1990s alumni

1990s Alumni

1990 - Christian “Joel” Lee

October 03, 2017

Christian “Joel” Lee (B.A. ’90) is co-founder of BananaMana Films, a production company specializing in creating Asian scripted dramas in English for web, TV and film. After creating two award-winning dramatic series, BananaMana Films has produced its first feature film—Jimami Tofu.

1991 - Mike Woods

April 04, 2016

Mike Woods (B.A., rhetoric and communication, ’91) is a meteorologist with New York television station FOX 5 NY. An American Meteorological Society seal holder, Mike has received an Emmy nomination for best weather forecast. In 2009, McDonald's presented him with the Black Media Legends award.

1992 - Brian Ebbert

April 11, 2010

Brian Ebbert (B.A., political science-public service, '92) was recently appointed as the floor director for California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount). Ebbert is a registered parliamentarian and a longtime Capitol staffer, and he serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Cal Aggie Alumni Association

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.

1992 - Kristie Macosko Krieger 

February 04, 2016

Kristie Macosko Krieger (B.A., sociology, ’92) was nominated for an Academy Award for Bridge of Spies in 2016. She was a producer on the film, her fourth producing credit.

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.

1993, 1995 - Donald Anderson

September 24, 2018

Donald Anderson (B.A. sociology, ’93, MA rhetoric and communication, ’95) has recently had a new book published. Organizational Design: Creating Strategic and Agile Organizations, a textbook, is his forth book. Anderson is organization and talent development director at Oracle and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver.

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.

1996 - Kate (McIlvaine) George

February 13, 2002
Kate (McIlvaine) George (B.A., anthropology, ’96) is the author of the Bree MacGowan mystery series, which started when she took up a dare to write a book. The soon-to-be-released Bohemian Catastrophe brings the series to four novels. The first three titles are Moonlighting in Vermont (2009), California Schemin’ (2011) and Crazy Little Thing Called Dead (2012). You can read about her books and follow her blog on her website. A resident of Vermont, she was recently featured in the Valley News (West Lebanon, New Hampshire). 

1998 - Darrell Doan

January 04, 2016
Darrell Doan (B.A., political science, ’98) — seven months into his new job as economic development director for the city of Elk Grove, was profiled in the Dec. 29, 2015, issue of the Elk Grove Citizen newspaper. Doan previously worked for the cities of Santa Cruz, San Jose, Baltimore and Alameda. After graduating from UC Davis he earned a master’s degree in city and regional planning at Rutgers University. He lives in Elk Grove with his wife, fellow Aggie Stephanie (Dodge), and sons Erik and Sean.

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.

1998 - Jocelyn Anderson

October 04, 2015
Jocelyn Anderson (B.A., rhetoric and communication, ’98) will join the UC Davis Strategic Communications office Oct. 19 as content provider for UC Davis Magazine. She has been the marketing and communications specialist for the UC Davis Office of Research, where she’s written for the web and internal and external newsletters and managed social media. Prior to joining the Office of Research, Jocelyn was features editor for Footwear News, a publication of Conde Nast in New York. Also in New York, she served as managing editor of Pointe, a bimonthly ballet magazine. In addition to her UC Davis degree, she holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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 - 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. 

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.