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1983 Wayne Inman
B.A., BIOENGINEERING
Inman is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the chief medical officer of the field hospital supporting U.S. and coalition forces in the Kuwait area of operation. Inman expects to return to Oceanside, CA in Fall 2006 to resume his orthopedic surgery practice at the Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton.

1990 Young Cho
B.A., COMPUTER SCIENCE
Cho has been working at QUALCOMM for the last three years. His oldest daughter, Karis, is in first grade and younger, Caleb, is an energetic 2-year-old.

1990 Duke Hong
B.S., COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Hong continued his education at UC Irvine earning a Ph.D. focused on high speed computer networks. He is currently directing Internet performance analysis at Akamai Technologies and back at the UCSD Rady School of Business.

1993 Michael Alston
PH.D. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

1995 Christine Alston
B.S. ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
Michael is a principal engineer in the Silicon Technology Group of ARM Physical IP, Inc. He is also an instructor, and member of the curriculum committee for the professional certificate program in semiconductor engineering at UCSD Extension. Christine is a scientific homemaker who volunteers at University City High School (UCHS) and leads a book club. Daughter, Liana, is a junior and a student leader at UC Riverside. Son, Tyler, is a UCHS junior and nationally-ranked fencer meticulously plotting his escape from the nest.

1992 William M. Bruin
P.E., B.S., STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Bruin and his wife (Moire), Moire (daughter, age 7), Ted (son, age 5) are proud to announce the latest member to their family. Michael James Bruin was born on Dec. 6, 2005 and is a healthy and happy addition to the family.

1995 Jason Ingham
PH.D., STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Ingham is an associate professor of structural engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Aukland in New Zealand.

1997 Eric Takeuchi
B.S./M.S., ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
After spending some time as a principal engineer, Takeuchi has shifted career focus to become sr. product manager for solid-state lasers at Melles Griot in Carlsbad, CA. He has one-year-old son, Kevin, and a 3-year-old daughter, Megan.

Andrew Huffmaster with son Nathaniel
Andrew Huffmaster with son Nathaniel

1998 Andrew Huffmaster
B.S., BIOENGINEERING
Huffmaster worked at the neurovascular division of Boston Scientific Corporation in Fremont, CA, for 7.5 years in the development of neuro endovascular medical devices. This March, he started a new job at Hantel Technologies in Hayward, CA, which is a contract development and manufacturing company serving the medical device industry. As if that wasn’t enough change, his wife Elisabeth gave birth to their first child, Nathaniel, on Easter Sunday! Elisabeth also graduated from UCSD with a B.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience in 1999 and the couple was married in Oakland in 2004.

2000 Rob Fahler
M.S., ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Fahler began working with Argon ST in November as a DSP engineer. He currently performs FPGA design using DSP techniques and C programming in a DSP platform.

2000 Jorge A. Rivera
B.S., M.S., STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Rivera has worked in structural design for the past six years with Nabih Youssef & Assoc. in Los Angeles. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in earthquake engineering at the Rose School in Pavia, Italy, where he is collaborating on research with the Univ. of Arizona, UCSD, and Lehigh Univ.

2001 James Gitre
B.S., ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Gitre is an RF design engineer for Motorola in Austin, TX, where he is working in the mobile devices division on new platforms for communications.

2001 Maria D. Martinez-Rodrigo
M.S., STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Martinez-Rodrigo is back in Spain, where she serves as an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Construction Department of Universitat Jaume I. She is finishing her Ph.D. thesis which deals with the reduction of resonant vibrations in high speed railway bridges by means of passive energy dissipation devices.

2002 Brandon Leong
B.S., COMPUTER SCIENCE
Leong lives in Los Altos, CA, where he is working as a systems engineer at Radiance Technologies, Inc. and beginning his career in real estate.

2002 Cole C. McDaniel
B.S., M.S., PH.D., STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
McDaniel recently became an assistant professor in the Architectural Engineering Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo after spending three years as an assistant professor at Washington State University.

2003 Joshua Hu
B.S., AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Hu recently moved to the El Segundo, CA area where he is a senior QA engineer for Raytheon.

2003 Chris Stearns
B.S./M.S., STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Stearns works for MKA, a structural engineering firm in Seattle, WA. He designs high-rise buildings all over the country, and makes frequent visits to San Diego.

2004 Ryan Herrell
B.S., STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Herrell is the regional manager for the Southern California office of Fibrwrap Construction (Fyfe Co. certified contracting arm). Fibrwrap Construction is a design build company that for concrete restorations/ strengthening, and seismic rehabilitation. Herrell oversees all projects in Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona, from the initial development, design, contracting, construction, and conclusion.

2004 Eric Kelley
B.S., M.S., STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Kelley has worked as a bridge design engineer in California, Oregon and Washington. Currently, his team is beginning the design of a new bascule bridge, a type of moveable bridge, in the Seattle/Tacoma area.

2005 Sao Kun Ao Ieong
B.S., BIOENGINEERING: BIOTECHNOLOGY
Sao Kun is a research associate at Roche Palo Alto working on enzyme kinetics/characterization and drug potency screening.

2005 Andrea Martinez
B.S., STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Martinez works for DeBerry Engineering where she designs residential buildings.

2005 Franklin Yang
B.S., ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Yang is working for a major wireless tech company in San Diego, and learning wireless communication methods and assembly language.

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