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Featured Alumnus

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We will be highlighting one of the SOCES allumnus here.
 Joshua Tasoff is an Associate Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University. He researches at the intersection of psychology and economics. He works on a variety of research topics including information aversion, personal finance, and microbial economics. Currently, he is beginning research on the “science of fun” using big data from a popular video game (League of Legends) to analyze the effect of mathematically-defined surprise and suspense on enjoyment. His other new research agenda focuses on how to shift people to more plant-based diets in order to alleviate the enormous suffering of animals in factory farms and the tremendous environmental impact associated with animal agriculture. He was a serious Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (2nd Edition) player during his high school years and proudly self-identifies as a huge nerd. He received his SB from MIT and his PhD from UC Berkeley.
 After graduating from SOCES in 2006, Evan Shugerman went on to attend and graduate from UCLA. Recently, Evan has been named to Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work at Facebook. Evan helps manage Facebook & Instagram’s athlete partnerships for all the sports fans on Facebook. He has led numerous the initiatives to acquire ground breaking partnerships for Facebook’s global audience. Congratulations Evan!
 Clarinet player Staff Sergeant Parker Gaims joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in September 2013. Staff Sgt. Gaims began his musical training at age 9 and graduated from Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Los Angeles in 2007. He attended DePaul University in Chicago where he earned a bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance in 2011.
In 2013, he earned a master’s degree in clarinet performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He studied with Julie DeRoche of DePaul, Larry Combs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Steven Cohen of Northwestern. Prior to joining the band, he was a graduate assistant at Northwestern, a bass clarinet teaching assistant at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, and performed with the Chicago Chamber Musicians. Staff Sgt. Gaims performs with the Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra at the White House, in the Washington, D.C., area, and across the country during the band’s annual concert tour.

Congratulations Class of 2016!

The Class of 2016, like many other classes, worked very hard to continue their education elsewhere. Please see below for the Colleges/Universities they were admitted to.
Out-of-state: Arizona State University, Boston University, Cornell University, Grinnell, Oklahoma Wesleyan, Pacific NW College of Art, Santa Fe College of Art and Design, Syracuse University, University of Colorado, Boulder & Denver; CA Private: Azusa Pacific, Chapman, University of California: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz; California State University: Northridge, Pomona, San Luis Obispo, Channel Islands, San Francisco, San Diego, Humboldt, Sonoma and various local community colleges.
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