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 2017

Jayme Yee

Lab Assistant UF IFAS Molluscan Shellfish Aquaculture and Restoration Laboratory,
University of Florida

Class of 1994

Theodore Robinson

English School Owner,

Class of 2010

Chris Mayes

Fisheries Biologist,
U.S. Forest Service

Class of 2003

Quinn Granfors

Environmental Scientist (Reservoir Biology),

Class of 2017

Kaitlyn O'Brien

Graduate Student ,
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Class of 2003

Mike Gross

Fish Culturist ,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  Alumni Updates

Our grads are doing great things.

Aydee Zielke, 2008
Submitted: June 14, 2021
Aydee recently obtained her dream job, joining the San Dieguito River Park JPA, taking on the role as the the Park Environmental Planner. Her work includes habitat conservation, preservation, planning, permitting, and mitigation for trails and parkland. She is also using her cartography skills...

Patrick Murphy, 2013
Submitted: December 15, 2020
Patrick Murphy has been working for the Orange County Water District for the past 6 years. His job consists of water quality monitoring through the sampling and water quality data analysis of many groundwater and surface water sites. Murphy has also recently obtained a MS in Environmental...

Garrett John Costello, 2014
Submitted: November 17, 2019
Over the last two years Garrett Costello, Environmental Science & Management, 2014, and his wife (fellow alumni) got married and started an environmental consulting business. As the business has grown they have turned their attention to constructing low-tech beaver dam analogs to help...

Sylvia Lynn van Royen, 2019
Submitted: October 31, 2019
After graduating from HSU Sylvia Lynn van Royen, Environmental Science & Management, 2019, was hired by the Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources based out of Orleans, California. The Tribe’s DNR has ground breaking management goals that she feels honored and blessed to be...