Jobs and Grad School

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Alumni answer the question "What can I do with my degree?" A. Just about anything you are interested in.

Examples of jobs and grad school of IDLS alumni:

  • Martin Mendiola, Financial Empowerment Associate, Americorp with United Way of King County
  • Kayce Callen, 4th Grade Teacher, Highline School District. Completed Masters in Teaching at SU 2014
  • Chris Holway, Senior Account Manager, Yahoo! in Portland
  • JoAnna Frazier, pursuing MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific U; formerly Clinician, Catholic Community Services
  • Hailee Johnson, Recruiter, Seattle Corporate Search
  • Robin Curry, Master's in Teaching, Seattle University. Previously Assisting Teaching through Americorp, Bailey Gatzert Elementary
  • Megan Rogers, M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies (expected 2021), Bryan University (Rhode Island), Previously Pediatric Medical Assistant
  • Michael Tevlin, Marketing/General Merchandise Manager, Northwest Harley-Davidson, MBA, Marketing, Oregon State University
  • Stephanie Faddis, 1st Grade Teacher, Portland Jewish Academy, after M.A. Elementary Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, NY
  • Sara Stockett, Senior Account Manager, Efelle Media (downtown Seattle)
  • Rachel Adams, Northwest Regional Sales Manager, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, LLC. Completed M.A. in Anthropology of Food, University of London in 2011
  • Chase Clancy, Special Gifts Officer, McCombs School of Business, U Texas at Austin,
  • Shaniah Bivens, Teacher, West Seattle Elementary, previously, Masters in Teaching, UW Seattle Teacher Residence Program
  • Susanne Morris, pursuing MFA in Screen Writing, Long Island U
  • Victoria (Vee) Deleon Guerrero, Program Coordinator, Office of Institutional Advancement, Northern Marianas College, Saipan
  • Nathan Ward, YMCA Site Supervisor, Bailey Gatzert Elementary, Seattle
  • Flora Tempel, pursuing Masters in Urban Planning, UW, Seattle
  • Allason Leitz, M.A. in Arts Administration, Teachers College, Columbia U. , previously in marketing, Yole!Africa, Congo and North Carolina
  • Taylor Barkee, Marine Wildlife Naturalist at Clipper Vacations; Youth Programs Assistant at Hugo House, Capitol Hill
  • Bryan Dalton, Adult Community Corrections Officer, State of Washington
  • Ali Fragoso, 4th/5th Grade Teacher, Spruce Street School (downtown Seattle)
  • Jocelyne Foresman, MS in Nursing, Saint Louis University
  • Claire Star, Site Coordinator, Reading Partners Seattle
  • Aisling Cuchna, Health Insurance Broker, Pro Benefits of WA
  • Patrick Kolcum, Licensed Real Estate Broker, John L. Scott Real Estate
  • Lisa Maulden, Softball Recruitment Manager, Baseball Jobs Overseas
  • Harper Tassie, Wine Sales and Service, Colorado Wine Company, Los Angeles
  • Brandon Ohno, Low Vision Aids & Assistive Technology Representative, Sight Connection, Seattle
  • Emily Safford, Proposal Coordinator, NAC Architecture, Seattle
  • Brittany Tieu, Marketing and Brand Development Associate, HEROCLIP, Seattle, and MS Management Studies, Boston University
  • Koby Andrews-Howards, Intake Counselor, ACLU, Seattle
  • Zach Aaker, Purchasing Manager, Tile for Less, Seattle
  • Lisa Ignoffo, Admissions Assistant K-12, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, CA
  • Anna Roberds, Teacher, Visitacion Valley Middle School, San Francisco; after MIT at Stanford University
  • Kayla Shull, Ph.D., Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Seattle University Specialty in Family Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Caley Soury, Customer Service Executive, Booking.com
  • Anneke Meulblok, Executive Coordinator, Verus Investments, Seattle
  • Emily Cohen, Masters in Divinity Harvard U. Previously Program and Learning Coordinator, FaithTrust Institute in Seattle.
