College of Arts and Sciences
Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Program

Careers and Grad School

  • Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Alumni advance Seattle University's tradition of excellence by applying their extensive humanities and sciences coursework in careers, community engagement, and professional training in graduate school (including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia U, SU).

    Some examples of recent alumni:

    • Anna Roberds,
      At Stanford University, pursuing Masters in Teaching and certification
    • Chris Holway,
      Sr. Account Manager, Yahoo! in Portland
    • Robin Curry,
      Assisting Teaching through Americorp, Bailey Gatzert Elementary
    • Emily Cohen,
      Pursuing M.Div, Harvard U, Divinity School. Previously Program and Learning Coordinator, FaithTrust Institute, in Seattle.
    • Bryan Dalton,
      Adult Community Corrections Officer, State of Washington
    • Kayce Callen,
      4th Grade Teacher, Highline School District. Completed Masters in Teaching at SU 2014
    • Katherine Granath,
      User Liaison, Ellucian Co. (high-tech)
    • Ali Fragoso,
      4th/5th Grade Intern Teacher, Spruce Street School (downtown Seattle)
    • Sara Stockett,
      Sr. Account Manager, Efelle Media (downtown Seattle)
    • Anneke Meulblok,
      Associate at Wurts & Associates, a Seattle investment firm
    • Francesca Smythies,
      ELL Teacher, Korea (Songdo, Incheon).
    • Kyle Rapp,
      Admissions Counselor, SU. Previously Fellow at Urban Prep Academies in Chicago
    • Stephanie Faddis,
      1st Grade Teacher, Portland Jewish Academy, after M.A. Elementary Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, NY
    • Carlee Norquist,
      Director of Operations, Women's Soccer, Seattle U, after getting M.A. in Sports Administration Leadership, Seattle U.
    • Allason Leitz,
      Marketing, Yole!Africa, DRC (Congo) and North Carolina
    • Kayla Shull,
      Research Assistant, UW Center for Child and Family Well-Being
    • Taylor Barkee,
      On Board Hospitality and Sales at Clipper Vacations; Youth Programs Intern at Hugo House, Capitol Hill
    • Tyler Russell,
      Partner with World-Wide Group and Associate at Cosco
    • Thomas Bui,
      In Multicultural Affairs, Highline College
    • Briar Stanley,
      Rookie Trooper, Washington State Patrol
    • Nathan Ward,
      Expanded Learning Program Assistant, Bailey Gatzert Elementary, through AmeriCorps
    • Katrina Andrews,
      Platoon Leader, 615th Military Police Company, Germany
    • John Lindsay,
      Legal Assistant, Villacorta & Bailey Law, Immigration Specialists
    • Sean Simpson,
      Second Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force, Pilot Training, Vance AFB, OK
    • Kaytlyn Dill,
      Coach and PE Teacher at The Northwest School, Seattle
    • Clements Susenoputra,
      Manager, Pinnacle Family Enterprises
    • Monique Escalera,
      Pursing M.S. in Athletic Training at California Baptist University
    • Miguel Gonzales,
      Professional Soccer Player, Colorado Switchbacks
    • Rebecca Lowry,
      Program Coordinator, Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest, and pursuing M.A. in Criminal Justice at Western Oregon U. Formerly with Americorp in Portland
    • Djamba Okonda,
      Pursuing Nursing in the Accelerated Master's Program at University of Rochester, School of Nursing in NY.
    • Michael Tevlin,
      MBA, Marketing, Oregon State University
    • Alma Lopez,
      Pursuing Master's in Library and Information Science, U of Washington.
    • Elizabeth Bell,
      Accommodation Coordinator, Kaplan International Colleges, San Francisco.
    • James Gardiner,
      Pursuing Master's Program in Future Studies at University of Hawaii.
    • Kele Nnorom,
      Credit Union Broker, Autoland, Seattle.
    • Alexandre Dzwonkowski,
      Real Estate Administrator at RE/MAX Northwest. Previously, visual data specialist, Google Inc
    • Chase Clancy,
      Development Coordinator, Humanities Washington (State level Non-Profit Organization) and Finance Committee Member, Vera Project (all ages music)
    • James Morran,
      Pursuing Doctor of Pharmacy, Creighton University, Nebraska
    • Joseph Clark,
