Alumni Profiles

We are very proud of our alumni. Check out what some of them are up to!



Rene Ramirez

Rene is enrolled in the Philosophy Graduate Program at Loyola University of Chicago. 

Rene Ramirez

"I stumbled into philosophy and fell in love with the variety of thinkers and ideas. ... The community I found in Philosophy at CSUF is irreplaceable."


Mike Pettus

Mike Pettus, founder and CTO of a wireless technology company, was always interested in bed rock level questions. 

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"My passion was wanting to understand at the deepest levels possible how the world works, and how we as humans think and interact with the world."


John Smith

John Smith has pursued a career in environmental conservation and proudly tells people his major was philosophy.

John Smith

"I can't imagine how different I would be without my education. I'm grateful for the wild journey it has inspired."


Albert Navarra

Alumni Albert Navarra, a practicing lawyer, believes that philosophy helped him "learn how to learn."

Albert Navarra

"I think of philosophy as a companion that has helped me throughout my life. . . . Sometimes I need inspiration, sometimes consolation. Always philosophy is there by my side."


Beata Bulaska Kramer

Read about how Beata Bujalska Kramer puts her Philosophy degree to work for Google Germany.

Beata Kramer

“As I moved my skills to the tech world, philosophy continued to form the foundation of my career.”



Mel C. Thompson

Mel C. Thompson on the role of the Philosophy Major in his Writing and Career

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"Philosophy infuses the vast majority of poems, short stories, and short novels I’ve written."


George Abiaad

How George Abiaad Puts Philosophy to Work at Royal Corporation

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"Philosophy expanded my range of understanding the reasoning behind cultural differences and equipped me with the tools for deciphering and breaking down complex issues. More importantly, it enhanced my abilities in the art of persuasion and taught me to think in a logical, sequential manner".


Yamam Almouradi

How Philosophy Prepared Yamam Almouradi for a Career in Optometry

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"The philosophical approach to critical thinking has helped my medical decision-making and strengthened my personal growth."


Tamara Nguyen

How Philosophy Prepared Tamara Nguyen for her Career in Law

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"Philosophy has played an important role in my success. It has provided me with the foundation to engage in effective critical thinking and reasoning, and has helped me hone my analytical skills. All of which enables me to utilize my written and oral skills of advocacy and argument in the legal practice. . . ." 



Robert Guerrero

How Robert Guerrero uses his Philosophy degree in his work with a Fortune 200 company

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"During my day to day in meetings, I find that my degree is constantly at work.  Having a background in philosophy helps me to use logic and critical thinking to get to the best outcome for the company." 


Phil McWilliams

How Phil McWilliams Got "Hooked" on Philosophy and Used it in his Career


"You may have heard the old saw that 'Philosophy bakes no bread.' Well, it's not true. You can make money being a Philosopher. I did. . . ."