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Powell Scholars Program
Callison Hall
Cynthia Wagner Weick, Ph.D.
Program Director
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211


Dinelle Davis
Program Assistant
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

Powell Scholar Alumni

2015 Powell Alumni Event 2015 Southern California Alumni Dinner
Collin Grant, Scott Tyler, Dr. Cynthia Wagner Weick, Grant Hollis, Maggie Francisco.
Not Pictured: Rosana Abeyta-Torres, Nicole Santos Kroesen
2014 Powell Alumni Event 2014 Southern California Alumni Dinner
Front: Margaret Francisco, Seema Ghatnekar, Jillian Hall, Kendra Consiglio, Dr. Cynthia Wagner Weick, Rosana Abeyta-Torres, Collin Grant
Back: Dr. Christopher Goff, Grant Hollis, Mike Abrams
2013 Powell Alumni Event 2013 Southern California Alumni Dinner
Front: Seema Ghatnekar, Dr. Cynthia Wagner Weick, Maggie Francisco, Rosana Abeyta-Torres
Back: Mike Abrams, Grant Hollis

Alumni Events

Alumni of the Powell Scholars Program are given various opportunities to meet with their former director and current students, such as a dinner in Southern California and some cultural events. This is a time for alumni of the program to keep in touch and catch up on their careers and activities since graduating from Pacific.

Next Steps

Entered 2011

Jackson Campbell Pursuing Ph.D., Microbiology, Northwestern, Full Ride Scholarship Chicago, IL
Brian Chang Pursuing DDS, Dugoni School of Dentistry Chicago, IL
Sam Costigan Design Engineer, Essai Inc. Fremont, CA
Lindsay Cunningham Pursuing Teaching Credential, University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
Michael Feliz Software Engineer, Synopsys Santa Clara, CA
Justin Gibbs M.S.E.S., University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
Selena Kaffer M.S.E.S., University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
Alison Kobayashi Pursuing Ph.D., Physical Therapy, University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
Julian Lacombe Pursuing Teaching Credential, focus on Special Education, University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
Paige Law Pursuing Masters in Music Management, NYU New York, NY
Katherine Teague Pursuing Masters in Earth and Space Science, University of Washington Seattle, WA

Entered 2010

Jonathan Huang Pursuing DDS, USC Los Angeles, CA
John Johnson Band Teacher, Amador and Argonaut High Schools Amador County, CA
Christina Klein Social Media Consultant, Klein Graphics Oakly, CA
Jimmy Kraft Pursuing Career as Jazz Musician CA
Sarah Wong Pursuing DDS and Ph.D. in Neuroscience, UCSF San Francisco, CA
Bea Woods City Year Sacramento Sacramento, CA
Shelly Zeiser Music Therapist, Melodic Connections Cincinnati, OH

Entered 2009

Chris Buller Engineer, HDR Inc., Dam Division Folsom, CA
Carolyn Dozsa Engineer, PMC-Sierra Sunnyvale, CA
Alexis DuClos Program Manager, Women Presidents' Educational Organization Washington, D.C.
Alex Edfort Golf Asisstant, Neshanic Valley Golf Course
Pursuing Career as Professional Golfer
Neshanic Station, NJ
Collin Grant Attending Law School, UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Jillian Hall Masters in Speech-Language Pathology, San Diego State
Speech-Language Pathologist, Twin Rivers School District
San Diego, CA
Sacramento, CA
Brianna Juhrend M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan
Engineer, Carollo Engineers
Ann Arbor, MI
Sacramento, CA
Andrew Mendoza Business Analyst, Cisco
Pursuing Masters in Data Analytics, Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Genevieve Murphy Teacher, Lodi School District Stockton, CA
Nadia Shaheen Pursuing DDS, UCSF San Francisco, CA
Alicia Still General Education Instructor, San Joaquin Valley College Modesto, CA
Ann Tran Pursuing J.D., UC Irvine School of Law Irvine, CA
Scott Tyler Engineer, Edwards Lifesciences Irvine, CA

Entered 2008

Kendra Consiglio Ph.D., Physical Therapy, USC Los Angeles, CA
Maggie Francisco Pursuing Ph.D., Marshall B. Ketchum University Fullerton, CA
Lindsay Kipnis Paris ESL through U.S. Embassy Paris, France
Ben Larson Pursuing Ph.D., Physical Therapy, University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
Kris Mendoza DDS. UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Kelsey Negrete Masters in Speech-Language Pathology, University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
Tarun Padmani Pursuing DDS, UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Dhir Patel Pursuing DDS, Dugoni School of Dentistry San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Phan Pursuing Pharm.D., University of the Pacific Stockton, CA
Laura Stewart DDS, Dugoni School of Dentistry San Francisco, CA
Amanda Tsoi Pursuing DDS, Dugoni School of Dentistry San Francisco, CA
Anastasya Uskova Kennedy Scholarship Winner
J.D., McGeorge School of Law

Sacramento, CA
Elizabeth Youngberg Masters in Higher Education, College of William & Mary
Pursuing J.D., Golden Gate University
Williamsburg, VA
San Francisco, CA

Entered 2007

Mike Abrams Pursuing Ph.D., Mathematics, USC Los Angeles, CA
Jarret Heskett Teacher, Aspire Schools Stockton, CA
Kelly Johnson Speech-Language Pathologist, Marble Baron School Stockton, CA
Caitlin Keskeys Theatre Teacher, Toby Johnson Middle School Elk Grove, CA
Farah Shaheen Attending Medical School, UC Davis Davis, CA
Carolyn Stark M.S., Biology, University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO
Joe Styers Pursuing Pharm.D., UCSF San Francisco, CA
Rosana Abeyta Torres Ph.D., Physical Therapy, USC Los Angeles, CA

Entered 2006

Seema Ghatnekar J.D., Loyola Marymount University
Attorney, Hartnoll, Mirell, and Abrams LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Hills, CA
Audrey Puah Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, CSU Sacramento Sacramento, CA
Nicole Santos Pacific Symphony Youth Ensemble Manager Foothill Ranch, CA

Entered 2005

Ben Alldritt Fullbright Winner
COO, Kumera Machinery Oy
Pursuing M.S. in Materials Physics, Aalto University & Univeristy of Helsinki, Finland

Kylmäkoski, Finland
Helsinki, Finland
Catherine Cloud Consultant, Deloitte Washington, D.C.
Grant Hollis Pursuing Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, Caltech Pasadena, CA
Seth Urban Resident Physician, LAC & USC Medical Center, Radiology Los Angeles, CA