Alumni in the News

Margo Flitcraft '13 & Lorraine Cardoza '14

Two CSUMB alumnae, Margo Flitcraft '13 and Lorraine Cardoza '14, are members of the Wonder Women film crew who won the 2017 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program. Wonder Women, a six-part, true-life series, highlights women across the globe who accomplish extraordinary feats every day, challenging themselves and defying expectations.

Juan Perez '09

CSUMB alumnus and owner of J&P Organics Juan Perez was featured by the CSU for his successful ventures after graduating from CSUMB. Perez credits inspirational faculty, summer internships and a strong family support system for his success. Ten years ago, Perez and his father, Pablo, started J&P Organics—"J" for Juan and "P" for Pablo—a family-run farm in Salinas. The small enterprise grows USDA-certified organic fruits, vegetables and flowers on 10 acres and delivers weekly farm boxes of produce to more than 500 local customers.

Magnolia Zarraga '03

A first-generation college student and Salinas native, Zarraga grew up seeing her parents work in the fields during the day and take English classes by night. Zarraga discovered her calling for immigration law when she was a student at CSUMB. She completed her required CSUMB internships at the District Attorney’s office and Women’s Crisis Center. She credits these experiences for exposing her to the law, the courts and the role of an advocate. Professor Brian Simmons was a tremendous influence, encouraging her to attend law school.

Featured Alumni by Graduation Year

1996- 2000

Rafael Zamora, MIE '96

Founder of Totali Action Sports. Featured in 2016 edition of CSUMB Magazine.

Doug Harris, INTD '98

Focusing on socially conscious films and named a CSU Outstanding Alumni.

Anthony Prado, TMAC '00

Recognized with the Career Firefighter of the Year Award by the Monterey County Fire Chiefs Association.

2001- 2005

Vincent Suich, MIE '01

Co-founder of the Sox Box- unique athletic socks with 20 percent of all profits benefiting veterans and designated social causes.

Casey Richards, TAT '02

Sports Emmy Award recipient.

Jason Mansour, ESSP '03

Member of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Corps.

Lisa Fortier, HCOM '04

Named NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year.

Mac Clemmens, TMAC '05

Founder of Digital Deployment and featured in 2016 edition of CSUMB Magazine.

Zach Krone, TAT '05

Professional auctioneer making the world a better place — one bid at a time.

2006-2010

Chelsea Bell, ISSM '07

Owner and chief designer for Stone Fox Swim.

Christina Ferrante, TMAC '07 & INTD '09

Featured in 2016 edition of CSUMB Magazine for her work with brand strategy, art direction, social media, web design and development.

Michael Leslie, TAT '08

Production assistant for Golden State Warriors.

Gregory Gonzalez, SBS '09

At the forefront of the emerging “precision viticulture” industry with Scheid Vineyards.

Jane Kim, Science Illustration '10

Includes interviews with Discovery Channel and National Geographic surrounding her work as a Science Illustrator.

2011-2015

Bethany Mayer, EMBA '11

President and CEO of Ixia, a globally-traded, public company.

Jonathan Vevoda, SBS '12

At the forefront of the emerging “precision viticulture” industry with Scheid Vineyards.

Ryan T. Scott

Researcher at NASA.

Anthony Velasquez, HCOM '13

Creating opportunities for community, confidence and college through soccer.

Robin Seeyle, MBA '15

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of 1st Capital Bank.