Where Are They Now?

CSPA ayraduates have gone on to great careers in journalism, public relations and other communications-related careers.

We want to highlight you! If you went through the CSPA program — or if you know what any of your CSPA classmates are doing — please contact us through the comments section below and/or reach out to us through Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s a partial list of what our graduates were doing when last we heard from them (their high schools are in parentheses)…

 

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2013

Austin, Shaylyn (Mira Costa) Michigan

Brown, Liam (Newbury Park), Cal State Long Beach

Holmes, Savannah (South Torrance), UC Davis

Kolosta, Danny (Piedmont), UC Santa Barbara

Martinez, Alegria (Diamond Ranch), Pitzer

Moses, Zane (Cleveland), Maryland

Russo, Josie (Dreyfoos, Fla.), Wisconsin

Ryan, Patrick (Harvard-Westlake), Georgetown

Samowitz, Allison,  Florida

Smith, Elizabeth (Del Campo), University of San Diego

Wu, Gwen (Cleveland) UC Santa Barbara

2012

Cho, Christopher (Arcadia) Cornell

Hendrikson, Mike (Redwood), Minnesota (St. Cloud)

Lautanen, Alec (Mira Costa) UCLA

Sugermen, Mike (Harvard-Westlake), Michigan

Warshaw, Johanna (Mira Costa), Missouri

 

2011

 

Agnew, Lindsey (San Dieguito), UC Berkeley

Andrabi, Aneesa (Claremont), Swarthmore

Asoulin, Rebecca (Santa Monica), Dartmouth

Cohen, Jacob (Taft), Oregon

Colvin, Mia (Beckman), UC Davis

Cropper, Kiefer (Taft), San Francisco State

Do, Maria (Troy), Notre Dame

Du Mont, Rachel (Tesoro), Cal Poly (SLO)

Handler, Mitchell, (Venice), UC Berkeley

Huber, James (Menlo), Northwestern

Iyer, Ritika (California), UC Davis

Pager, Tyler Northwestern

Richcreek, Katherine (Colton), Azusa Pacific

Rosenfeld, Zack (Mira Costa), Colorado

Rowe, Shelby (Carlsbad), Missouri

Semerdjian, Annette (Glendale), UC Santa Cruz

Silvas, Allie (La Quinta), Santa Monica College

Spear, Alyssa (Walnut), USC

West, Kylie (Laguna Hills), Stanford

 

2010

Aguilera, Rachelle (San Diego School of Arts), UC Irvine

Albertolle, Mary (Palo Alto High) UC Santa Barbara

Bowman, Kevin (Amador Valley) UCLA

Geoffray, Jessie (Santa Monica), writer, Men’s Journal

Hill, Olivia (Royce High), UCLA

Jensen, Carlee (Santa Monica) Yale

Khansari, Arian (Troy), UC Berkeley

Kim, Hye (Sunny Hills) Northwestern

Kim, Teresa (Taft), Cornell

Lau, Steven (California), Columbia

Lee, Yeon (Daweon Foreign Language), Amherst

Leventhal, Emily (CAMS)  Washington & Lee University

Liu, Josephine (Troy), UCLA

Madden, Liam (Loyola), Notre Dame

Olenick, Mariel (Taft), UC Santa Barbara

Robak, Adam (Mira Costa) UC San Diego

Song, Hannah (Keppel), UC Berkeley)

Taflinger, Lauren Vivian Webb), Richmond University

Van Deuren, Alexandra (Chadwick), Southern Methodist

Venook, Jeremy (San Mateo), Harvard University

2009

 

Amparo, Camilla (Troy), USC

Bloch, Jordan (Buckley), Stanford

Cassel, Melinda (Calabasas),  UC Berkeley.

Cheng, Sophie (Gunn), Washington University (St. Louis)

Fisher, Nicole (San Dieguito), Syracuse University.

Cook, Caroline (Miramonte), University of Puget Sound

Han, Yuri (Seoul International School), Northwestern

Jenkins, James (Principia, Colo.), Cal Poly (SLO).

Lai, Teresa (Whitney), USC

Levine, Benjamin (Palisades), Kenyon College (Ohio)

Olejnik, Kelly (Tesoro), Social Media Director, EasyPC

Sax, Sarah (Palos Verdes) USC; online news intern, ABC 7;

Siegemund-Broka, Austin (Mira Costa), writer, Hollywood Reporter

Sloan, Kylie (Palo Alto), UC Santa Cruz

Sloane, Jaime (Cooper City, Fla.), University of Florida

Sommer, Marissa (Great Oak), University of Oregon.

