Early Grads

Founding alumni

Since 1990, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) has provided access to a liberal arts education for more than 7,500 alumni. As early IAS graduates (1991-2003), you are the cornerstone of this legacy. You helped shape this campus and are an important part of our school history.

Tell your story

Early grads, you are our "founding alumni," and we want to hear from you!  IAS is collecting stories, photos, and other artifacts to showcase our history and the legacy of our early grads. Tell your story and check out our photo archive!

Featured stories

Early grads represent a wide range of pathways. Read about these featured alumni and tell your story!

Photo of Tadashi Shiga
Tadashi Shiga '96
Green building champion

Paula Waters
Paula Waters '98
Woodinville City Council

Photo of Ssemaala
Stephen Ssemaala '03
Lawyer, philanthropist

Neil Low '03
Novelist, retired police

Deidre Woods '96
Teaching, public service

Photo of Fredrika Smith
Fredrika Smith '94
School superintendent

Photo of Amy Janas
Amy Janas '95
Marketing manager

Aaron Thacker
Aaron Thacker '98
Army National Guard

photo of Christophersen
Vicki Christophersen '92
Government relations

Photo of Laura Halpin
Laura Halpin '93
International policy

Photo of James Reed
James Reed '95
Leadership, banking

Photo of Courtney McCurdy
Courtney McCurdy '03
Immigrants and refugees

Photo of Cary Westerbeck
Cary Westerbeck '99
Architect, developer

Zaheeda Edwards
Zaheeda Edwards '95
Client engagement

Photo of T. Andrew Wahl
T. Andrew Wahl '96
Journalism faculty

Photo of Mike Collins
Mike Collins '94
Disability advocate

Photo of Diane Weber
Diane Weber '00, '04
Civic engagement

Photo of Tera Figueroa
Tera Figueroa '98
Administrative specialist