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Weyerhaeuser Younger Scholars

Past Weyerhaeuser Younger Scholars and Mentors

Many Weyerhaeuser Younger Scholars have continued to pursue academic excellence. Listed below are their names and current status.

2017-18 Scholars
Bartlett, Olivia
Begley, Alexandra
Dawes, Sara
Eaton, Rachael
Evans, Matthew
Hamilton, Miriam
Hicks, Rachel
Howell, Hannah
Rude, Allie
2016-17 Scholars
Bertsch, Kristin
Cameron, Kolby
Colman, Tibo
Davidson, Spencer
Dressel, Jerusha
Keating, Jedidiah
Mathena, Caleb
McCollum, Hannah
Noonan, Lauren
Smith, Avery
Sprouse, Sarah
Tuttle, Josh
Welsh, MacKenzie
Worley, Michael
2015-16 Scholars
Ayala, Ashley
Beachwood, Hannah
Bisciglia, Francesca
Comi, Dana
Dressel, Jerusha
Fierro, Karen
Koneval, Addison
Moline, Emily
Sinha, Versha
Worden, Horizon

2014-15 Scholars
Kirkpatrick, Christina
Tweet, Hannah
Dolezal, Michael
Glover, Kevin
Engelmann, Christopher
Harris, Madeline
Baber, Kelly
Cooper, Quincy
Scheibe, Daniel
Kim, Hanna
Sauter, Sarah
Gebben, Emma
Director, Sam

2013-14 Scholars
Quiring, Suzanna "Ana"

Tassan, Katy: Graduated from Whitworth in 2015 (Spanish and speech communication double major). Will graduate in June 2017 from M.A. program in Spanish at the University of Oregon; hopes to begin a doctoral program in summer 2017. Currently a graduate teaching fellow at the University of Oregon.

NuDelman, Lauren: Currently employed as a legislative aide for the U.S. House of Representatives in Hawaii. Will attend law school (U.C. Berkeley, University of Chicago, N.Y.U. or Columbia) beginning in 2017.
Scoon, Sarah
Raynor, Kassandra
Botejue, Justin: Government affairs coordinator, Empire Health foundation; program manager, Better Heath Together Accountable Community of Health (including Spokane, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Ferry, Lincoln, and Adams counties).
Domini, Olivia
Comi, Matt
Feltner, Alanna
Bajema, Brett
Smyth, Alyssa
Basso, Karina
Vamossy, Domi

2012-13 Scholars
Boyd, Nichole: Currently attending Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences and will graduate in 2019
Cater, Diana:
Grow, Mackenzie:
Olivas, Macy: Director of philanthropy services, Christopher Weil & Co., Inc. (Calif.); executive director, The Patricia & Christopher Weil Family Foundation
Schierman, Kayla:
Schmidt, Michael:
Vargas (Sisk), Kayla: Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Oregon, completion expected in 2021; adjunct professor, Whitworth University (Spokane, Wash.)
Swinford, Caroline:

2011-12 Scholars

Baxley, John:
Calderon, Monica:
Chamberlain, Chelsea: Ph.D. student, history, University of Pennsylvania, completion expected in 2021; M.A., history, University of Montana; current Lilly Graduate Fellow
Dunbar, Jack:
Landle, Bridger:
Robison, Karen: Donor-relations coordinator for Positive Life Radio/Walla Walla University (Walla Walla, Wash.)
Sykes (DeJong), Jacqueline: M.A. in English, Western Washington University, completion in 2017; teaching English 101 at Western Washington University (Bellingham, Wash.)
Whittemore, Sarah:
Willmore, Joshua:
Yoho, Patrick: Founding computer science teacher for traditionally underserved students at Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School (San Jose, Calif.)

2010-11 Scholars

Cain, Aubrey: Ph.D. in English literature, University of Tulsa (Okla).
Franklin, Mark: Employed by Milliman, an actuarial consulting firm (Seattle).
Wheeler (Knox), Katelin: J.D. and LLM in taxation from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law; agreement specialist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, Colo.)
Korthuis, Aaron: Pursuing J.D. at Yale Law School; completion expected in 2017.
Krmpotich, Anya: Medical scribe, Sacred Heart Medical Center Emergency Department; nurse aide, Cheney Assisted Living; completion of physician assistant program expected in 2018.
Magill, Matthew: Doctoral student at Seattle Pacific University; completion expected in 2018.
Valencia, Jessica:

2009-10 Scholars
Burnett, Amanda:
Ocker (Eisenrich), Emmily: Community groups director, True Hope Church (Spokane, Wash.).
Ekman, Aubrie:
Broeckel (Johnson), Rebecca:
Gaerte (Keenan), Samantha: M.A. in public history from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, Penn.); housing placement coordinator, Evergreen Health Services.
Olson, Kari: M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, N.J.).Pridgen, Kathryn: M.A. in literature from Boise State University (Idaho); technical writer, SirsiDynix (Lehi, Utah).
Ressel, Richie: M.Ed. from Arizona State University Tempe; owner and co-founder, Heroes for Students (Phoenix).
Stenberg, Brian: M.I.T., Western Oregon University (Monmouth, Ore.).
Whitney, Tyler: J.D. from Gonzaga University; mayor's policy advisor, City of Spokane, Washington.

