Meet our Alumni

Fisheries Biology degrees have given alumni opportunities to work in their field around the world.

Some Fisheries alumni have gone on to graduate school. Others are making a difference across a wide range of careers as a wilderness planner for Olympic National Park, a GIS (geographic information system) technician for the Yurok Tribe, and an environmental analyst for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

Here are some alumni profiles highlighing what they are doing after graduation.

Class of 2010

Chris Mayes

Fisheries Biologist
U.S. Forest Service

Class of 2017

Kaitlyn O'Brien

Graduate Student
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Class of 2007

Michael Eakin

Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Class of 1994

Theodore Robinson

English School Owner

Class of 2003

Quinn Granfors

Environmental Scientist (Reservoir Biology)
CDFW

  Alumni Updates

Our grads are doing great things.


Dan Troxel, 2007 (B.S.), 2010 (M.S.)
Submitted: April 8, 2024
Dan Troxel is an Environmental Scientist for the California Department of Fish & Wildlife based in Arcata, CA, working in the Klamath and Trinity Rivers Program. In the face of Klamath basin dam removal efforts, adaptability is key, but generally speaking, he is responsible for recreational...

Samuel R Harper, 2014
Submitted: January 1, 2024
Since graduating, Samuel has become a user experience designer at Infinity Ward, having worked on popular video game titles such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. He is earning a master's degree in Human Factors from Bentley University. Samuel has also taught UX courses at the University of...

Edward (Ed) Busch, 1980
Submitted: September 26, 2023
Ed will be retiring from Michigan State University at the end of this week. A short bio can be found at https://michiganstate-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/buschedw_msu_edu…

Ken Russo, 1993
Submitted: August 15, 2023
After graduation, Ken moved to the Sacramento area and worked in the aquaculture industry for 18 years, raising white sturgeon for meat and caviar production.  In 2011 he switched gears and went to work as a transportation biologist for Caltrans District 3. Ken is currently a Senior...