  • Katherine Granath, Pursuing M.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dartmouth College
  • Francesca Smythies, ELL Teacher, Korea (Songdo, Incheon).
  • Samantha Spitzer, Project Coordinator, zulily
  • Kyle Rapp, Educator / Certified Counselor, Atlantic Street Center Agency, Seattle
  • Lucas Denney, pursuing Master in Sport Administration and Leadership , Seattle U
  • Megan Ottino, Therapeutic Childcare Teacher , Childhaven , Seattle
  • Tyler Russell, Sales Development Representative, Pushpay
  • Thomas Bui, Advisor, Center for Leadership, Highline College; and Masters in Student Development Administration at SU
  • Briar Stanley, Trooper, Washington State Patrol
  • Katrina Andrews, Platoon Leader, 615th Military Police Company, Germany
  • John Lindsay, Legal Assistant, Global Justice Law Group, (previously) and now attending Pre-Med at Northeastern U.
  • Carlee Norquist, , Client Sales Associate, Seattle Mariners, after receiving MALS, Seattle U.
  • Rebecca Severson, M.A. in Transformational Leadership at Seattle U and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Seattle U Nursing
  • Sean Simpson, Pilot, U.S. Air Force, M.A. in Aeronautics, Embry Riddle
  • Kaytlyn Dill, Head Volley Ball Coach, Franklin High School
  • Monique Escalera, M.S. in Athletic Training at California Baptist University
  • Miguel Gonzales, Professional Soccer Player, Colorado Springs Switchbacks
  • Ray Kaffer, Northwest Field Marketing Crew Captain, Clif Bar & Company
  • Blaine Jones, Lead Sales Rep/Office Manager, Ed's Fencing, Los Angeles
  • Rebecca Lowry, Program Coordinator, Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest, and M.A. in Criminal Justice at Western Oregon U. Previously with Americorp in Portland
  • Alma Lopez, Graduate Access Student Specialist, University of Washington; awarded Master’s in Library Science, UW, 2016
  • Djamba Okonda, Registered Nursing program at Shoreline College
  • Elizabeth Bell, Project Manager, Alumni Engagement Cal Alumni Association, UC Berkeley
  • James Gardiner, Master 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
  • James Morran, Pharmacist, after Ph.D. in Pharmacy, Creighton U
  • 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, Ph.D. in Nursing Practice, Gonzaga U. Previously RN at Pediatric Associates (B.S. Nursing, B.A. IDLS)
  • Jennafer Tozi, Administrative Assistant, Oracle (in Seattle)
  • Garrett Lever, Asst. Basketball Coach, Weber State University, Utah
  • Arlene Chavez, Community Manager, El Centro de la Raza (non-profit)
  • Nikko Huertas, Marketing, GoPro, San Francisco
  • Erin Wright, Genius, Apple (after Digital Forensics degree at UW)
  • Linda Price, Visitor Relations Specialist, CTS International Inc.
  • Hazel Johnson, Transcription and Court Reporter, King Co. Prosecutor’s Office
  • Breanna Salley, Account Representative, Rebyl Sports Minneapolis, MN
  • Nathan Wheeler, 4th Grade Teacher at Lowell Elementary, attended MIT at SU
  • Mariko Fitzpatrick, Kindergarten Teacher, St. Benedicts School, Seattle. MIT at Heritage U (2012)
  • Kaja Lundevall, Registered Nurse at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Chicago; M.S. in Nursing Marquette University
  • Alexa Burwell, pursuing Ph.D. in Physical Therapy, UW
  • Natalie Duchaine, Human Resources Coordinator at Sur La Table , Santa Monica, Ca.
  • Benjamin Guthrie, Construction Professional, Fuller Construction Assoc. and Guthrie CraftWorks, CA
  • Rachel Jurad, Attorney at Law, Simpson Law Group, San Diego, CA (J.D. Thomas Jefferson School of Law ‘14)
  • Krisna Kay, Legal Extern, Law Offices of Sue Y. Park, Orange County, CA (J.D. Whittier Law School, ’16)
  • Jillian Grigsby, Community Manager, Equity Residential, Seattle
  • Jonathan Carr, Audio Engineer, Meyer Sound and Magic Echo Music, Oakland, CA
  • Jordan Jennings, Recruiter, Skytap (Urgenci Group), Seattle, Washington
  • Elisabeth Brown (Hildebrandt), General Manager, Volunteer Park Café
