Mentor Chats

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IAS developed the "Mentor Chats" program to assist students and recent graduates with career exploration and networking.  Hosted within and outside of classes, Mentor Chats provide opportunities to connect with IAS alumni working across diverse roles and sectors. 

Learn what's possible with an IAS degree by reading about our past mentors. 

Upcoming Mentor Chats

Fall Mentor Chat line up coming soon!  Please check back in late September.

Past Mentors

Our mentors want to share their career stories and advice for the journey. Many are open to connecting and may be contacted by emailing:  Please list the mentor's name in the subject line.

lineup of some past mentors



Emily Anderson, '09
Senior Compliance Program Manager
Read about Emily

Andrea Blanken, '02
Director of New Business Development
Read about Andrea

Ray Corona, '09
Recruiter & HR Generalist
Read about Ray

Zaheeda Edwards, '95
CDK Global
Project Manager
Read about Zaheeda

Lauren Fay, '07
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Coordinated Entry & Housing Placement Manager
Read about Lauren

Jason Hampton, '14
Bellevue Downtown Association
Transportation Program Manager
Read about Jason

Mina Hooshangi, '11
The Boeing Company
Project Manager
Read about Mina

Kristie Johnson, '07
King Co. Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Public Records Officer and Legal Services Supervisor
Read about Kristie

Deborah Oaks, '08
Sound Salmon Solutions
Habitat Program Coordinator
Read about Deborah

Stephanie Thomas, '12
United Way Snohomish County
Learning and Analytics Manager
Read about Stephanie

Hillary U, '10
Alaska Airlines
Communications Specialist
Read about Hillary

T. Andrew Wahl, '96
Everett Community College
Journalism Faculty
Read about Andrew

Siobhan Wharton, '12
Sales Representative
Read about Siobhan