Career Pathways

FIELDS & ROLES

The graduate program prepares alumni with the skills, strategies, and mindsets they need to succeed in a variety of fields and roles. From working in the nonprofit sector, to teaching in schools, to everything in between, read on for examples of the paths IslandWood alumni have taken.

ALUMNI STORIES

DR. DÉANA SCIPIO

 

Director of the EEC Graduate Program – IslandWood

LAUREN WATEL

 

President – Schlessman Family Foundation

MÓNICA MESQUITA

 

Garden Educator – IslandWood

KATIE TRELSTAD

 

Assistant Professor – Cornish College of the Arts

REBEKAH GARDEA

 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Coordinator – Bertschi School

JOE PETRICK

 

Vice President of Education – Teton Science School

KELVIN WASHINGTON

 

Executive Director – M.U.S.T. – Mentoring Urban Students and Teens

KACY LEBBY

 

Teacher – Seattle Public Schools

MORGAN MALLEY

 

Teacher – The Hamlin School

ALICIA HIGHLAND

 

Teacher – Seattle Public Schools

ALEX GUEST

 

Math & Science Teacher – Hyla Middle School

HANNAH GALLAGHER

 

Inclusive Programs Director – Seattle PlayGarden

CRIQUI

 

Staff Instructor – IslandWood

LAUREN BROWN

 

Founder/Director – Asheville Farmstead School

LIZ RIGGS MEDER

 

Director of Recreation Programs – The American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education