Alumni Highlights

With nearly 6,200 UC Merced alumni, we have quite a few success stories to share. Learn more about some of our most dedicated, successful and engaging alumni below.

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Highlights are organized first by class year, then by last name.

 

Class of 2006

       

Eve Delfin

Social and Cognitive Science/BA

Kristi Imberi-Olivares

Social and Cognitive Science/BA

Psychological Sciences/Ph.D./2012

Class of 2007

 

J. Ryan Cogdill

Psychology/BA

Matt Creeger

Psychology/BA

Juan Villegas

Psychology/BA
 

Class of 2008

       

Uday Bali

Environmental Engineering/BS

Amanda Camelo

Economics/BA

Erik Olstad

Biological Sciences/BS

Temnee Wright

Political Science/BS

Class of 2009

 

Christopher Abrescy

Management/BS

Trevor Albertson

World Cultures/Ph.D.

Therese Anderson

Psychology/BA

Josh Bolin

World Cultures and History/BA

Socorra Camposanto

Biological Sciences/BS

Jason Castillo

Biological Sciences/BS

Sanjeev Chahal

Psychology/BA

Mayra Chavez-Franco

Political Science/BS

Justin Duckham

History/BA

Efferman Ezell

Psychology/BA

Juan Flores

Literatures and Cultures/BA

Sam Fong

Management/BS

Josh Franco

Social and Cognitive Science/BA

Drew Glaser

Bioengineering/BS

Kori Hawkins

Political Science/BA

Heather (Orrell) Heck

Biological Sciences/BS
Quantitative Systems Biology/MS

Liz Kang

Management/BS

Yang Li

Psychology and Management/BA

Anne Mahacek

Mechanical Engineering/BS

Erika Maldonado

Social and Cognitive Science/BA

Angela Mercado

Psychology/BA

Nathan Moreno

Psychology/BA

Matthew Nelson

Mechanical Engineering/BS

Rodney Kendall Nickens

History/BA

Michael Oliveira

Bionengineering/BS

Heather Poiry

Mechanical Engineering/BS

Brenda Ramirez

Psychology/BA

Maricela Rangel-Garcia

Biological Sciences/BS

Jessica Romo

Management and Psychology/BA

Yaasha Sabba

Biological Sciences/BS

Glen Shaw

Environmental Engineering/PhD

Jackie Shay

Biological Sciences/BS

Matt Siordia

Economics/BA

Ana Vasquez

Psychology/BA

Emily Wilson

Biological Sciences/BS

 

Class of 2010

 

Orion Agnew

Environmental Engineering/BS

Sara Anastos

Biological Sciences/BS

Christian Ayeni

Bioengineering/BS

Christopher Ferri

Physics/BS

James Kirby

Political Science/BA

Jolie McLane

Bioengineering/BS

Andrea Mercado

Applied Mathematical Sciences/BS

Stephen Minter

Applied Mathematical Sciences/Ph.D.

Kevin Rico

Management/BS

Scott Seronello

Quantitative Systems Biology/Ph.D.

Jacqueline (Miramontes) Yanez

Psychology/BA

Class of 2011

 

Jose Godinez

Political Science and Sociology/BA

Elizabeth Perkins

Sociology/BA

Gyamni Shrestha

Environmental Systems/Ph.D.

Class of 2012

 

Adrian Acala

Applied Mathematical Sciences/BS

Kristina Allen

Psychology/BA

Alex Ela

Management/BS

Keith Ellis

Political Science/BA and Management/BS

Alma Fausto

Political Science/BA

Jessica Gibson

Management/BS

William Kyle Hamilton

Psychology/BA

Justin Hicks

IGP: Social and Cognitive Sci/Ph.D.

Evelyn Hoyo

Computer Science and Engineering/BS

Jorge Marquez

Management/BS

Taylor Woolfork

Political Science/BA

Class of 2013

 

Heidi Chan

Sociology/BA

Krystal Cunningham

Mechanical Science and Engineering/BS

Noel Justin Lee Gomez

Political Science/BA

Brian Grauman

Psychology/BA

Jacob Gutierrez

Political Science/BS

Kathryn Hokom

Sociology/BA

Nefertari Hooker

Psychology/BA

Mark Lazzaro

Mechanical Engineering/BS

Joseph Madrid

Biological Sciences/BS

Patricia Paredes

Sociology/BA

Robin Roces

Mechanical Engineering/BS

Bir Singh

Bioengineering/BS

Malika Ubaka

Psychology/BA

Maxine Umeh-Garica

Quantitative Systems and Biology/BS

Yolanda Villanueva

Literature and Cultures/BA

Class of 2014

 

Fidel Cervantes

Political Science and Economics/BA

Chris Clark

Biological Sciences/BS

Vanessa Estavillo

Management/BS

Jerry Fieldsted

Anthropology/BA

Joseph Heras

Quantitative and Systems Biology/Ph.D.

Bryan Huffman

Mechanical Engineering/BS

Darrel Justo

Biological Sciences/BS

Juliane Liberto

Biological Sciences/BS

Beth Melesse

Economics and Management/BA

Daron Molock

Management/BS

Nick Navarrette

Sociology/BA

Kyoki Prusela Phillips

Cognitive Science/BS

Sarah Plancarte

Political Science/BA

Valorie Smart

Management/BS

Jamie Sweet

Environmental Engineering/BS

Maxine Varela

Cognitive Science and Psychology/BA

Athena Velasquez

Biological Sciences/BS

Ismael Verduzco

Management/BS