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Political Science

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Class
Job Title
Employer
State
20091st LtUnited States ArmyWA
20042nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyWA
20042nd LieutenantUnited States ArmyWA
20092nd Lieutenant/Aviation OfficerU.S. ArmyWA
19986th grade TeacherBrouillet Ele. Sch./Puyallup Sch. Dist.WA
20037th Grade TeacherLaConner School DistrictWA
1996Acting Director of OversightsOregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Svcs. Insurance DivisionDC
2007Adjunct ProfessorKwangwoon UniversityWA
2010Administrative AssistantAMR Insurance, LLCWA
2001Aeromedical Evacuation Officer/AviatorUS ArmyPA
2006AP United States History Teacher, Junior and SeniorWashington High SchoolWA
1995Assistant Associate AdministratorU.S. Small Business AdministrationWA
2003Assistant Director for International AdmissionsPortland State UniversityOR
2000Assistant Director of DevelopmentKEXPWA
2011Assistant Men's Soccer CoachPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
1997Assistant ProfessorCalifornia State University, FullertonCA
2000Assistant to Small Business LiaisonWashington State Labor and IndustriesWA
2000Assoc Atty (Trial Lawyer)Law Offices of Larson, Berg and PerkinsWA
1999AttorneyAguilar & Bobadilla, PCOR
1996AttorneyAssociate Council for the AccusedWA
2000AttorneyBingham McCutchen LLPWA
1996AttorneyCromwell, Parker and WithersWA
1999AttorneyKeller Rohrback LLPWA
1995AttorneyLaycoe & Bogdon PCWA
2006AttorneyLynch & Associates Law FirmAK
2002AttorneyMicheau & AssociatesWA
2005AttorneyMicrosoft CorporationWA
2002Attorney At LawElliott W. Johnson, Inc PSWA
2006Attorney, JAG CorpsUnited States Air ForceCO
1998Attorney/ClerkIntermediate Ct. of AppealsHI
1995AttorneyPaul R. Gary & AssocOR
2001AttorneySeattle UniversityWA
1997AttorneySigle Law PLLCWA
1996AttorneyUS Department of the InteriorOR
2005AttorneyWilliam Mitchell College of LawWA
1997Attorney AdvisorSocial Security AdministrationWA
2012Aviation OfficerUS ArmyAL
2011Banquet Service ManagerFircrest Golf ClubWA
2009BaristaCoffee RushOR
2008BaristaStarbucksMN
2011CallerSykes InterprisesMN
2012Campaign ManagerState Senate CampaignWA
2010Campaign MangerWashington State SenateWA
2010Campaign ProfessionalEvergreen State CollegeWA
1995CaptainU.S. ArmyKY
2003CaptainUS ArmyTX
2009CashierElger Bay GroceryCA
2009CEOCollegePro PaintersWA
2011Certified Flight InstructorNorthwest Aviation CollegeWA
2003Client Service AssociateRussell InvestmentsWA
2007Communications AssociateHattaway CommunicationsVA
1995Communications Officer., Expeditionary Warfare Sch.US Marine CorpsAE
2006Community Development VolunteerPeace CorpsWA
2011Community Mobilization SpecialistSafe Streets CampaignWA
2001Congressman SmithUS House of RepresentativesWA
2005Consultant at Center for Social Science Computation and ReseUniversity Of WashingtonWA
1997Contract AdministratorInfoseek CorpAP
2010Contracting OfficerBureau of ReclamationWA
2010CoordinatorSellen Construction Co.WA
1996CounselorEpiscopal Services for YouthWA
2012Customer Service RepArgusy CruisesWA
2003Customer Service Rep.United BroadcastingWA
2012Customer Service SpecialistWashington State Human Rights CommissionWA
1996Customer SpecialistCTWA
2012Customs Compliance CoordinatorCostco WholesaleMT
1996Dean of boy studentsSchool - Lake Havasu City, AZCA
2008Defense ContractorAugustine ConsultingVA
2006Deputy Cascade County AttorneyCascade County Attorney's OfficeMT
2006Devel Operations MangerCity Year New YorkNY
2008Development AssociateNordic Heritage Museum FoundationWA
2005Director of Advancement ServicesConcordia University, PortlandOR
2001Director of Advocacy & Volunteer ServicesLutheran Social ServicesWA
1995Director of Media RelationsEmerald City ComiconWA
2005Director of New MediaUnited State House of RepresentativesWA
2009Director of Outreach/Event PlanningMalibu Family WineCA
1996Director, Major Corporate GiftsAmerican Red CrossWA
2012Education Re-Entry SpecialistAmeriCorpsWA
1995Educational ConsultantOakland Intermediate School DistrictMI
2008Emerald Ridge HS - TeacherPuyallup School DistrictWA
2008EMTUnknownWA
2006Engagement ManagerAmazon.com LLCWA
2007English TeacherYangzhoba Polytechnic UniversityMI
1998English teacher/JapanunknownCO
2012EnlistedUS ArmyWA
2001Entry Level PositionDepartment of DefenseMD
2009EpidemiologistUniversity Of Washington, BothellWY
2009ESL TeacherESL ParkWA
1996EstimatorQuality Painting, Inc.WA
1996Event and Meeting ManagerMCW EventsWA
2013Event Services CoordinatorPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2011Events AssistantTwin Cities Habitat for HumanityMN
2012Executive AsstNetstar IncWA
2005Executive DirectorLake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and Visitor CenterWA
1996F-16 Pilot, 186th Fighter SquadronUnited States Air ForceMT
2005Family MattersHope Community Resources, Inc.AK
2012Finance and Administration AssistantChicago Community Loan FundWA
1996GardnerArmstrong Garden Centers, Inc.CO
2000Gen Manager World MissionHealing Waters InternationalKY
2005General ContractorSelfGA
1997GHHS English, SS, Debate teacherPeninsula School DistrictWA
2001Gift OfficerUniversity Of OregonOR
2001Global TrainerWaggener EdstromWA
2000Graduate StudentUniversity Of CaliforniaCA
2012Graduate studentUW Law SchoolWA
2000Group Judge Advocate (6th Military Police Group CID)U.S. ArmyVA
1997Helo PilotUS NavyAP
2003High School Math teacherMount Tahoma High SchoolWA
2001Higher Educ AdminWillamette UniversityTX
2006Home MortgageWells Fargo Bank N. A.MN
2007Human RightsLincoln Childrens MuseumWA
2003Idaho State RepresentativeState of IdahoID
2007Inside SalesPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2012Inspector GeneralUS Army EuComGA
2005Intelligence AnalystUnited States Air ForceMD
2013InternRussell InvestmentsOR
2012Intern for Congresswoman Suzanne BonamiciStar FellowshipDC
2010Iraq Program Assistant (PRO-telligent Contractor)U.S. Department of StateMD
2000It Director of Planning and ExecutionSeaBright Insurance HoldingsWA
1996IT Project ManagerSlalom ConsultingWA
2006JAGUnited States Air ForceNV
2003Judicial Clerk to Hon. Ronald GouldUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitCA
1999Judicial Law Clerk / LawyerUS Dist Ct.VA
2001Law Enforcement OfficerKetchikan Police DepartmentAK
2007Law StudentUniversity Of MichiganMI
1997LawyerU.S. Army JAG CorpsTX
1997Legal AssistantPierce County/Dept of Assigned CouncilWA
2012Legal AssistantPrivate Law FirmWA
2012Legislative AssistantLegislative Support ServicesWA
2012Legislative AssistantWashington State LegislatorWA
2008Legislative AsstUnknownWA
2001Lending SpecialistWoodstone Credit UnionWA
1995Library FacultyOlympic CollegeWA
2002Lieutenant in B CompanyUS ArmyWA
2002Management AnalystLocal City GovernmentWA
2001ManagerWells Fargo BankWA
1998Manager - ContractsJohn Holland Pty Ltd
1996Marketing CoordinatorPBS&JID
1995National Account ManagerFranke Coffee SystemsID
2006Naval AviatorUS NavyWA
2000New Loan Spec.Home Street BankWA
1999Office ManagerHighley Group PLLCID
1998Officer/City CouncilBellingham Police DepartmentWA
2006Office ManagerNeighborhood HouseWA
2005OfficerUS ArmyWA
2010Online DivisionEvo-Winter sports CompanyWA
2007Operation DirectorPoint Defiance Zoo SocietyWA
1998OwnerBirch Investment ManagementSD
1999OwnerVisiting AngelsWA
2012Para EducatorFranklin Pierce School DistrictWA
2006Para EducatorRichland School District 400ID
1997ParalegalK & L GatesWA
1997ParalegalLybeck Murphy, LLPWA
2006Park RangerPortland Parks and RecreationOR
2001Ph.D Student/Grad Teaching AssocOhio State UniversityWA
2004Pharmacist TechCustom PrescriptionsWA
2005Pierce County Reg Field OrganizerMARL Pro-Choice WashingtonWA
1999PilotUnknownOR
1997Placement SpecialistParker ServicesWA
2008Platoon LeaderUS ArmyNC
1998Police DetectiveCity of LakewoodWA
1995police officerCity of KennewickWA
2011Pre-Kindergarten TeacherBright HorizonsWA
