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Biology

Carlo Quintanilla: Expected to graduate May 2015
Year Completed MARC: 2014
MARC Mentor: Dr. Susan Brasser and Dr. Ricardo Zayas
Summer Research Experience:
 Boston University
Current Status: Completing second major as an IMSD scholar

Phillip Silva: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2014
MARC Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Thomas and Dr. Chitra Mandyan from the Scripps Research Institute
Summer Research Experience: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington
Current status: Ph.D. student, Neurosciences, Yale University

Ellese Carmona: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2012
MARC Mentor : Dr. Kelly Doran
Summer Research Experience: The Harvard Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP)
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University

Raul Ramos: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Sanford Bernstein
Summer Research Experience: Dr. Sanford Bernstein’s Lab
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Cell and Molecular Biosciences, UC Irvine

Esteban Vazquez-Hidalgo: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Summer Research Experience: Dr. Paul J. Paolini’s Lab
Current status: Ph.D. student, Computational Science, SDSU/Claremont Graduate School Joint Doctoral Program

Allen Washington, Jr.: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Thomas Huxford and Dr. Kathleen McGuire
Summer Research Experience: The University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Current status: Ph.D. student, Biomedical Sciences, UCSD

Ashton Regalado-Magdos: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2010
MARC Mentor: Dr. Roland Wolkowics
Summer Research Experience: Harvard University SHURP Program
Current Status: Medical Student, University of California, San Francisco Medical School

Michael Valdez: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2010
MARC Mentor: Dr. Roland Wolkowicz
Summer Research Experience: The Stanford University Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering, University of Arizona

Gloria Felix: M.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2009
MARC Mentor: Dr. Jaques Perrault
Current Status: Intern, Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Loma Linda, CA

Irene Hale: B.S./B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2009
MARC Mentor: Dr. Walt Oechel and Dr. David Lipson
Summer Research Experience: The University of Colorado Boulder and at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA

Matthew San Pedro: B.S./B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2009
MARC Mentor: Dean Stanley Maloy, Dr. Gerardo Perez and Dr. Chris Glembotski
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego Amgen Scholars Program
Current Status: Masters student, Aerospace Engineering, SDSU

Lynelle Garnica Guerrero: M.P.H.
Year Completed MARC: 2008
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Summer Research Experience: UC Riverside
Current Status: Environmental Health Specialist, San Diego County Department of Environmental Health, Food and Housing Division

Richard Virgen: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2008
MARC Mentor: Dr. Jacques Perrault
Summer Research Experience: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, UC Irvine
Current Status: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunity and Pathogenesis, Sanford-Burnham Research Institute

Patrick Avila: Mphil/M.P.H./M.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. Chris Glembotski and Dr. Darrel Meollendorf
Summer Research Experience:  UCSD and Harvard University
Current Status: Internal Medicine Resident Physician, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

April Weissmiller: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. John Love and Dr. Greg Lemke
Summer Research Experience: The MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) and the Harvard University Summer Honors Undergraduate Research program (SHURP)
Current Status: Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, San Diego

Samuel Jimenez: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2006
MARC Mentor: Dr. Kay May-Newman

Robert McDonald: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
2006
MARC Mentor: Dr. Constantine Tsoukas
Summer Research Experience: The Scripps Research Institute

David Mejia:
Year Completed MARC: 2006
MARC Mentor: Dr. Robert Pozos and Dr. M. Vuscovich

Rodrigo Rodriguez: M.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2006
MARC Mentor: Dr. Shelli McAlpine
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute

Rodney Gabriel: M.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2005
MARC Mentor: Dr. Mikael Bergdan, Dr. Jacques Perrault, Dr. Eng Tan and Dr. Michael Pollard
Summer Research Experience:  Vanderbilt University
Current Status: Resident Physician, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Yessenia Ibarra: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2005
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ann Feeney, Dr. Peter Schultz and Dr. Marc Mercola
Summer Research Experience: The MIT  Whitehead Institute
Current Status: Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia

Cheryl Olonan: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
2005
MARC Mentor: Dr. John Love
Current Status: Medical Student, UC Irvine

Patricia Castillo: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
2004
MARC Mentor: Dr. Chris Glembotski and Dr. Kathleen McGuire
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Immunology, University of California, Davis

Rosette Fernandez:
Year Completed MARC: 2004
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Current Status: Researcher, Center for Disease Control,  Atlanta, GA

Krystal Smelter: M.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2004
MARC Mentor: Dr. Constantine Tsoukas and Dr. Ann Feeney
Summer Research Experience: The Scripps Research Institute
Current Status: Research Assistant, Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Johnson & Johnson, La Jolla, CA

