Life After Whitman Stories
A Whitman education prepares our students and graduates for whatever comes next. They rely on their strong liberal arts skills—critical thinking, speaking and writing—and their passion and confidence to change the world for the better.
Whitman graduates work in all fields and industries. See some of their stories—and how Whitman prepared them to make a difference.
John Cunnison '95, Chief Investment Officer, Baker Boyer Bank
Tim Howell '18, Team Trouble, American Basketball Association
Kelly Katon '01, Event Manager, Pokemon Company
Becca Gotz '14, Editorial Stylist, Zulily
Lazaro Carrion ’07, Project Director, Cyborg Mobile
Derek Slone '18, Project Engineer, Studio 151
Ashley Trout '03, Brook and Bull Cellars
Bella Zarate '14, Machine Learning Recruiter, Facebook
Aaron Blank '01, Executive Producer, Penguin Random House Audio
Brenna Two Bears '17
Leah Wilson-Velasco, CEO, Walla Walla Symphony
Student Internship Stories
Whitman is committed to helping our students find and fund their dream internships. We want to ensure they connect their passions with meaningful work and opportunities while they're in college and after graduation. See some of their stories.
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Latest Feature Stories
On The Front Lines
November 20, 2020 • In the spring of 2020, elaborate equipment, extra sterilization, and multiple layers of masks and gloves became the new normal for hospitals and health care workers around the globe as the novel coronavirus, commonly known as COVID-19, spread and surged. For Whitman alumni working in health care, each day brought new challenges.
Aliens, Bigfoot & the Podcaster: Exploring the Wild Side of History and Science
October 26, 2020 • Laura Krantz’s career has taken a few turns, but the wildest of them all is the one that got her researching Bigfoot and aliens. As she releases the second season of her hit podcast “Wild Thing” it is worth looking back to the origins of Krantz’s stories. How exactly does a history major and daily news journalist become involved in producing a podcast that tells the stories of questionable beings such as sasquatch and aliens? Krantz ’00 says it all started with a shared last name.
Just the Facts: Alum Creates No-Spin COVID-19 Data Center
September 29, 2020 • Amid a global pandemic, Steve McConnell ’85, a software engineer and data scientist, was frustrated with his inability to understand what was going on. He encountered what he saw as biased and unreliable data.
Sociologist Caity Collins ’08 Has a Message for Moms: It’s Not Your Fault
August 14, 2020 • Caity Collins ’08 has spent her career studying families, starting during her time at Whitman College. The sociology major began with a research project with Professor Michelle Janning, looking at the way that divorce was represented in children’s rooms.