本学期标志着各自领域最高水平教育的开始 ag真人网址的几位校友. 

In their pursuit to advance the global body of knowledge through research and teaching in their subject areas, UOG alumni are beginning doctoral as well as post-doctoral 这个学期,从纽约到新西兰,ag真人网址将在全球各地举办项目. 

“We’re always excited to see the paths that our Tritons embark upon and are especially proud of their acceptance into such distinguished schools and programs,” UOG President Thomas W. Krise said. “triton想要改变世界,ag真人网址为此感到自豪 that UOG has provided the foundation and the direction for so many to pursue a career in research and teaching.” 

Following completion of their degree programs, which range from two to six years, many have plans to return home to Guam to serve the community and produce research within their subject areas. 


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Christopher Andrada
Christopher Andrada 

UOG degree: ‘19 B.S. in Health Science - Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Current program: Doctor of Physical Therapy 
School: University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (Fla.)
Expected completion: April 2024

Christopher Andrada is pursuing his doctorate in physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. 作为UOG后备军官训练队的一员,他 has also been selected, among a small number of other ROTC graduates across the nation, for the Army Medical Department Internship Program, where he will work under the direct supervision of an Army provider. 他希望最终能完成神经系统的体检 therapy residency program and then return to Guam to work as a neurologic physical therapist specialist.

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Eduardo B. Biala Jr.
Eduardo B. Biala Jr.

UOG degree: ‘17 B.S. in Biology
Current program: Doctor of Medicine
School: University of Hawai`i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine
Expected completion: May 2025

Following his completion of the year-long ‘Imi Ho‘ōla Program post-baccalaureate program 今年早些时候,一个严格的“医学院训练营”在约翰a. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Eduardo Biala is now pursuing his Doctor of Medicine at the same school. 他是今年入选的五名学生之一 for the four-year Queen’s Health Systems ‘Imi Ho‘ōla Scholarship. 从医学院毕业后,他希望继续参加住院医生项目 in internal medicine and, given the lack of certain specialists in Guam, he hopes to also complete a fellowship in gastroenterology to eventually serve the people of Guam and Hawaii.

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Jezreelyn Bulaklak
Jezreelyn Bulaklak

UOG degree: ‘21 B.S. in Chemistry
Current program: Doctor of Medicine
School: F. 爱德华Hébert医学院在统一服务大学(Md.)
Expected completion: May 2025
Jezreelyn Bulaklak已经开始在F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University. 她是她家里第一个上大学的人 field and was influenced to do so through the military by her brother, an ROTC cadet at UOG. 在UOG,她参与了NSF INCLUDES SEAS Islands联盟计划 and the Health Opportunities & 医疗暴露(HOME)计划,通过该计划,她 shadowed a surgeon one summer. 在完成她的教育和服务承诺后 with the Air Force, she plans to return home to the Marianas to serve in the health care sector.

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Joseph Casila
Joseph Casila  

UOG degree: ‘19 B.S. in Biology, ‘19 B.S. in Chemistry, ‘19 B.S. in Mathematics
Current program: 生物工程博士
School: University of Pennsylvania 
Expected completion: May 2025–2027

After graduating from UOG with three bachelor’s degrees in order to mirror an undergraduate bioengineering program of other universities, Joseph Casila is now pursuing a doctorate in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university, on a full-ride fellowship package. 他的学位将集中在组织工程和 regenerative medicine with the goal of coming back to Guam to give back and teach and mentor students. 他还希望在关岛领导自己的研究团队.

Mari Deinhart
Mari Deinhart

Mari Deinhart

UOG degree: ‘20 M.S. in Biology
Current program: Ph.D.
School: 格里菲斯大学(澳大利亚)与澳大利亚科学院合作 Marine Science

Mari Deinhart expects to begin a doctorate program early next year through Griffith 大学与澳大利亚海洋科学研究所合作. Under the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program at AIMS, she will be researching the metabolic 地壳钙化红藻(CCRA)物种诱导珊瑚幼虫的途径 settlement or are avoided by larvae for settlement under various light and nutrient levels. 在未来,Deinhart希望继续研究CCRA在癌症中的作用 marine environments by unraveling their unique chemical fingerprints and microbiomes.

Tamarie Fegurgur
Tamarie Fegurgur
Tamarie C. Fegurgur 

UOG degree: ‘14 BAE in Elementary Education; ‘16 M.Ed. in Reading
Current program: Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction
School: Capella University (Minn.)

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Jean Macalinao
Jean Macalinao 

UOG degree: ‘12 B.A. in Psychology, ‘17 M.S. in Clinical Psychology
Current program: 临床心理学博士
School: Saybrook University (Calif.)
Expected completion: Spring 2027

Jean Macalinao began a five- to six-year doctoral program in clinical psychology this 她将这一努力归功于博士. Iain Twaddle and the UOG临床心理学项目理学硕士. She aspires to become a licensed 为关岛社区服务的临床心理学家或教授.

Trevor Orot
Trevor Orot

Trevor J. Orot 

UOG degree: ‘21 B.S. Chemistry, Minor in Biology
Current program: Doctor of Pharmacy
School: 加州大学旧金山分校
Expected completion: Summer 2024 

Trevor Orot began his pursuit toward a doctorate in pharmacy in July at the University of California, San Francisco, the No. 在美国药学院排名中排名第二.S. News and World Report. 课程结束后,他计划通过参加学校继续深造 参加住院医师培训,成为一名临床药剂师. He then hopes to return to Guam to contribute to the narrowing gap in health care, find solutions in health disparities, and serve the community that has provided him with so many opportunities for growth.

