2018 Graduates

Congratulations 2018 Graduates!

Spring 2018

Joel Atwood, M.S. Hydrology
Hydrologist, Colorado Snow Survey, Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA, Colorado
Pathways Intern, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colorado
Assistantship: UA Water Resources Research Center
National Resource Conservation Service
Peace Corps Rwanda

Dametreea Carr McCuin, M.P.H. One Health
Doctoral student, UArizona MEZCOPH
Research Program Administration Officer, SAFER Program, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UArizona
Public Health Specialist, Pinal County Health Department
Assistantships: Coverdell Graduate Coordinator; UA African American Student Affairs; 
Maricopa Agricultural Center
Peace Corps Rwanda

Forest Carter, M.A. Geography
Geospatial Software Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laborator
GIS Developer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
GIS Technicial and Project Lead, National Park Service, Michigan
Database Development and Programming Specialist at U.S. Peace Corps, Puebla, Mexico
Assistantships: Saguaro National Park; SARSEF
Peace Corps El Salvador

Sarah Cretcher, M.S. Speech-Language Pathology
Speech Language Pathologist, Student Therapies and Resource Services
Speech Language Pathologist, The Speech Pathology Group
School Speech Language Pathologist, California
Assistantships:  Mealtime Connections; Ocotillo Early Learning Center
Peace Corps Uganda

Conor Fitzgerald, M.F.A. Fine Arts (Photography), M.P.H. Public Health
Trace Contacting Specialist, Arizona
Professional Photographer
Assistantships: Maricopa Community Health Center, Nogales;
Rio Rico Fire Dept.; Center for Creative Photography
Confluence Center Fellowship to El Salvador
Peace Corps Honduras and El Salvador

Kristine Friesen, M.P.H. FCH Global
Business Support Officer, National Health Service, England supporting delivery of New Care Models in Tertiary Mental Health
Assistantship: Refugee Focus (Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest)
Peace Corps Benin

Brad Kindler, M.L.A. Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architect, National Arbor Day Foundation
Assistantship: Mission Garden
Peace Corps Benin

Andrew Lobo, M.S. Water, Policy and Society; M.S. Agricultural Economics
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Assistantship: Sonoran Institute
Peace Corps Dominican Republic

Jeremy Miller, M.A. English Literature
Doctoral Student at UC Davis
Assistantship: Pima Community College Pathways to College program;
FLAS Fellowship from MENAS
Peace Corps Mauritania

Natalie Reyes, M.A. Teaching and Teacher Education
Building Management Specialist, General Services Administration, San Francisco
Assistantship: U.S. Department of Labor
Boren Fellow to India 2018
Peace Corps Ethiopia

Nicholas Rolig, M.P.H. Public Health
Senior Public Health Advisor at CDC Foundation
Contact Tracer/Case Investigator Team Lead
HIV/AIDS Education Facilitator, Peace Corps Response, Zambia
Assistantships: Western Passport Center; UA Telemedicine Program
Peace Corps Kingdom of Lesotho

Shayna Rosenblum, M.P.H. Family and Child Health
Director, Practice Operations, Childrens at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque
Practice Operations Manager Pediatric Oncology/Hematology at
Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, NM
Director Camp Enchantment New Mexico, Albuquerque
Global Nutrition Intern, UNICEF, Maseru Lesotho
Assistantships: Banner South Family Health Clinic; Family Child Services
Peace Corps Ethiopia

Ryan Shortal, M.S. Environmental Engineering
Scientist I, MilliporeSigma, Greater St. Louis Area
Analytical Biochemist, Pfizer, St. Louis
Graduate Student Research, The BIO5 Institute
Assistantship: UA Cooper Center for Environmental Learning;
Coverdell Fellows Club President
Peace Corps Tanzania

Ruben Soliz, M.P.H. Public Health
State Plan Manager and Health Policy Consultant at Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Youth Program Administrator, Native American Connections
Center Manager, CleanSlate Centers, Phoenix
Health and Human Services, Phoenix
Assistantships: El Rio Clinic; Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Peace Corps Zambia

Lindsey Thatcher, M.P.H. Public Health Policy and Management
Research Program Manager, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor
Evaluation & Strategic Planning Specialist, IDEA Buenos Vecinos/Washtenaw County Health Dept.
Practice Manager for IHA Breast Surgery, 2018-present
Evaluation & Strategic Planning Specialist at IDEA Buenos Vecinos, Detroit area
Assistantships: Clinica Amistad; Owl & Panther; Casa Alitas; UA Coverdell Fellows Program
Mariposa Community Health Center
Peace Corps The Gambia

Mark Tibbetts, M.A. Teaching and Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher, Austin, Texas
Early College Specialist, Lowell Mass. Public Schools
8th Grade Educator, Government, Economics, U.S. Hisotry, Sedona-Oak Creek USD
Economics and U.S. History Educator, Marana School District
Assistantship: Pueblo High School Social Studies
Peace Corps Liberia

Juanita Trejo, M.P.H. Health Behavior Health Promotion
AZ Health Zone State Evaluator, University of Arizona
Research Coordinator
Researcher, Food System Evaluation, Nutritional Sciences, Cooperative Extension, UArizona
UA PRO Lab, Research Project Assistant/Depression Care Manager and Counselor
Assistantships: Manager at Clinica Amistad; NAMI; UA Psychology Department PRO Lab
Peace Corps El Salvador

Mario Trejo, M.P.H. Epidemiology
Doctoral student in Epidemiology at MEZCOPH
Assistantships: Clinica Amistad; Big Brothers Big Sisters, Tucson Refugee Clinic
CEESP Fellowships in Zambia
Peace Corps El Salvador

Kathryn Tucker, M.P.H. Health Behavior Health Promotion
Arizona Community Health Worker Association (AzCHOW);
Assistantships: Community Food Bank of So. Arizona; Arizona Prevention Research Center;
Mariposa Community Health Center
Research Specialist Sr., Health Promotion Sciences
Peace Corps Uganda and Colombia

Summer 2018

Mallory Clevenger, M.A. Language, Reading & Culture
Educator at Dayton Public School District, Ohio
Assistantship: TUSD Ford Elementary School
Peace Corps Philippines

Joe Navelski, M.S. Development Economics
Doctoral Student at Washington State University
Assistantship: Manzo Elementary School;
Research Economist Intern at USDA
Peace Corps Nicaragua

Andrea Shelton, M.E.P.N. Nursing
Doctoral Student Nurse-Midwife at University of Washington
Assistantship: Clinica Amistad; Coverdell Coordinator Summer 2018
Peace Corps Ethiopia