Su, Diana (Sunny Hills), Wellesley

Suh, Jennifer (Stevenson), Northwestern

Tavlian, Alexander (Clovis West), reporter, Fresno Bee

 

2008

Adams, Samuel (Santa Monica), health reporter, Bloomberg News

Cornwell, Paige (Shawnee Mission East, Kans.), entertainment reporter, Seattle Times

Gates, Megan Lutheran), Orange Coast College

Grossman, Sara (Cleveland), UC Berkeley

Hamedy, Saba (Santa Monica), entertainment reporter, L.A. Times

Hanlon, Matt (Casa Grande), sports reporter, Orange County Register

Hicks, Skyler (Stuart Hall), Harvard

Huh, Kate (Troy), Yale

Hui, Carolina (Singapore American), Oberlin College

Jau, Shoshee (Troy), UCLA

Koo, Jodie (Whitney), Colgate University

Liang, Valerie (Whitney), UC  Berkeley

Lu, Yiren (Maria Carrillo), Harvard

Matthews, Alexandra (San Dieguito), UC Berkeley

Rebolledo, Daniela (Newbury Park), UCLA

Rosenthal, Isaac (Venice), University of Oregon

Schellenbaum, Amy (Mira Costa), senior editor, Curbed

 

2007

Choh, Emily (Whitney), UC Berkeley

Duplantier, Wes political reporter, Associated Press in Jefferson City, Mo.

Glantz, Evan (Watkins, Mo.), University of Missouri, marketing/advertising

Hollander, Alex, product public relations, Facebook

Joseph, Diva (Colton), Pacific Union

Kanowsky, Scott, writer, ABC-7 in Chicago

Khan, Anum, editorial assistant, Insomniac Events

Kim, Elli (Chadwick), Dartmouth College

Korchek, William (Buckley), University of Pennsylvania

Lee, Patricia assistant editor, Grantland.com

Lenehan, Sean Associate Client Executive, Voce Communications

Nelson, Laura, reporter, Los Angeles Times

Reyes, Linda (Wilson High Hacienda Heights), UCLA

Schiffman, Jessica Senior Strategist, Portal A

 

Stine, Rachel (San Dieguito), Boston University

Szocs, Anita (Troy), CUNY Hunter

Walker, Glenroy (Long Beach Poly), Jackson State (Miss.)

Warner, Amanda (Arlington), Biola

Wong, Kelsey (Wilson, Hac.Heights), UC San Diego

2006

 

Chen, Kurtis (WIlson, Hac. Hts.), UCLA

Farabee, Kelsey (Northgate), Northwestern

Ishizuka, LiAnn (Edison), UCLA

Maddox, Kareem (Oak Park) pro basketball player, Netherlands

Minassi, Sarineh (Verdugo Hills), UCLA

Olenick, Andrew (Taft), UC Santa Barbara

Olenick, Sean (Taft), UC Santa Barbara

Puro, Larissa (San Luis Obispo), USC

Suba, Cheryl, Saint Lucys), UC Irvine

Young, Tiffanie (Harvard Westlake), Vassar

 

2005

 

Dea, Jessica, UCLA

Garg, Manika, University of Pennsylvania

Helmers, Ally, Duke, Client Services mgr, Style for Hire

Kolker, Elyse, University of Denver, mgr.,  Medamorphis

McReynolds, Devon, Wig Fits All Heads music blog

Marcus, Rachael, Reed (Ore.)

Maxwell, Nisha Partner, Ideations Communications

Meimin, Sarah, UC Davis, Eco Media Sales Asst., CBS Corp

Moring, Roseann (San Dieguit), reporter, Omaha World-Herald

Studeman, Kristin freelance writer, The New York Times

Tellis, Kethan, USC

Wong, Queenie reporter, Statesman Journal

2004

 

Agarwal, Monali (Whitney), Harvard

Ashbaugh, Laura (San Luis Obispo), management consultant, Associate at AccountAbility

Cruikshank, Kimberly (Henry) schoolteacher, Eugene, Ore.

