Spring 2022 Spotlights

Published April 11, 2022

Several of our students have been accepted into programs or taken jobs during this spring. Here are a few highlights. 


Annika Gonzales

Geology scholar Annika Gonzales was accepted in a M.S. in Geology Program in the Geological Sciences and Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno starting in Fall 2022. She also received the Graduate Dean's Merit Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year at the school. Annika attributed this success to the REU that she did in summer 2021 with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. She presented her research from the REU at a poster session in the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference in December 2021.

Demetria Eves

Geology scholar Demetria Eves has been accepted in an REU program at Oregon State University where she will be taking measurements of methane and carbon dioxide in ice core samples from a variety of time periods and doing data synthesis (paleoclimate research). Demetria is currently doing geology research with Dr. Holk and Dr. Stevens at CSULB.


Jessica Rogado

Physics scholar Jessica Rogado will start as a Trail Engineer at Rivian, an outdoor EV company, in July 2022. In this position, she will join different teams within the company for 4-6 months at a time for two years. She is currently in the process of finishing a report for her research in Computation Fluid Dynamics that focuses on microgravity jet flow mixture at a molecular level through numerical analysis gathered from a CFD simulation. Jessica will be graduating in May 2022. She is grateful for the mentorship METRIC has provided her since she joined the program. METRIC made it possible for her to be academically successful and reach her career goals.

Mathematics and Statistics

Cyna Nguyen

Mathematics/Statistics scholar Cyna Nguyen has been accepted into four Ph.D. program in Mathematics: UC Santa Barbara, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, University of Dallas Texas, and Iowa State University. Cyna has also been accepted in the 2022 EDGE Summer Program which is a comprehensive program of activities for women entering Ph.D. programs in the mathematical sciences. The EDGE program addresses key factors related to successfully completing the first year of graduate school, successfully tackling qualifying exams, successfully finding a research advisor and maintaining a productive relationship with an advisor, and successfully preparing for life after graduate school, all while each person brings their whole self into their respective graduate school environments. This year's program will take place at the University of Oxford.

Miontranese Green

Mathematics/Statistics scholar Miontranese Green was accepted into two summer REUs: The Youngstown State University (Ohio) Beginning Undergraduates’ Mathematical Research Preparation (YSU-BUMP) and North Carolina State University's Directed Research for Undergraduates in Math and Statistics (DRUMS). She will be attending the NC State DRUMS program this summer. Miontranese works as a Statistics 108 tutor at the Learning Center starting Spring 2022.