Graduates of the Department of Biological Sciences share their stories
With each year’s graduating class, our alumni community grows—going in many directions with their careers, but all tied to NAU and their time as a Lumberjack. Read what they have to say about their NAU experience.
If you would like to share memories of your time at NAU, or information about what you are doing now, please submit a story!
Everado “Danny” Escobar, BS Exercise Science, Class of 2014
A post-graduation internship with the Los Angeles Angels minor league in the Strength and Conditioning Department led to various positions and Danny was recently promoted to coordinate the Return to Performance Program for the major league Los Angeles Angels.
John Chase, MS, Class of 2014
John is the first author of an article in mSystems that provides insight into the composition and dynamics of microbial communities in offices, which was widely covered by the popular media including the Washington Post. John is now doing cutting-edge microbiome bioinformatics work for Biota Technology in San Diego.
Jeff Gagnon, MS, Class of 2006
Wildlife Biology Technician Arizona Game and Fish Department
Heidie M. Hornstra O’Neill, MS, Class of 2006
Research Specialist Pathogen & Microbiome Institute
Samantha Chapman, PhD, Class of 2005
Associate Professor, Villanova
Adam Langley, PhD, Class of 2005
Global Change Ecology Lab, Villanova
Carri LeRoy, PhD, Class of 2005
Member of the Faculty The Evergreen State College
Aimee Classen, PhD, Class of 2004
Associate Professor, University of Vermont
Scott Durst, MS, Class of 2004
US Fish and Wildlife Service–Landscape Conservation Cooperative Network
Brook Swanson, PhD, Class of 2004
Professor, Gonzaga University
Kristin Haskins, PhD, Class of 2003
Research Scientist The Arboretum at Flagstaff
David M. Wagner, PhD, Class of 2003
Professor, Northern Arizona University
Pathogen & Microbiome Institute