Mentor Chats are designed to assist students with career exploration, networking, and learning about a range of professional trajectories. Through hosted conversations, Mentor Chats provide opportunities to connect with IAS alumni working across diverse roles and sectors.
Upcoming Mentor Chats
Dialogue with IAS alumni about their career pathways! IAS students are invited to join these conversations, hosted in BIS 499 courses.
Wed, May 2 | 8:45-9:45 am | UW1-060
Dr. Kristin Gustafson welcomes Andrew Wahl, a writer, editor, designer, editorial cartoonist, and head of the journalism program at Everett Community College...Read bio and register
Wed, May 2 | 3:30-4:30 pm | UW2-211
Dr. Kristin Gustafson welcomes Matt Albertson, philanthropy professional and Major Gifts Officer for KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio...Read bio and register
Thurs, May 10 | 2:15-3:15 pm | UW1-261
Dr. Raissa DeSmet welcomes Jason Hampton, Community Outreach Specialist for Sound Transit's East Link Extension, South Bellevue Station, and East Main Station...Read bio and register
Tues, May 22 | 8:45-9:45 am | UW1-261
Dr. Yolanda Padilla welcomes Faith Simonelli, Prevention Program Manager for Cocoon House, who oversees intervention and support programs for teens facing homelessness...Read bio and register
Questions? Contact IAS alumni manager Lisa Olason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about our mentors below! Many are open to connecting - email email@example.com for an introduction.
Please note: Alumni are listed by year of particpation; employers and titles may not be current.
Siobhan Wharton, '12
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Baba Badru, '08
Public Health - Seattle & King County
Richard Buzard, '15
Master's in Geology Candidate
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Shawn Peterson, '14
Gen 7 Program Coordinator
Na'ah Illahee Fund
Maximilian Dixon, '11
Earthquake Program Manager
Washington State Military Department
Melisa Le, '16
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Matt Libby, '11
787 Flightline Operations Chief of Staff
The Boeing Company
Lauren Fay, '07
Housing Placement Manager
Downtown Emergency Services Center
Taylor Frazier, '15
Consumer Affairs Coordinator
Washington State Bar Association
Stephanie Thomas, '11
Learning and Analytics Manager
United Way Snohomish County
Jason Hampton, '14
Transportation Program Manager
Bellevue Downtown Association
Alice Tsoodle, '13
Friends of North Creek Forest
Kristie Johnson, '07
Public Records Officer
King Co. Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Deborah Oaks, '08
Habitat Program Coordinator
Sound Salmon Solutions
Hillary U, '10
Andrew Wahl, '96
Chair of Journalism Department
Everett Community College
Learn what's possible with an IAS degree! Visit Alumni Stories to read about more graduates.
How has interdisciplinary education impacted your life and career? IAS wants to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your experience.