Alumni Mentor Hour

Connecting Current Scholars with Alumni  

There are countless benefits to joining the Flinn Scholars community. And one such benefit is that last word: Community
 
The more than 600 Flinn Scholar alumni possess a wealth of knowledge and experience—in academia, the workplace, and in life. And they happen to be especially generous and service-minded toward current Scholars. 

Each month, one distinguished Flinn Scholar alum is available for an hour of conversation and mentoring exclusively with current Flinn Scholars. It’s the sort of time where you can learn about someone’s journey, ask all kinds of questions that are on your mind—and gain inspiration for your path to success. 

Mentor Hour Schedule

May 16
AJ Morales, Class of 1997 Flinn Scholar

AJ Morales is a 1997 Flinn Scholar from Cibola High School in Yuma. After attending graduate school at New York University for dramatic writing, he was hired at Ubisoft where he climbed from Narrative Designer to Design Lead, and now Studio Creative Director. In addition to freelance writing, he’s been with Ubisoft for 17 years and produced more than 25 titles on multiple platforms. He currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Past Alumni Guests

Mark Melamed (March 2022)
Deputy Vice President, Global Nuclear Policy Program
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Flinn Scholar Class of 1999
University of Arizona

Shantanu Bala (February 2022)
Product Engineer
Culdesac
Flinn Scholar Class of 2012
Arizona State University

Rushabh Kamdar (January 2022)
Senior Manager, Quality and Process Improvement
Express Scripts
Flinn Scholar Class of 2000
University of Arizona

Breanne Bushu (December 2021)
Education Consultant
Flinn Scholar Class of 2002
University of Arizona
2016 Flinn-Brown Fellow

Emma Kleiner Blumenthal (November 2021)
Law Fellow
University of Arizona Office of the General Counsel
Flinn Scholar Class of 2009
University of Arizona

Ben Whitely (October 2021)
Information Security Engineer
SigFig
Flinn Scholar Class of 2012
University of Arizona

Michelle Yang (September 2021)
Writer/Mental Health Advocate
Flinn Scholar Class of 1999
University of Arizona

Justin Kiggins (June 2021)
Product Manager, Neural Coding
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Flinn Scholar Class of 2002
Arizona State University

Ruby Kerwin (May 2021)
Medical Student
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson
Flinn Scholar Class of 2015
Arizona State University

How to Participate

An invitation with a Zoom link will be emailed to all current Flinn Scholars prior to the event.

If you are a Flinn Scholar alum interested in sharing your story and supporting current Scholars, please contact us by email or at (602) 744-6802.