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Sociology

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ClassJob TitleEmployerState
2008911 DispatcherUnknownWA
2012ABA TherapsitBehavioral TherapyWA
2012Act Six Program AssistantAmericorpsWA
2006ActorUnknownWA
2009Adjutant GeneralUS ArmySC
1996AdminYMCAOR
2008Admissions CouncelorThe News SchoolNY
2001Adult Probation OfficerMaricopa CntyAZ
2009AmeriCorpsNorthwest Leadership FoundationWA
1998Aquatic DirectorPierce Co. Boys and Girls ClubWA
2002Assistant DirectorUniversity Of WashingtonWA
2011Assistant Football CoachPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2004Assistant ManagerLyndale GlassWA
1997Assistant ProfessorCalifornia State University, FullertonCA
2002Assistant Professor of SociologyPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2003Assistant Professor, Division of Social SciencesAlfred UniversityNY
1998Associate Director/Information Analyst- Financial AidPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2012Asst ManagerHustleWA
2008Asst VP, Office of the ProvostSeattle University-Office of the ProvostWA
2003Asst. Acct. Admin. Asst. to DealerCommonwealth Foreign ExchangeOR
1995AttorneyLaycoe & Bogdon PCWA
2006AttorneyLynch & Associates Law FirmAK
1998Attorney/ClerkIntermediate Ct. of AppealsHI
2012BaristaBarnes and NobleWA
2009BaristaJumpstart EsperessoWA
2010BaristaStarbucks Coffee CompanyWA
2008Bridge Coordinating AssistantPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2003Business Devel MgrThe Geneva FoundationDC
2003CaptUS ArmyCA
2006CaptUS ArmyWA
2009Case ManagerTacoma GoodwillWA
2005Case Resource ManagerDept. of Social & Health Services/Div. of Developmental Dis.WA
1996Chemical Dependency InternPierce County AllianceWA
1996Child and Family TherapistChild & Family Psychiatric Center (Private Practice)OR
2008Clinic ManagerFamily Care Physical TherapyWA
2005Clinical Case Manager/Housing FirstGreater Lakes Mental HealthcareWA
2001Clinical MgrDartmouth Hitchcock Medical CenterNH
2000Clinical VolunteerGreater Lakes Medical Health CenterWA
2007CnsltHolden VillageNY
2012Commercial Vehicle Enforcement OfficerWashington State PatrolWA
2006Community Corrections OfficerDepartment of CorrectionsWA
2007Community Mental Health WorthThe Salvation Army (B.C., Candada)BC
1998Compliance AnalystStanford UniversityCA
1999Corporate AcctThrifty Care RentalWA
2006Corrections Officer Remann Hall SchoolPierce CountyWA
1999CPT/Military Police OfficerU.S. ArmyGA
2006Crisis TherapistGood Samaritan HealthcareWA
2004Customer Relations SpecialistBig Brothers Big SistersWA
2004Customer Service RepresentativeSeattle MarinersWA
2003Destination MgrBuch, Cotton & Scott LLCWA
2011Detention OfficerGray Harbor Juvenile DetentionWA
2004Diagnostic Med. StenographerAmeriCorpsAK
2005Director of Auxiliary ServicesPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2002Director, TRIO Students Support ServicesUniversity Of WashingtonWA
2008Director, Urban Leaders in TrainingNorthwest Leadership FoundationWA
2001Disaster Recovery Operations SpecMetropolitan Victoria (Red Cross)IL
2004Docent Program CoordinatorSeattle Art MuseumWA
2010Domestic Violence AdvocateYWCAWA
2012Domestic Violence Victims' AdvocateOur Sisters' HouseWA
1995Educational ConsultantOakland Intermediate School DistrictMI
2001Emergency Case WorkerLutheran Volunteer CorpsWA
2011Employment ConsultantVadisWA
2004Exec DirUniversity of Iowa- Holden Comprehensive Cancer CenterIN
2005Executive AssistantInterstate Distributor Co.WA
1998Family Advocate Clinic WorkerunknownWA
2005Family Readiness Support AssistantDepartment of DefenseWA
2003Family TherapistBethany Christian ServicesWA
2006FF&V Customer Service RepCoastal Pacific Food Distributors (Stockton, CA)AP
2012Finance and Administration AssistantChicago Community Loan FundWA
2002Finance MgrUnknownWA
1998Finance, Parish AdministratorKing of Glory Lutheran ChurchWI
1996Financial CoordinatorHurst ChiropracticCO
1995Fire FighterLakewood Fire DepartmentWA
2004Foreign Service OfficerU.S. Department of StateAE
2009Forestry TechnicianUSDA Forest ServiceWA
2006FreelancerThe New SchoolNY
2004Full-Time InstructorChonnam National UniversityWA
2010Girls in Care Prog AsstGirl Scouts of Western WashingtonWA
2004Graduate StudentCity University of New YorkNC
2000Graduate/Research Coord.University of WashingtonWA
2002Herbalist Flower EssenceSacred PathOR
1998HomemakerHomemakerWA
1999HomemakerHomemakerWA
1998HomemakerSelfWA
2011HomemakerUnknownWA
2003Human ResourcesWeyerhaeuser CompanyWA
2008Human Resources AssistantNorthwest's ChildWA
1999Independent Beauty ConsultantMary KayWA
2005Intake Social WorkerUnknownCA
2000InvestigatorKey Point Government SolutionsWA
1996Juvenile Detention OfficerKing County CorrectionsWA
1999Kindergarten TeacherConcordia Lutheran SchoolWA
