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

Michelle Barreto

Baccalaureate Advisor
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Tori Campbell

Communications Officer

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Vanesa Contreras Rodríguez

Baccalaureate Advisor
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Rebecca Ferber

Senior Career Development Advisor
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Genevieve Geiger

Graduate Scholarship Program Manager
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Irina Grubic

Executive Assistant

Mesa Herman

Senior Awards Advisor
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Sue Ann Huang

CTS Program Manager
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Nicolas Khamphilom

Awards Coordinator
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Johnathan Luster

Programs Director

Jessica Monger

External Affairs Director
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Joanna Moznette

Baccalaureate Program Manager
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Patti Nelson

Salesforce Administrator

Brittny Nielsen

Marketing and Communications Manager

Hannah Olson

Industry Engagement Manager
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Lauren Pack

Development Operations Coordinator
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Nick Peyton

Senior Development Director
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Cristal Rangel Peña

CTS Advisor

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Sarah Szabo

Donor Relations Officer

Aileen Tubo

Scholar Awards Manager
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Steve Walker

Awards Administration Director


Rachel Wyers

Database 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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