Khaw, Easter (Sunny Hills) UCLA

Milonopoulos, Theo (Campbell Hall), Stanford

Popescu, Chloe (Beverly Hills) Senior Editor, theAudience

 

2003

Bhuta, Rajiv (Troy), Northwestern

Briggs, Megan (Redondo) Wellesley College; Spanish teacher, Sturgis Charter Public School, Yarmouth, Mass.

Cendejas, Tania (Rosary) UC Irvine, System Lead Technician/Affiliated Computer Svcs

Clark, Meagahn Editor-in-Chief, Exec Digital

Davis, Jessica News Director, Video News West

Gottesfeld, Jennifer (Beverly Hills), UCLA, Health Promotion and Programming, Baylor

International Pediatric AIDS Initiative

Hsu, Leitie (Whitney), UCLA; Ops Associate, Lot 18

Jensik, Lauren (Oak Park), Arizona State, University of Denver

Kercheval, Samantha (Twentynine Palms), Cal State Long Beach

Martinez, Leanndra (El Segundo), UCSB, Career Academics/Los Angeles Educational Partnership

Polanco-Barahona, Emily (Manual Arts), Human Resources, El Centro Hispana (Durham, N.C.)

Samuels, Diana Baton Rouge reporter, The Times-Picayune

Shah, Vinay (Whitney), Princeton

Su, Alex (Sunny Hills), Pomona College, Yale Law School; Associate Consultant, Bain & Co.

Wesler, Ariel, reporter, ABC-15 television in Phoenix

2002

 

Baschuk, Paige (Hill) Senior Writer, The Daily Briefing at The Advisory Board Company

Caligiuri, Rachel (San Dieguito), UC Berkeley, Teach for America

Dransfeldt, Jeffrey sports reporter, Ventura County Star

Eernisse, Arie (Troy), Princeton University, Duke University School of Law

Fasig, Nicole New York-based freelance media and content strategist

Knowles, Lindsey (San Dieguito), Harvard

Kumaria, Anuja (Wilson), UCLA, Santa Clara School of Law; attorney, San Francisco

Liu, Justin (Sunny Hills), Stanford, Harvard Law School; associate, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Nemiroff, Jamie (Beverly Hills; Madrid, Spain, resident

Prakash, Archana (Wilson), University of Illinois

Wiley, Brittany (Paso Robles), Cal Poly SLO

Welborn, Lacey, co-founder, Welborn Social Media

Zimbert, Max,(Beverly Hills) editor, Yahoo News Digest

 

2001

 

Dell, Jeremy (Sunny Hills), Columbia University

Desruisseaux, Nora (Dos Pueblos), art  appraiser

Hodson, Lauren (AJ Dimond, AK);  Care Coordinator at Mat-Su Senior Services,

Miller, Travis (Lassen), technical editor, Defense Intelligence Agency

Wang, Cynthia (Sunny Hills), Stanford

Welborn, Rocky (Ayala), Cal Poly Pomona; civil engineer at Inland Empire Utilities Agency

 

2000

Eastman, Eric (Foothill), Chapman, attorney, law clerk at Orange County District Attorney’s office

Tan, Eric (Sunny Hills), Johns Hopkins

1999

Boyle, Margaret, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, Bowdoin College

Cao, Bich Ngoc, Director of Media Projects, Los Angeles Times

Chen, Amy, editor, LinkedIn.com

Chung, Juliet, Los Angeles Times

Lam, Kent, Harvard

Lee, Jane, Cornell

 

1998

Gastaldo, Evann Deputy Editor, Newser

Lee, Tony, writer, Breitbart.com

Lim, Stephanie (Sunny Hills), Harvard University

Minugh, Kim (Capistrano Valley) crime and public-safety reporter, The Sacramento Bee

Welborn, Zeb (Ayala), author, co-founder of Welborn Social Media

1997

Ciniglio, Tony (Malibu) , Prep Sports Editor, South Bay Daily Breeze

 

1996

 

Madigan, Michelle (El Toro) Northwestern; associate producer at Dateline NBC, NBC News

Tobar, Jennifer (Calabasas), UCLA, account manager at CBS Radio

 

1995

 

Chou, Jennifer (Rancho Palos Verdes), Stanford, attorney

Foo, Jason (Mater Dei), Loyola Marymount

Lamm, Phil (Helix), UC San Diego

Shaw, Kevin (St. Augustine), UC San Diego

Vargas, Nicole, internship coordinator/journalism lecturer, San Diego State; digital media consultant