2011Law StudentGonzaga UniversityWA
2004Lead Teacher/AdvocateFamily Services of Grant CountyWA
2003Leadership Gifts OfcrLutheran Volunteer CorpsWA
2000Lecturer of EducatonPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2004Legal Operations AssistantAmazon.comWA
2002LibrarianCrooked Oak Schs.TX
2012Library, Circulation Student WorkerUniversity Of WisconsinMN
2008LieutenantWashington State PatrolWA
2001MachinistWillamette Valley CompanyOR
2002ManagerEnterpriseWA
1996Marketing ManagerClark County Fair AssociationWA
1996Marketing Manager Midwest RegionKorea National Tourism TradeWA
2008Marriage & Family TherapistSelf EmployedWA
2005McPherson Center CoordinatorHutchinson Community CollegeKS
1999Mental Health CounsUnknownWA
1996Mental Health Evaluation SpecialistPierce County Human ServicesWA
2000MissionaryFood for the Hungry InternationalWA
2011NannySelf-EmployedCA
2001Nurse - Neurology FloorJohns Hopkins HospitalCO
2004Occupational TherapistAegis TherapiesGA
1996Occupational TherapistInnovative Services NorthwestWA
2005Office AdministratorSound Youth CounselingWA
2007Office AssistantWA State Criminal Justice Training CommissionWA
2004Office ManagerThe Healing Center, SeattleWA
2009On-Call Production AssistantPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2001Partner - AttorneySmith Alling, P.S.WA
2012Parts/SalesTitus Will Toyota/ScionWA
1996Payroll Admin.FireshieldWA
2004PilotErin AirWA
2005Plan Holder Spec/Accounts ReceivableContractor Plan CenterOR
1996Police OfficerCity of Bonney LakeWA
2004Policy AnalystInternational ReliefMD
2001Preschool InstructorUtah School District: School for the Deaf and BlindCO
1999Prevention SpecialistMetropolitan Development CouncilWA
1998ProfessorUnknownCA
2007Prog DirClean Earth ConsultingWA
2008Program CoordinatorPacific Lutheran UniversityWA
2005Program Support SupervisorPierce CollegeWA
2004Project ManagerIron Mountain Constructors, LLCWA
2008Psychological CounsUnknownCO
1999PsychologistThe Mindful JourneyUT
1998PsychotherapsitShoreline School DistrictWA
1995RealtorJohn L Scott Real EstateOR
2004Records SpecialistCity of TacomaWA
1998Regional Emergency Mgmt SpecFederal GovernmentWA
1995Regional Sales ManagerSchaeffer Manufacturing CoWA
2000Research Analyst & Graduate StudentCenter of Biosecurity of UPMCWA
2003Research AssistantExtria LLCVA
2000Research CoordinatorUniversity Of WashingtonWA
1999Researcher (at Department of Special Education)National University of Tainan
2005Residential Learning CoordinatorWinthrop UniversitySC
2002Residential Services CoordinatorMental Health KokuaHI
2007Sales CoordinatorAvis/Budget Group Corporate SalesWA
2011Sales FacilitatorProctor Sales IncWA
1999Sales RepresentativeRay Arndt Optical SuppliesOR
2001School CounselorGarden Grove Unified School DistrictCA
2000School CounselorSouth Kitsap School DistrictWA
2002School PsychologySeattle UniversityOR
2006School CounselorHaines Borough School DistrictAK
2010SecuritySeattle MarinersWA
2004Self EmployedGehrke Inc.WA
2002Sen. Dir. of Annual Funds & Grateful Patient Family ProgramsSeattle Children's HospitalWA
1995Senior InvestigatorUS Investigative ServicesWA
2006Shift SupervisorStarbucks Coffee CompanyWA
2006Social Svcs IndustryUnknownWA
2007Social WorkerState Of WashingtonWA
2007Social WorkerVSHSWA
2003SociologySUNY AlbanyNY
2001Sozo Dirt, City LifeTacoma Youth for ChristWA
2008Sr CnsltBoeing Employees Credit Union (BECU)WA
2006Sr Transitional Living SpecYouth VillagesTN
2006State Worker, Child WelfareUnknownWA
2005Student, Medical School CounselingUniversity of Puget SoundWA
2003Substitute TeacherEnterprise School DistrictWA
2010SupervisorStarbucks Coffee CompanyWA
1998Svc. CoordState of Oregon Child WelfareOR
2008TeacherTacoma School DistrictWA
1999TeacherNFI TalentsWA
2002TeacherTacoma School DistrictWA
2001TeacherUnemployedNY
2002TeacherUnknownWA
2006Teaching AssistantUniversity Of KansasMT
1996Teaching AssociateUniversity Of WashingtonWA
1999Technical RecruiterExcell Data CorporationWA
1999Teleservice Rep.Social Security AdministrationWA
1997Territory ManagerNorWesCoWA
1995Title 1/LAP Reading Specialist/Private TutorShoreline School DistrictWA
2003Triage ClinicianVolunteers of AmericaWA
2007UnderwriterTravelers Property and CasualtyID
2009UnknownAmericorpWA
2000UnknownCAmp HamiltonMN
1997UnknownFlathead Lutheran Bible CampMT
2010UnknownSecuritossWA
1997Urban Planner- Social WorkerAvalon HousingMI
2007Victim AdvocateElkhart County ProsecutorIN
2008Victims Advocate SupvCrystal Judson Family Justice CenterWA
2004VideographerKiro-TvWA
2007Vietnam Program DirectorFaith International AdoptionsWA
1996Vocational Rehab CounselorOSC Vocational SystemsWA
2002WorkFirst CoordinatorSkagit County Community Action AgencyWA
2000Worship DirectorClover Creek Bible FellowshipHI
2010Youth Tutoring CoordinatorNeighborhood HouseWA