2008-09 Scholars
Aven, Linh: Ph.D. in molecular medicine, Boston University
Caldwell, Chris:
Day, Timothy: M.A. in pschology; Ph.D. student in clinical psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; completion expected in 2016.
Grow (Estes), Addie: M.A. from Western Washington University (Bellingham); lecturer in English, Whitworth University (Spokane, Wash.)
Hogstad, Jason:
Linabary, Jasmine: M.A. California State University Chico; Ph.D. student in communication at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Ind.).
Sehorn, William: Senior reporting engineer, Wolfram Research (Champaign, Ill.).
Swayne, Joshua:
Tremayne, Katie:

2007-08 Scholars
Bayens, Katrina: CPA: senior financial analyst, Zillow (Seattle).
Bellwood, Cara: M.S. in psychology, University of Oregon; Ph.D. student in developmental psychology at University of Hawaii; completion expected in 2017.
Hauck, John: Ph.D. in chemical engineering from University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Ind.); metrology process engineer, Micron Technology (Boise, Idaho).
Gimera, Miyuki: Employed by Lockheed Martin (Hanford, Wash.).
Nov, Nissana:
Wheeler, Katrina: M.A. in history of Christianity; Ph.D. student in history, The Graduate Center, City University of New York; graduate teaching fellow in history, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Lilly Graduate Fellow.

2006-07 Scholars
Long, Paul: M.D. from University of Utah; internal medicine resident at Boston Medical Center.
Prince, Aubrey:
Silvieus, Leah: M.F.A. from University of Miami; freelance writer, yacht club steward, yoga instructor.
Stephens, Paul:

2004-05 Scholars

Henson (Adolfson), Mary: M.A. in organizational leadership, Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.); administrative assistant, Washington State University (Pullman).
Young (Arnold), Lindsay: Graduate, Institute of Transformational
Nutrition; employed by The Valley Hunt Club (Pasadena, Calif.).
Barnes, Eileen
: Master of library and information science from University of Washington; library media specialist, Lake Washington School District (Seattle).
Coe, Aaron:
Collings, Cameron
: M.P.A.S., Oregon Health & Science University; physician assistant, Confluence Health (Wenatchee, Wash.).
Clegern (Ehnes), Nichole
Eaton (Feddes), Danelle: M.A. in history museum studies, The Cooperstown Graduate Program/State University of New York College at Oneonta; managing director, Puget Sound Naval Museum (Bremerton, Wash.).
Frankovic (Ingram), Jennifer
Gardner (Matsuyama), Jessica:
Gebelin, Andrew:
Herzinger, Kyna: Master of library science and M.A. in public history, University of South Carolina Columbia; archivist, North Carolina State Archives (Raleigh).
Johnson, Nels
Kwak, Carly
Lacey, Philip
: MFA in directing from Florida State University. Artistic director of With Interesting People; freelance director based in Seattle.
Laverty, Cecilia:
Parfitt (Lusk), Sarah:
Gebelin (Prins), Bianca: M.S. in global affairs, New York University (New York City); director, division fund-raising, Northeast, American Red Cross.
Rush, John: Ph.D. in economics from University of Hawaii Manoa; professor of economics, Marlboro College (Vermont).
Sharp, Matt
: Associate director, consumer analytics & research, AOL, Inc. (New York City).
Vessey (Stiles), Jessica
Assmus (Vaughn), Katherine
: M.S., Idaho State University (Pocatello); physician assistant, St. Luke's Idaho Cardiology (Boise).
Wilson, Jasmine:
Wright, Cynthia
: Ph.D. in rehabilitation & movement science, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond); director of athletic training program and assistant professor, health science, Whitworth University (Spokane, Wash.).

