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.
Find your future at Whitman.
Latest Feature Stories
‘Getting Into Fishy Business’ Whitman Alum Tyler Dann ’00 manages salmon populations in Alaska
April 12, 2021 • Fishing has always been an important part of Tyler Dann's life. After graduating from Whitman in 2000 with a degree in environmental studies politics, Dann knew he wanted a career in natural resource management, but wasn't sure where to start. Now, as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington and a fisheries geneticist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Dann has found his passion and his career path.
March 3, 2021 • Al-Rahim Merali ’13 uses all he learned at Whitman in a job he didn’t know existed at the time.
Aliens, Bigfoot and the Podcaster
March 3, 2021 • Whitman alum Laura Krantz explores the weird side of history and science in her hit podcast “Wild Thing.”