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Our Alumni

Linfield alumni can be found around the world, putting their liberal arts education to work in diverse areas. They are teachers, nurses, doctors, CEOs, accountants, ministers, musicians, scientists, writers, editors, actors, designers and artists. They can be found in local and state government and serving as attorneys and judges. They work in the non-profit sector, volunteer in their local communities and for projects around the country and the world.

Those who choose to pursue graduate work are accepted into prestigious programs around the country, based on their collaborative research and experiential learning experiences at Linfield. Since 1999, 22 Linfield graduates have received Fulbright awards to study, research and teach around the world, and many other students have earned prominent scholarships from Boren, Udall and other organizations. See a complete list. Learn more about alumni at Linfield.

Some examples of Linfield alumni:

  • Christopher Jenness ’11, Ph.D. program in molecular cell and development biology, Rockefeller University
  • Lizzie Martinez ’09, pursuing a master’s degree in public administration with a nonprofit management focus at American University
  • Sugat Bajracharya ’08, World Bank consultant, Nepal
  • Jeanine Ishii ’03, development officer for EarthJustice
  • Molly McAllister ’00, National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • Susan Hyde '00, assistant professor of political science and international affairs at Yale University, author of The Pseudo-Democrat’s Dilemma: Why Election Observation Became an International Norm
  • Jazmin Gorsline ’99, singer and actress
  • Matt Vance ’99, partner at VergePointe, LLP
  • Brian Gerritz ’98, president and founding principal, Pavilion Construction
  • Susie Kuhn ’97, apparel and accessories business director, Converse/Nike, Shanghai, China
  • Paul Williams '97, CEO of Isite Design
  • Ruben Ayala ’96, medical officer for Operation Smile
  • Michelle Johnston-Holthaus ’95, general manager of the Channel Platforms and Strategy Division, Intel Corp.
  • Scott Twardoski ’95, NBA referee
  • Scott Nelson ’94, business news editor for The Oregonian
  • Eric Ford '93, partner, Western Lumber
  • Theresa (Stichick) Betancourt ’91, professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and director of the Research Program on Children and Global Adversity at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
  • Dave Dillon '89, executive vice president for Oregon Farm Bureau
  • Scott Brosius '88, 1998 World Series MVP for the New York Yankees
  • Shawn Chen ’87, chairman and founder, Sias International University, China
  • Dan O'Leary '86, Carnegie professor of chemistry at Pomona College
  • Patrick Roden ’85, social gerontologist and founder of aginginplace.com
  • Sean Hoar ’80, assistant U.S. attorney for the Department of Justice
  • Phil Bond '78, president of TechAmerica, a federation of high-tech companies and organizations
  • Cathy Carnahan ’73, 2010 national middle school principal of the year
  • Gale Castillo ’73, president and founding member of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
  • Dr. John C. Frazee ’67, renowned neurosurgeon and clinical professor of neurosurgery, University of California Medical Center