Rifqi Affan: B.A. Psychology
Year Completed MARC: 2018
MARC Mentor: Dr. Ksenija Marinkovic
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Neuroscience, Boston University

Mea Songco: B.A. Psychology
Year Completed MARC: 2018
MARC Mentor: Drs. Lisa Kath and Claire Murphy
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Biology (program in the institute of Neuroscience), University of Oregon

Charles Moreno: B.A. Psychology
Year Completed MARC: 2016
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul Gilbert
Summer Research Experience: NIH Training in Gerontechnology Focused Summer Undergraduate Research (GSUR), Washington State University
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Clinical Psychology, University of Florida

Carl Bolano: B.A. Psychology
Year Completed MARC: 2014
MARC Mentor: Dr. V. Robin Weersing
Summer Research Experience: Vanderbilt University
Current Status: Public Health Associate, Centers of Disease Control, Los Angeles, CA

Cecilia Bess: B.A. Psychology
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.A. Psychology
Year Completed MARC: 2012
MARC Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Klonoff
Summer Research Experience: Yale Medical School & National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Current Status: Postdoc fellow at Stein Institute for Research on Aging – UC San Diego School of Medicine

Nancy Calderon: M.P.H., UCLA
Year Completed MARC: 2010
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan &  Dr. Joe Price
Summer Research Experience: University of Michigan
Current Status: Program Manager, NIH Diversity Program Consortium, Los Angeles, CA

Ellesse Akre: M.A. Women’s Health, Suffolk University
Year Completed MARC: 2009
MARC Mentor: Dr. Audrey Hokoda & Dr. Emilio Ulloa
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Francisco
Current Status: Ph.D. student, Health Services, University of Maryland School of Public Health

Lacy Olson: Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, Tellahassee
Year Completed MARC: 2009
MARC Mentor: Dr. Guido Frank
Summer Research Experience: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign & the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis
Current Status: Staff Psychologist, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System – Telemental Health Clinic

Isabel Altarejos: M.P.H., Behavioral Science & Health Promotion, University of Illinois, Chicago
Year Completed MARC: 2008
MARC Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Klonoff & Dr. Hope Landrine
MARC Experience: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Current Status: Behavioral Health Researcher, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA

Trinh Luu: M.A. Psychology, New York University
Year Completed MARC: 2008
MARC Mentor: Dr. Paul Gilbert
Current Status: Project Coordinator, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

Jaden Kasthuri: B.A. Psychology
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. Clinical Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. Jean Twenge
Current Status: Sex Offender Psychologist, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Marion, Illinois

Yavette Vaden: M.Ed., Harvard University
Year Completed MARC: 2007
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan & Dr. Elizabeth Klonoff
Summer Research Experience: Purdue University
Current Status: Research Analyst, Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C

Marc Emerson: M.P.H. – Epidemiology, SDSU
Year Completed MARC: 2006
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne & 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., Atheletic Counseling, Springfield College
Year Completed MARC: 2005
MARC Mentor: Dr. Dennis Saccuzzo & Dr. Scott Roesch

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

Jose Cruz: EdM, Risk & Prevention Adolescence, Harvard University
Year Completed MARC: 2004
MARC Mentor: Dr. Thierry Devos
Current Status: Executive Director, Barrio Logan College Institute, San Diego, CA

Jason Daniel: Ph.D., Public Health – Behavioral Science, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
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: Ed.D., Health & Behavioral Studies, Columbia University
Year Completed MARC: 2003
MARC Mentor: Dr. Colmar Figueroa-Moseley & 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 and Epidemiologist, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program, Alhambra, CA

Lavonda Mickens: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Detroit, Mercy
Year Completed MARC: 2002
MARC Mentor: Dr. John Elder
Current Status: Associate Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus, Los Angeles, CA and Psychologist, Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA

Keyondria Bunch: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, USC
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne
Current Status: Clinical Psychologist, Children’s Institute, Greater Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Shameika Logan: M.S.W., Mental Health, USC & Ed.M., Risk and Prevention, Harvard University
Year Completed MARC: 2001
MARC Mentor: Dr. Vanessa Malcarne & 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., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Alliant International University
Year Completed MARC: 2000
MARC Mentor: Dr. Claire Murphy
Current Status: Senior Organization Development Specialist, Starwood Vacation Group

