IB Alumni | Where Are They Now?

Insight Fall 2019

  • Jean Alupay (PhD 2013) is a marine science educator for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS), which protects the wildlife and habitats of one of the most diverse and bountiful marine environments in the world.

    Jean Alupay  (PhD 2013, Cadwell lab)


  • Naomi Bahm (MA 1998, PhD 2006) is now a tenure-track faculty member in the Psychology Department at Cosumnes River College. 


  • Leena Bakshi (BA 2007) created an education- based nonprofit organization called STEM4Real that trains STEM teachers in content knowledge and principles of social justice. She also wrote a children’s book titled, “There’s Something in the Water”, based on the life of Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes, an IB Professor at UC Berkeley. 


  • Mint Bhetraratana (BA 2013) is currently a third-year veterinary student at Massey University in New Zealand.


  • Amber Domako (BA 2017) initially worked in a biotechnology startup, building an app to match cancer patients to clinical trials. Presently, she is a medical student at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, who is also conducting research into the social factors that change access to prenatal care and well child visits.


  • Elizabeth Epstein (BA 2014) graduated from the UCSD School of Medicine and is now completing an internal medicine residency also at UCSD, with the goal of becoming an integrative cardiologist.


  • Randall Irmis (PhD 2008) has been the chief curator and curator of paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Utah, as well as an associate professor in the Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah since 2009. 


  • Cynthia Lucero (BA 1997) is now a medical epidemiologist for the Public Health Surveillance and Research Group in Palo Alto as part of the US Department of Veteran Affairs. 


  • Nicholas Matzke (PhD 2013) has been a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland since 2018.


  • Tesla Monson (PhD 2017) is finishing up a postdoctoral fellowship in human dental variation at the Anthropology Institute at the University of Zurich in Switzerland from 2018 to 2019. 


  • David Ribble (PhD 1990) is presently the associate vice president for Academic Affairs: Budget & Research at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. 


  • Genevieve Ryan ( BA 2012) is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Farley Lab at UC San Diego, where she uses Ciona intestinalis as a model system to study how transcriptional enhancers encode the instructions for successful development. 


  • Carly Tribull (BA 2011) has been a tenure-track assistant professor at Farmingdale State College (SUNY) since Fall 2017, teaching entomology and general biology for non-majors, as well as mentoring undergraduates in field entomology research and COI barcoding projects. 


  • Carlos Zuazo (BA 2017) is a 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellow at UCSF where he studies host-microbe interactions and how their epigenetic modifications influence behavior.






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