Mahasin Abdullah: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne
Current Status: Medical Student, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine, Mexico

Amparo Sembrano: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Frey
Current Status:

Khanichi Tape: M.S./Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC:
2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Skaidrite Krisans
Summer Research Experience: Ghana, Africa through the MIRT Program
Current Status: Science Instructor, Marlborough School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA

Shawna Caudillo: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
2002
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Current Status: Training Supervisor & Compliance Officer, National Genetics Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Brenda Salumbides: M.S.
Year Completed MARC:
2002
MARC Mentor: Dr. Skaidrite Krisans and Juan Pozos
Summer Research Experience: The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and at UCSD
Current Status: Lab Trainer/Supervisor, Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Lateefah Spires: Ed.M.
Year Completed MARC:
2002
MARC Mentor: Dr. Pamina Gorbach and Dr. Colmar Figueroa-Moseley
Current Status: Science Instructor, Brea Olinda Unified School District, Orange County, CA

Timothy Thompson: 
Year Completed MARC: 2002
MARC Mentor: Ana Navarro
Current Status: Manager, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Felizza Quinones: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul Paolini and Dr. Anca Segall
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Francisco
Current Status: Technical Application Scientist, Illumina, San Diego, CA

Joaquin Valenzuela:
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ann Feeny

Samantha Blessing:
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini and Dr. Judith Zynskind

Kristian Brown: M.D./Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini and Greg Harris
Summer Research Experience: The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Current Status: Abdominal Transplant Faculty Fellow Surgeon Fellowship, Keck School of Medicine, USC & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems Laboratory, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Alan Martinez: M.D.
Year Completed MARC:
2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ed Riley
Summer Research Experience: The Scripps Research Institute
Current Status: Fellow, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Alina Montalbano: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Summer Research Experience: The Scripps Research Institute
Current Status: Postdoctoral Researcher, Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Suzanne Graham: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1999
MARC Mentor: Dr. Susan Williams
Summer Research Experience: Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA
Current Status: Marine Biologist at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, CA

Victoria Love: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1999
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ann Feeney
Current Status: Medical writer, ScienceMedia, LLC, San Diego, CA

Daniel Robledo: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
1998
MARC Mentor: Dr. Michael Allen
Current Status: Quality Assurance and Regulatory Assurance Manager, Diazyme Labs, San Diego, CA

Geanncarlo Lugo: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1997
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ann Feeney
Current Status: First Grade Researcher, Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie; Structurale (IPBS) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Universite de Toulouse, France

Monica Peterson: M.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1997
MARC Mentor: Dr. Judith Zyskind and Dr. Phil Langlias
Summer Research Experience: Stanford University and Uganda, East Africa through the MIRT CUNY Program
Current Status: Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Perris Mental Health Clinic, and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow at UCLA

John Tolli: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1997
MARC Mentor: Dr. Greg Harris
MARC Experience: The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MIT, and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Current Status: Professor, School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

Barbara Crisostomo: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
1996
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ann Feeny

John Molina: M.B.A.
Year Completed MARC: 1995
MARC Mentor: Dr. Greg Harris
MARC Experience: The University of Pennsylvania

Carlo Quinonez: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1995
MARC Mentor: Dr. Claire Murphy
Current Status: Principal Research Scientist, OCTO-Autodesk Research, Autodesk, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Claudia Figueroa: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1994
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini, Dr. Greg Harris and Dr. Steve Barlow
Current Status: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan

Apollo Baytan: B.S.
Year Completed MARC:
1993
MARC Mentor: Dr. S. Clouse, Dr. K. Johnson and Dr. Kathleen McGuire
Summer Research Experience: The University of Rochester
Current Status: Scientist, Research and Development Analytical Group, Quidel Corp., San Diego, CA

Maurice Bell: M.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1992
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Current Status: Internal Medicine, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA

Terry Hall: Master’s in Nursing
Year Completed MARC: 1992
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul J. Paolini
Current Status: Nurse Practitioner, Sutherland Cardiology Clinic, Germantown, TN

Raphael Allende: M.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1991
MARC Mentor: Dr. Chris Glembotski and Dr. Carol Barnett
Summer Research Experience: Harvard University
Current Status: Neurological Surgery, The Neurohealth Sciences Center, Stanford, FL

Maria Avilez: M.D.
Year Completed MARC:
1991
MARC Mentor: Dr. Carol Barnett and Chris Glembotski
Summer Research Experience:  University of California, San Francisco
Current Status: Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona

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Chemistry/Physics/Astronomy

Linda Honaker: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2014
MARC Mentor: Dr. William Tong and Dr. Thomas Huxford
Summer Research Experience: The Harvard University Molecular and Cell Biology Department
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Molecules, Cells & Organisms, Harvard University

Mercedes Quintana: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2014
MARC Mentor: Dr. Mark Sussman and Dr. Peter van der Geer
Summer Research Experience: The University of Texas Southwestern
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Basic Sciences, UT Southwestern

Carolina Galindo: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Fredolin Weber
Summer Research Experience: The Institute of Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Oahu, HI
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Physics, City University of New York

Greg Solis: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Christopher Harrison
MARC Experience: The University of Oregon, Institute of Molecular Biology, Summer Program for Undergraduates Research (SPUR) Program
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Chemical Physiology, Kellog School of Science and Technology, Scripps Research Institute

Octavio Romo Fewell: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2009
MARC Mentor: Dr. Mikael Bergdahl and Dr. John Love
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego
Current Status: Director of Research and Development, MEDEVISE, Tijuana, BCN, Mexico

Olivia Osher: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2008
MARC Mentor: Dr. William Tong

Van Nguyen: M.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2005
MARC Mentor: Dr. Calvin Johnson
MARC Experience: The University of Washington and Los Alamos National Lab
Current Status: Sign language teacher

Maricela Puga: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2005
MARC Mentor:  Dr. Diane Smith
Summer Research Experience: The Scripps Research Institute

Juan Galvan, Jr.: M.B.A.
Year Completed MARC: 2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Shelli McAlpine and Dr. Hong-Chang Liang
Current Status: Vice President of Commercial Services, North Island Credit Union, San Diego,CA

Jose Guillen: D.D.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Shelli McAlpine
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego
Current Status: Private practice, Las Vegas, NV

Eric Vazquez: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2002
MARC Experience: Conducted research with Drs. Terry Frey and Doug Grotjhan
Current Status: Looking for employment

Cesar Contreras: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2002
MARC Mentor: Dr. Andrew Cooksy

Current Status: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA

Genaro Hernandez: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2002
MARC Mentor: Dr. Doug Grotjhan and Dr. John Love
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Computational Biology, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Michelle Inzunza: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Karen May-Newman
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego
Current Status: Clinical Educator, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Juan J. Martinez: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Ds. Patrick Papin and Dr. Saul Oseroff
Current Status: Scientist, Science Applications International Corp., San Diego, CA

Michael Davis: Ph.D./J.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1998
MARC Mentor: Dr. Tom Cole and Dr. Stephen Dahms
Current Status: Technical Specialist, D’Hue Law, LLC, Lafayette, IN

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Engineering

Francisco Candido: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2014
MARC Mentor: Dr. Satchi Venkataraman
Summer Research Experience: Harvard University, the Joint REU programs in Bioengineering, Scientific Computing and Materials and Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University

Jose Navarro: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2012
MARC Mentor: Dr, Nagy Nosseir and Dr. Fletcher Miller
Summer Research Experience: Cornell University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Program (CU LSAMP-R)
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Engineering (Biomechanics), University of Wisconsin, Madison

Ismael Reveles: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Nagy Nosseir and Dr. Karen May-Newman
Summer Research Experience: Cornell University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Program (CU LSAMP-R)
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics), Arizona State University and NSF Graduate Fellowship Awardee

Cecilia Larrosa: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. Satchi Venkataraman and Dr. Mark Sussman
Summer Research Experience: NASA Langley Aerospace Center
Current Status: Associate Consultant, Mechanical Engineering Practice, Exponent Inc., Menlo Park, CA

Sonia Arteaga: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2006
MARC Mentor: Dr. Marie Roch
Summer Research Experience: University of California, Berkeley and at the University of Central Florida Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Current Status: Tenured track Computer Science Faculty, Hartnell Community College

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Public Health

Sarah Fredrickson: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2010
MARC Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Brodine
Summer Research Experience: The Harvard Affiliated Facility, Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP)
Current Status: M.P.H. student, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA

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Mathematics/Computer Science

Ismael Perez: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2014
MARC Mentor: Dr. Peter Saloman
Summer Research Experience: The Sandia National Laboratory
Current Status: Masters to Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Annalinda Arroyo: M.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. Peter Salamon
Current Status: Instructor, School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

Edward Steven Jimenez: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2004
MARC Mentor: Dr. Peter Salamon
Current Status: Senior Research and Development Scientist, Software Systems Research and Development, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM and recipient of the 2014 HNAAC Most Promising Engineer or Scientist Advanced Degree award