Wright, Marisa, (Bakersfield),  College of the Desert

Yuen, Rainbow, UC Irvine

 

1994

Beauvais, Jennifer (Mater Dei), Cal Poly (SLO)

Bruksch, Lauren (Beverly Hills), USC

Hammond, Rich  (Narbonne), sports reporter, Orange County Register

Khalaf, David freelance writer

Rivera, Kerry (Murray) Digital Marketing Director, Toyota Financial Services

Yoon, Esther (Sunny Hills), President, Giant Step

1993

 

Capeloto, Alexa (University), UC Berkeley

Corcoran, John (Calabasas), UC San Diego

Garcia, Maria (Garfield), Cal Poly (SLO), , San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune

Garcia, Nadia (La Serna), Whitttier)

Isom, Shannon (Quartz Hill), Idaho

Kaney, Kimberly (San Luis Obispo), Cal Poly (SLO)

King, Stewart (South Torrance), Harvard University

Kwon, Ruth (Glendale), Yale

Le, Loan (Upland), USC

Moyle, Jenny (San Pasqual), Chico State

Myers, Sara (Beverly Hills), Virginia

Nelson, Kate (San Pasqual), UC San Diego

Poblet, Maria (Sacred Heart of Mary), UC Berkeley

Schoen, David (Etiwanda), Wisconsin

Sherbanee, Joseph (Mater Dei), owner, Native Language Music

Singer, Brian (Fullerton), Stanford

Westfall, Travis (Troy), Chapman

Wilcox, Nathan (Mira Costa), Pomona

1992

 

Cohen, Shara (Sunny Hills), UC Berkeley

Ginsburg, Trisha (Los Alamitos), schoolteacher

Sifuentes, Zach (Troy), Harvard

Yun, Ho (Hacienda Heights Wilson), Amherst

 

1991

Moeller, Jeff, Senior Director of Communications, Los Angeles Kings

Ha, Oanh (Saddleback), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,  bureau chief, Bloomberg

 

1990

 

Billigmeier, Eric (Esperanza), UCLA; reporter, North Orange County News

Clifford, Jon (Warren), Cal State Fullerton

Cochrane, Rachel (Sunny Hills), Cal Poly (SLO)

Keller, Michele (Long Beach Poly), UCLA

Murphine, Michelle, (Laguna Beach), Cal Poly (SLO)

1989

Allen, Tracy (Paso Robles), University of Missouri

Goldberg, Paul (Grant) , Assistant Sports Information Director, USC

Siddiqui, Shereen (Redlands), University of Missouri

Warner, Marc (Narbonne), Director, Brand Management & Advertising at Emblem Health

1988

Inman, Cam  (Monte Vista), sports reporter, Bay Area News Group

Kreutzkamp, Chris (Claremont); child-care counselor, city of Claremont

Leung, Rebecca (University),

Lutton, Christine (Mira Costa),  University of Pennsylvania

Pratt, Steve (Righetti) public-relations executive

Roberts, Matt (Beverly Hills), USC

Sauerwein, Kristina(Narbonne), St. Louis-based freelance writer

Sigesmund, B.J.(Santa Monica), Northwestern, Los Angeles Reader

Wei, Jean (Sunny Hills),, Northwestern University

 

1987

Mitchell, Michele  (Esperanza)  investigative journalist

Moulton, Jennifer (Sunny Hills) schoolteacher

1986

Agarwal, Priya (Chadwick),  author

Butwell, Scot (South Torrance), schoolteacher

Chong, Linda (Alhambra), Orlando Sentinel

Lathrop, Kim (Redondo Union)

Moore, Michael Scott (Mira Costa), author

Nachum, Michelle (Birmingham), Media Relations Specialist atBond PR Worldwide

Stein, Marc (El Toro), sportscaster, ESPN

Weersing, Scott (Glendora), photographer

 

1985

 

Ashcraft, Michael UCLA, schoolteacher, Lighthouse Church School, formerly Gilroy (Calif.) Dispatch

Gordon, Mark (Beverly Hills), Yale

Harmonson, Todd  (Wilson – Hacienda Heights) Assistant Managing Editor/Sports, Orange County Register

