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Alumni

Welcome to our alumni and visitors! We are proud of our graduates and like to know what they are doing. We are continually in the process of updating our database as to the current whereabouts and status of our alumni.

Alumni, if you want to drop us a note on what you are up to, please email Andrew Ware.

Alumni by Graduation Year

Class of 2012

Class of 2012
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Trenin Bayless Physics Graduate student in biomedical eng., U. of Bridgeport
Lucas Jones Physics Employed at Neuralynx, Bozeman, MT
Kelly Lennard Physics An officer in the U.S. Navy, Connecticut
Briana Peck Physics Bozeman, MT
Josh Smith Physics Graduate student in physics, U. of Capetown, South Africa

Class of 2011

Class of 2011
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Tammy Abell Phys-Astr Bremerton, WA
Caleb Beaudin Phys-Astr General Manager at Paul Davis Restoration, Portland, OR
Adam Clinch Physics Graduate student in education, UM, Missoula, MT
Lily Fujisaki Phys-Astr Missoula, MT
Miles Olsen Physics Graduate student in medical physics, U. of Wisconsin
Sofia Tanberg Physics Graduate student in education, UM, Missoula, MT
Rafael Villarreal-Calderon Physics Medical student, U. of Virgina
Alissa Wersal Physics Analyst at Radiant ZEMAX, Seattle, WA

Class of 2010

Class of 2010
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Doug Brugger Physics Graduate student in engineering, U. of Wisconsin
Keith Ginoff Phys-Astr Graduate student in Pharmacy, UM, Missoula, MT
Jeremy Hostetter Phys-Astr Graduate student in physics, Montana State U.
Amber Jessop Physics Physics instructor, UM, Missoula, MT
Arlo Johnson Physics Graduate student in physics, Montana State U.
Collin Jones Physics Applications Engineer at Radiant ZEMAX, Seattle, WA
Elisha McElroy Physics New Orlens, LA
Kathleen McGarvey-Lechable Physics Head hunter, Paris, France
Zach McGarvey Phys-Astr Missoula, MT
Ron Powell Phys-Astr Graduate student in space sciences, UCLA
Ryan Schmitt Phys-Astr Missoula, MT
Keith Steele Physics In the U.S. Navy, South Carolina

Class of 2009

Class of 2009
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Seana Blohm Physics Graduate student in education, Towson State University, Baltimore, MD
Aaron Christian Physics Graduate student in physics, Montana State University
Brian Fish Phys-Astr Missoula, MT
Tanner Marine Physics Missoula, MT
Nathan McLaughlin Physics Graduate student in physics, University of Oregon

Class of 2008

Class of 2008
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Pete Bolenbaugh Physics Quantatative analyst, Billings, MT
Murphy Breyfogle Phys-Astr Missoula, MT
Gabe Carroll Physics Working for Sunburst Sensors, Missoula, MT
Laura Cote Physics Graduate student in engineering, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Michael Johnson Phys-Comp Graduate student in Electrical Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles
Alecia Jongeward Phys-Astr Missoula, MT
Clark Kogan Physics Graduate student in biology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Hilary Martens Physics Graduate student in planetary science, Caltech
Erin Mondloch Physics Graduate student in physics, University of Oregon
Stephen Schutten Phys-Astr MA in Applied Mathematics (2010), University of Montana
Instructor, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY
Kelli Stumpe Phys-Astr Missoula, MT

Class of 2007

Class of 2007
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Tyler Blackewll Physics Graduate student in medical physics, Purdue University
Tristan DeBorde Physics Graduate student in physics, Oregon State University
Joe Hardyman Phys-Astr Missoula, MT
Lesley Herrmann Phys-Astr Graduate student in engineering, University of Colorado
Nels Knutson Physics Graduate student in medical physics, Louisiana State University
Clay Nylund Physics High school physics teacher, Tampa, Florida
Laura Zschaechner Phys-Astr Graduate student in astronomy, University of New Mexico

