fulbright fellow. Medrano’s interest in the social history of oceans stems from his formative years at Humboldt and its intellectual ecology.
Heather Frambach, 2009
Heather is currently an urban agriculture planner at the City of Austin, Texas, the Community Outreach Manager for a small East Austin farmers market, and an organizing fellow with Real Food Challenge, a national campaign that organizers for more local and sustainable food on college campuses. She completed her master’s degree in Community & Regional Planning at the University of Texas at Austin in 2012.
Rashad Thomas, 2006
Rashad Thomas c/o 2006 and Imelda Fernandez c/o 2005 had their first child together. A baby girl by the name of Amira Thomas-Fernandaz.
Beckie Menten, 2007
Beckie Menten works at the California Energy Commission as an Energy Efficiency Specialist. She is currently working on programs to increase the energy performance of residential and commercial properties, including finding financing mechanisms for homeowners.
Rashad Korah Thomas, 2006
I am the project manager (country director) for Uganda Village Project. A non-profit orgainzation decited to improving the quality of life for citizens in the villages that make up the Iganga District. We have programs in well construction, nets, fistula repair, among others.
1950’s and Before
Philip Arnot (1958) is an attorney in the Arnot Law Firm in Eureka.
Donald Peterson (1959) is a former member of the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors and Vice President of the College of the Redwoods. He served as Chief of Staff to the State Senate Majority Leader and has been a lobbyist representing local government agencies.
Darlene (Foresti) Porter (1957) worked in public affairs for the Air Force for 20 years at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, where she escorted President George H.W. Bush, President Clinton, and members of Congress. After retiring in 1998, she worked for the Sacramento Bee and the American Cancer Society. An opera singer for 20 years, Darlene has performed with Charlton Heston and Barry Manilow and currently sings with the North Bay Opera.