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UOGML Alumni

There are over 125 graduates of the Marine Lab, those in Masters in Biology program and the recently instituted Masters in Environmental Science program that have completed their thesis under the direction of Marine Lab faculty. Of the 71 (58%) alumni for which we could obtain data, 96% have remained in the field of biology, working in government, education, research or consulting. The Marine Lab draws students from around the globe. Our students hail from 19 countries and U.S. territories. One out of ten graduates is from Micronesia, including Guam; nearly all of whom have returned to the region, often after continuing their professional education elsewhere. In fact, despite our decidedly international character, over 60% of our graduates have remained in the Pacific islands of Micronesia or Polynesia, over half of these on Guam.

This page lists all alumni of the Masters in Biology program at UOG. Most of these did their thesis and course work at the Marine Lab. Click on their names to see what they've been up to or, when available, get their email addresses from off-site. This list includes everyone for which we could find information as of March 2008. Send updates to webmaster.

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Year graduated

Present position

Cure, Katherine 2011 PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia
Kautz, Carmen 2011 Ph.D. candidate, Texas Tech University
Miller, Rocky 2011 Biologist, Hawaii International Environmental Services, Guam
Priest, Sparky 2011 Research Associate, KAUST Red Sea Research Center
Whitfield, Susanna 2011 Microbiologist, Maryland Department of Agriculture
Abellena, Sheena 2010
Marshell, Alyssa 2010 PhD candidate, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia
Caballes, Ciemon 2009 Ph.D. candidate, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Chop, Kathyrn 2009 PCR Environmental Consulting, Guam
Chau, Lisa 2008 Independent web designer, Baguio City, Philippines
Myers, Nola 2008 US Geological Survey, Guam
Taylor, Brett 2008 PhD Candidate, Marine Biology, James Cook University, Australia
Goldman, Lee 2007 Research Assistant, Marine Laboratory, University of Guam
Tomasetti, Robert 2007 Biologist, Banyan Tree Marine Laboratory, Vabbinfaru, Republic of Maldives
Gutierrez, Jay T. 2005 Fisheries Supervisor, Department of Argiculture Division of Aquatics and Wildlife Resources, Government of Guam
Rongo, Teina 2005 PhD Candidate, Florida Institute of Technology
Takase, Chie 2005 Research assistant, WERI, University of Guam
Kelly, Walter C., III 2004 Research Associate, University of Guam Marine Laboratory
Mendiola, Wendy J. C. 2004
Palmer, Allison E. 2003 U.S. National Park Service, Guam
Seidel, Rick 2003 PhD Candidate, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford OH
Bonito, Victor 2002 Research Associate, Florida Museum of Natural History
Chang, Richard 2002 PhD candidate, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University
Ritson-Williams, Raphael 2002 Research Technician, Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce FL
Shjegstad, Sonia 2002 Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College Asia, Guam Campus
Victor, Steven 2002 Scientist, Palau International Coral Research Center, Koror Republic of Palau
Belliveau, S. A. 2001
Biggs, Jason S. 2000 Associate Professor, Marine Laboratory, University of Guam
Kirkendale, Lisa 2000 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Sydney, Australia
Leota, Sarah T. 2000
Pangilinan, Ron F. 2000 John A. Burns School of Medicine, Primary Care and Community Health Program
Peshut, Peter J. 2000 Technical Services Manager, American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency, Pago Pago AS
Starmer, John A. 2000 PhD Candidate, Department of Zoology, University of Florida
Concepcion, Georgette B. 1999 Lawyer, Guam Legal Services Corporation, Guam
Daniels, Ethan A. 1999 Photographer, Ocean Stock Images, Oakland CA
Gaither, Michelle 1999 Ph.D. candidate, Department of Zoology, University of Hawaii
Houk, Peter 1999 Biologist, Division of Aquatic Resources, Saipan CNMI
Ginsburg, David 1998 Faculty Lecturer, Environmental Studies Program, University of Southern California
Persselin, Sara L. 1998 Research Fishery Biologist, NOAA Kodiak Fisheries Research Center, Kodiak AK
Ward, Linda A. 1998 Science and English Faculty at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, WA
Camacho, Frank A. 1997 Associate Professor, CNAS, University of Guam
Leberer, C. J. Trina 1997 The Nature Conservancy, Guam
Pangelinan, Arlene A. 1997 Supervisory Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu HI
Bauman, Scott 1996 Environmental Specialist II, Florida State Department of Health
Chirichetti, Paul 1996 Science Instructor, Department of Defense School, Okinawa
Golbuu, Yim 1996 PhD candidate, School of Environmental Science and Management, Southern Cross University, NSW Australia
Collins-Boyd, Joanne M. 1995 Full-time Mum, Honolulu HI
[Dayton] Check, Cathy 1995 District manager, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Rochester NY
Parham, Jim E. 1995
Puglisi, Melany P. 1995 Postdoctoral fellow, Smithsonian Research Station, Fort Pierce FL
Kerr, Alexander M. 1994 Associate Professor of Marine Biology, University of Guam
