Outstanding Graduating Seniors


Congratulations to our Outstanding Graduating Seniors and their most influential faculty member for 2018-2019:

Africana Studies
Latrel Powell* 
Bonnie Reddick, Africana Studies

American Indian Studies
Shurene Larae Premo
David Kamper, American Indian Studies

Anthropology
Jamie Bastide
Seth Mallios, Anthropology

Asian Studies
Alejandro Leon Sarmiento
Crystal DeSoto, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Chicana/o Studies
Grecia Montes
Michael Domínguez, Chicana & Chicano Studies

Classics and Humanities
Andrea Padilla
Joseph A. Smith, Classics and Humanities 

Comparative International Studies
Marjon Saulon
Zamira Yusufjonova-Abman, History

Comparative Literature
Sheelah Zafra Santos
Jessica Pressman, English & Comparative Literature

Economics
Curtis Williams
Scott McGann, Economics 

English
Alison Belle Bews
Quentin J. Bailey, English & Comparative Literature

European Studies
Samantha Lynn Bower
Daria Shembel, European Studies 

Geography
Aliona Galkina
Kate Swanson, Geography 

History
Matthew Trujillo
Ranin Kazemi, History

International Business
Sebastian Wallat
Elena Salsitz, International Business 

International Security and Conflict Resolution
Mikaela Schiller
Shogofa Abassi, Women's Studies

Japanese
Shannen Mae Baldostamo Alday
Ryu Kitajima, Linguistics & Asian/Middle Eastern Languages

LGBTQ+ Studies
Ethan Lopez
Jerel P. Calzo, Public Health

Linguistics
Laura M. Talley
Gabriel Doyle,  Linguistics & Asian/Middle Eastern Languages

Philosophy
Keitel Jamerson Del Rosario
Mark Wheeler, Philosophy 

Political Science
Latrel Powell*
Kristen Hill Maher, Political Science 

Religious Studies
Mathew Wros
Drew J. Thomases, Religious Studies 

Social Science
Kathryn St. Pierre
Doreen Mattingly, Women's Studies

Sociology
Nancy Nguyen
Jung Min Choi, Sociology 

Spanish
Maysaa Ibrahim
Georgina Macias, Spanish and Portuguese 

Sustainability
Emma Head
Vinod Sasidharan, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Urban Studies
Jacob W.C. Mitchell
Molly Costello, Geography

Women’s Studies
Tiana Hodzic
Doreen Mattingly, Women’s Studies

Africana Studies
Zakkiyya West
Bonnie Reddick, Africana Studies

American Indian Studies
Marissa Mendoza
David Kamper, American Indian Studies

Anthropology
Brianna Nicole Haeckl
Isaac Ullah, Anthropology

Asian Studies
Jingting Ye
Kirk Sandvig, Religious Studies

Chicana/o Studies
Nancy Fabiola Valdivia-Ochoa
Roberto D. Hernández, Chicana & Chicano Studies

Classics and Humanities
Timothy Burnette
Brett Robbins, Classics and Humanities 

Comparative International Studies
Lisette Kelly
James Schorr, European Studies

Economics
Claire Gwyneth Reidy
Clark Lundberg, Economics 

English
Delaney Nicole Dougher
Jessica Pressman, English & Comparative Literature

European Studies
Christopher Deutschman
Kristin Rebien, European Studies 

Geography
Patricia Michelle Bessetti
Diana Richardson, Geography 

History
Brenda Moreno Arteaga
Carlos Herrera, History (IVC Campus)

International Business
Jessica Lee Hazelrigg
Elena Salsitz, International Business 

International Security and Conflict Resolution 
Ellison Grove* 
SaBrina White, Athletics 

Japanese
Stephi Chen
Ryu Kitajima, Linguistics & Asian/Middle Eastern

LGBT Studies
Nicole Estrada
Angel Daniel Matos, English & Comparative Literature

Linguistics
Mayada Nathir 
Rebecca Egipto, Linguistics

Philosophy
Amanda Zemel
Robert Francescotti, Philosophy 

Political Science
McKinley Thompson-Morley
Latha Varadarajan, Political Science 

Religious Studies
Kelsey Chalko
Brad Kirkegaard, Religious Studies 

Social Science
Cameron Struyk
George Gastil, History

Sociology
Lauren Pon
Jung Choi, Sociology 

Spanish
Jacqueline Fernandez Ibarra
Georgina Bushnell, Spanish and Portuguese 

Sustainability
Nathan Kling
Diana Richardson, Geography 

Urban Studies
Michaela Newsom
Kate Swanson, Geography 

Women’s Studies
Chelsea Marie Anderson
Doreen Mattingly, Women’s Studies

* Denotes the Outstanding Graduate for all of Arts and Letters. Get to know Latrel Powell, CAL’s Outstanding Graduating Senior for 2019.