Scholars Directory

The Flinn Scholars community is a dynamic group of nearly 700 individuals providing leadership on their campuses, in their professions, and in their communities across Arizona and far beyond.

This directory introduces Scholars from the program’s first class in 1986 through the Class of 2022, including their high school, university, and field of study. Some records—based on alumni permission—also provide information on graduate studies, career path, and current residence.

  • Amanda Abdelsamad

    Class:

    • 2019

    High School:

    • Corona del Sol High School

    High School City:

    Tempe

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Biology (Cellular, Developmental, Genetics); Anthropology

    Graduate University:

    Arizona State University

    Graduate Degree:

    M.S. Biology

    City:

    Tempe

    State:

    AZ

  • Maleka Abdi

    Class:

    • 2021

    High School:

    • Desert View High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Biological Studies; Global Health

    City:

    Tempe

    State:

    AZ

  • Maya Abela, J.D.

    Class:

    • 2002

    High School:

    • University High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Latin American Studies

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona

    Graduate Degree:

    J.D.

    Job Field:

    Law - Liability

    Job Title:

    Deputy Legal Director

    Organization Name:

    Arizona Center for Disability Law

    City:

    Tucson

    State:

    AZ

  • Aman Aberra, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 2011

    High School:

    • Hamilton High School

    High School City:

    Chandler

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Biomedical Engineering; Physics

    Graduate University:

    Duke University

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering

    Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

    NSF

    Job Field:

    Engineering - Computer

    Job Title:

    Neukom Post-doctoral Fellow

    Organization Name:

    Dartmouth College

    City:

    Lebanon

    State:

    NH

  • Nesima Aberra

    Class:

    • 2009

    High School:

    • Hamilton High School

    High School City:

    Chandler

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Global Studies; Journalism and Mass Communication

    Graduate University:

    American University

    Graduate Degree:

    M.A. International Media

    Job Field:

    Arts and Communication - Communications

    Job Title:

    Senior Communications Manager, Audience Engagement

    Organization Name:

    Change Consulting

    City:

    Alexandria

    State:

    VA

  • Angela Abolhassani, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 2010

    High School:

    • North Canyon High School

    High School City:

    Phoenix

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Global Studies; English Literature

    Graduate University:

    University of Tasmania

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. International Law and Fisheries Management

    Job Field:

    Graduate School

    Job Title:

    Doctoral Researcher

    Organization Name:

    University of Tasmania

    City:

    Hobart

    State:

    Australia

  • Kristen Ackerman (Domer)

    Class:

    • 1996

    High School:

    • Red Mountain High School

    High School City:

    Mesa

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Chemical Engineering

    Job Field:

    Engineering - Chemical

    Job Title:

    Senior Engineering Manager, Technology Manufacturing Group

    Organization Name:

    Intel Corporation

    City:

    Chandler

    State:

    AZ

  • Parris Adams

    Class:

    • 2021

    High School:

    • Page High School

    High School City:

    Page

    University:

    • Northern Arizona University

    Field of Study:

    Hotel/Restaurant Management

    City:

    Flagstaff

    State:

    AZ

  • Justin Adcock, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1990

    High School:

    • Willcox High School

    High School City:

    Willcox

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Interdisciplinary Studies: English, Theatre

    Graduate University:

    Regis University

    Graduate Degree:

    M.B.A. Business Administration

    Graduate University:

    Regis University; Capella University

    Graduate Degree:

    M.Ed. Special Education; Ph.D. Education

    Job Field:

    Education - K-12 Education

    Job Title:

    Principal

    Organization Name:

    John E. Flynn A Marzano Academ

    City:

    Brighton

    State:

    CO

  • Benjamin Aguilar

    Class:

    • 2021

    High School:

    • Brophy College Preparatory

    High School City:

    Phoenix

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Biochemistry

    City:

    Tempe

    State:

    AZ