Sam Polk: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Joseph Mahaffy
Current Status: On Site Consultant, Hewlett-Packard, San Diego, CA

Sirintorn Clay: M.S.
Year Completed MARC: 1998
MARC Mentor: Dr. Robert Pozos and Dr. Roman Swiniarski
Summer Research Experience: University of Minnesota
Current Status: Software Developer, Northrop Grumman Corp., Colorado

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Psychology

Carl Bolano: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2014
MARC Mentor: Dr. V. Robin Weersing
Summer Research Experience: Vanderbilt University
Current Status: Research Associate, University of California, San Diego

Cecilia Bess: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2013
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne
Summer Research Experience: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Counseling Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Alejandra Morlett: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Klonoff
Summer Research Experience: Yale Medical School and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Health Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Nancy Calderon: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2010
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan and  Dr. Joe Price
Summer Research Experience: University of Michigan
Current Status: Masters student at University of California, Los Angeles

Ellesse Akre: M.A.
Year Completed MARC: 2009
MARC Mentor: Dr. Audrey Hokoda and Dr. Emilio Ulloa
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Francisco
Current Status: Health Insurance Specialist and Project Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD

Lacy Olson: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2009
MARC Mentor: Dr. Guido Frank
Summer Research Experience: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis
Current Status: Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology, University of Florida, Tallahassee, FL

Isabel Altarejos: M.P.H.
Year Completed MARC: 2008
MARC Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Klonoff and Dr. Hope Landrine
MARC Experience: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Current Status: Fullbright English Teaching Assistant, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetouan, Morocco

Trinh Luu: M.A.
Year Completed MARC: 2008
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul Gilbert
Current Status: Research Coordinator, Brentwood Biomedical Research Institute/VA, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Systems, Los Angeles, CA

Eureka Kasthuri: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego
Current Status: Masters in Public Health student, SDSU

Allissa Marquez: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. Jean Twenge
Current Status: Sex Offender Psychologist, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Marion, Illinois

Yavette Vaden: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan and Dr. Elizabeth Klonoff
Summer Research Experience: Purdue University
Current Status: Masters in Public Health student, SDSU

Marc Emerson: M.P.H.
Year Completed MARC: 2006
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne and Dr. Georgia Sadler
Summer Research Experience: John Hopkins University
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Betty Joe Crawford: M.A.
Year Completed MARC: 2005
MARC Mentor: Dr. Dennis Saccuzzo and Dr. Scott Roesch
Current Status: Ed.D student, Counseling Psychology, Argosy University

Connie Meza: M.A.
Year Completed MARC: 2005
MARC Mentor: Dr. Roberto Velazquez and Dr. Maria Andujo-Harager
Summer Research Experience: University of Arizona
Current Status: Quality Improvement Manager, Magellan Health Services, San Diego, CA

Jose Cruz: M.Ed.
Year Completed MARC: 2004
MARC Mentor: Dr. Thierry Devos
Current Status: Executive Director, Barrio Logan College Institute, San Diego, CA

Jason Daniel: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Mel Hovell
Current Status: Postdoctoral Research Scholar/Assistant Research Scientist/Adjunct Lecturer, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Principal Investigator for a study on occupational health advisors using community-based participatory research approach, and Co-Investigator for a study on evaluation of four sites utilizing empirically based programs to reduce STD and HIV infection among African American and Latino communities

James A. Martinez: M.P.H.,Ed.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Colmar Figueroa-Moseley and Dr. Claire Murphy
Summer Research Experience: University of California, Irvine
Current Status: Health Analytics Specialist, Center for Strategy and Innovation, Community Health Development, Loma Linda, CA; Epidemiologist, County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program, Alhambra, CA

Lavonda Mickens: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2002
MARC Mentor: Dr. John Elder
Current Status: Assistant Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus, Los Angeles, CA; Therapist Consultant at Avalon Malibu, Malibu, CA

Keyondria Bunch: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne
Current Status: Clinical Psychologist, Department of Mental Health, Greater Los Angeles, CA

Tricia Hall: M.P.H.
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Cindy Corey
Summer Research Experience: University of Michigan, Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
Current Status: Project Coordinator, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch, Atlanta, GA

Valita Jones: M.A., Ed.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Roberto Velazquez
Current Status: Adjunct Professor, Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA; Program Manager, Center for Investigations of Health and Education Disparities (CIHED), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Shameika Logan: M.S.W., Ed.M.
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne and Dr. Jeff Bryson
Summer Research Experience: University of Michigan and Harvard
Current Status: Clinical Director, The Ark Family Counseling Center, Inc., Decatur, GA

