Student Profiles

Meet some of the students who are studying — on campus or online — in the SJSU Health Science Department!

Tracy Nakamura  

Tracy Nakamura will graduate with her MPH degree in May 2012.

Matt Demarest  

Matt Demarest works as a Non-invasive Cardiovascular Technician at Kaiser Permanente and is on track to complete his B.S. in Health Science in December 2012. Matt has been able to employ a broad view of communal influences on health as an Option 2, minoring in Sociology. He has also incorporated the health promotion tools into his role as VP of COUGH @ SJSU, a student organization to advocate for a healthier campus.

Tayler Flowers  

Tayler Flowers


Jeff  lives in Los Angeles but is in our MPH program – in its online format!

Maziel Giron  

Maziel Giron came to the US from Peru for love and to enroll in our MPH program.

Julia Klems  

Julia Klems is a first year MPH student with a background in harm reduction strategies and a deep commitment to mental health.  She intends to go on to contribute to the study, prevention, and treatment of HIV and other communicable diseases.  Ms. Klems is also a musician and a “drag king” performer, and speculates that the pursuit of creative outlets promotes self-care and improved health.

Jerrick Caballero  

Jerrick Caballero is the Chair of our undergraduate honorary society Eta Sigma Gamma.

Kayla Martinez  

Kayla Martinez is putting herself through school by working at Starbucks.

Maureen Killoran  

Maureen Killoran returned to college when her children were beginning their own college careers.  She loves being a student at SJSU in the Gerontology program, and truly enjoys working with older adults at John XXIII.  Older adults offer a look forward as well as a look back--at lives well-spent collecting amazing amounts of knowledge, wisdom, and experiences to share with us!  She is proud to be a part of their lives.  Maureen loves creating pottery and enjoys swimming and biking at the beach.