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

Senaida Fernandez: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
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., Health Promotion, SDSU
Year Completed MARC: 1998
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan & Dr. James Sallis
Summer Research Experience: Family & Preventive Medicine, UCSD
Current Status: Family Treehouse Project, a family resource center

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

LaShanda Jones: Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Virginia Commonwealth
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 Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor, Private Practice, Lancaster, CA

Daphne Dionisio: Ph.D., Biological Psychopathology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Year Completed MARC: 1997
MARC Mentor: Dr. Al Hillix & Dr. Greg Harris
Summer Research Experience: University of California, San Diego
Current Status: Assistant Professor, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA

Gustavo Martinez: M.S., Counseling, SDSU
Year Completed MARC: 1997
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan

Leticia Acosta:
Year Completed MARC: 1994
MARC Mentor: Dr. Claire Murphy

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

La Shon Fralin: B.A. Psychology
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., Clinical Psychology, SDSU/UCSD
Year Completed MARC: 1995
MARC Mentor: Dr. Joe Price, Dr. Jerome Sattler & 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., UC Berkeley
Year Completed MARC: 1995
MARC Mentor: Dr. Judy Reilly & Dr. Jose Price
Summer Research Experience: Vanderbilt University & UC Riverside

Desiree Byrd: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
Year Completed MARC: 1994
MARC Mentor: Dr. Robert McGivern
Summer Research Experience: UCSD & the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Current Status: Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurology & Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Fordham University

Patricia Cantero: Ph.D., Preventive Medicine, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
Year Completed MARC: 1994
MARC Mentor: Dr. Georg Matt
Summer Research Experience: UCSD & 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., Developmental Psychology, Harvard University
Year Completed MARC: 1993
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan & Dr. L. Fenson
Summer Research Experience: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Current Status: Senior Research Scientist at the School of Interactive Computing, and Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA

Idalia Canez: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
Year Completed MARC: 1993
MARC Mentor: Dr. D. Saccuzzo, Dr. A. Litrownik & Dr. Robert McGivern
Summer Research Experience: UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Current Status: San Diego Women’s Psychological Services, Private Practice, La Mesa, CA

Alicia Garcia: M.A., Education Counseling, SDSU
Year Completed MARC: 1993
MARC Mentor: Dr. Claire Murphy & Dr. Robert McGivern
Summer Research Experience: The University of Rochester

Chanda Mobley: DrPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama Birmingham
Year Completed MARC: 1993
MARC Mentor: Dr. Terry Cronan & Dr. Joe Price
Summer Research Experience: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Current Status: Founder/Health Services Specialist, Healthy Aims for Little Ones and Families (HALO for Families), Fleming Island, FL; Scientific Section Administrator, National Medical Association, Internal Medicine Section; Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Washington, D.C.; Adjunct Faculty, College of Health, Human Services, and Science, Ashford Online University, San Diego, CA, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Science, Nova Southeastern Online University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Barbara McPherson: M.S.W., UC Berkeley; J.D., University of Pacific McGeorge Law School
Year Completed MARC: 1992
MARC Mentor: Dr. A. Litrownik
Summer Research Experience: UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Current Status: Law Clerk,  non-profit organization, Stockton, CA

Christi Cervantes: Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, UC Santa Cruz
Year Completed MARC: 1991
MARC Mentor: Dr. Georg Matt & Dr. J. Reilly
Current Status: Assistant Professor, College of Education, Department of Child Development, California State University, Sacramento, CA

Cheryl Cheeks: B.A. Psychology
Year Completed MARC: 1991
MARC Mentor: Dr. Judy Reilly & Dr. Claire Murphy
Summer Research Experience: University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

Roger Gallegos: Ph.D., Neuroscience, Princeton University
Year Completed MARC: 1990
MARC Mentor: Dr. S. Barron & Dr. Ed Riley
Summer Research Experience: National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS)
Current Status: Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA and Adjunct Instructor, Mesa and Miramar Colleges, San Diego, CA

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