Kelly Silva: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Claire Murphy
Current Status: Private Industry Consultant, Sr. Organization Development Specialist, Starwood Vacation Group

Sinead Younge: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan, Dr. Claire Murphy, Dr. Roberto Velazquez, Dr. JoAnn Cornwell and Dr. Desiree Byrd
Summer Research Experience: Prague, Czech Republic through a MIRT Predoctoral Fellowship
Current Status: Associate Professor of Psychology, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Senaida Fernandez: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1999
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne
Current Status: Program Officer, Community Initiatives and Public Health Sciences, California Breast Cancer Research Program, University of California, Office of the President, Oakland, CA

Blanca Canez: M.P.H.
Year Completed MARC: 1998
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan and Dr. James Sallis
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego, the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Current Status: Family Treehouse Project, a family resource center

Rene Carreno: B.A.
Year Completed MARC: 1998
MARC Mentor: Dr. James Sallis

LaShanda Jones: B.S.
Year Completed MARC: 1998
MARC Mentor: Dr. James Sallis
Current Status: Instructor and Clinical Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; and has her Private Practice, Lancaster, CA

Daphne Dionisio: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1997
MARC Mentor: Dr. Al Hillix and Dr. Greg Harris
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego
Current Status: Assistant Professor, tenured track, Glendale Community College

Gustavo Martinez: M.A.
Year Completed MARC: 1997
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan

Trenekia Denson: M.S.
Year Completed MARC: 1996
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan and Dr. Claire Murphy
Current Status: Travel Agent

La Shon Fralin: B.A.
Year Completed MARC: 1996
MARC Mentor: Dr. Donna Thal
Summer Research Experience: Vanderbilt University
Current Status: Office Assistant, SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Comprehensive Partnership, La Jolla, CA

Silvia Bigatti: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1995
MARC Mentor: Dr. Joe Price, Dr. Jerome Sattler and Dr. Terry Cronan
Current Status: Associate Professor, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN

Lottie Chase: M.S.W.
Year Completed MARC: 1995
MARC Mentor: Dr. Judy Reilly and Dr. Jose Price
Summer Research Experience: Vanderbilt University and at the University of California, Riverside

Desiree Byrd: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1994
MARC Mentor: Dr. Robert McGivern
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego and at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Current Status: Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Patricia Cantero: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1994
MARC Mentor: Dr. Georg Matt
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego and at Vanderbilt University
Current Status: Director of Evaluation, Latino Health Access (a non-profit organization serving the Latino community), Santa Ana, CA

Rosa Arriaga: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1993
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan and L. Fenson
Summer Research Experience: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Current Status: Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology, Senior Research Scientist, and Director of Pediatrics Research, Health Systems Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Idalia Castillo: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1993
MARC Mentor: Dr. D. Saccuzzo, Dr. A. Litrownik and Dr. Robert McGivern
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego
Current Status: Staff Psychologist, Veteran Administration Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA

Alicia Garcia: M.A.
Year Completed MARC: 1993
MARC Mentor: Dr. Claire Murphy and Robert McGivern
Summer Research Experience: The University of Rochester

Chanda Mobley: DrPH
Year Completed MARC: 1993
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan and Dr. Joe Price
Summer Research Experience: University of California, Berkeley
Current Status: Scientific Section Administrator, National Medical Association, Internal Medicine Section, Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Washington, D.C., Founder and Maternal and Child Health Specialist at Health Aims for Little Ones (HALO) and Families, San Diego, CA; Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Science, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (teaches on line courses), and Associate Faculty, Ashford University, Clinton, IA (teaches on line courses)

Barbara McPherson: MSW/J.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1992
MARC Mentor: Dr. A. Litrownik
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego
Current Status: Working for a non-profit organization, Stockton, CA

Christi Cervantes: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1991
MARC Mentor: Dr. Georg Matt and Dr. J. Reilly
Current Status: Assistant professor, College of Education, Department of Child Development (CHDV) California State University, Sacramento, CA

Roger Gallegos: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1990
MARC Mentor: Dr. S. Barron and Dr. Ed Riley
Summer Research Experience: The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Current Status: Professor, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

Suzanne Mendoza: Ph.D.
Year Completed MARC: 1990
MARC Mentor: Dr. Judy Reilly
Current Status: Manager, Marketing Research – Statistician, the Automobile Club of Southern California, Costa Mesa, CA

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