Success After Evergreen
Careers in Arts, Media, and Entertainment
Filmmaking is really connected to the way Evergreen teaches students to think and collaborate, work together.
—Katy Evans ‘07, Assistant Director of The Grand Cinema and Tacoma Film Festival
Careers in Law, Government, and Politics
At Evergreen I learned how to write, how to think, and how to really fine tune how I organize my thinking on a page.
—Ariel Taylor ’11, Policy and Communications Director at King County Council
Careers in Environment and Sustainability
I was jumping through all of the hoops for my degree, but realized that I wasn't really directing my education. When I came to Evergreen I wanted to start driving my college experience more fully.
—Katie Rains ’08, Executive Director of GRuB
Careers in Science and Health
The best nurses are ones that have other passions and experiences that inform their world view.
—Danica Parkin ’08, Nurse Practitioner
Careers in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology
Evergreen is where I developed many of my youth leadership skills. There’s nothing more important than investing in our future.
—Seth Kirby ’01, MPA ’07, Executive Director of the Oasis Youth Center
Careers in Education, Non-Profit, and Social Justice
It’s an honor to serve people in the community I grew up in and work on initiatives to help low-income families become financially stable.
—Korbett Mosesly ’11, MPA ’15, Director of Family Stability Initiatives at United Way of Pierce County
In the News: Lynda Weinman, Techie Entrepreneur
Lynda Weinman ’76 is a respected Web graphics and design veteran who has been at the forefront of Web development since its infancy.
Weinman epitomizes the power of interdisciplinary education. After graduating from Evergreen, Weinman opened two retail shops in California and later became an animator for the movie business. This move led to an early fascination with personal computers, which she embraced for her animation work, and, from there, she began teaching computer graphics and writing how-to books. Finally she started the online learning business Lynda.com, which she recently sold to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion.
You can find Evergreen alumni everywhere. They work at Microsoft and Apple, as college professors and kindergarten teachers, as legislators and lawyers and political activists, as doctors and vets, in Hollywood, and in field biology research stations.
Graduate School Success
Greeners have gone to graduate programs at a variety of prestigious institutions including Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, and MIT.
They’ve gone to medical school at Johns Hopkins and Oregon Health and Science University; to law school at Georgetown and NYU; and to art school at RISD and San Francisco Art Institute.