  • Naomi Sakoda, Resource Analyst, Driscoll's, San Francisco
  • Rhiannon Cadelinia, 3rd Grade Teacher, Jefferson Elementary S.D. in CA
  • Shaun Burl, Athletic Director, Seattle Academy
  • Austen Powers, Account Executive, Golden State Warriors, after M.A. in Sports Management, U of San Francisco
  • Jennifer Engel, ESL Instructor, Bellevue College Awarded M.Ed. from SU in 2012
  • Sage Alderson-Gamble, Head English Teacher, in Bavaria, Germany; previously Acting Director of Montessori School in Queen Anne, Seattle
  • Stephanie Whaley, Title IX Coordinator, Gonzaga University
  • Jason Cascio, Realtor, KD Realty, AZ
  • Erin Roberts, Pursuing Masters in Counseling, Seattle U. College of Education
  • Stephanie Spiers, Teacher, Ellis Mendell School, Boston, after M.A. in Special Education, Northeastern U (2015)
  • Keisa Liu, Assistant Director, Annual Giving, Seattle U., after MBA, Seattle U (2015)
  • Samuel Kirby, Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball, California Polytechnic Institute
  • Michael Knight, Consultant, Matisia Consultants, Seattle
  • Jennifer Davis, Administrative Resource Specialist, One Sky Family Medicine, Oroville, CA
  • Erica Watson, Executive Director, Seed of Life Center for Early Learning Pre-school, Seattle
  • Katie Miller, Area Director of Revenue Management, Noble House Hotels, Seattle
  • Tory Bennett-Daggett, Special Education Para-Educator, Benson Hill Elementary
  • Rachel Plies, Yoga Instructor in Iceland, Yoga Shala, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Christopher Croft, President, The Rotary Club, Tahoe Douglas, NV
  • Anita Oglesby, Para Professional, Highline Public Schools, M.S. Grand Canyon University (forthcoming 2017)
  • Monica Moreno, Human Resources, Holland America Line, Seattle
  • Annlee Hoy, Founder, Metropolis Dance, Queen Anne
  • Devin (Seman) Salazar, Certified Nurse Midwife, Silverton Health, OR, M.S. in Nursing from Oregon Health and Science U.
  • Sarah Zook, Assistant Teacher, NW Montessori, Wedgewood
  • Luke Gustafson, Managing Director, Well Said Media, Ithaca, NY
  • Dashel Schueler, Corporate Relations Manager, KEXP, Seattle
  • Petra Davis, Adjunct Faculty, Antioch U., Seattle, after M.Ed. Antioch U.
  • Elisa Solberg, Senior Consultant, Labor Relations, T-Mobile, after J.D. SU School of Law
  • Lula Smith, Social Service Specialist, DSHS Children’s Administration, Renton, after MSW at UW and MBA at Charter College - Anchorage
  • Kevin Foy, Associate Director, Midwest Region Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Chicago
  • Derek Spencer, Sales Representative, Alpine Solutions, Inc. Los Angeles
  • Heather Hansen, Regional Marketing Project Manager, Whole Food Market, Seattle
  • Brandi Manuel, Clinic Administrative Supervisor at Seattle Children's Hospital and President, Northwest Girls Coalition, M.A. in Non-Profit Leadership, SU (2013)
  • Amanda Hoelzle, General Manager for Simply Seattle Co. (previously); and Board of Directors, childrenofpeacefoundation.org
  • Erin Arendsee, Human Resources, Security Industry Specialists, Seattle, after MBA City U of Seattle
  • Christine Kiely, Client Relationship Manager, Kforce Inc., San Diego
  • Byron George, Landscape Designer, Makers Architecture and Urban Design. Graduate school, M.A. in Philosophy and M.A. in Theology at Boston College Master in Landscape Architecture at U of Georgia
  • Kim Chun-Hoi, 3rd Grade Teacher, Holy Nativity, Hawaii. M.A. Elementary Ed., Chaminade University (2009)
  • Elisa Solberg, Senior Consultant, Labor Relations T-Mobile. JD, SU School of Law, 2011
  • Mark Guzman, Priest, Parish of St. Benedict, Seattle Archdiocese. Graduate of St. Patrick Seminary, ordained 2008.
  • Tracey Hilton, Senior Housing Manager, CRG Events, Seattle
  • Rachel Taasaas, 1st Grade Teacher, St. Matthew Lutheran School, Spokane, WA
  • Gabrielle Grousie, Elementary Teacher, John Muir Elementary, SPS, M.Ed. UW (2007)