Kerr, JoNita Quenga 1994 Professor of Environmental Biology, Guam Community College
Martinez, Priscilla C. 1994 PhD candidate, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Australia
Norris, Daniel Ray 1994 Biology Instructor, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington NC
Pitlik, Todd J. 1994 Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Los Angeles County
Rivera, Fernando E. 1994 PhD candidate, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Australia
[Davidson] Tuerler, Bridgette S. 1993 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland OR
Quenga, A. Sergio E. 1993 Compiler of Laws, Supreme Court of Guam
Te, Franklyn Tan 1993 Associate Professor of Biology and Marine Science, Department of Natural Sciences, Miami-Dade College at Wolfson, Miami FL
Collins, Lawrence A. 1992 Commercial Operations Manager, CASCO Group, Inc., Cerritos CA
Lock, Steve A. 1992 Fisheries Biologist, Lummi Nation, Bellingham WA
Schupp, Peter J. 1992 Associate Professor of Marine Biology, University of Guam
Sonoda, Kazu 1992 Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Heritage University, Toppenish WA
Eastlick, Pam 1991 Director, Planetarium, University of Guam
Meyer, Karen 1991 Adjunct Instructor, Florida Community College, Jacksonville FL
Hopper, David R. 1990 Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Snake River Office, Boise ID
Rogers, Shelly D. 1989 Physician, Columbia SC
Sanger, Herling R. 1989 Secretary General, Wallacea Development Institute, Jakarta Indonesia
Wylie, Chad R. 1988 Pilot, Atlantis Submarines, Maui HI
Chandran, Ravi 1987
Ellis-Neill, Leigh 1987
Edward, Ahser E. 1986 Deceased. Formerly Professor of Science, College of Micronesia, Kolonia, Pohnpei FSM
Gates, Paul D. 1986 Deceased
Potter, Tom S. 1986 Dermatologist, Kauai Grove Clinic, Lihue, HI
Wilkins, Susanne De C. 1986 Laboratory Manager, Marine Laboratory, University of Guam
Davis, Gerry W. 1985 Scientist, National Marine Fisheries Service, Honolulu HI
Neill, J. Bruce 1985
Sherwood, Tim S. 1985
Bowden-Kirby, Austin 1984 Scientist, Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International, Fiji
Hillmann-Kitalong, Ann 1984 Environmental Consultant, Koror Republic of Palau
Grimm, Gretchen R. 1983 Natural Resources Specialist, U.S. Naval Facilities Command Marianas
Molina, Mike E. 1983 Biologist, U.s. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu HI
Myers, Rob F. 1983 President, Coral Graphics, Inc., Fort Lauderdale FL
Neubauer, Cliff P. 1983
Pendleton, Dave E. 1983 Research Biologist, Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, Port Hueneme, CA
Plucer-Rosario, Gyongi 1983 Associate Professor, University of Maryland University College Asia, Guam Campus
James, Spensin 1982 President, College of Micronesia, Kolonia, Pohnpei FSM
Katnik, Steve E. 1982
Romeo, Chip J. 1982
Best, Bruce R. 1981 Station Manager, Telecommunication and Distance Education Operation, University of Guam
Braley, Rick D. 1981
Clayshulte, Russ N. 1981
Colgan, Mitchell W. 1981 Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston SC
Donaldson, Terry J. 1981 Associate Professor of Marine Biology, University of Guam
Kropp, Roy K. 1981 Scientist, Marine Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sequim, WA
Smalley, T. L. 1981
Kock, R. Logan 1980
Rowley, Dana M. 1980
Zolan, Bill J. 1980
Chernin, Mitch I. 1979 Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA
Grosenbaugh-Hamel, Debbie A. 1979
Lassuy, Denny R. 1979 Regional Invasive Species Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage AK and Adjunct Faculty Associate in Environmental Sciences and Resources, Portland State University OR
Smith, Barry D. 1979 Extension Agent IV, Marine Laboratory, University of Guam
[Stojkovich] Olsen, Jeanine 1979 Professor, Department of Marine Biology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Wooster, Dan S. 1979
Neudecker, Steve 1978 Chief Executive Officer, Resource Balance, Inc., Bonita CA
Day, Jon E. 1977
Dickinson, Rick E. 1977 Deceased
Doty, Jim E. 1977
Gawel, Mike J. 1977 Planner, Guam Environmental Protection Agency
Wilder, Mike J. 1977 President, Michael J. Wilder Company and Analytical Laboratories, Inc., Honolulu HI
Fitzgerald, Jr., Bill J. 1976
Muniappan, Sheila 1976 Biology teacher, George Washington High School, Mangilao GU
Ross, Bob M. 1976
Tobias, Bill J. 1976
Wortman, Claudia G. 1976 Science Curriculum Supervisor, St. Mary County Public Schools MD
Chase, Jennifer A. 1975
Gordon, Greg D. 1975 Supervisor, Duty Free Shoppers, Palau Pacific Resort, Koror Republic of Palau
Jameson, Stephen C. 1975 President, Coral Seas, Inc., The Plains VA
Rideout, R. Storm 1975 Deceased
Strong, Ron D. 1975 Deceased. Co-founder, Guam Environmental Consulting.
Wray, Frieda O. 1975
Bryan, Pat G. 1974 Fisheries Supervisor, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Larson, Helen K. 1974 Curator of Ichthyology, Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Australia, Northern Territory
Zahner, S. 1974
Rupp, J. J. 1973
Hohman, Tom C. 1972
Kami, Harry T. 1972 Retired; Chief, Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources, Guam Department of Agriculture
Peterson, R. D. 1972
Rosenberg, D. L. 1972
Tseng, W. -Y. 1972
Belk, Mary S. 1971
Randall, Dick H. 1971 Professor Emeritus of Marine Biology, University of Guam
Branch, Jim B. 1969



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