2003-04 Scholars
Lyons (Bennett), Deborah: M.A. in comparative literature, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (U.K.).
Fox, Nichlas: M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County; management program analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; adjunct professor of aging services at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

2002-03 Scholars
Reyes (DePriest), Carla: J.D., LLM in international and comparative law, M.P.P., Duke University; attorney with Perkins Coie LLP (Seattle).
Duba, Jason: M.A in urban planning and policy, University of Illinois Chicago; M.A. in education, University of New Haven (Conn.); urban planner, MPO (Chippewa-Eau Claire, Wis.).
Fox, Nichlas: M.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County; management program analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; adjunct professor of aging services at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Hug, Caleb: Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; senior software development engineer, Microsoft Corp. (Seattle).
Linder, Katie: M.A., Ph.D. in women's, gender, and sexuality studies, The Ohio State University; director of the Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence, Suffolk University (Boston).

2001-02 Scholars

Young (Grassley), Rachel: M.Div.; employed by Clear Lake Presbyterian Church (Houston, Texas).
Scharosch (Herbes), Annika
: J.D., Gonzaga Law School; attorney, Washington State Attorney General's Office (Olympia).
Kollmansberger, Steve: Ph.D. in computer science, Oregon State University (Corvallis).
Quintero-Johnson, Jessie: Ph.D, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; assistant professor of health communication, University of Massachusetts Boston.
Reynolds (Smeltzer), Abbey: Assistant principal of the secondary school at Herald International School, Kampala, Uganda.
Suzuki, Ryosuk: M.Ed. in technology, University of British Columbia; high school Japanese teacher, American School in Japan (Tokyo).
Tanas, Majid: Pharm.D., M.A. in health administration, M.A. in biotechnology; employed by Oregon Health and Science University (Portland).

2000-01 Scholars

Anderson, Sheri: Ph.D. in Spanish applied linguistics, Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.).
Tisdale (Gilstrap), Julie: M.Sc. in politics from University of Edinburgh (Scotland); research publications coordinator, John Locke Foundation (N.C.).
Miller (Kopp), Kristi: M.A. in social work, University of Washington.
Lugansky, Nicholas: Master's degree in international affairs with emphasis in economics, Texas A&M, College Station; director of business development in South America for Fluor Corp.
Hyder (Meekhof), Marla
: M.A. in English, emphasis in rhetoric and composition, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; English instructor and coordinator of writing across the curriculum, College of Lake County (Grayslake, Ill.).
Metcalf, Peter:
Nelson, Eric: M.I.T., University of Washington; employed by Bellevue School District (Wash.).

1999-2000 Scholars
Wolcott (Bullock), Maggie: Pursuing graduate work in English at the University of Maryland; lecturer in English at Whitworth University (Spokane, Wash.).
Freeman, Josh:
Donahoe (LeGore), Andrea: Ph.D. in developmental psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
McKitterick, Justin
Robbins (Myers), Emily: M.A. in English, University of Kansas; employed by The University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, Texas).
Dilley (Palplant), Andrea: Newspaper/magazine writer (San Antonio, Texas); employed by Northwest Productions (headquarters: Spokane, Wash.).
Radke, Erin: Employed by Okanogan School District.
Wong (Skellie), Heather: M.A. from George Fox University (Newberg, Ore.); counselor, Infocus Counseling (Salem, Ore.).
Tornabene, Tyler: Law degree, Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.),

1998-99 Scholars
Cassidy, Ben: Ph.D. in history
Forsyth, Kyle, J.D., University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Ind.); assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Washington.
Krous, Lenaya:
Nevin (Ayars), Amanda: M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Texas); associate pastor, Novato Presbyterian Church (Calif.).
Padgham, Kelly:
Polk (Spencer), Christy: M. Div. from Duke Divinity School (Durham, N.C.); director of children and youth ministries, Oak Hills Presbyterian Church.
Siebens, Jennette:
Nichols (Sund), Julie: M.A. in linguistics and exegesis, Trinity Western Seminary, Langley, B.C.; linguist/translator, Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Grimes (Throop), Christina: Linguist/translator, Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Ulrich, Nathan: Master of landscape architecture degree, University of Oregon. Works at Columbia Land Trust, based in Hood River, Ore. 
Walker, Ann:

1997-98 Scholars
Blincoe, Mark: M.A. in history, University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. in history, University of Minnesota.
Camp, Nathan: University of Toronto.
Manion (Engles), Leslie:
Lockard, Matt: Ph.D in philosophy from UCLA; associate professor of philosophy and director of undergraduate studies, Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas).
Palmer-Halma, Amber: M.A. in communications, John Hopkins University; director of communications, George Washington University (Washington, D.C.).
Camp (Turner), Cindy: Ph.D. in medieval studies, Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.); assistant professor, University of Georgia (Athens).

