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.

lineup of some past mentors

Upcoming Mentor Chats

Thursday, February 22 | 3:30-4:30pm | UW1-370 or Online*

Evan Westenberger has over 10 years of digital marketing experience with some of the world’s largest brands. He currently runs the global social and digital engagement program for Microsoft Enterprise Services, a group that makes up about one fifth of Microsoft.

Evan works with leaders across Microsoft, enabling them to use social media to build long term customer relationships. Before this role, he ran a small business and managed content and digital strategy for a city, university, and one of the largest health organizations in the country...Read more

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Alumni Mentors

Learn about our mentors!  Many are open to connecting - email for an introduction.


Jasleena Grewal, '13
Psychiatric Nursing Student
Seattle University

Aaron Huston, '13
Farmstand Local Foods

Brittaney Bunjong, '16
Community Manager
The Cloud Room

Gracelynn Shibayama, '15
Member Relations Coordinator
KNKX 88.5

Drue Nyenhuis, '12
Correspondence Manager
Seattle Mayor's Office

Baba Badru, '08
Environmental Investigator
Public Health - Seattle & King County

Liam McGivern, '09
Civil Rights Analyst
City of Seattle

Maximilian Dixon, '11
Earthquake Program Manager
Washington State Military Department

Heidi Schauble, '13, '15
Employment Consultant

Drew Stone, '14
Mindfulmedia Artist

Ashley Magdall, '15
Web Support Specialist
UW Bothell

Richard Buzard, '15
Master's in Geology Candidate
University of Alaska Fairbanks


Alice Tsoodle, '13
Education Manager
Friends of North Creek Forest

Matt Libby, '11
787 Flightline Operations Chief of Staff
The Boeing Company

Jamie Strusz, '11

Kristie Johnson, '07
Public Records Officer
King Co. Prosecuting Attorney's Office

Mina Hooshangi, '11
Project Manager
The Boeing Company

Siobhan Wharton, '12
Sales Representative

Ray Corona, '13
Corporate Recruiter

Stephanie Thomas, '11
Learning and Analytics Manager
United Way Snohomish County

Jason Hampton, '14
Transportation Program Manager
Bellevue Downtown Association

Lauren Fay, '07
Housing Placement Manager
Downtown Emergency Services Center


Zaheeda Edwards, '95
Project Manager
CDK Global

Hillary U, '10
Communications Specialist
Alaska Airlines

Emily Anderson, '09
Senior Compliance Program Manager

Andrea Blanken, '02
Director of New Business Development

Andrew Wahl, '96
Chair of Journalism Department
Everett Community College

Deborah Oaks, '08
Habitat Program Coordinator
Sound Salmon Solutions

Alumni Stories

Learn what's possible with an IAS degree!  Visit Alumni Stories to read about more graduates.

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