1990s alumni

1998 - Jennifer (Gray) Golick

March 12, 2018
Jennifer (Gray) Golick (B.A., psychology, ’98) died March 9, one of three women shot to death by an Army veteran at the Pathway Home in Yountville where she worked.

1992 - DeWayne Quinn

December 15, 2017
DeWayne Quinn (B.A., political science, ’92) chose a living tribute to honor the memory of David Camboia (B.A, chemistry, ’93)—a contribution to an “Adopt an Acre” program at UC Davis' Russell Ranch sustainable research farm. Camboia, of Tracy, died in September 2015. “The Camboias are farmers from Gustine, so this gift seemed to resonate with his life and his background,” Quinn said. The two men had been friends since their days playing defense for the Aggie football team. Quinn today is head of a global information systems department at Apple Inc.

1993 - Carlos Francisco Tobar

November 03, 2017

Carlos Francisco Tobar (B.A., economics, ’93) has been named the new manager for Baldwin County, Georgia. He has worked in public administration for counties, cities and regional transit authorities in Georgia, Florida and Northern California—serving since June 2013 as administrator for Grady County, Georgia. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from UC Davis, he earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of West Florida. He and his wife, Rebekah, a preschool teacher, have four children, ages 14 to 21.

1999 - Jacqueline Eng

July 10, 2017

Jacqueline Eng (B.S., anthropology,’99), analyzing bones of Kyang Cave, Nar-Phu Valley, Nepal, during a 2013 expedition, was featured among a team of researchers and climbers in an episode of the PBS series “NOVA” in January. Eng, a faculty member at Western Michigan University, is interviewed in the “Secrets of the Sky Tombs” episode about the team’s efforts to understand human settlement in the Himalayas.

1994 - Cindy (Jones) Derosier

July 03, 2017

Cindy (Jones) Derosier (B.A., international relations, ’94; Credential, ’95) co-authored What Would Jesus Patent? 101 Ingenious Inventions for Christians with patent attorney Adam Diament (Ph.D., genetics, ’04). This is her first book and Diament's third. They met in 1997 as members of the Telemark Dance Troupe at UC Davis. She blogs at My Creative Life.

2000 - Angela Naef

July 03, 2017

Angela Naef (B.A. ’96, Ph.D. ’00, chemistry) has been chosen as the new chairperson of the American Chamber of Commerce in Denmark. Naef is the Vice President of Global Technology & Innovation at DuPont Nutrition & Health in Copenhagen. She has lived in Denmark since 2014, when she joined DuPont in Brabrand near Aarhus as a Site Manager. She relocated to Copenhagen in 2016.

1998 - Matthias Gafni

April 04, 2017
Investigative reporter Matthias Gafni (B.A, English/rhetoric and communication, ’98), who got his journalism start at The California Aggie, was a lead writer in a series of articles on the Ghost Ship fire that won the East Bay Times the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. Gafni is one of two UC Davis alumni on the East Bay Times staff. Angela Ruggiero (B.A., communication/Italian, ’10), has contributed to the paper’s continuing Ghost Ship coverage.

1999 - Lisa Trivedi

February 04, 2017
Lisa Trivedi (Ph.D., history, ’99), a history professor at Hamilton College in New York, curated a Feb. 7 – March 31 exhibition at the Sacramento City Hall of Pranlal K. Patel photographs. Refocusing the Lens features Patel's images of women at work in Ahmedabad, a city in northwest India, in the early 20th century. Trivedi learned about Patel’s photos in 1996 while on a Fulbright Scholarship in Gujarat, India. She worked closely with him for two years before his death to organize the first U.S. exhibition of his work at Hamliton College in 2014. [Watch a video about the exhibition] The UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies (ME/SA) Program sponsored the Sacramento showing. Trividi is the author of Clothing Gandhi’s Nation: Homespun and Modern India (Indiana, 2007) and is currently working on a book titled Bound By Cloth: Women Textile Workers in Bombay and Lancashire, 1890-1940. 

1999 - David Ashby

January 04, 2017
David Ashby (B.A., political science, and rhetoric and communication, ’99) was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown in December to the Sutter County Superior Court bench. Ashby, 39, of Yuba City, has been an owner and attorney at the Ashby Law Firm since 2002. After graduating from UC Davis, he earned his law degree from UC Berkeley. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Chris Chandler (B.A., English, ’73) last May. A former state Assembly member, Chandler served 23 years on the bench, including a 2006–12 stint as the court's presiding judge.