• Bioscience & Healthcare

Rojann Alpers

  • Professor Emerita of Nursing, Arizona State University

    Industry: Bioscience & Healthcare

    SUSD Schools Attended:

    Pima Elementary School, Scottsdale High School

    Graduated: 1973

    How did SUSD prepare you for success?

    "Life Skills, Making Friends, How to Study, Accountability, Rigor in Assignments, Enthusiastic Teachers, Diverse and Innovative Teaching Strategies, Extra-curricular Clubs and Activities, Community Building, Self Structuring, Organization, Responsibility, Critical Thinking, Creative Assignments, Homework that advanced our learning."


Sarah Becker

  • School Nurse, Tonalea K8, SUSD

    Industry: Bioscience & Healthcare

    SUSD Schools Attended:

    Navajo Elementary School, Mohave Middle School

    Graduated: 2005

    How did SUSD prepare you for success?

    "SUSD provided a great education in a supportive environment and encouraged me to always keep trying."


Christopher Biggs

  • Medical Director, Oncology Service Line, Honor Health; Chief Managing Officer/Co-founder, Arizona Center for Cancer Care; Radiation Oncologist. 

    Industry: Bioscience & Healthcare

    SUSD Schools Attended:

    Ingleside Middle School, Arcadia High School

    Graduated: 1984

    How did SUSD prepare you for success?

    "A strong science program, amazing and inspirational teachers, a safe and nurturing environment, great friends."


Sarah Darden

  • Healthcare Administration, Mayo Clinic

    Industry: Bioscience & Healthcare

    SUSD Schools Attended:

    Sequoya Elementary School, Aztec Elementary School, Desert Canyon Middle School, Desert Mountain High School

    Graduated: 2003

    How did SUSD prepare you for success?

    "Teachers who care and leave a lasting impression. Expectations of doing your personal best to be successful."


Courtney Lowman

  • Director of Rehabilitation Services, Independence Rehab

    Industry: Bioscience & Healthcare

    SUSD Schools Attended:

    Zuni Elementary School, Desert Canyon Middle School, Saguaro High School

    Graduated: 2003


Elizabeth Nava

  • Clinical Laboratory Medical Technologist, Valleywise Health

    Industry: Bioscience & Healthcare

    SUSD Schools Attended:

    Tavan Elementary School, Tonalea Elementary School, Supai Middle School, Coronado High School

    Graduated: 2003


Heather Noll

  • Nurse Practitioner, CareMore Health

    Industry: Bioscience & Healthcare

    SUSD Schools Attended:

    Anasazi Elementary School, Mountainside Middle School, Desert Mountain High School

    Graduated: 2004

    How did SUSD prepare you for success?

    "While I feel that all of my education throughout my time in the SUSD helped prepare me for success, it was the Healthcare Careers course offered at Saguaro HS that truly laid the foundation for what is now a successful career in healthcare. This course not only provided both HS and college credit, but it also allowed me to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, starting work at what is now HonorHealth Shea Hospital the day after I graduated HS. This is where my love for healthcare started, leading to me obtaining my Bachelor’s in Nursing degree from ASU, and eventually my Master’s in Nursing from GCU. I have now been working as a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner for the last 9 years."


Michelle Pabis

  • Vice President, Government & Community Affairs, HonorHealth

    Industry: Bioscience & Healthcare

    SUSD Schools Attended:

    Zuni Elementary School, Mountainside Middle School, Saguaro High School

    Graduated: 1997

    How did SUSD prepare you for success?

    "Great teachers and opportunities outside the classroom (clubs, sports)."


Adam Roussas

  • Emergency Room Physician, Harris County Hospital

    Industry: Bioscience & Healthcare

    SUSD Schools Attended:

    Pueblo Elementary School, Cocopah Middle School, Chaparral High School

    Graduated: 2010

    How did SUSD prepare you for success?

    "Spent many hours reading, playing sports and mastering violin and guitar."


Casey Solem

  • Emergency Physician, Scottsdale Emergency Associates

    Industry: Bioscience & Healthcare

    SUSD Schools Attended:

    Zuni Elementary School, Desert Canyon Middle School, Chaparral High School

    Graduated: 2003