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:

  • Chris Holway, Senior Account Manager, Yahoo! in Portland
  • Kayce Callen, 4th Grade Teacher, Highline School District. Completed Masters in Teaching at SU 2014
  • JoAnna Frazier, 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
  • 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, Masters in Teaching, UW Seattle Teacher Residence Program
  • Victoria (Vee) Deleon Guerrero, Program Coordinator, Office of Institutional Advancement, Northern Marianas College, Saipan
  • Nathan Ward, YMCA Site Supervisor, Bailey Gatzert Elementary, 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
  • 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 Speciality in Family Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Caley Soury, Assistant Spanish Teacher, Zoom School (Ballard)
  • 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, Merchandising Support Specialist, zulily
  • Kyle Rapp, Admissions Counselor, Seattle U (previously).
  • 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 GivingSeattle 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 HotelsSeattle
  • Tory Bennett-Daggett, Special Education Para-Educator, Benson Hill Elementary
  • Rachel Plies, Yoga Instructor in Iceland, Yoga Shala, Reykjavk, 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

 

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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.