Department of Economics Mentors

2020-2021 Economics Mentors 

*We are still recruiting mentors for the 2020-2021 academic year. If interested, please email Ellen Gregoire at browne5@uw.edu*


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


Tyler Ames
Senior Analyst, Wayfair
UW Economics BS '17
Mentor since: 2020


Adley Bowden
VP of Data & Research, PitchBook
UW Economics BA '07
Mentor since: 2013


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


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


Nelson Del Rio
Founder and Chairman, Prosperity of the Commons International
UW Economics BA '84, JD Harvard Law '87
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


A.P.D.G. Everett, MSc, PMP*based in Washington, DC
Simulation Software Engineer, Naval Research Laboratory
UW Economics BS '09, BA Mathematics '09
Mentor since: 2016


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


Craig Fiebig 
VP Product, AstrumU
UW Economics BA '89
Mentor since: 2018


Susan Gellatly
Principal, Gellatly Leadership Coaching
University of Virginia, BA Economics and Finance '82
Mentor since: 2016


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


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


Pinky Li
Product Analyst, Liberty Mutual
UW Economics BS '15
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


David Miller
Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary, T-Mobile USA
UW Economics BA '82
Mentor since: 2012


Chris Nelson
Assistant General Counsel, Antitrust Group, Microsoft Corporation
UW Economics BS '98
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: 2011


Dimitri PereraDimitri Perera
Head of Project Management & Digital Services, copacino+fujikado
UW Economics BA '08
Mentor since: 2014


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


Nat Sahlstrom
Director, Amazon Energy, AWS
UW Economics BS '06
Mentor since: 2018


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


Jason Shen
Executive Director, Market Director, JPMorgan Chase Bank
UW Economics '03
Mentor since: 2015


Isaac Sine
Head of NE Public Finance, Head of Public Power & Energy, J.P. Morgan
UW Economics '03
Mentor since: 2017


Merrile Sing, PhD
Retired; Previously economist, GAO and Mathematica Policy Research
UW Economics BA ’78
Mentor since: 2014


Jay Stenehjem
Program Specialist, Seattle City Light
UW Economics '00
Mentor since: 2020


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


Kyle StewartKyle Stewart
Assistant Project Manager, Bloom Projects LLC
UW Economics BA ’09
Mentor since: 2014


Brian Stoner
Investment Research Director at Mountain Pacific Group
UW Economics BS '02
Mentor Since: 2015


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


Fortunato VegaFortunato Vega 
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
UW Foster School of Business BA '79
Mentor since: 2014


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


David Wasielewski
Managing Partner/Owner, Din Tai Fung Restaurant 
UW Economics BA '97
Mentor since: 2017


Mel Webb
Investment Analyst, Urban Renaissance Group
Mentor since: 2020


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


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


Clalissa Yi
Consultant, 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!