Updates from 1990s Graduates

April 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.

February 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.

July 2017Cindy (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.

April 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.

October 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.

January 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. 

July 2017 — Jacqueline Eng ’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.