Hickman, Linda Ontario Daily Reporter

Ostbye, Sloan Attorney, Deputy Public Defender, San DIego County

Phelps, Cynthia, Great Western Financial Services

Weiss, Andrew (Beverly Hills)

 

1984

Fawaz, John (Mira Costa), author

Goldman, Jim, Executive Vice President, Zeno Group Communications

Mochizuki, Karen (Saddleback), Providence Journal-Bulletin, Dow Jones

Rosta, George (West Torrance), KCPR radio

 

1983

Cartolano, Brenda, Bank of America

Derricks, Alma (Beverly Hills), Georgetown, Stanford,  formerly Los Angeles Times; p.r. executive

Gyulai, Monica, UCLA

Snow, Shauna (Los Angeles Times reporter

1982

Daley, Ken (Cypress High) author, sportswriter

Hamilton, Scott (Providence High), professional photographer

 

1981

Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein, executive producer, Gravity Hill Productions

 

1980

Coleman, Eric, News editor/producer, Bloomberg (London)

Howard-Cooper, writer, NBA.com

Muir, Robert  Press Office Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Rae-Dupree, freelance technology/science writer

Haddad, Annette reporter Los Angeles Times, died in 2009.

 

1979

Digby, Drew, free-lance writer

Greene, Jan, reporter San Luis Obispo Telegram Tribune

Lowe, Jennifer, reporter Los Angeles Times

Pronk, Andrea, spokeswoman, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Tawa, Renee, author

Trevett, Tom, public relations; died 1991

 

1978

 

Shafer, Gina, reporter, Orange County Register

Sherwin, Gary, president/CEO Visit Newport Beach, Inc.

Sparage, Randy, anchor, Prime Sports TV

1977

 

Franklin, Patricia (University, S.D.), USC, London School of Economics, author

(Herman) Perez, Christine (Dana Hills), adviser of MatadorMessgenger.com, Bernardo Yorba Middle School

Israelson, Larry; fiscal officer, United Education and Software

Martin, Glynn (Crescenta Valley), executive director LA Police Museum

Osborn, Melinda (Monte Vista)

Wride, Nancy (La Quinta), Patch news service

Zacchino, Mike (Helix) , photo assignment editor, Oregonian Publishing Company

1976

Monika Guttman freelance writer

Kaplan, Josh Executive Producer, “Good Day L.A.” (KTTV-Los Angeles

Firor, Cathy, Orange County Register

Guttman, Monica, reporter, People Magazine

Martin, Gary, professor of Radio TV and film Production, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento

Reis, George, photographer,owner, Imaging Forensics , Orange County

Spivak, Sharon, editor, lawyer

Wagner, Diane, author

 

1975

Carr, Janis (Santa Ana) sports reporter, Orange County Register

Connelly, Cathy, UCLA, director Public Affairs and Tourism, city of Taos, N.M.

Devall, Cheryl reporter, National Public Radio

Dolan (Collins), Patti, editor, Bally’s Health and Tennis Corp. magazine

Eastman, Janet (Tustin) Oregon-based author and journalist

Hall, Dave,San Diego-based attorney

Orozco, Lance (Victor Valley) News Director, KCLU-Thousand Oaks

Stein, Marc, NBA columnist, ESPN.com

Weersing, Scott photographer

 

1974

Evashko, Anna, San Diego-based lawyer, U.S. Treasury Department

Franklin, Deborah (Santa Ana), Stanford; free-lancer; NPR

Hecht, Pete (Santa Ana) writer, Sacramento Bee

Stein, Gary, communications specialist, Northwest Credit Union Association

1973

Ferrell, David, author

Harris, Scott (Santa Ana), freelance writer, Hanoi

Hayes, Nancy, juvenile fiction author

Kaplan Josh, executive producer, “Good Day L.A.” (Channel 11)

Nill, Steve, lawyer

 

1972

Baker, Chris, Rose Parade

Ferguson (Santa Ana), New York-based editor of Forbes Asia magazine

Helsing, Blair, technical writer and systems analst

Lebo, Harlan author

 

1971

Jackovich, Karen Editor-in-Chief, GoldJack Entertainment

 

1969

Daugherty, Mike (Brawley)

Galante, Mary Ann (St. Mary’s) lawyer

Kelton, Stan (Paramount), attorney in Huntington Beach

1968

Hoover (Welborn), Ann; (San Luis Obispo), Admissions Evaluator, Cal State Fullerton

