Alumni

1997 - Shelly Mateer

April 16, 2018
Shelly Mateer (B.A., international relations, ’97) has written three books influenced by her experiences as a CIA officer—Single in the CIA and two volumes in her Mingling in the CIA series—with another series installment on its way. Learn more about her books and follow her blog at her website. 

2014 - Mae Elise Cannon

April 04, 2018
The Rev. Mae Elise Cannon (Ph.D., history, ’14), executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace, wrote "A Land Full of God: Christian Perspectives on the Holy Land" (Cascade Books, 2017).

1972 - Marvin Talso

April 04, 2018
A new book by Marvin Talso (B.A., history, ’72, and Cred., ’72) and his wife, Linda, Redwood Valley, tells the story of their Mendocino County community through archival photographs.

1993 - Pati Navalta Poblete

April 02, 2018

Pati Navalta Poblete (B.A., English, 1993) recently published A Better Place, about the violent death of her 23-year-old son and the transformation it brought about in her life. Poblete is a longtime Bay Area journalist, who worked at several area newspapers and was a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She is also author of The Oracles: My Filipino Grandparents of America.

 

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.

1997 - London Breed

March 12, 2018
London Breed (B.A., political science, ’97) served five weeks as the acting mayor of San Francisco following the Dec. 12, 2017, death of Mayor Ed Lee from a heart attack. She is a candidate in the June special election for the office.

Michael Poland: Life at the Living Edge

March 02, 2018
As a volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and now scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, Mike Poland (B.S. '97, Geology) is on the front line during hazardous volcanic events. Poland credits his "amazing professors" at UC Davis for teaching him how to communicate science clearly and vividly - an essential part of a career with the USGS.

1972 - Ken White

February 07, 2018
Ken White (B.A., history and English '72, Cred. '73) has two new books out, with more on the way. 12 Days of Central Valley Christmas, the second of a trilogy of children's Christmas books, and Touchstones: Life and Times of Modesto, a nonfiction book about White's hometown, were both published in 2017. Twas the Night Before Christmas … in Modesto will be released in November 2018. White is also writing Beautiful Day, set at UC Davis in 1969 and a sequel to his first novel, Getaway Day. Follow him on Facebook. Listen to a Feb. 7 interview with White on Capitol Public Radio's “Insight with Beth Ruyak" about his play, Migrant Mother.

1972 - Ken DeCamp

January 05, 2018
Ken DeCamp (B.A., geography, ’72) had his first book published: Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps including the Marble Mountain Wilderness, Russian Wilderness, and Trinity Divide.