Graduate Excellence @ The Beach - Notable CSULB Graduate Alumni

Dr. Denise F. Noldon (MS in Counseling in Higher Education and BA in Psychology and Black Studies), Vice Chancellor California Community Colleges

Ken Miller ’69, ’71(Masters in Business Administration) President, Impact Associates and adjunct faculty for CSULB College of Business

David J. Armijo (Masters in Public Administration), Executive Director, Southern California Rapid Transit District 

Carlos Solorzano '96 '04 (MA in Religious Studies), Founder, HCDTalks Ministries

Naeema Aziz (MS in Health Care Administration), Chief Operating Officer, Apex Investment Group, Oman

Susan Aramesh Price (MPA and BA in Political Science), Councilperson, City of Long Beach

Pauline Bich-Phuong Le (MSW and BASW), Family Consultant, St. Jude Medical Center, known as the “mother of Vietnamese social work” in Orange County

Frank Bayliss (MS in Biology and BS in Zoology), Professor at SDSU and consultant for Genetech.

Irene Sotelo (MSW and BA in Sociology), Director, Project Rebound, a state-wide organization that helps formerly incarcerated students transition from prison to graduation. 

Arnold Hackett (MS Computer Science), CFO of Metrolin

John Lennard (MS Natural Sciences and Math, BS Natural Sciences and Math), Sr Vice President, Development Vaccinex, Inc

Jeff Klaus (Masters in Public Administration), Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

Robert Garcia (Educational Doctorate) Former LB Mayor & current Congressman

Angelica Gunderson (MS Education), STEM middle school teacher and Milken Educator Awardee

Diana Aguirre (Masters in Public Health), Community Impact Director and National Community Health Lead at the American Heart Association

Eleni Pappas (MS in Emergency Services Administration from CSULB) first woman chief of LAFD

Donald Williams (MPA from CSULB), Executive Director of the D.A.D. Project

Jill Baker (EdD from CSULB) Superintendent of LBUSD

Alexandra Billings (MFA Theatre Arts at CSULB) Grammy Nominee for her album, Being Alive, and actor most known for roles in Transparent, The Conners, The Peripheral

Abigail Abiva (MS Athletic Training from CSULB), Asst. Athletic Grainer for Greensboro Swarm-NBA G League Affiliate of Charlotte Hornets; Dorie Weller (MA Political Science from CSULB), Investigator, US Department of Labor

Joshua J. Casper (MA Political Science from CSULB), Assistant Professor, El Camino College

Jocelyn Aguilera (MA History from CSULB), History teacher and department chair John C. Fremont HS

Dr. Marissa Jenerich (MA History from CSULB); CDIP Fellow, PhD UCLA, Assistant Professor at CSUN

Dr. Chantal Fahmy (MS Criminal Justice from CSULB); PhD ASU, Assistant Professor at University of Texas, San Antonio

Kathleen Hansen (MBA from CSULB), President, Financial Planning Dept., Inc.

Hing-Hung (MS Electrical Engineering from CSULB), Co-Founder Mercury Security Corporation

Robin A. Richesson (MFA Art from CSULB), Costume illustrator and storyboard artist, 1998 Entertainment Weekly’s 100 Most Creative People in Hollywood

John C. Cederquist (MA Art from CSULB), American Decorative Artist whose are is part of the permanent collections of 15 major museums including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Franklin Parrish Gallery in New York City

Erin Gruwell (MA English, Single-Subject Credential in English from CSULB), Founder of The Freedom Writers Foundation, co-author of The Freedom Writers Diary 

Rosa Sanchez ’18 (MA in Education, Dual Language Development), teacher, Nava College Preparatory Academy, LAUSD 

Sara Coley ‘18 (MA in Education, Educational Administration. Coordinator of Student Services for Newport-Mesa Unified School District

Lizzet Rojas, ’21 (MA in Education, Educational Psychology) pursuing a PhD in Education at UCLA

Lorena Gonzalez ‘17 (MA in Education, Social and Cultural Analysis of Education) Ph.D. student in the Social Sciences and Comparative Education program with a Race and Ethnic Studies specialization in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. 

Scott Alikre (MS in Special Education) Middle School Teacher for students with Mild/Moderate

Arturo Covarrubias ’15 (MS in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy), Clinical Supervisor at Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center

Alexandria Rosales ‘03 (MS in Counseling, Student Development in Higher Education), Counseling Faculty at Fullerton Community College

Lindsay Sterk ‘22 (EdD in Educational Leadership), Assistant Director of CSULB College of Business Graduate Programs