William McGinnis, ’78 Biology, earned membership into the National Academy of Sciences in 2019.
Artist and entrepreneur Erin Salazar, ’10 BFA Pictorial Arts, was named one of the Knight Foundation’s inaugural Public Space Fellows in 2019.
Hayward City Councilmember Aisha Wahab, ’10 Political Science, made history in 2018 by being named one of the first Afghan-American women to hold public office.
College of Business analyst Michelle Del Real, ’19 CHAD, hopes to help families with special needs.
Fabio Schmidberger founded MedixFlow, a digital assistant for caregivers, during his time at San Jose State.
Shariq Shah co-founded Ambii, an online music streaming platform for B2B businesses.
Sameer Saran, ’18 MS Computer Engineering, founded ParkStash, an app that pairs landowners with drivers searching for parking, to help students find parking.
What if there were a platform where tutors could list their rates, hours and areas of expertise, and tutees could shop around to find the right match? Turon is here.
Kickbusch became the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Field Support of the U.S. Army before launching Educational Achievement Services, Inc.
Anderson believes his San Jose State education armed him with the communication skills needed to make change. He hopes current and future Spartans will take advantage of the Strategic Media Lab to fine-tune their PR skills and make an impact.
Campus Sustainability Coordinator Kristen Wonder and SJSU alumna encourages the Spartan community to embrace sustainability.
San Jose City Manager David Sykes, ’91 BS, ’95 MS, Civil Engineering, sees his work as an act of service.
For the entrepreneurs behind Inglewood’s La Create Sp_ce, creativity is an equal opportunity resource.
Management information systems lecturer Richard Sessions established a scholarship for SJSU’s Accessible Education Center by designating the university as a beneficiary in his retirement plan
Hadiyah Ghoghari, ’20 Computer Science, hopes to work for NASA while creating opportunities for fellow female engineers.
Kathy and Mark Loveless, ’78 Accounting, have created a scholarship for veterans and service members in SJSU’s accounting department.
Danielle Ishak, ’16 MS Human Factors and Ergonomics, is helping develop products to support the elderly.
Kaphar received a 2018 MacArthur genius grant in recognition of his commitment to social justice through art.
Alumnus Marc Slattery researches how the chemistry of underwater organisms might inform drug development.
Professor Emerita Ruth Yaffe was the first woman faculty member hired in the chemistry department.
Cultural anthropologist Jan English-Lueck is a leading expert on one of the most unique habitats and tribes in the world—Silicon Valley and the people who live and work here.
Susan Verducci has explored innovative ways that educators can incorporate the arts to teach compassion, empathy and constructive dialogue.
Chemistry Lecturer Melody Esfandiari, ’08 Chemistry, says “I put a lot of time and energy into my classes, and when I am connecting with students, that is the highest reward I can get.”
When History Professor Jonathan Roth sees something he doesn’t agree with, he tries to change it.