Alumni Stories

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.” 

Hanna Mounce holds a kiwikiu, or Maui parrotbill, a bird on the brink of extinction.

The Race to Save a Critically Endangered Bird

Growing up in rural Northern California, Hanna Mounce (‘03, Wildlife) was always surrounded by animals from her county fair chickens to the injured wild birds she often found and rehabilitated.


HSU a top Peace Corps Volunteer-Producing School

The Peace Corps announced today that Humboldt State University ranked 16th among medium-size schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020.

R. Isai Madriz Photo

From Humboldt to Patagonia

He didn’t set out to be an insect expert—let alone the world authority on the family of primitive crane flies Tanyderidae.

The Benavides-Garb family

Gift Means the World to Students

Jordan Byrd-Gentile (‘19, Spanish) says the mornings in Oaxaca are cool, afternoon rainstorms flood the streets, and every night lightning flickers in the sky like a broken porch light. Discovering

Katelin Holloway Portrait

‘Culture’ Pioneer in Silicon Valley

It was 2003, during the dot com downturn, when Katelin Holloway (‘02, Art) found herself in San Francisco. She knew she loved graphic design and wanted to be in tech, but how?


Alumni Who Made an Impact in the World

Humboldt State University has been recognizing the achievements of alumni since 1960 when the University launched its annual Who’s Who Award.