WSOS is committed to preparing Washington students for Washington jobs. Our team is full of thinkers and doers who champion economic and social mobility. We’re collaborative, strategic and passionate about connecting Washington talent with high-demand careers in our state.

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Kimber Connors

Executive Director

Javania Cross Polenska

Deputy Director

Lianda Abraham

Events & Sponsorship Manager
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Tori Campbell

Communications Officer

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Vanesa Contreras Rodríguez

Baccalaureate Advisor

Genevieve Geiger

Graduate Scholarship Program Manager
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Juan Carlos Gomez

Senior Career Development Advisor
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Nick Goodwin

Career and Technical Scholarship Program Manager
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Camara Harris-Weaver

Career & Technical Scholarship Advisor

Mesa Herman

Senior Awards Advisor

Nicolas Khamphilom

Baccalaureate Advisor

Lindzey Lien

Awards Coordinator
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Johnathan Luster

Programs Director
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Deborah Miranda

Awards Coordinator

Jessica Monger

External Affairs Director
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Joanna Moznette

Senior Baccalaureate Advisor
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Patti Nelson

Salesforce Administrator

Brittny Nielsen

Marketing and Communications Manager
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Lyanne O'Connell

Awards Administration Director

Lauren Pack

Development Operations Coordinator
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Nick Peyton

Senior Development Director
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Kendyl Puhan

Communications Specialist


Cesar Seguil

Associate Programs Director

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Aileen Tubo

Scholar Awards Manager
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Tara Warming

Corporate Engagement Manager

Washington STEM is a statewide, independent non-profit organization headquartered in Seattle, WA. Launched in 2011 and founded on the principles of equity, partnership, and sustainability, they seek smart, scalable solutions that lead to opportunities for those students most underserved and underrepresented in STEM fields. Washington STEM believes that through a high-quality STEM education, Washington students will become the leaders, critical thinkers, and creators that will tackle the biggest challenges facing our state, nation, and the world.

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