1996-97 Scholars

Bennett, Jeff: South Hills Church (Kennewick, Wash.).
Billingsley, Kara: Washington State University (Pullman).
Boyle (Ganser), Hanna: MBA, Goizueta Business School, Emory University (Atlanta); partner at The Spur Group consulting firm (Redmond, Wash.)
Davis, Alyson: Employed by Lakewood High School.
Sing (McAdams), Alecia: Employed by Nine Mile Falls School District (Nine-Mile Falls, Wash.).
Myers, Nathanial: M.A., University of Georgia (Athens); instructor, University of Georgia.
Friedman (Pace), Jamie: Ph.D. and M.A. in medieval studies, Cornell University; M.A. in English; assistant professor of English, Westmont College (Santa Barbara, Calif.).
Smith, Andrea: Residential psychiatric treatment counselor, Alternative Tamarack School (Spokane, Wash.).
Smith, Karina: M.A.; pursuing a Ph.D. at UCLA (Westwood, Calif.).
Maxwell (Stanton), Mary
: Assistant professor of history, Green Mountain College (Poultney, Vt.).
Thompson, Alicia: M.S.W., Eastern Washington University (Cheney, Wash.); Ph.D. student in public health policy & management; teaching assistant at the University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (Tucson).
Wyatt, Jennie: Employed by Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt, Attorneys at Law (Seattle).

1995-96 Scholars
Bogdan, Attila: J.D., DePaul University (Chicago).

Hammond (Longmeier), Kari: M.A., Lesley College (Cambridge, Mass.); teacher, Mead School District (Spokane, Wash.)

Hansen (Kirkland), Kara:
Hardt, Peggy: M.A. in teaching foreign languages, Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, Calif.); employed at University of North Texas (Denton).
Clarke (Hatch), Lissy:
Kahler (Herrmann), Erika: Real estate broker, EvoReal (Spokane, Wash.).
Schneller, Joe:

Childers (Schueler), Shari: M.S. in school psychology from the University of Oregon (1999). School psychologist for eight years; currently works as a facilitator of special programs for the Springfield School District, in Oregon.  

Scott, Tim: Stanford Law School (Stanford, Calif.).
Webb, Jason: M.I.T, Whitworth University (Spokane, Wash.)

1994-95 Scholars
Moe (Broyles), Betsey: M.Div. and M.A. in youth ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, N.J.); associate pastor, Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church (Spokane, Wash.).
Clouse, Chad:
Cowart, Laura: Data manager, Mead School District (Spokane, Wash.).
DesJarlais, Alisa: Psychologist, Spokane Mental Health (Wash.)
Jones, Carlos: Owner, North Star Leadership Coaching LLC (Spokane, Wash.).
King-Ortega, Tracey: M.A. in conflict transformation, Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonberg, Va.); regional liaison for Central America, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Edwards (McFadden), Kim: M.A. in clinical psychology, Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.).
McMurray, Aaron: Ph.D. in Leadership, Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.); vice president, advancement, Warner Pacific College (Portland, Ore.).
Sansaneeyawet (Chutikul), Siree
West (Van Dyke), Rachelle: M.Ed. Whitworth University (Spokane, Wash.); teacher, eighth-grade English language arts & U.S. history, Riverside School District (Chattaroy, Wash.).

1993-94 Scholars
Andrew, Jason:
Armstrong, Josh: Ph.D., Michigan State, 2004; faculty director of comprehensive leadership program, Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.).
Brewington, George: Employed at Socratic Technologies (San Francisco).
Hawke, Mark: Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, N.J.).
Heller, Jennifer:
Hyun, Wooyoung: M.B.A.
Kopet, Jan:
Larson, Erik: Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas Austin; writer, fellow with the Discovery Institute (Seattle).
Loudon, Greg: Ph.D. in economics program, University of Hawaii (Manoa); Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington (Seattle). Principal (shareholder) and employee Benefits practice leader for Parker, Smith & Feek, a regional commercial insurance brokerage based in Bellevue.
Mills, Michael: M.Mus., Royal Academy of Music and Kings College, London; programme and project management; MSP advanced practitioner; Prince2 practitioner; ITIL; composer of concert and film music; director, Morne Trulah, Ltd. (Saint Lucia, West Indies); director, BMW Asset Management LLC; trustee.
Murphy, Chris: M.Div, Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, Calif.); ordained minister in Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); began D.Min program at Fuller Seminary in 2015; director of Presbyterian ministries, Fuller Seminary.
Pearce, Lisa: Ph.D. in sociology and demography, The Pennsylvania State University (State College); associate professor, University of North Carolina
Renner, Mark: Territory manager, Vincent Metal Goods (Cleveland, Ohio).
Shockey, Adam:
Siems, Bill: B.S. in computer science from Eastern Washington University (Cheney, Wash.); CRM IS manager, Pyrotek, Inc. (Spokane, Wash.).
Canfield (Snelling), Sarah: Senior manager, Kindle vendor management, Amazon.com (Seattle).
Steen, Linda;
Torretta, Ethan: