Graduation Sponsors
  • Annie Qurat Ul AIn, Information Technology Solutions Architect
  • Aparna Saini, Associate Director, Corporate Engagement
  • Asja Culpepper, HR Business Partner, National Teams 
  • Bakr Brown, Internship Service(s) Manager
  • Carolyn Paola, Account Director
  • Charles Dowdy, Associate Director of Programs
  • Claire Horn, MSW Intern
  • Darcey Tanner, Account Director
  • Drissa Sangare, MSW Intern
  • Frederick Krug, Managing Director
  • Hayley Schaefer, Associate Director, Internship Services
  • Jason Tenuta, Employment Placement Manager
  • Joana Borges Ferreira, Recruitment Manager 
  • Joaquin Campos, Admissions and College Enrollment Manager
  • Kaitlin Thomas, Program Manager
  • Kamal De Campos, Employment Placement Manager 
  • Kathy Hooper, Director, Talent Solutions 
  • Kevin Vidato, Operations Manager
  • Laura Blamey, Program Manager
  • Lisa Soboslai, Associate Director, Corporate Engagement
  • Lyzz Joyce, Admissions & College Enrollment Specialist
  • Margarita Elias, Recruitment Specialist 
  • Marisa Turaids, Institutional Giving Manager
  • Mark Sherman, Director, Service Delivery 
  • Meisha Wangerin, Director of Recruitment & Admissions
  • Meredith Martin, Student Services Intern
  • Micah Dowell, Operations Coordinator
  • Michaela Phillips, Site Director
  • Michael Baldwin, Program Manager
  • Michael Ford, Admissions Manager
  • Michael Pamphlet, Senior Director, Talent Solutions 
  • Naomi Tajchman-Kaplan, Student Services Manager
  • Rachel Young, Student Services Manager 
  • Robin Van Deren, Employment Placement Associate Director
  • Ryan Sanders, Associate Director, Solutions Delivery Lead 
  • Samuel Svilar, Internship Service(s) Manager
  • Sharon Mooers, Regional Director of Development 
  • Shawna Boggie, Regional Director of Program
  • Shawnteasha Kirkwood-Coleman, Events Manager (National)
  • Sheeba Swyter, Internship Service(s) Coordinator 
  • Tatiana Heck, Site Director
  • Thomas Wilson, Associate Director, Corporate Engagement 
  • Veronica Hinojosa, Director of Student Services
Corporate Partners
  • Accenture
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • BECU
  • Bungie
  • Coinstar
  • DocuSign
  • DreamBox Learning
  • Expedia Group
  • Expeditors International
  • Facebook
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Goodman Real Estate
  • Hasbro
  • Highspot
  • HomeSight
  • Hulu
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lean Enterprise Institute
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Milliman
  • Northwest Harvest
  • Okta
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Redapt
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Salesforce
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Slalom
  • Smartsheet
  • Symetrix
  • Tableau Software
  • Unity Technologies

John Stanton

Chairman, Trilogy Partners, CEO – Seattle Mariners

Orlando Ashford

President, Holland America Line

Robbie Bach

Speaker, Author, Civic Engineer, Xbach

Joseph Boateng

Chief Investment Officer, Casey Family Programs

Patricia “PB” Brown

Regional VP, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Heaven Hamilton

IT Infrastructure Project Manager, T-Mobile

Debora Horvath

Founder, Horvath Consulting LLC

Todd Hrycenko

Executive Director & Head of Cloud, Platform & Application Cyber Security, JPMorgan Chase

Charu Jain

Senior Vice President Merchandising & Innovation, Alaska Airlines

Jose Ubeda

Senior VP, Global Air, Expeditors International


  • Sophia Price, Chair
  • Joseph Griffin, Vice Chair
  • Amanious Haile, Project Coordinator 
  • Jasmine Reyes, Social Media Manager
  • Raquel Wilson, Project Coordinator


  • Katrina Hill-Gay, Chair
  • Dallas Phinsee, Vice Chair
  • Michael Baldwin, Executive Coordinator

Regional Representatives

  • Victor Franco, Northeast Region
  • Amber Mitchell-Johnson, Southeast Region
  • Meshack Unah, Western Region

Committee Chairs

  • Paris Carthen, Alumni Giving Chair
  • Anna West, Communications Chair
  • Shantae Shaw-Kimmons, Events Chair
  • Jasmine Walthall-Drakes, Program Chair

Visit the Alumni Association here: Year Up National Alumni Association

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