Since 2006, the Becker Lab has quite an impressive group of alumni. From graduate school to teaching to environmental management to health care to raising the next generation of huskies, we are so proud of all that you contribute to the world.

BairdKendra Baird
B.S. in Environmental Science, Minor in Marine Biology, 2012; MES, Evergreen State College, pending
Becker Lab project: Geoduck settlement in Quartermaster Harbor; Invertebrates of Commencement Bay Reference Notebook

Where are they now?
Customer Service Specialist, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Licensing Division
BermanJessica Berman
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2013
Becker Lab project: Distribution of Olympia Oyster Larvae in Fidalgo Bay

Where are they now?
Oral surgery technician
BrokenshireJolene Brokenshire
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2011
Becker Lab project: Geoduck larval distribution in Quartermaster Harbor

Where are they now?
Environmental Engineer, Boeing
Axton Bullock
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2017
Hannah CarrollHannah M. Carroll
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2008; PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, pending
Becker Lab project: Development and testing of in situ larval culturing techniques; in situ larval mortality
ChanWilliam Hou Chan
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2013
Becker Lab project: Mussels for nitrogen remediation in Commencement Bay

Where are they now?
Assistant Consultant in Allied Environmental Consultants Limited
ChangJoy Chang
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2010; M.S. in Nursing, Pacific Lutheran University, 2013
Becker Lab project: Geoduck larval distribution in Quartermaster Harbor
YoungJennifer Chrysemys
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2014; M.Ed. in Secondary Science, UW Tacoma, pending
Becker Lab project: Distribution of Olympia Oyster Larvae in Fidalgo Bay; Environmental Education for Foss Waterway Seaport (Intern)
ClementsAshley Clements
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2014
Becker Lab project: Mussels for nitrogen remediation in Commencement Bay

Where are they now?
WA State Emergency Management Division
Stevie Collins
B.A. in Environmental Studies, Minor in Sustainability, 2018
Dayanitha Damodaran
B.S. in Marine Biology, Ecology & Biodiversity, Minor in Statistics, 2018; M.S. in Marine Biology
Becker Lab project: Olympia oyster restoration

Where are they now?
Ph.D. student at Cawthron Institute and Macquarie University

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Luan Dang
Washington State University College of Pharmacy, PharmD candidate 2020
Becker Lab project: Larval connectivity of Olympia oysters

Where are they now?
Bartell Drugs Intern
Ly Dang
Washington State University College of Pharmacy, PharmD candidate 2020
Becker Lab project: Size frequency of Olympia oysters at Fidalgo Bay and Dyes Inlet

Where are they now?
Bartell Drugs Intern
Brittany Eisel
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2017
Becker Lab project: Larval shell development of Olympia oysters, Larval connectivity of Olympia oysters
FranceLindsay France
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2008; M.S. in Environmental Management, University of Maryland University College, 2013; Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, UW Tacoma, 2015; M.B.A., University of Maryland University College, pending
Becker Lab project: Oyster larval feeding; GIS mapping of restoration sites in Commencement Bay (Intern with Citizens for a Healthy Bay)

Where are they now?
Pollution Source Control Program Administrator
GipeAlex Gipe
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2013
Becker Lab project: Axinopsida serricata as an indicator of organic loading

Where are they now?
Lab Manager / Research Assistant, UWT Center for Urban Waters
Becker LogoJennifer Gonzaga
B.S. in Environmental Science, Minor in Marine Biology, 2017
MooreAtatlie Grant (Moore)
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2012
Becker Lab project: Size frequency of geoduck larvae in Quartermaster Harbor

Where are they now?
Administrative Assistant at Employment Security Department
Megan Hintz
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2013; M.S. in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, 2018
Becker Lab project: General Becker Lab and Olympia Oyster Connectivity Project
Hoop=verMichael Hoover
B.A. in Environmental Studies, 2012
Becker Lab project: Geoduck settlement in Quartermaster Harbor; Marine Sediment Monitoring, WA Department of Ecology (Intern); Vashon Island Environmental Non-Profit Development
HunterSharon Hunter
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2014; M.Ed. in Secondary Science, UW Tacoma, pending
Becker Lab project: Marine Sediment Monitoring, WA Department of Ecology (Intern)
Suji Kim
B.S in Environmental Studies, 2018
Michelle KnowlenMichelle Knowlen
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2013
Becker Lab project: Marine Sediment Monitoring, WA Department of Ecology (Intern); Distribution of Olympia Oyster Larvae in Fidalgo Bay

Where are they now?
Senior Aquatic Toxicologist and Benthic Ecologist at EcoAnalysts, Inc

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LemayBrenda LeMay
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2012
Becker Lab project: Geoduck larval distribution in Quartermaster Harbor

Where are they now?
Program Associate for the Puyallup Watershed Initiative, Bonneville Environmental Foundation
MartinsenFawn Espiritu Martinsen
B.A. in Environmental Studies, 2012
Becker Lab project: Marine Sediment Monitoring, WA Department of Ecology (Intern)

Where are they now?
Paraeducator, Essential Oil Enthusiast, Foot Zoner
MavesJessica Maves
B.A. in Environmental Studies, 2012
Becker Lab project: Curation of South Puget Sound benthic invertebrate samples

Where are they now?
Raising the next generation of Huskies
Michelle McCartha
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2014
Becker Lab project: General Becker Lab and Ocean Acidification Project

McCormickLindsay Mccormick
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2009
Becker Lab project: Feeding of larval echinoderms with DOM