Class of 2006

Class of 2006
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Nova Daniels Phys-Comp Missoula, Montana
Jimmy Dilorenzo Physics Playing music, Chicago, IL
Bonnie Gillian Phys-Astro MS in Geology (2008), University of Montana
Agatha Light Phys-Astro MS in Atmospheric Science (2009), University of Alaska
Laboratory supervisor, Dept. of Physics, U. of Alaska - Fairbanks
Ari Margolin Physics MA in French (2009), University of Montana,
Graduate student in French Literature, University of Colorado
Tracy Melzer Physics Postdoc, U. Otago, New Zealand
PhD in medical physics (2012), U. of Otago, New Zealand
David Podrasky Phys-Astro Graduate student in geophsyics, University of Alaska

Class of 2005

Class of 2005
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Owen Applequist Physics Working for the U.S. Army in Forest Hills, MD
Emily Chronister Physics Helena, Montana
Burke Fetscher Physics Graduate student in computer science, Northwestern University
Adam Goldammer Phys-Astro Billings, Montana
Stuart Graham Physics Chicago, IL
Daniel Guest Physics Missoula, MT
Brian Hand Phys-Astro Graduate student in computer science, University of Montana
James Willett Physics Graduate student in engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
M.Eng.Sc, Photovoltaic Eng., U. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Class of 2004

Class of 2004
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Jessica Croft Physics Member of the Butte Symphony, Butte, MT
Erin Fitzhenry Physics MS in Computer Science (2007), Oregon State University
Software engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Anna (Haugsjaa) Hughes Phys-Astro PhD in Astrophysics (2011), University of Colorado
Postdoctoral research associate, University of Colorado
Krishna Moniz Physics Working for Tellus.com in Suriname?
Daniel Phipps Physics
Daniel Wedul Physics Computer programmer, Atlanta, GA
Dustin York Physics Web programmer, Missoula, MT

Class of 2003

Class of 2004
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Jessica Croft Physics Member of the Butte Symphony, Butte, MT
Erin Fitzhenry Physics MS in Computer Science (2007), Oregon State University
Software engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Anna (Haugsjaa) Hughes Phys-Astro PhD in Astrophysics (2011), University of Colorado
Postdoctoral research associate, University of Colorado
Krishna Moniz Physics Working for Tellus.com in Suriname?
Daniel Phipps Physics
Daniel Wedul Physics Computer programmer, Atlanta, GA
Dustin York Physics Web programmer, Missoula, MT

Class of 2003
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Dan Baca Phys-Astro MS in Aerospace Engineering (2007), University of Colorado
Elliott Barcikowski Physics Graduate student in physics, University of Utah
Chris Berg Physics
Joel Brown Phys-Astro MS in Geology (2006), University of Montana
Graduate student in geology, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Ted Fisher Physics Graduate student in medical physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
John Hoff Physics Research Assistant, APS Healthcare, Missoula, MT
Barak Nelson Phys-Astro
Beverly Plumb Phys-Astro Engineering program, Montana Tech, Butte, MT
Abbey Stevens Physics Trekking through New Zealand?
David Westerly Physics PhD in Medical Physics (2009), University of Wisconsin - Madison
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado - Denver

Class of 2002

Class of 2002
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Brent Buffington Physics MS in Aerospace Engineering (2005), University of Colorado - Boulder
Outer Planet Mission Analyst, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasedena, CA
Chris Colpitts Physics PhD in Physics, Dartmouth University (2009)
Postdoctoral research associate, University of Minnesota
Reuben Darlington Physics Technical specialist, Univeristy of Montana
Amanda Deisher Physics PhD in Physics (2008), University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral research associate, University of California, Los Angeles
Matt Fig Physics MS in Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University (2005?)
Staff engineer, Idaho National Laboratory
Peter Garner CompSci-Phys
Patrick Martin Physics MS in Medical Physics (2006), University of Wisconsin - Madison
Medical physicist, St. Patricks Hospital, Missoula, MT
Pete McCauley Physics PhD in Mathematics (2009), University of Montana,
Postdoctoral fellow, Sleep & Performance Res. Center, Washington State University
Jeremy Sauer Phys-CompSci MS in Computer Science (2005), University of Montana
Research associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
John Singleton Phys-CompSci Journalism student, University of Montana

Class of 2001

Class of 2001
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
David Heskett Physics Jackson, Wyoming
Bryce Jacobson Phys-Astro Graduate student, University of Hawaii
Tina Kelly Phys-Astro Information security conultant, Wells Fargo Bank, Bloomington, MN
Katie Mateskon Physics Paralegal, Missoula, MT
Kelly Nelson Physics High school physics teacher, Sentinel High School, Missoula, MT
Yuji Okamoto Physics
Dan Schuster Phys-Astro Director, Downtown Auburn Business Improv. District, Auburn, New York