SImon, Paul, Associated Press writer

 

1967

Aguilar, Art (El Rancho),

 

1966

Ewald, Russ, public relations, Department of Water and Power

Ingram, Bob, Swimming World magazine

Mazza, Bob, president/owner, Bob Mazza Public Relations, deceased

Smith, Roger Managing Editor, California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting

1965

Lane, Larry, former copy editor, Los Angeles Times

 

Ostler, Scott (Keppel) , sports columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

Rempel, William C. (Whittier) author

Welborn, Larry (El Rancho) author

Zacchino, Narda (Helix) writer, editor and book publisher

1964

Ellis, Gary, owner, Managed Pharmacy Care

Ortiz, Sergio photographer and freelance writer

Robison, Ken, freelance writer

Whitman, Gary, Runner’s World Magazine,

 

1963

Ober, James

Scott Johnie (L.A. Jordan) author

Wright, Gary; (Glendale Hoover), Seattle Sounders

Zanville, Stu (Fairfax), spokesman Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles

 

1962

Barnes, Alan (Boron)

Brockman, Dave (Mayfair), copy editor, Santa Cruz

Goodfried, Ken (University), UCLA; lawyer

Harvey, Steve (Hamilton), LAObserved.com writer

Jeffcoat, Jay (El Centro), attorney

Leonard, Lueras (Ramona), author

Mitchell, Wesley (L.A. Jordan), L.A. City Schools police chief

Stockton, Jeff (Pt. Loma)

 

1961

Wilson, Clint  professor of journalism, Howard University

Wolcott, Jim, Pepperdine, retired editor, Orange County Register

 

1960

Bill Bruns, author, former managing editor, Palisadian-Post

5 Responses to Where Are They Now?

  1. Christine (Herman) Perez on February 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Hello,
    I am a graduate of the class of ’77 (Dana Hills) and the advisor of the Matador Messenger, the first SNO online middle school newspaper in Orange County. (matador messenger.com) with a monthly readership of over 5,000 worldwide. All that I teach my young journalists I learned from my experience at the CSPA summer camp.
    Thank you. Please include me in the alumni section.

  2. Rich Hammond on March 11, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you, Christine. Hopefully some of your students will join us in SLO in a couple years!

    • Christine Perez on January 12, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      Yes! I now have “recruited” advisors at Esperanza and Yorba Linda High Schools to start SNO online papers at their campuses and I am sending them trained reporters to continue writing and publishing. I would greatly appreciate having some CSPA graduates visit our newsroom and speak about their roles as writers, publishers, and reporters with my staff of talented and eager young reporters and editors. Please contact me if you are interested and available to visit us in Yorba Linda at Bernardo Yorba Middle School. Let’s inspire a whole new generation of potential CSPA SLO campers!

  3. bill bruns on April 20, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    THIS SHOULD REPLACE MY EARLIER POSTING WHICH WAS DEEMED TO BE “AWAITING MODERATION.”

    I attended the Workshop way back in 1959, when I was a rising senior at San Dieguito High School in Encinitas. I had no idea what I was getting into: the mornings, afternoons and evenings devoted to journalism, with professional instructors and enthusiastic fellow student journalists. I learned so much in those 13 days and I was so inspired, I came home determined to pursue a career in journalism. After college, this meant Life magazine (1967-1972), freelance writing, TV Guide (1988-1991) and editorship of the Palisadian-Post in my adopted hometown, Pacific Palisades (1993-2013). I will always treasure those two weeks at the Workshop and my mentor, Ralph Alexander.

  4. Blair Helsing on February 15, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I attended the workshop in 1972 and received the Top Writer award (senior division). In September of that year I started as a freshman in the Cal Poly Journalism program. In 1973 I was a summer cub reporter for the (Orange County) Santa Ana Register and I continued for three years as a music critic there. After moving to the SF Bay Area I graduated from San Jose State U. with a BA in Radio/TV Production however my first job out of college was as a technical writer in Silicon Valley. The writing skills I learned through CSPA and Cal Poly have carried me through my entire career and today I am an active alumnus of the CP Journalism department. I currently am consulting on IT projects at Wells Fargo Bank and I’m also very active in the nonprofit sector as a Board Chair and Committee Chair. Thank you CSPA for your role in building my skills.

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