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

Kaitlyn O’Brien

Graduate Student ,
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Class of 2017

Jayme Yee

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

Class of 2007

Michael Eakin

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

Class of 2003

Quinn Granfors

Environmental Scientist (Reservoir Biology),

Class of 2003

Mike Gross

Fish Culturist ,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Class of 2010

Chris Mayes

Fisheries Biologist,
U.S. Forest Service

  Alumni Updates

Our grads are doing great things.

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...

Dr. Jessica K. Rendon, 2008
Submitted: March 10, 2019
Dr. Jessica Rendon Environmental Science, 2008, recently received her PhD. in Entomology from the University of Idaho.  She currently works for the Oregon Department of Agriculture, working to protect Oregon’s agriculture and natural resources from invasive species. She was recently...

Jonathan Baer, 2014
Submitted: August 29, 2018
Jonathan Baer, Environmental Science & Management, 2014, got married the year he graduated from HSU. Two weeks after graduating he and his wife moved to Shenyang China where they taught English for a year. This experience convinced him to become a teacher for good. He applied to several...