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Tristan Paulino
Tristan Paulino 

UOG degree: ‘19 B.S. 热带农业,辅修化学
Current program: Ph.D. in Anatomy
School: University of Otago (New Zealand)
Expected completion: 2024

Tristan Paulino began his doctorate in anatomy this summer at the University of Otago. Under a full fellowship funded by a research grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi, he will be researching the genetic pre-disposition of Micronesians to gout, a condition that hasn’t been researched in Guam for more than 50 years, and other metabolic conditions. 完成课程后,他希望继续他的课程 work on gout and other metabolic diseases on Guam as a professor at the University of Guam.

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Aubriana Perez
Aubriana Perez 

UOG degree: ‘17 B.S. in Biology
Current program: Doctor of Medicine
School: 奥克兰大学威廉博蒙特医学院.)
Expected completion: Spring 2025

Aubriana Perez is pursuing a Doctor of Medicine on an institutional merit award at 奥克兰大学威廉博蒙特医学院. She recently completed her Master of Public Health during the global pandemic, specializing in epidemiology, at Emory University (Ga.). 她希望在继续学业的同时从事学术医学工作 她对慢性疾病中的种族/民族差异进行了研究,并最终制定了计划 to return to Guam.

Karim Primov
Karim Primov

Karim Primov

UOG degree: ‘20 M.S. in Biology
Current program: Ph.D. in Integrative Biology
School: The University of Texas at Austin
Expected completion: August 2026/2027

Karim Primov is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in integrative biology at The University of Texas at Austin. 他将在米哈伊尔教授的指导下工作 Matz and Mark Kirkpatrick on a dissertation related to coral genomics and their adaptation to climate change. Primov计划最终攻读博士后项目和工作 as a research scientist in the private or public sector or for a nonprofit organization.

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Maia L. Raymundo
Maia L. Raymundo

UOG degree: ‘09 B.A. in Biology, ‘14 M.S. in Biology
Current program: David H. 史密斯保护研究博士后奖学金
School: Princeton University (N.J.)
Expected completion: October 2023

Having recently earned her doctorate in ecology from The University of Queensland (Australia), Maia Raymundo has begun a postdoctoral fellowship through Princeton University in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and the Guam Department of Agriculture. The work for her project, “Loss of a key frugivore disperser: Assessing effects on ecosystem structure and identifying priority areas for restoration” will be based in Guam. 作为UOG的学生,她获得了宝贵的实验室和实地研究经验 国立卫生研究院的RISE项目. 她渴望继续参与其中 in the restoration of Guam's ecosystems moving forward and hopes to help create space 让更多来自亚洲和太平洋地区的声音在保护问题上被听到.

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William Sablan
William Sablan 

UOG degree: ‘21 B.S. in Mathematics
Current program: Ph.D. in Mathematics
School: University of California, Riverside

William Sablan has begun his doctorate in mathematics at University of California, Riverside, which he chose for its supportive and friendly graduate student community. He was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a five-year 奖学金,包括每年的津贴. 此外,萨布兰还被授予 尤金·科塔·罗伯斯奖,包括津贴.

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Chellette San Nicolas
Chellette San Nicolas 

UOG degree: ‘21 M.Ed. in Secondary Education
Current program: Ed.D.
School: Gonzaga University (Wash.)

Chellette San Nicolas is back with her undergraduate alma mater of Gonzaga University 在华盛顿完成她的教育学博士学位. She began the program in an online format in July.

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Elliot Untalan
Elliot Untalan 

UOG degrees: ‘19 B.S. 刑事司法,' 21公共管理硕士
Current program: Ph.D. in Public Administration
School: Liberty University (Va.)
Expected completion: Fall 2026

埃利奥特·昂塔兰(Elliot Untalan)今年秋天开始攻读公共管理博士学位. As a military 作为一名老兵,昂塔兰选择了自由大学,这是一所对军方友好的学校. Untalan will complete the program online while continuing to work as a firefighter with Andersen Fire & Emergency Services. 他希望提升自己的领导能力,回馈社会 to his island community.

Other alumni beginning doctorates

Karen Bacalia 
UOG degree: ‘21 B.S. in Chemistry, ‘21 B.S. in Agriculture & Life Sciences – Nutrition & Food
Current program: Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences

Edward Leon Guerrero 
UOG degree: ‘20 M.A. in Micronesian Studies
Current program: Ph.D. in Political Science

John Palacios 
UOG degree: ‘18 B.S. in Mathematics
Current program: Ph.D. in Systems Modeling and Analysis

Alymark Portacio 
UOG degree: ‘16 B.S. 在数学-中等教育,' 20 M.Ed. in Secondary Education
Current program: Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction

Vanalyn Quichocho 
UOG degree: ‘17 B.A. in English/Psychology, Minor in Writing; ‘20 M.S. in Clinical Psychology
Current program: Ph.D. 临床心理学-康复心理学
Expected completion: Spring 2026

Emmanuel S. Santos 
UOG degree: ‘21 B.S. in Chemistry – Chemistry-Biology
Current program: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry 

Jongkeon Enoch Shin 
UOG degree: ‘18 B.S. in Chemistry
Current program: Ph.D. in Biochemistry