  • Nicole (Shelly) Noble, Accounting Specialist, Precoa, Portland
  • Cathleen (Nyrkkanen) Rosser, Managing Director, Casper Mountain Biathlon Club, Wyoming
  • Brittany Carlstrom, Senior Marketing Manager, Smashing Ideas, Seattle
  • Jeffrey Summers, Property Manager, Columbia Hospitality, Seattle
  • Peter Lane, Senior Underwriter, RSUI Group Inc., Los Angeles
  • Christine Hanhart, Office Manager, Mohr Partnerships Inc., Seattle
  • Nancy Vu, Early Head Start Supervisor, Neighborhood House, Seattle, Masters in Teaching, Seattle U (2006)
  • Elizabeth Nickerson, Libraries Professional, Dekalb County Libraries, Atlanta, Masters in Library and Information Science (2009), U of Alabama
  • Antonietta Bertucci , Director of the POTS Justice Center, at Part of the Solution - POTS (previously)
  • Erin Grady, Clinical Associate, Metropolitan Pediatrics in Portland. M.Ed. and Ph.D. in School Psychology, UW
  • Jeff Wozniak, Owner-Attorney, Law Offices of Jeff Wozniak, San Francisco, J.D. Wayne State University Law School (2007)
  • Mary Wellings, Studio Supervisor, zulily, Seattle
  • Christine (Kelly) Fausel, Senior Attorney, Florida Legal Services, Pensacola, J.D. Seattle University School of Law (2008)
  • Clementine (Lord) Lindley, CEO, Storks and Kangaroos, in Billings, MT and M.A., Peace and Conflict Studies, Ulster University in Ireland (2005)
  • Joshua Hurni, Client Executive, Granicus, Inc., San Francisco, M.A. Political Science, San Francisco State U (2005)
  • Adriana Meza, 8th Grade Teacher, Aspire Public Schools, Huntington Park, CA
  • Erin (Gossett) Fenn, Special Education Teacher, Bellevue School District, Masters in Teaching, Seattle University
  • Robert Bryant, Program Director, AT&T, Woodinville, WA, after M.S. in Project Management, George Washington University (2003)
  • Brian Mitchell, Independent Publishing Evangelist and Program Manager, Amazon, Seattle
  • Roselani Barcia, Staff Accountant / Payroll Specialist, AMP Services, LLC, Seattle
  • Renee Gregory, Administrator in Area Law Practice, MOSES, Madison, WI, after J.D. at Vermont Law School (2011)
  • Lila Martin, Founder/Publicist, Talk Story LLC, Portland
  • Jill Tsuchimoto, School Psychologist, Maple Hills Elementary, Renton, after M.Ed. in School Psychology, Seattle U (2008)
  • John Grossman, IT Technical Writer/Trainer, HGST Western Digital, San Diego, CA
  • Amelia Matera, Real Estate Broker and Property Manager, Fresh Abode Real Estate, Seattle, M.Ed. Loyola Marymount University
  • Tracie Brown, 2nd Grade Teacher, Campbell Hill Elementary School, Renton, M.A. in Teaching, Seattle U
  • Audrey (Ancheta) O’Leary, Owner, Audrey Lynn Photography, Seattle
  • Carrie Geraghty, Senior Events Program Manager, Microsoft, Seattle
  • Jennifer Hickman, Administrative Assistant, Law Firm of Wilson, Smith, Cochran, Dickerson, Seattle
  • Andrew Dubar, Principal Analyst / Project Manager, HGST Western Digital, Seattle
  • Lauren Lizardo, Principal-Owner, Lizardo Consulting, Seattle
  • Michael Long, Owner, Michael Long Photography, Brittany, France
  • Sara Cornell, Director of Constituent Services, 501 Consultants, Seattle
  • John Middleton, Real Estate Professional, National Parks Realty, Whitefish, MT
  • Sahnica Washington, Principal, Roxhill Elementary School, West Seattle, (previously). Also completed MIT program at SU.
  • Brooke Rufo Hill, Learning Partner in City of Seattle, City of Seattle; awarded MSW
  • Jonathan D. Standridge, Boeing's 737 Program Employee Involvement Lead, working with over 600 teams
  • Lauren Leiker, Director, Practice Makes Parents, Mill Creek; Masters in Education, Seattle University (2001); and Learning Center Director for Edmonds Lutheran Church

 

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.

Contact Us

P. Sven Arvidson, Ph.D.
Program Director
Casey 430
206.296.5470
arvidson@seattleu.edu

Kate Reynolds
Administrative Assistant
Casey 430
206.296.5470
reynoldk@seattleu.edu