YASH AHUJA (’14) is a software engineer at Google.
SOPHIE AVEDIKIAN (’14), ARIEL RICHARDSON (’14), CANDICE CLASBY (’15 M.F.A.), and KIRBIE PUESTOW (’15) were cast as supernumeraries in the LA Opera production of Pagliacci.
ARSINE BAGHDASARIAN (’15) is a cognizant system engineer at AECOM’s Hanford Nuclear Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant in Washington. She is the lead author of a 2015 American Society of Mechanical Engineers conference paper.
MELINE BAGHDASARIAN (’14, ’14 M.S.) is a cognizant system engineer at AECOM’s Hanford Nuclear Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant in Washington. She is an author of a 2014 article published in Physics of Fluids.
NADINE BEDROSSIAN (’14) is a human resources and production administrator at the LA Opera.
JOAQUIN BELTRAN (’10) is chief executive officer and co-founder of the Awemaze app.
JEREMY BLAIRE (’14) is a flight systems development engineer at Millennium Space Systems.
JULIA BUDNIAK (’13 M.S.), assistant track and field coach at Cal State LA, finished third in the 31st annual Los Angeles Marathon.
STEPHANIE COFFEY (’15 M.A.), a high school science teacher at Downtown Magnets High School, was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a member of its 2016 cohort of teaching fellows.
ELVA CORTEZ-COVARRUBIAS (’15 Ed.D.) received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Education Research Association Hispanic Research Issues Special Interest Group.
ALANNA DEDEK (’14) is pursuing graduate studies in sustainable design and construction at Stanford University.
GENNELLE DEDEK (’14) is pursuing graduate studies in structural engineering at Stanford University.
KEVIN DEEGAN (’11), co-founder of Hope4Hollywood, received a Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary. He works as a chaplain for Providence TrinityCare Hospice.
FANSHEN COX DIGIOVANNI (’13 M.F.A.), writer, producer and actor, received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Cal State LA’s Department of Television, Film, and Media Studies.
RAHUL DOSOAR (’10) is senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
MARICELA GUZMAN (’12, ’14 M.S.), a Navy veteran who served overseas from 1998 to 2002, was honored in the state capital by Assemblyman Chris Holden (AD-41), as the 41st Assembly District’s “Veteran of the Year” for 2016.
CECILIA LARA (’11), a teacher with the Glendale Unified School District, received Sigma Delta Pi’s Gabriela Mistral Award for her academic achievements and for her leadership and initiative within her Sigma Delta Pi chapter.
SARNICA LIM (’10) was cast as Pilita Santos in the world premiere of the play, As Straw Before the Wind, at Ruby Theatre’s The Complex in Hollywood.
RICARDO MEJIA (’14) is a veteran specialist at Veterans Community Services.
MAYRA MOLINA (’15 M.S.) was selected as a California Sea Grant State Fellow.
SEAN MORAN (’12) is a noise abatement analyst at Hayward Executive Airport.
DAGOBERTO MORENO JR. (’12), a former U.S. Army staff sergeant who served in Afghanistan and as a squad leader in an infantry rifle platoon in the U.S. Army, was honored in September as the Military Hero of the Game at a Los Angeles Dodgers-Arizona Diamondbacks game at Dodger Stadium.
STELLA MURGA (’10 M.S.) received the 2015 Racial Justice Award from the YWCA of Pasadena-Foothill Valley.
AARON NAKAMURA (’14) is manager of business operations and vice president for finance at Milo Adventist Academy in Oregon.
CHINGASIYENI (SANDRA) NDUNA (’12, ’15 M.A.) is a contract administrator at Dick Clark Productions. Nduna founded Zimbabwean Child, which provides educational materials to underprivileged schools in Zimbabwe.
VIMAL PATEL (’11 M.S.) is scientific director for large molecule bioanalysis at Eurofins Bioanalytical Services.
JESS PELÁEZ (’10 M.S.), chief executive officer of the nonprofit Blueprint Earth and fellow at The Explorers Club, can be seen in the Discovery Channel’s survivalist science series Trailblazers.
BRADLEY PIERSON (’11 M.M.) is director of choral activities at the University of Toledo Department of Music.
CAITLIN REARDEN (’10) joined Arkansas’ KARK/KLRT news team as a reporter. She previously worked as a reporter and anchor in Spokane, Wash., and Bakersfield.
STEPHANIE RUIZ (’12) was selected as “Young Careerist for 2016” by East Los Angeles-Montebello Business and Professional Women. Ruiz is a program coordinator at MERCI, a nonprofit that assists people who are developmentally disabled.
MICHAEL SONKSEN (’14 M.A.), poet, author, and educator, hosted the “Three Generations on a Stage” poetry performance in Venice.
CHRISTOPHER SORENSEN (’13) released an anti-bullying music video, “Balloon.”
YESSENIA TOSCANO (’14) is a design engineer at General Motors.
TANYA TUNG (’13) is international recruiting coordinator at Internet Brands.
LEA M. URPA (’11) completed the International Master of Translational Medicine at the University of Helsinki. She has been accepted to the Institute for Molecular Medicine, Finland (FIMM), where she plans to get an International Ph.D. in molecular medicine and bioinformatics.
SALVADOR ZÁRATE (’10 M.A.) was awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship to fund a research project with Mexican and Central American domestic workers and gardeners in Orange County.