Alumni Stories

Meet Oregon's Official Forester

“I’m not a pure forestry guy.” So says “forestry guy” Cal Mukumoto (‘77, Forestry), who was appointed Oregon State Forester last year. “I’ve had a varied career and for me to be in this position is a surprise.”


Telling the Story Behind ‘Sugar Bear’ and Six Rivers National Forest

An 84-foot white fir harvested from Six Rivers National Forest will light up the U.S. Capitol this holiday season after making the cross-country trek from Northern California to Washington D.C. In preparation, Humboldt State University students have helped create interpretative and educational materials to accompany the tree on its journey east.

Peace Corps Announces New Peace Corps Prep Program at Humboldt State University

The Peace Corps announced the launch of Peace Corps Prep, an undergraduate certificate program, today at Humboldt State University. Scheduled to launch this November, the program will combine targeted coursework with hands-on experience, building the competencies needed for students to become Peace Corps volunteers or other intercultural fieldworkers. HSU is one of 11 new university partnerships.

A Love of Fieldwork Leads to Washington

As a researcher at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Amy Scarpignato (‘11, M.S. Wildlife) is part conservationist and part investigator.

Gregory Gottlieb

A Lifetime of Service in International Aid

Like many undergraduates, Gregory Gottlieb (‘76, Political Science) was drawn to Humboldt by the enchanting redwoods and otherworldly allure of the rugged North Coast.


New York City Homeless Advocate Began with Y.E.S.

Robin Pagliuco (’03, Anthropology) didn’t plan on working to streamline one of the largest supportive housing programs in the country and she certainly hadn’t planned on attending Humboldt St

Sabina Gallier sitting next to a citrus tree wearing a dress.

Radio for the Win

A radio personality for Humboldt County radio station, KSLG, Sabina Gallier (’14, Journalism) is called a “boisterous force of nature with a twist of lime.”