October 2019 Alumni Update

Cyndie Davila (BA ’14) was the subject of an article October 21 in Bakersfield.com on her work as senior manager of community development for the American Cancer Society and is an executive leader for the Tobacco Free Coalition of Kern. bakersfield.com/kern-business-journal/latina-leaders-joining-forces-to-fight-cancer/article_ee835860-bf7a-5dd0-b231-7153e6f52989.html

Lorraine (Weller) Clarke (BA ’06) got her Ph.D. in plant biology in 2014 from UC Riverside, and subsequently moved to Maryland with her husband, David Clarke. In 2016 they welcomed their first daughter, Fiona. In 2019 they bought their first house and Lorraine accepted a job at Prince George’s Community College teaching ecology, evolutionary biology and genetics.

Dean Lee (BA ’87), M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed to a new Scientific Advisory Board created by Kiadis Pharma, an international biopharmaceutical company based in Europe. The board will provide expertise and guidance to the company board regarding a variety of cancer treatments. Lee is a physician in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and BMT at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and director of the Cellular Therapy and Cancer Immunology Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. biotechgate.com/web/cms/index.php/company_news_article.html?news_id=18431251k$Sna2LSIdDhJb6&page_id=?next=1



Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations