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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Powell Alumni

Powell Scholar Alumni: Next Steps


Powell Scholars Alumni

Powell Scholars' Alumni Dinner in Southern California, spring 2013

Pictured above:

  • Seema Ghatnekar, law school student, Loyola Marymount
  • Dr. Cynthia Wagner-Weick, Powell Scholars Program Director
  • Mike Abrams, doctoral student in mathematics, USC
  • Maggie Francisco, doctor of optometry candidate, Southern California College of Optometry
  • Grant Hollis, doctoral student in structural engineering, Cal Tech
  • Rosana Abeyta-Torres, doctoral student in physical therapy, USC  

Where Are They Now?

Powell Scholars Alumni

Entered 2010

  • Michael Feliz: R&D engineer for Synopsys in their Field Programmable Gate Array Division in Mountain View, CA
  • Johathan Huang:  Pursuing his DDS at USC
  • John Johnson:  Band Teacher at Amador and Argonaut High Schools
  • Christina Klein:  Social Media Consultant for Klein Graphics in Oakly, CA
  • Jimmy Kraft:  Staying at Pacific an extra year to complete a second major in music composition
  • Sarah Wong:  Dual Ph.D in neuroscience and DDS at UCSF
  • Bea Woods:  City Year
  • Shelly Zeiser:  Musical therapy internship at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Entered 2009

  • Chris Buller: Engineer, Dam Division, HDR Inc. in Folsom, CA
  • Carolyn Dozsa: Engineer at PMC-Sierra in Sunnyvale, CA
  • Alexis DuClos: Operations Coordinator at Youth Venture at Ashoka
  • Alex Edfort: Golf assistant at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course in New Jersey while pursuing career as professional golfer
  • Collin Grant: Attending UCLA Law School
  • Jillian Hall: Pursuing a masters in Speech-Language Pathology at San Diego State
  • Brianna Juhrend: Pursuing a masters in civil engineering at the University of Michigan
  • Andrew Mendoza: Working for Cisco as a business analyst and pursuing a master's degree in Data Analytics from Northwestern University
  • Genevieve Murphy: Student teaching in Music at Martin Luther King Elementary School in Stockton, CA  
  • Nadia Shaheen: Will enter the Doctor of Dental Surgery program in fall 2014 at UCLA, UCSF, or Dugoni.
  • Alicia Still: General Education Instructor at San Joaquin Valley College in Modesto
  • Ann Tran: Teaching English in Vietnam and will attend law school in fall 2014 at Georgetown, Davis, UCI, NYU, Duke, University of Michigan, or McGeorge
  • Scott Tyler: Engineer, Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, CA in summer 2014

Entered 2008

  • Kendra Consiglio: USC, doctoral program Physical Therapy
  • Maggie Francisco: Southern California School of Optometry, doctorate
  • Lindsay Kipnis: Paris ESL through U.S. embassy
  • Ben Larson: Pacific, doctoral program Physical Therapy
  • Kris Mendoza: UCLA, DDS
  • Kelsey Negrete: Pacific, masters in Speech, Language Pathology
  • Tarun Padmani: UCLA, DDS
  • Dhir Patel: Dugoni, DDS
  • Laura Stewart: Dugoni, DDS
  • Amanda Tsoi: Dugoni , DDS
  • Anastasia Uskova: McGeorge, Juris Doctorate (Winner of Kennedy Scholarship)
  • Elizabeth Youngberg: William and Mary, masters in higher education

Entered 2007

  • Rosana Abeyta Torres: USC, doctoral program, Physical Therapy
  • Mike Abrams: USC, doctoral program, math
  • Jarret Heskett: Teacher, Aspire Schools, Stockton
  • Kelly Johnson: Pacific, speech language pathology masters; now at Marble Baron School
  • Farah Shaheen: UC Davis,  medical school
  • Caitlin Keskeys: Theater teacher, Elk Grove
  • Carolyn Stark: UC Boulder, biology program
  • Joe Styers: UCSF, Pharm D

Entered 2006

  • Seema Ghatnekar: Loyola Marymount, Juris Doctorate
  • Audrey Puah: Sacramento State, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Nicole Santos: Marketing and box office Associate at LA Chamber Orchestra

Entered 2005:

  • Ben Alldritt: Chief Operating Officer for Kumera Oy (Winner of a Fullbright)
  • Grant Hollis: Cal Tech, doctoral program, structural engineering