Class of 2000

Class of 2000
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
David Alban Phys-CompSci JD (2005), University of California, Berkeley
Associate, Alston+Bird, Charlotte, NC
Jessica Bartley Phys-Astro Systems administrator, Dallas, TX
Hans Berg Physics Graduate student, University of Montana
Casey Burnet CompSci-Phys
Ahmed Diallo Physics PhD in Physics (2005), University of Iowa
Postdoctoral researcher, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ
Wendy Gates Physics Physics tutor, Missoula, MT
Heidi Junkersfeld Physics Founding member of Open Field Artists Collective, Missoula, MT
Nicholas Kujawa Physics JD (2004), New York University
Law associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Brooklyn, NY
Shinya Kurebayashi Physics MS in Physics (2004), MIT
Financial analyst, Goldman Sachs, Tokyo, Japan
Jaylene Naylor MS in Physics Staff specialist, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Michael Obland Physics PhD in Physics (2007), Montana State University
Post-doc, NASA Langley
Joe Rovere Phys-Astro Middle school science teacher, Telluride, CO
Josh Wilson Phys-Astro MSI in Library and Information Services (2005), University of Michigan
Librarian, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ethan Woodruff Physics Systems analyst, Applications engineer, The Mathworks, Hudson, MA

Class of 1999

Class of 1999
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Adam Bayliss Phys-Astro PhD in Physics (2006), University of Wisconsin - Madison
Medical physics resident, UW, Madison, WI
Jesse Brannen Phys-Astro Research scientist, Sicel Tech., Inc., Raleigh, NC
Teddy George Phys-Astro Telescope operator, Canada-France Hawaii Telescope, HI
Eric Nelson Physics High school physics teacher, Summit Preparatory School, Kalispell, MT
Eric Nemeth Phys-CompSci Geographic information systems, URS Corporation, Alberquerque, NM
Cy Prothro Physics High school physics teacher, Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA
Peter Stuart Physics MS in Computer Science (2004), Ohio State University
Computer Animator, C. O. R. E. Feature Animations, Toronto, Canada
Etsuko Taniguchi Phys-Astro Falls Church, VA

Class of 1998

Class of 1998
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Brian Ermold Phys-Astro Research scientist, Pacific Northwest Research Laboratory, Richland, WA
Matthew Farnham Physics MS in Information Security (2004), University of London
Information security analyst, Wells Fargo Bank, Chandler, AZ
Andrew Gustafson Physics Graduate student in engineering physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Matthew Harrington Phys-CompSci Web developer and designer, NXTbook Media, Sacramento, CA
Lee Hungerford Phys-CompSci Software consultant, Infor Global Systems, Missoula, MT
Thomas May Phys-Astro Computer programmer, Missoula, MT
Guy Pinjuv Physics PhD in Forestry (2006), University of Cantebury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Ptarmigan Forestry and Carbon Consulting, Portland, OR
Wade Scates Phys-Astro PhD in Engineering and Applied Science (2004), Idaho State University
Postdoctoral researcher, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Joshua Sticka Phys-Astro MD (2003), University of Washington
Practicing medicine in San Diego, CA
Paul York Physics Network support, Stow, MA

Class of 1997

Class of 1997
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Sarah Alt Physics High school physics teacher, Portland, OR
Thomas McCartney Phys-teach

Class of 1996

Class of 1996
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
William Redmond Physics
Orest Pilskalns Physics PhD in Computer Science (2004), Washinton State University
Assistant professor, WSU Vancouver, Vancouver, WA
Jeffrey Ridgeley Physics
Gregory Empey Physics MD in optometry (2004), UC Berkeley
Practicing optometry in Santa Cruz, CA

Pre-1996

Pre-1996
Name Degree Current Activities and Whereabouts
Donald Brown Phys (1995) Programmer, SAIC, Virginia Beach, VA
Helen Hart Phys (1981) PhD in Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences (1989), U. of Colorado
Astronomer, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Brad Larson Phys (1988) Systems Administrator, Micron Electronics, Nampa, ID