1996Pres and CEOWPG Solutions, Inc.WA
2010Press SecyUnknownSD
2010Production CoordinatorRhythm & Hues StudiosWA
1997Products and Liability AttorneyCozen O'ConnorWA
1997Prof Dir, Lundquist Clg of BusinessUniversity Of OregonOR
2000Professor/Scholar in ResidenceGeorge Fox UniversityOR
2002Professional Ski InstructorPerisher BlueCO
2009Program OfficerInstitute of International EducationCO
2009Proj ExpeditorPease ConstructionWA
2012Project Coordinator of the ADHD Corrections ProjectDelaware Center for JusticeDE
1998Project ManagerCity of PortlandCA
1999Project ManagerIntegrated Project Solution (CH2M HILL)WA
2003Public Affairs SpecialistSelf-employedVA
1999Public DefenderSnohomish County Public Defender's OfficWA
2011Pursuing Masters of EducUniversity Of Puget SoundWA
1995RealtorJohn L Scott Real EstateOR
2011Recreation AttendantPuyallup Parks and Recreation CenterWA
2007Reporting SpecialistNorthwest Trustee ServicesWA
2003Research AssistantDepartment of Peace Operations Policy - GMU
1995ResearcherUnknownCA
2009Reservation Sales AgentWinstar CruisesWA
2011Revenue AgentWA State Department of RevenueWA
1996RN Emergency DepartmentMedical Center of AuroraCO
2008Rsch CoordUniversity Of Washington, BothellWA
1999Rsch FellowFree State FoundationVA
2011Sales & Marketing CoordinatorKONG TVWA
1998Sales & Mktg MgrSignature YachtsWA
2007Sales and Visual Spec.Thurgood Marshall Academy - Lutheran Volunteer Corp.CO
1996Sales ManagerCenturyTel of Washington IncWA
2003Sales ManagerComcast Cable Communications IncWA
2011Sales/Customer ServicePape' MachineryCA
2010Scuba DivingUnderwater SportsWA
2012Second Lt.US ArmyWA
1995Second Lt.US Marine CorpsCA
2000Senator, 26th DistrictState Of WashingtonWA
2007Senior ConsultantAppitoWA
2001Senior Financial ConsultantFinancial Consulting Solutions GroupWA
2007Senior Governmental Affairs ConsultantGordon Thomas Honeywell Malanca Peterson & Daheim PLLCWA
2000Senior Internation Trade Specialist - Int'l Trad AdminUS Department of CommerceMD
2012Session Committee Transportation ClerkWashington State LegislatureWA
2005Show Operations CoordinatorHBA RetroOR
1997Social Studies TeacherArchbishop Murphy High SchoolWA
2005Softline Assistant Store MgrMary KayOK
2008Soldier Care Coordination Services CMMadiganWA
2012Special Educ TchrTeach For AmericaWA
2005Speech and Debate CoachClark CollegeWA
1996Sr administrative officerSwedish Ntl Social InsWA
1997Senior AssociatePoint B SolutionsWA
2005Sr Devel Ofcr Corp PartnershipMercy CorpsOR
1997Sr Sales ExecViacom OutdoorWA
1998Sr. Account Rep.MTA SolutionsAK
2011StaffFund for the Public InterestWA
2009Staff AssistantU.S. House of RepresentativesWA
2001State TrooperWash. State PatrolWA
2007Strategist Account ManagerRusty George DesignWA
2008StudentGraduate SchoolMT
2011StudentGraduate SchoolWA
2010StudentSeattle UniversityWA
1997studentSeattle University School of LawIL
2009StudentUniversity of IdahoWA
2001Supervisory Transportation Security OfficerTransportation Security AdministrationWA
2004TeacherEdmonds School DistrictWA
2004TeacherMcGill UniversityPA
2008TeacherTeach for AmericaMN
2000TeacherThunder Mountain Middle SchoolWA
2010TeachingThe Fullbright ProgramWA
2006Teaching AssistantUniversity Of KansasMT
1996Technical Support Specialist IIIErnstWA
2005Training Manager for Customer ServiceTacoma Public UtilitiesWA
1995Underwriting ManagerNSM Insurance GroupTX
2000UnknownAppolo GroupAZ
2007UnknownBill & Melinda Gates FoundationWA
2004UnknownNisqually Indian TribeWA
1997Volleyball CoachFranklin Pierce School District #402WA
2008VolunteerPeace Corps.WA
2012Volunteer Coordinator - Habitat for HumanityAmeriCorpsMT
2007Volunteer-Agriculture ProjectPortland Energy Conservation, Inc.VA
2012Washington State Patrol, TrooperWashington StateWA
2008Women's Funding NetworkLutheran Volunteer Corps.WA
2008AmeriCorpsKY
2009US ArmyWA
2004US Congressman Norm DicksWA
1997Washington Education AssocWA
2000Washington State Department of TransportationWA