2014 Grads Land on Their Feet

Did you know? Within one year of graduating, 88 percent of Evergreen’s alumni are employed or pursuing graduate or professional studies.

Graduation 2014. Photo by Karissa Carlson ’12.

And many Class of 2014 students graduated with professional experience already in hand, thanks to their student internships.

Evergreen’s newest grads are landing jobs, advancing their careers, or beginning graduate programs. Here are just a few of their success stories:

Katie Aymar ’14 is an archivist at Urban Remains, an architectural salvage warehouse in Chicago. Katie also works with faculty member Miranda Mellis as an associate editor of The Encyclopedia Project.

Kyle Baker ’14 began a Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage internship at Smithsonian Folkways, Washington, D.C.

Kirana Bergstrom ’14 is enrolled in a mathematics graduate program at Oregon State University.

Jordan Betzer ’14 is an associate scientist at Baltimore-based Paragon Bioservices, Inc.

Stefan Boesen ’14 is a PhD student in computer security at Dartmouth College.

Christen Cannon '14 is a graduate intern for Intel, running a social learning program for the Software and Services Group. She started with Intel as an undergraduate intern. Christen is concurrently pursuing a master's degree in education at Oregon State University, studying how people learn in digital spaces.

Brad Collins ’14 is a Youth in Service tutor and mentor coordinator for Evergreen’s Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) through the AmeriCorps program.

James Hibbs ’14 is a food justice catalyst for the CCBLA at Evergreen, through the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

Carlos Gemora ’14 is a project planner for City of Tumwater, a position that resulted from a paid Evergreen internship. He will attend graduate school this fall.

Sovay Hansen ’14 is interning with Inquiry Partners in Seattle. In August, she’ll begin a fully funded PhD program in literature at the University of Arizona.

Cecile Malik ’14 is a public service representative for the City of Olympia Community Planning and Development. She is pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable transportation planning at the University of Washington.

Shira Moch ’14 is a session aide for Washington State Senator Karen Fraser and will enter a graduate program in urban and regional planning at UCLA this fall. Shira completed an internship for Senator Fraser last year.

Nate Moore ’14 is a GUI programmer at the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife. He is also a networking and UI engineer at SuckerFree Games, an indie game development company and collective of Evergreen graduates.

Adam Noble ’14 is an executive assistant to Kim Wyman, Washington’s Secretary of State. Adam was previously a legislative intern.

Rachel Olsson ’14 has begun a graduate program in entomology at Washington State University.

Talib Williams ’14 served as college class liaison for Gateways for Incarcerated Youth through AmeriCorps after graduation. He will enroll in Evergreen’s MPA program this fall.

David Weinman ‘14 is a security engineer at Concentric Advisors in Kirkland.

MPA

Lars Andreassen, MPA ’14 will begin work as agency budget manager for the Washington State Department of Ecology this spring. Lars joined the agency in 2006 as a budget analyst in training and was most recently a management analyst in the Budget Office.

Kathy Hoffman ‘05, MPA ’14 will begin work as a policy analyst for the Washington State Department of Health.

MiT

92 percent of 2014 graduates who looked for teaching jobs have landed positions.

Eliza Alexander ‘10, MiT ’14 is the assistant director of a New York City neighborhood daycare center and preschool, serving primarily Caribbean families.

Marisa Bateman, MiT ’14 is teaching social studies, physical education, and art for students in grades 7-12 in Buckland, Alaska, a rural Inupiaq village with about 450 residents.

MES

Jaal Mann, MES ’14 is a research assistant at the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica, with a focus on migratory birds.

Molly Sullivan, MES ’14 is an environmental specialist with the Hazardous Waste and Reduction Unit for the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Sam Wilson, MES ’14 is a research project assistant for the Washington State Department of Commerce.