Where Are Our Students Now?

Andrew Peri (1991) is a consultant on environmental and transportation issues in Marin County. He is currently working on exposure to magnetic radiation. He has taught part-time in the Department of Geography and Human Environment at San Francisco State University, where he earned an M.A. in 2005.

Richard Peters (2006) is a patent attorney and head of intellectual property practice at Inventus Law in Palo Alto. He earned his law degree at the University of New Mexico before coming to SSU.

Darith L. Phat (1987) is a professor of finance, banking, and mananagement at Pannasastra University of Cambodia and a founding board member of the Raja Virak University and Tejas Technology Innovation Center-Business Incubator. He is also a board member of the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia. He earned a Ph.D. in spectrochemistry at Ecole centrale Paris (now part of CentraleSupélec) in 1991.

Eileen Philips (1974) is a retired programmer living in Novato.

David Piazza (1991) is teaching science at Hokkaido International School in Sapporo, Japan. He has also taught physical sciences at the Branson School in Ross. and at El Molino High School in Forestville since earning his teaching credential at SSU. He earned a master’s degree in science education at the University of Washington in 1999.

Chris Piazzo (1997) is the Coating Process Engineering Manager at Viavi Solutions (formerly JDSU, OCLI) in Santa Rosa.

Jim Pisano (1982) passed away in January 2016. He was for many years a software engineer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, VA, where he developed software for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array.

Bert Plambeck (1978) is a supplier quality engineering manager at Lumentum (formerly JDSU) in San Jose. He has held similar positions with several other technical firms in the Bay Area. He has published papers on overlay metrology and the implementation of coherence probe microscopy.

Claude Plymate (1981)  is Telescope Engineer/Chief Observer for the Big Bear Solar Observatory 1.6-meter New Solar Telescope. He was formerly site manager of the National Solar Observatory’s McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope at Kitt Peak. He received the AURA Technology and Innovation Award in 2001 and earned an M.S. in astronomy from the University of Western Sydney in 2003.

Teresa Plymate [or Bippert-Plymate] (1984) has launched LookingUP! Astronomy Services, LLC, a business that brings astronomy to the resorts and camps in the Big Bear Lake area of southern California. She formerly worked at Steward Observatory as Interferometry Technical Specialist for the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer and was previously the technical writer for the SOLIS project at the National Solar Observatory.