Health Science Majors Volunteer to Promote Youth Fitness at Redondo Beach Supert Bowl 10k/5k

Health Science Student Alliance volunteers at the Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10k/5k Expo: Paula Jara, Angeline Lee,  Johnny Garcia, Jorge Perez, Christine Schurawel,  Jam Isaga, Mirian Zuniga, Farah Saleh, Nathan Grays, Jim Cantada, and Tony Chang.

California State University, Dominguez Hills health science majors in the Health Science Student Alliance (HSSA) spent Super Bowl Sunday promoting fitness as fun to children in the South Bay. Kaiser Permanente South Bay invited the student organization to participate in its annual Kids Corner as … [Read more...]

Panetta Institute Internship Introduces Business Major Nicole Leonard to U.S. Political System

CSUDH senior gets real-world experience interning in the congressional office of U.S. Representative Ken Calvert.

As something she and her mom used to do for fun, Nicole Leonard would often spend weekends spontaneously dropping in on real estate open houses in and near Torrance, where she was born and still calls home. Leonard developed such an interest in residential real estate that it became her … [Read more...]

CSUDH Students Present Research at Prestigious Health Science Conferences

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Eleven seniors majoring in health sciences at California State University, Dominguez Hills presented details of their research at two high-level conferences during the fall semester. Three seniors presented at the Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting held in Boston in … [Read more...]

Lyzbeth Becerra: Noyce Scholar Testing Research Waters to Aid Future as Teacher


California State University, Dominguez Hills Noyce Scholar Lyzbeth Becerra learned how to be a research scientist this summer—and in the process has taken major steps to become the best teacher she can be. Becerra was among the approximately 200 students from either within the California State … [Read more...]

McNair Scholar Gabriel Jones: In his Element in Environmental Research

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It would be fair to say Gabriel Jones wants to help save the world. But he’s not doing it wearing a cape. The senior majoring in anthropology with a minor in geography at California State University, Dominguez Hills is working toward making positive changes in environmental justice and policy … [Read more...]

Women and Philanthropy: Mentors, Students Develop Strong Bonds

Students visit with their mentor Carole Keen.

Several participants in the Women and Philanthropy (W&P) group at California State University, Dominguez Hills reunited during the organization’s annual fall student-mentor mixer held in the Loker Student Union on Sept. 18. The event was also an opportunity for new and potential participants to … [Read more...]

CSU Trustees’ Award Recipient John Bagnerise: Recapturing a Future Nearly Lost

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Just when many 21-year-old undergraduates are about to begin their last academic term, John Bagnerise was starting a much different sort of term—an 18-year-to-life sentence at Folsom State Prison. He spent the next 22 years incarcerated in some the toughest prisons in California for a crime for … [Read more...]

ASI President Gavin Centeno Centers on Student Engagement

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Gavin Centeno believes that student engagement enriches the college experience. As president of Associated Students, Incorporated (ASI) at California State University, Dominguez Hills, he leads the way. And he delivers his message to students every chance he gets. Over the summer, he shared his … [Read more...]

Jenny Greer: Volunteerism Started while Student Results in Award

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Recent CSU Dominguez Hills alumna Jenny Greer ('13, B.S. geology; environmental science) was honored as Outstanding Volunteer by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC), which since 1988 has successfully preserved 1,600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The award was … [Read more...]

Fieldwork Enriches Education For Biology Major Erica Parra


Whether contending with torrential rains, viscous mud or venomous snakes, all under the din of screeching monkeys and the clatter of exotically feathered fliers, things in a densely vegetated rainforest can seem larger than life. But it was a wee creature that captured Erica Parra’s … [Read more...]