      Program Specialist, Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Juneau, Alaska. Previously Jesuit Volunteer Corp worker in Portland with homeless and with Alaska AIDS Alliance
    • Katherine Suter,
      Pursuing Ph.D. in Nursing Practice, Gonzaga. Previously RN at Pediatric Associates (B.S. Nursing, B.A. IDLS)
    • Nathan Wheeler,
      Attended Masters in Teaching Program, Seattle University (M.A. Education); Now a 4th Grade Teacher at Lowell Elementary
    • Mariko Fitzpatrick,
      Kindergarten Teacher, St. Benedicts School, Seattle. Masters in Teaching, Heritage U (2012)
    • Kaja Lundevall,
      Pursing M.S. in Nursing, Marquette University, Direct-Entry for non-nursing majors, specialty nursing-midwifery
    • Alexa Burwell,
      Teaching at Hamlin Robinson School, Seattle. Previously VISTA member, Carlson Leadership Center at UW
    • Natalie Duchaine,
      Blitz Digital Agency, Santa Monica, Ca.
    • Rhiannon Cadelinia, ‘09
      3rd Grade Teacher, Daly City, CA.., after being accepted to and completing credentialing program, San Francisco State University
    • Austen Powers, ‘09
      Pursuing M.A. in Sports Management, U of San Francisco, and Marketing Intern at Oakland Raiders
    • Jennifer Engel, ‘09
      Instructor, City U of Seattle and Seattle Central CC. Previously awarded M.Ed. from Seattle University (2012)
    • Rachel Adams, ‘09
      Manager, The Spanish Table in Pike Place. Completed M.A. in Anthropology of Food, University of London
    • Dabney Rohrbach, ‘09
      Manager for a major retail company in Seattle and Animal Unit Volunteer at Woodland Zoo
    • Sage Alderson-Gamble, ‘08
      Head English Teacher, in Bavaria, Germany; previously Acting Director of Montessori School in Queen Anne, Seattle
    • Stephanie Whaley, ‘08
      Internship and Experiential Learning Coordinator, U of Alaska, Anchorage
    • Jason Cascio, ‘08
      Trainer, The Pitt Fitness Center, Chandler, AZ
    • Brandi Manuel, ‘07
      Clinic Administrative Supervisor at Seattle Children's Hospital. Awarded the Masters in Non-Profit Leadership, Seattle University (2013)
    • McLean Reiter,’07
      Sport Performance Services Manager, SU Center for the Study of Sport and Exercise
    • Michael Leigh, ‘07
      Deputy U.S. Marshal and recruiter for Marshals' Centralized Student Career Experience program
    • Amanda Hoelzle, ‘07
      General Manager for Simply Seattle Co.; and Board of Directors,
    • George Byron, ‘06
      Graduate school, M.A. in Philosophy and M.A. in Theology at Boston College. Training as landscape architect for spaces that feature peace and community at University of Georgia graduate M.A. program
    • Kim Chun-Hoi, ‘06
      3rd Grade Teacher, Holy Nativity, Hawaii. M.A. Elementary Ed., Chaminade University (2009)
    • Elisa Solberg, '05
      Senior Payroll Manager at T-Mobile. JD, SU School of Law, 2011
    • Mark Guzman, ‘05
      Priest, Parish of St. Benedict, Seattle Archdiocese. Graduate of St. Patrick Seminary, ordained 2008.
    • Antonietta Bertucci , ‘04
      Director of the POTS Justice Center, at Part of the Solution, Bronx NY. Facilitates community organizing in one of the poorest communities in the U.S.
    • Erin Grady, ‘04
      Clinical Associate, Seattle Psychology. M.Ed. and Ph.D. in School Psychology, UW
    • Sahnica Washington, ‘99
      Principal, Roxhill Elementary School, West Seattle. Also completed MIT program at SU.
    • Brooke Rufo Hill, ‘99
      Director of Magis in Mission and Ministry, Seattle University
    • Jonathan D. Standridge, ‘97
      Boeing's 737 Program Employee Involvement Lead, working with over 600 teams
    • Lauren Leiker, ‘95
      Teacher, Olympic View Montessori, Masters in Education, Seattle University (2001)
  • Are you a Program alum not listed here? Please contact Director, Sven Arvidson, so we can list your achievements!

    Declaring a Major in
    Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

    It’s simple! Come to the Program (Casey 4th Floor) and complete a form declaring your major in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies. You will be assigned an advisor right away. And you will be encouraged to meet Dr. Sven Arvidson, Director.

    Student Leadership Council 2015-16

    Jo Frazier '16
    Lisa Ignoffo '16
    Hailee Johnson '16
    Tali Missirlian '16
    Terry Rawls '16
    Lacaia Sauer '16