These alumni have pursued careers in the military and public safety. Please submit your own nominations and submissions to the alumni office.

Hillary Moses Daluz '99 - Forensic Scientist

After a decade of work in forensics, including fourteen months as an expeditionary forensic scientist in Baghdad, Iraq, Hillary Moses Daluz is a supervisor at a Department of Defense Forensic laboratory collecting forensic evidence from improvised explosive device (IED) events to combat terrorism. She is the author of a forensic textbook entitled "Fundamentals of Fingerprint Analysis" and a laboratory workbook entitled "Fingerprint Analysis Laboratory Workbook" (CRC Press, 2014). She earned a Master of Science in Forensic Science from UC Davis in 2009. 

Why she chose this profession: 

Forensic science is a science practiced not only in the laboratory, but also in the field. Forensic scientists serve their communities, meet people from diverse cultures and backgrounds, and make the world safer for friends, family and neighbors. Every day is different, and every new case an adventure. Website.

See also: Medicine, Science, & Research

Sara Galvin '97 - Project Supervisor

Project Supervisor of four technology teams in the Research and Development division of DreamWorks Animation. Sara earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering and Foreign Language from the United States Military Academy. She spent five years in the U.S. Army with multiple deployments oversears. Once out of the military, Sara spent five years in the D.C. area doing government contracting and is where she got her start in technology project management. The position with DreamWorks allowed her to continue in the tech field and move back home to the Bay Area.

Why she chose this profession: I chose the technology field after getting out of the Army because it allows me to continue to lead and is an almost limitless industry. Similar to the military, as a technical project manager, I make decisions, plan, coordinate, and focus on the bigger picture which allows the technical experts to focus on what they do best. Plus I learn something new every day! 

See also: Technology & Entrepreneurship

Michael Gottlieb '96 - Associate White House Counsel

Special Assistant to the President; Capt, US Air Force, JAG Corps; Mike holds graduate degrees from Yale College, Law, and Graduate Schools, Johns Hopkins, and the University of London. He was one of the first openly gay officers to be commissioned after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. He has practiced law before the US Supreme Court and at the White House. He is married to NPR correspondent Ari Shapiro. See also: Law & Government

Erik Sparks '99 - Investment Banker, former Army Aviation Officer

Associate in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs since 2013. Previously an Aviation Officer in the United States Army. Earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from UC Davis (summa cum laude). Website. See also: Business & Finance

Bill Wroten '84 - US Marine Corps Officer

Lieutenant Colonel in the US Marine Corps. Enlisted at age 19 while attending Arizona State University. Upon graduating with a BS in Sociology, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and flew F/A-18 Hornets for five years. Transferred to the logistics field and has enjoyed being a Marine Logistics Officer ever since. Semper fidelis

Why he chose this profession:I always wanted to be a military pilot. Joining the Marine Corps gave me that opportunity, as well as the challenge to be part of an elite military organization. The privilege of working with and leading some of the finest men and women in America, all dedicated to serving their country has made me proud to be a Marine for almost 30 years. Semper fidelis.

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