Regional Alumni Representatives

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The Department maintains a list of alumni living outside Washington state who serve as regional representatives for UW Economics. Alumni in this role support fellow alumni and current Economics students by acting as professional and social contacts for their city or region.

Regional representatives might, for example, meet with a new graduate who is moving to that city to share insider tips, coordinate happy hour get-togethers for other alumni in the area, or provide information about the area and its industry to our students on the job market.

Students: please read this *information for students* interested in contacting a regional representative.

Upcoming Regional Alumni Events

UW Economics regional representatives:


Angela Cappocia
UW Economics MA '12
Statistical Data Analyst, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
Los Angeles, CA

Paul Ng
UW Economics BA ’75, UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) JD '78
Director, Capital Markets (retired), NHSA
Los Angeles, CA

Nathan Patterson
UW Economics BA ’05
Manager – Tax, KPMG
San Francisco, CA

Celine Sun
UW Economics PhD ’13
Research Scientist, Wealthfront Inc.
San Francisco, CA

Gene Tien, PhD
UW Economics BA '94
Director of Economics, Baker & McKenzie Consulting
Palo Alto, CA


Sean P. Evers
UW Economics BS ’06
Programs Manager, Capital Sisters International
Denver/Boulder, CO


Evan Sadler
UW Economics BS '14
Data Scientist, Civis Analytics
Chicago, IL

Charles Cox, PhD
UW Economics BA ’67
Senior Vice President, Compass Lexecon
Chicago, IL


Owen Nie
UW Economics BS ’12
Doctoral student in economics, University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 

Tab Morin
UW Economics BA ’84
President, Paranda, Inc.
Detroit, MI


Sean Clark
UW Economics BA ’96
Senior Health Systems Engineering Analyst, Mayo Clinic
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN


Tony Granillo
UW Economics BA ’79
Senior Manager, Information Technology, Boeing
St. Louis, MO

New York • UW Alumni Association NYC Chapter

Gregory Johnsen
UW Economics BS ’12
Research Assistant, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
New York, NY

Jamie Goh
UW Economics BS '12
Analyst, Fitch Ratings
New York, NY

Audrey Lam
UW Economics BS ’13
Vice President Securities Division, Goldman Sachs
New York, NY


Mark Sullivan
UW Economics BS ’06
Financial Adviser, Merrill Lynch
Oklahoma City, OK

Oregon • UW Alumni Association Oregon Chapter

UW Alumni Portland Facebook Group

Robert R. Richards
UW Economics BA ’61
Bend, OR


Andrew Everett
UW Economics BS '09, BA Mathematics '09
Graduate Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Texas • UW Alumni Association Texas Chapter

Brent Grundberg
UW Economics BA ’06
Founder and Partner, Glendale Energy Capital
Houston, TX

Washington D.C. / Northern Virginia

George Carlson, PhD
UW Economics BA ’64
Retired Director, Deloitte Tax LLP
Washington, D.C.

Matt F. Bonorden
UW Economics BA ’05
Foreign Areas Economics Analyst
Washington, D.C./N. Virginia


Layth Matthews
UW Economics BA ’82
Senior Mortgage Adviser & CEO
RateMiser Mortgage Advisers
Victoria, British Columbia

Kenneth Piercy
UW Economics BS ’03
Attorney, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Geneva, Switzerland

Bruce Wang
UW Economics PhD '07
Co-Founder and CEO, Elysia Group LLC
Taipei, Taiwan and New York, NY

Cailyn Torpie
UW Economics BA '12
Graduate student, London School of Economics
London, England

Steven Sankaran 
UW Economics BS ’12
MBA student, Cambridge University
Cambridge, UK

Check out the UW alumni association’s list of international alumni contacts (all majors and fields).

Regional representatives are vital to the Department’s connection with our alumni, who in turn are essential to the current and future success of the Department. Regional reps help build the visibility of the Department across the country. We just need one person to get a network started in your city – or join with another alumnus where you live and help strengthen our connection there!

Questions? Contact the Department via email or 206-543-5945.