The SEC presents Finding Your Future, a series of alumni panel discussions taking place throughout the year.


The SEC presents Finding Your Future, a series of alumni panel discussions on Fridays at 4:00 PM throughout the academic year about different fields. These panels are made possible by the Sava and Danica Andjelkovic Speaker Fund, an endowment supported by Vojislav Andjelkovic '94 and Jennifer Wooton Andjelkovic '95. To learn more about the people featured on the panels and their facilitators, view these events on the Whitman calendar or Handshake.

Dates & Locations

Friday, November 10 Science; The Environment Hall of Science
Friday, January 19 Social Justice & Non-profit; Law & Government Maxey Hall
Friday, February 9 Communications & Media; Fine & Performing Arts Fouts Center for Visual Arts
Friday, March 2 Business Operations; Startup Olin Hall
Friday, April 6 Education; Counseling Maxey Hall
Friday, May 4 Finance; Technology; Management Consulting Olin Hall

Alumni - Would you like to participate?

Whitman alumni who are interested in speaking to current students by appearing virtually or visiting campus as a part of this series can contact Director for Business Engagement Kimberly Rolfe at or Assistant Director for Career Development Gayle Townsend at


The panelists for the science and environment sessions, which were facilitated by Professor Mark Juhasz and Professor Don Snow, are listed below:

  • Amy Soderquist '10 (history), Strategic Partnerships Specialist at Electrify America
  • Danielle Wilson '10 (physics - astronomy), Optical Systems Engineer at Key Technology 
  • Fred Tomlin '13 (chemistry), Chemistry Graduate Researcher/Student at Stanford University
  • Carter Timble '11 (geology), Geologist at Noble Energy
  • Hayley Mauck '12 (art), Food Science Educator at OMSI 
  • Camila Thorndike '10 (humanities-environmental studies), Campaign Co-Director for Put a Price On It
  • Lauren Platman '15 (sociology-environmental studies), Education Director at Blue Mountain Land Trust
  • Harmony Burright '06 (politics-environmental studies) Place-Based Planning Coordinator at Oregon Water Resources
  • Eric Pfeifer '02 (politics-environmental studies), Forester with USDA Forest Service
  • Josh Henretig '98 (English), Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability at Microsoft
  • Talia Rudee '14 (sociology-environmental studies), MBA in Sustainable Systems Candidate at Presido Graduate School

The panelists for the Law & Government event are listed below:

  • Lindsey Gehrig '05 (politics), Nonproliferation Policy Specialist for the US Department of Energy
  • Sandy Flores '08 (economics-math), Attorney at Flores Law Office
  • Jaspreet Gill '11 (history), Program Analyst for the US Department of State
  • Rina Wulfing '15 (politics), Legislative Assistant for the US House of Representatives
  • Kayvon Behroozian '14 (politics), JD Candidate at University of Washington Law School
  • Preston Fredrickson '02 (politics), Assistant City Attorney for the City of Walla Walla

The panelists for the Social Justice & Non-Profit event are listed below:

  • Lena Nachand '06 (chemistry), Director of Community Health at Pierce County Accountable Community Health
  • Denice Kelley '03 (American race & ethnic studies), Director of Strategic Initiatives & Projects at Nextions LLC
  • Katie Levy '09 (sociology), Medical Social Worker at the University of Washington Medical Center
  • Pedro Galvao '10 (politics, French literature), Regional Planning & Policy Manager at the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
  • Calandra Childers '04 (English), Deputy Director at the Office of Arts & Culture
  • Danielle Garbe '97 (politics), Chief Executive Officer at the Sherwood Trust