Alumni Notes

Geraldine Lim
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2010

I've been promoted to Director of Public Relations at SAP SuccessFactors!

I recently went to a yoga+meditation retreat and grew my interest in Buddhism. I also got a Frenchie puppy. 

Andrea Garcia
Long Beach, CA
Undergraduate
2018

This fall, I am interning at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings Institution. So far, I have had a great time living in the capital of the US and being part of such a cool think-tank! 

Josiah Hunt
Washington, DC
Undergraduate
2018

I moved to DC, working in NPR as Digital Media Planning Associate. 

Kevin Li
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2017

Joined KPMG as Emergent Technology audit Associate in 2017.

Elena Sanina
Elena Sanina
Oakland, CA
Undergraduate
2010

I Started a new job as Director on the Impact Team at CSGF, where I help create meaningful solutions and foster connections that benefit CSGF-supported charter school networks. I was also chosen by Forbes as one of national "30 Under 30" in education. Recently married Cal alum Andrew Tweed! You can read more in my featured story on the Berkeley Economics website.

Colin Meade
Fountain Valley, CA
Undergraduate
2012

New employment upon completing MBA at UCLA Anderson (baby bears good but < golden bears):
Site Administrator (leader in partnership w lead physician) of 2 clinics in Huntington beach for HCP.

Warren Coats
Warren Coats
Bethesda, MD
Undergraduate
1965

retired from the International Monetary Fund.

Joe Radding
Carmichael, CA
Undergraduate
1980

Retired from California state service. Started educational and leadership consulting business. Continuing to teach community college courses in Economics and Public Management. I recently became a first time grandfather!

Steven Lee
Bethesda, MD
Undergraduate
1972

Returned to the USA in 2017 following 10 years overseas at the Internatinal Energy Agency (Paris) and World Institute for Nuclear Security (Vienna). In 2014, I retired and since have welcomed the birth of a second grandchild in September of 2018. 

Judy Teng
Dallas, Texas
Undergraduate
2018

I recently moved to Texas, where I am a Research Assistant at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Peter Thomas
Gellatin, TN
Graduate
1978

We just moved from Sausalito, CA, to Gallatin, TN which is just outside of Nashville. We're loving the town, the food, the music and the people! I'm keeping my business, Weedoo Construction in Marin County and flying back and forth, coordinating my return trips to CA with Cal football games.

Paul Distenfeld
Miami, FL
Graduate
1977

Retired. Recently took 3 grandchildren (and their parents as babysitters) to South Africa on Safari!

Francois Gerard
New York, NY
Graduate
2013

I'm Assistant Professor of Economics at Columbia studying public policies (on social programs, taxes, the environment) in middle-income and developing countries. 

Lore Spangler
Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate
1970

I retired after being a family law attorney for 35 years. My son turned 41! And I have a lovely 5 year old granddaughter. A little nervous about getting a new knee next month!

Tara Roach
Carlsbad, CA
Undergraduate
2009

I began teaching economics online as an Adjunct Professor at Miramar College in San Diego, and began my 4th year teaching in person courses at Palomar College.

Maurice Kugler
Kugler Maurice
Washington, DC
Graduate
2000

This Fall I became Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University in the Schar School of Policy and Government, after holding posts at the World Bank, the UN and the Harvard Kennedy School. I recently wrote an article on Noble Laureate Paul Romer, my Ph.D. supervisor at Berkeley Economics. The piece highlights the significance of the profound and transformational contributions to economic growth and international development research made by Romer.

Catherine ("kate") Rooney
Medford, OR
Undergraduate
1984

I am semi-retired and enjoy getting back into classical piano and math, which I teach. I still read about Russian economy and enjoy a Russian lit reading group.

Jiwon (David) Son
Berkeley, CA
Undergraduate
2018

I started a new job as a research assistant for Professor Michael Klass in the UCB Department of Statistics. I have learned how to code in JavaScript, speak in Japanese, and speak in public.

Kelley Cox
Berkeley, CA
Undergraduate
2009

I got married in October, 2017. My company, KLC fotos is now the official photographer of Cal Athletics. Named Olympus "Visionary"

Cindy Decker
Cindy (Gustafson) Decker
Tulsa, OK
Graduate
1999

I will be the Executive Director of Tulsa Educare beginning in January 2019. Educare is a national network educating our very youngest at-risk children with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. 

Murray Bolesta
Murray Bolesta
Tucson, AZ
Undergraduate
1981

I'm a photo artist at www.MurrayBolesta.com dedicated to saving our planet.

Claire Wang
Claire Wang
San Francisco, CA
Undergraduate
2012

Since graduating, I've worked at the Federal Reserve doing research, data analytics, and now strategy and operations management. I am also currently pursuing a Masters degree! Additionally, I have run 4 half-marathons and vacationed in Japan and Italy.

Ricardo Fernholz
Ricardo Fernholz
Claremont, CA
Graduate
2011

I am Associate Professor of Economics at the Claremont McKenna College, currently on sabbatical visiting NYU.

Robert Procter
Portland, Oregon
Undergraduate
1976

Published articles in The Electricity Journal. One titled, “100% Renewables Study has Limited Relevance for Carbon Policy..” The other, “Response to Jacobson and Delucchi’s rebuttal of my critique.”

Robin Jane (Coats) Walther
Pasadena, CA
Graduate
1975

I am retired after 7 years at USC, nearly 20 years at Southern California Edison, and 14 years consulting on energy efficiency and power generation issues.  

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