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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.

Learning Patience and Leadership at Linfield

Taylor Avritt '11
Lead Trainer
Elevation Franchise Ventures, LLC

"Linfield helped me understand that patience can be very necessary, whether I apply it internally or with the people that I work with."

Making an Impact in Portland through Soccer

Kristel (Nelsen) Wissel '98
Director of Community Relations
Portland Timbers & Portland Thorns FC

"I feel that a good liberal arts education provides a solid foundation for students to explore their options on their own."

Fulfilled through Insurance, Passionate about Travel

Tim Nickerson '01
Vice President of Risk Management
Standard Parking Corporation

"I was fortunate to study abroad twice during Jan Term. I grew up in rural Oregon, and these two travel experiences opened my eyes to another part of the world and to other cultures."

Advocating for Latino Youth

Lizzie Martinez '09
Director of Development and Communications
Latino Network

"The experiences I gained in fundraising and program design through Alternative Spring Break were invaluable in starting my career."

Leading a Community of Faith in L.A.

Larry Fudge '03
Executive Pastor

"The diversity of thought at Linfield prepared me to effectively relate and communicate in a highly diverse and international city."

Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Nicole Wilson '07
Interior Designer

"I couldn't be more grateful for the lessons I learned and the experiences I had while attending Linfield. The friendships I made and the knowledge I consumed, both from the amazing professors and beyond the classroom are immeasurable."

Small Classes Led to the Big Leagues

Brian Simpson '96
Sales and Client Services Director
KemperSports - Chambers Bay

"Linfield's small classes provided an opportunity to really get immersed with my passion."

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