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Gema Ortiz Lombardo, 2009

Gema Ortiz Lombardo, 2009 Spanish, earned her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual Education from New Mexico State University in 2011. While pursuing her M.A., Lombardo worked with NMSU as a School Garden Curriculum Coordinator. Lombardo also served as a managing editor for the resource book, “Implementing a school and Community Garden.” In 2013, She provided college and career guidance to special-needs students at high school level. She is happily married and is currently an Admissions Counselor for Humboldt State and a recruiter for HSU’s College of Natural Resources & Sciences, focusing on promoting opportunities for hispanic students.

Jarad Petroske, 2006

Jarad Petroske and his wife, Angie (née Renzo), also an alumna (’09, NRPI), welcomed their second child, Henrietta, in 2014.

Katherine Louise Kalthoff, 1988

I am married with a 3 y.o. daughter. Working on another child. I’ve been clean and sober for more than 7 yrs. My years at HSU taught me about a sense of community that I have brought to my medical practice. I am truely blessed.