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CRM MA researchers present drone project at China Camp State Park

China Camp Village is on the very edge of San Francisco Bay and subjected to growing risk of damage from sea level rise and increasing wave action.

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Former SSU Student Leads Worldwide Biodiversity

Former Sonoma State University student, Kristy Deiner (Biology MS, 2004), was highlighted in Nature News for leading the largest one-day aquatic biodiversity sampling effort in the world.

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Biology Research of Alum Gains Worldwide Recognition

After completing his master's thesis at Sonoma State University, David Ensminger completed a PhD at Penn State and a post-doctoral position at UC Berkeley. David is currently an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University.

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English MA Alum Embodies SSU's Core Values

Dr. Erica Tom is an educator, bridging academic and equine worlds. She takes her teaching beyond the classroom. In 2018, Erica founded Equi-Sense, a therapeutic equine program melding ethology, trauma-informed practices, and Natural Horsemanship.

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CRM Alum Contributes Widely to American Archaeology

Michael Newland graduated from Sonoma State’s Cultural Resources Management M.A. program in 2000. Since that time, he has helped transform the discipline of archaeology with his efforts in public outreach and tribal consultation, and research and advocacy on climate change.

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Civics and Coffee Podcast

Since 2020, Alycia Asai, a current History MA student at Sonoma State, has hosted a weekly podcast, Civics and Coffee, in which she explores American history topics, usually in 15-20 minutes, just long enough for a coffee break.&nbsp

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Education MA Alum Leader in Community

Tracy Whitaker earned her special education credentials, her MA in Education with a concentration in Special Education, and her Administrative Services Credential at SSU. She's taught a course in special education to our credential candidates.

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Graduate Student Inspires Budding Herpetologists at Summer Camp

SSU graduate student, Beth Sabo, served as a visiting biologist at Owl Camp, a nature-based day camp run by LandPaths. The mission of LandPaths is to foster a love of the land through access, stewardship, and education. Beth worked with 30 campers ranging from ages 6-16.

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MBA Alum Named "Winemaker of the Year 2022"

Nicole Hitchcock is Senior Winemaker of J Vineyards and Winery, and was recently named "Winemaker of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast’s 2022 Wine Star Awards.

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Albanian Revolt

First-year History MA student Dane Beatie recently had an article accepted for review by Diogenes, a graduate student publication in Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek studies at the University of Birmingham in Britain.