Alumni Spotlight

Joe Hahn hugging friend

Joe Hahn, Natomas High School, 2011
Resident Hall Director, Western Oregon University

Joe Hahn, a 2011 graduate of Natomas High School and product of Jefferson Elementary and Leroy Greene, loved college so much that he returned to his alma mater to become the school’s Resident Hall Director. “After graduating from Natomas High School, I moved to Oregon to attend Western Oregon University. I originally wanted to be a high school English teacher, but then I found I loved working at a college,” said Hahn. Prior to returning to Western Oregon, this Nighthawk obtained his graduate degree from Colorado State University. He credits teachers like Kara Pryor and Patrick Crean for helping him to discover his passion for education.

Leah Abucayan

Leah Abucayan, Inderkum High School, Class of 2011
Graphic Designer and Illustrator for CNN Digital

The next time you watch CNN, you may see the work of Inderkum High School class of 2011 Graduate Leanza “Leah” Abucayan. She designs visuals for special news content for CNN and the interface for the CNN mobile app.

Morgan Lau

Morgan Lau, Natomas High School, Class of 2017

Morgan Lau is making people feel good with his scrumptious meals. And he credits his football coach, Ryan Battle, with helping him to follow his dreams. “He instilled in me and my teammates to do everything at 100% even if we make mistakes at least we gave it our all.”

Vince Mayle

Vince Mayle, Inderkum High School, Class of 2009
Tight End for LA Chargers

Inderkum will always have a special place in Vince’s heart. That’s where he met the love of his life- Alejandra Canela and learned from Mrs. Matthews in 9th and 12th grade English the importance of timeliness and completion. This life lesson has served this Titan well. We’ll keep an eye out for Vince this football season and cheer him and his team on. Go chargers!

LaSandra Hart

LaSandra Hart, Natomas High School, Class of 2003

“NUSD prepared me for life after high school because of the college prep courses and life skills courses, like home economics. I also had the best teachers, who really cared and made sure I always stayed on track.” 

Da'Reen Reichenberg

Da’Reen Reichenberg graduated from Inderkum High School in 2007 and now owns her own floral company, Daisyhead Florals.” I guess you can say I’ve always been a creative person. Color has been a part of my life since I was a kid. NUSD gave me the most important tool for success, an environment to be my creative, quirky, colorful self.” 

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