Department of Economics Mentors

2019-2020 Economics Mentors


Ken Altena
Senior Vice President, Media & Communications Division, U.S. Bank
UW Economics BA ’83
Mentor since: 2013


David Carroll
Vice President of Retail Banking, Banner Bank
Mentor since: 2015


Alison Riddell Davis
Director, Product and Commercial Strategy, Belena
UW Economics BA ’11, Political Science BA '11
Mentor since: 2013


Robert Delharo
Environment, Health and Safety Financial Analyst, Boeing
Mentor since: 2018


Gerilyn Denny
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley 
UW Economics BA 
Mentor since: 2016


Fred Dong
Research Professional - Empirical and evaluation research in public health
UW Economics BA ’75
Mentor since: 2012


Scott Easter
Attorney (Partner), Montgomery, Purdue, Blankinship & Austin PLLC
UW Economics BA '71
Mentor since: 2017


Andrew Everett, MS *based in Ithaca, New York
M.Eng.: Systems Engineering, Computer & Information Systems concentration, Cornell University
UW Economics BS '09, BA Mathematics '09
Mentor since: 2016


Alex Feng
Finance Manager, Google Play
UW Economics BS ’09
Mentor since: 2015


David Griswold, JD
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Pacific Current Group
UW Economics BA '79
Mentor since: 2011


Brent Grundberg
Co-Founder, Glendale Energy Ventures
UW Economics BA '06
Mentor since: 2011


Mark Hamilton
Managing Partner, MRH Capital
UW Economics BA '76
Mentor since: 2012


Gabe Hanzeli
Director of IT (retired), The Boeing Company
UW Economics BA ’76
Mentor since: 2011


Kevin Ho
Digital Business Integration Consultant, Accenture
UW Economics BA '16
Mentor since: 2016


Logan Lemberger
VP Business Development, WireCash
UW Economics BA '09, International Studies BA '09
Mentor since: 2014


Jeff Lewis Jeff Lewis
Channel Sales Manager, eOriginal
UW Economics BA ’89
Mentor since: 2012


Jordan Louie
Vice President, Capital Markets - Multi Family, JLL
UW Economics BS '11, French BA '11
Mentor since: 2015


Catalina Marini Fichera, JD, MSFS - based in New York, NY 
Managing Director, PwC
UW Economics BA '90, International Studies BA '90
Mentor since: 2019


Steve Mitchell
Managing Account Executive, Traveler's
UW Economics BA '97
Mentor since: 2015


Tom Olson
Counsel, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Business and Estate Planning
UW Economics BA '61
Mentor since: 2012


Cary OshimaCary Oshima
Associate Vice President, Cognizant Technology Solutions
UW Economics BA ’90
Mentor since: 2012


Jolene Parisio
Director of Marketing, Genie
UW Economics BA '01, Sociology BA '01
Mentor since: 2011


Julie Parisio-Roy
Director of Financial Planning and Wealth Manager, Badgley Phelps
UW Economics BA ’97
Mentor since: 2012


Matt Ravet
Senior Analytics Manager - FBA Supply Chain, Amazon
UW Economics BS '09
Mentor since: 2017


Jeff Roe
President and CEO of Premera 
UW Economics BA '88, Political Science BA '88
Mentor since: 2012


Steven Sankaran *based in the Bay Area, CA
Technical Infrastructure Finance, Google
UW Economics BS ’12
Mentor since: 2014 


William C. (Bill) Severson, JDWilliam C. (Bill) Severson, JD
Owner and Partner, William C. Severson PLLC
UW Economics BA ’71, UW JD ’74
Mentor since: 2012


Merrile Sing, PhD
Senior Economist, U.S. Government Accountability Office
UW Economics BA ’78
Mentor since: 2014


John Stephanus
President, The ARMCO Group
UW Economics BA ’80
Mentor since: 2012


Kyle StewartKyle Stewart
(most recent) Project Manager, Hotel Division, Clise Properties
UW Economics BA ’09
Mentor since: 2014


Craig Swanson
Founder/Owner, Redside Partners, LLC
UW Economics BA '89
Mentor since: 2015


Gene Tien, PhD *based in Palo Alto, CA
Director of Economics, Baker & McKenzie Consulting
UW Economics BA '94
Mentor since: 2016


Zhi Wan
Performance Marketing Lead, Alibaba
UW Economics BA '10
Mentor since: 2016


Eileen Wang
Microsoft (previous), Econ VC (current)
UW Economics BS '01
Mentor since: 2015


Brenden West
Senior Software Engineer, CBRE Dev
UW Economics BA '87
Mentor since: 2015


Austin Wolfe
Analyst, Spencer Stuart
UW Economics BS '15
Mentor since: 2016


Stephen Wu
(Last Job) Retail Vendor Manager, Amazon
UW Economics BS '14
Mentor since: 2015


Olga Yang
Senior Underwriter, Philedalphia Insurance Co.
UW Economics BA ’82
Mentor since: 2011


Clalissa Yi
Associate, Project Leadership Services, Point B
UW Economics BA '16
Mentor since: 2018

The Department of Economics is grateful to our outstanding group of volunteer mentors, who, as busy professionals, nonetheless find time in their schedules to meet with Economics undergraduates to provide career guidance and help them develop the skills that will help them succeed after graduation. Thank you!