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Date Submitted: 02/04/2012
Jon Haller, '96
Structural Engineering
Production Lead, Lockheed Martin

In Denver working for Lockheed Martin in manufacturing. Happily married with two boys who are 7 and 5. Currently pursuing an MS in Mechatronic Systems Engineering at the University of Denver.

Date Submitted: 02/10/2011
Frank Fan, '96
Structural Engineering

After 9 years working at Callaway Golf in Carlsbad, I went back to school and currently I am studying aerospace engineering in the East Coast.

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Date Submitted: 04/01/2010
Walter Korman, '96
Computer Science and Engineering
Software Engineer, Google

Walter joined Google as a Software Engineer this February 2010, working at their Mountain View campus. He works closely with another UCSD CS alum, Chip Chapin, who is actively involved in engineering recruiting for Google.

Date Submitted: 10/06/2009
Jonathan Haller, '96
Structural Engineering
Production Lead Engineer, Lockheed Martin

Jon moved to the Denver area earlier in 2009 to accept a position as Production Lead Engineer at Lockheed Martin.

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Date Submitted: 05/05/2008
Jon Haller, '96
Structural Engineering
Program Manager, Entrega Systems Group Inc.

Jon currently works as a Program Manager at Entrega Systems Group, Inc. building custom software applications for a variety of clients and recently completed the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

He is happily married and has two sons, Alex and Zac, who are three and one, respectively.

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Date Submitted: 11/21/2007
Frances Yap, '96 (maiden name Cachuela)
Process & Prototype Development Manager, Medtronic MiniMed

For the last nine years, Frances has been working on products for diabetics at Medtronic MiniMed. She married, Dr. Darren Yap (Tulane) who has a daughter, Alexandria, in 2004. 2006 brought a baby girl, Tiffany, and an MBA from the University of La Verne.

Don Gurskis

Date Submitted: 11/17/2006
Don Gurskis, '96

Don Gurskis and Arlene Yang are proud to announce the newest addition to their family, Aidan Kai, born August 28, 2005. Don is working for Arbor Surgical as Director of R&D specializing in designing heart valves and Arlene is an R&D engineer working on polymer stents for Abbott Vascular. They live in the Bay Area.

Date Submitted: 08/15/2006
David Ottow, '96
Computer Science and Engineering
Assistant Vice President, Countrywide Securities

I just got married to Jennifer Dugan, an Executive Pastry Chef. Also, I've started working at Countrywide Securities developing and supporting a roll-out of a derivatives platform for hedging and trading new financial instruments.

Date Submitted: 11/19/2005
Marie Jue, '96
Computer Science and Engineering
QA Automation Manager, eBay

Joined PayPal in Nov. 2003 as the QA Manager for PayPal's international sites. Recently moved into new role as QA Manager of Automation where I am driving PayPal's overall test automation strategy.