Where are they now?
Veterinary Assistant at Jones Animal Hospital
Grace McKenney
B.S. in Environmental Science, Minor in Global Engagement, 2019

Where are they now?
AmeriCorps/Washington Conservation Corps Intern at the WA Department of Ecology's Environmental Assessment Program

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CJ McNealCJ McNeal
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2013
Becker Lab project: Invertebrate voucher sheet creation, WA Department of Ecology (Intern)

Where are they now?
Administrative Assistant at The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Becker LogoAngela Morrill
B.A. in Environmental Studies, 2012
Becker Lab project: Citizens for a Healthy Bay/Tacoma Maritime Fest (Intern)

Where are they now?
Marketing Director for Camp Fire Central Oregon
Jared Moser
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2015
Becker Lab project: Larval shell development of Olympia oysters

Where are they now?
Water Quality Specialist with Pierce County Surface Water Management
David Mullins
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2019; M.S. in Wildlife Ecology, Oregon State University, pending
Becker Lab project: Restoration efforts of the Olympia Oyster population

Where are they now?
Scientific Technician 2, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
OlsenDana Olsen
B.A. in Environmental Studies, 2012
Becker Lab project: Development of a Commencement Bay Museum database

Where are they now?
Content Team Supervisor at Point Inside

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ParkerHannah Parker
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2013
Becker Lab project: Olympia oyster larval distribution in Fidalgo Bay as determined by passive larval tube traps and qPCR

Where are they now?
Raising the next generation of Huskies; former technician in the Becker Lab
PattersonArchie Patterson
B.A. in Environmental Studies, 2011
Becker Lab project: Geoduck larval distribution in Quartermaster Harbor; Commencement Bay Biodiversity Studies

Where are they now?
Driver Recruiter, GTS Transportation

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PetrieSamantha Petrie
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2012
Becker Lab project: Marine Sediment Monitoring, WA Department of Ecology (Intern)

Where are they now?
Aquatic Biology Technician, Weyerhauser

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QuinterosJorge Quinteros
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2009
Becker Lab project: Survey of potential rocky intertidal monitoring sites
RauschlElisa (EJ) Rauschl
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2012
Becker Lab project: Marine Sediment Monitoring, WA Department of Ecology (Intern); Development of a reference station for Commencement Bay Biodiversity Studies

Where are they now?
Marine Water Quality Field Scientist, Marine Monitoring Unit, WA Dept of Ecology
ReeberIan Reeber
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2012
Becker Lab project: Marine Sediment Monitoring, WA Department of Ecology (Intern)

Where are they now?
Water Quality Coordinator at Shoshone-Paiute Tribes
RoachJanet Roach
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2007
Becker Lab project: Feeding of larval bivalves with DOM

Where are they now?
Retired and doing community outreach as a Master Gardener
RubyAmanda Ruby
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2008
Becker Lab project: Microevolution of oyster shell in response to an invasive predator

Where are they now?
Environmental Specialist, Versar
ShevalierYvonne Shevalier
M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2011
Becker Lab project: Geoduck larval distribution in Quartermaster Harbor

Where are they now?
Adjunct Faculty
Native Environmental Science Department,
Northwest Indian, College
SloanJamie Sloan
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2009; M.A.S. in Environmental Policy and Management, University of Denver, 2013
Becker Lab project: Development and testing of passive larval traps

Where are they now?
Ecologist, The Watershed Company

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Brenda Smithhisler
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2016
Becker Lab project: Larval response to a refuge in Ocean Acidification, qPCR development

Where are they now?
Biologist at UltraBio Technologies
StaggersShayla Staggers
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2011
Becker Lab project: Geoduck larval distribution in Quartermaster Harbor

Where are they now?
Legal Assistant, Robinson Tait P.S.
StefanowskiElishia Stefanowski
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2009
Becker Lab project: Behavior and swimming of larval bivalves
Becker LogoKeegan Stromberg
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2010
Becker Lab project: Bivalve diversity in Commencement Bay
StutzMiguel Stutz
B.S. in Environmental Science, Minor in Marine Biology, 2014; M.Ed. in Secondary Science, UW Tacoma, pending
Becker Lab project: Distribution of Olympia Oyster Larvae in Fidalgo Bay

Where are they now?
Completed Washington state teacher's certification; teaching 9th grade Biology at Steilacoom High School in the Steilacoom Historical School District 2015-2016

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Becker LogoEmily Thomsen
Wilson High School Graduate, 2017
Becker LogoLaura Thornill
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2017
TumberSimi K Tumber
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2013; MHA, National University, 2016
Becker Lab project: Distribution of Olympia Oyster Larvae in Fidalgo Bay

Where are they now?
Oncology Financial Coordinator, Valley Medical Center
Certificate in project management, pending

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Sarah White
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2017
Elanor Wolff
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2013
Becker Lab project: Internship with Wild Fish Conservancy, Grays Harbor Juvenile Salmonid Habitat Assessment

Where are they now?
Field Biologist, Alaskan Observers Inc
Hannah Yang
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2016
Becker Lab project: Size frequency of Olympia oysters at Fidalgo Bay and Dyes Inlet
Katie Zentner
B.S. in Environmental Science, 2017
Becker LogoBrittany
B.A. in Communications, 2014
Becker Lab project: Internship with Citizens for a Healthy Bay

Where are they now?
Currently in the restaurant industry, and finishing up HR management certificate.

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