Where Are Our Students Now?

Linda Rarey (1988) is a nuclear medicine technologist at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. She also performs PET/CT scans for DMS Health, a mobile imaging company. For eighteen years she was a clinical coordinator and instructor in Radiologic Technology at Santa Rosa Junior College and a lecturer at SSU. She earned a master’s degree in an interdisciplinary major, Aging and Medical Facilities, at SSU in 1997.

Farzaneh Rasti (2010) is a mechanical/fluid process engineer working on liquid lenses with Corning in Santa Barbara. She was formerly an engineer with Illumina in the San Diego area. She earned an M.S. in mechanical engineering at Santa Clara University in 2014.

Marie-Christine Raude (1991) is a mechanical designer at Ventek International in Petaluma.

Chris Ray (1987) is a professor of physics and astronomy and director of the 3+2 engineering program at St. Mary’s College of California. He earned his Ph.D. in physics in 1994 at the University of California, Davis.

Jim Rector (1976) has retired after 23 years as a network operations specialist with Sprint in Sacramento. He now works part-time for the California Department of Parks and Recreation at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area.

John G. Reinecke (1984) is an engineer/scientist buying and building state of the art spectral measurement equipment to accurately measure the thin film coatings at Viavi Solutions (formerly JDSU). He was awarded a patent for contributions to a hand held instrument for measuring the color shift by angle of ink on $20 bills.

Katherine Rhode (1989) is an associate professor of astronomy at Indiana University. In 2009 she was awarded a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program award by the National Science Foundation. She was formerly an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, dividing her time between Yale University, where she earned her Ph.D. in astronomy in 2003, and Wesleyan University, where she earned an M.S. in astronomy in 1997.

Kenneth Ritley (1988) is Head of Global IT Transformation for Swissport, the world’s largest ground handling company in the aviation industry. He is responsible for transforming their distributed IT departments and IT systems into a single department with standards and processes. Until recently he was the head of the global IT delivery center for Sulzer in Winterthur, Switzerland. He was formerly a manager with the Swiss national railway. He earned a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Illinois in 1998 and afterward was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, Germany.

Mallory Roberts (1994) is a visiting professor at New York University Abu Dhabi and an astrophysicist with Eureka Scientific. He also makes science-themed documentary films with Les Films Kookaburra. He earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics at Stanford University in 2000.

Willie Rodriguez (1997) is District Manager of Burney Water District in Burney, CA. He was formerly a product safety engineer at Agilent Technologies in Santa Rosa.