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Linfield Alumni Profiles

Linfield College is very proud of our alumni and the impact they have on their communities. Below are profiles of a few of the over 25,000 people that call themselves alumni of Linfield College. Would you like to be featured as an Alumni Profile? If so, fill out the Alumni Career Path form, and you will be contacted by a member from the Office of Institutional Advancement.

International Affairs Career, Solidified by Studying Abroad

Ryan Jones '07
Special Assistant to the Spokesperson
U.S. Department of State

"I thrived in the small campus, where I was able to connect with people whose backgrounds and beliefs were vastly different from what I'd previously known."

So You Think You Can Produce?

Katie Paysinger '11
Associate Producer
So You Think You Can Dance

"Linfield fostered a sense of creativity and efficiency that I use on a daily basis working in television, and I am always proud to tell people where I came from."

Where Finance and Liberal Arts Principles Collide

Benjamin Pappas '04
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer – Equity Capital Markets
D.A. Davidson & Co

"The facts and figures that I learned during my time at Linfield aren't used every day in my current role (though many are), but the thought processes my professors provided form the foundation of my approach to difficult problems."

Finding Her Passion in the World of Non-profits

Jeanine (Ishii) Crider '03
Director of Planned Gifts
Peninsula Open Space Trust

"After a relatively easy high school experience, I was challenged at Linfield - I studied hard and thrived!"

Taking a Holistic Approach to Engineering

Shamsul Mohamud Nor '86
CEO
Syngas Corporation

"The core subjects and curriculum at Linfield were well rounded and that provided sufficient understanding managing human needs and care as much as technical knowhow."

Readied for New Challenges, Thanks to Linfield

Lural (Dod) Ramirez '01
Assistant Director
Escuela and Colegio Futuro Verde

"At Linfield I thrived in the small classes, via personal relationships with my professors and through participation in Linfield's volleyball team."

Partnering the Movie Studio Business with Facebook

Wesley Mitchell '09
Client Solutions Manager
Facebook

"One of the big benefits of attending Linfield and what really helped prepare me for my career were all of the extracurricular opportunities."

Succeeding in Chemical Engineering

Jane Kucera '81
Chemical Engineer
Nalco Company

"Linfield's degree and the spirit of my professors lead me to pursue a career in chemical engineering."

Prepared by Linfield for Life and Work in D.C.

Josh Johnson '04
Training Officer
U.S. Government

"Linfield prepared me to be a leader and an active participant at work and in my personal life."

Channeling Linfield Experiences into Work with Youth

Phoebe (Hostick) Ebright '02
Director of Development
Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington

"As a first generation college student, Linfield gave me the confidence and competence to succeed in my post-college adult life."

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