Scholars Directory

The Flinn Scholars community is a dynamic group of more than 670 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 2021, 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.

  • Zcheecid Aguirre

    Class:

    • 2017

    High School:

    • Desert View High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    East Asian Studies (Japanese Culture emphasis)

    City:

    Tucson

    State:

    AZ

  • Sean Aiken

    Class:

    • 2002

    High School:

    • Salpointe Catholic High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Philosophy

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona

    Graduate Degree:

    M.Ed.

    Job Field:

    Education - Administration

    Job Title:

    Founding Head of School, BASIS Independent Schools

    Organization Name:

    BASIS Washington DC

    City:

    Washington

    State:

    DC

  • Urusa Alaan, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 2005

    High School:

    • Corona del Sol High School

    High School City:

    Tempe

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Materials Science Engineering

    Job Field:

    Engineering

    Job Title:

    Components Research Engineer

    Organization Name:

    Intel Corporation

    City:

    Hillsboro

    State:

    OR

  • Amy Alabaster

    Class:

    • 2005

    High School:

    • Mountain Ridge High School

    High School City:

    Glendale

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Biochemistry and/or Biophysics; Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Graduate University:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Graduate Degree:

    M.P.H.

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona

    Graduate Degree:

    M.S.

    Job Field:

    Public Health - Science and/or Technical

    Job Title:

    Consulting Data Analyst, Division of Research

    Organization Name:

    Kaiser Permanente

    City:

    Berkeley

    State:

    CA

  • Bree Aldridge (Beardsley), Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1998

    High School:

    • University High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science; Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Graduate University:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D.

    Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

    DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

    Job Field:

    Biomedical Research - Biosciences

    Job Title:

    Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Biomedical Engineering

    Organization Name:

    Tufts University School of Medicine

    City:

    Lexington

    State:

    MA

  • Ruth Allard

    Class:

    • 1990

    High School:

    • Saguaro High School

    High School City:

    Scottsdale

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Graduate University:

    Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

    Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

    Alumni Association Fellowship

    Job Field:

    Nonprofit - Museums & Zoos

    Job Title:

    Vice President of Conservation and Education

    Organization Name:

    Arizona Center for Nature Conservation - Phoenix Zoo

    City:

    Scottsdale

    State:

    AZ

  • Lynné Almy (Abbuhl)

    Class:

    • 2005

    High School:

    • Mountain View High School-Tucson

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    History; Economics; Spanish

    Graduate University:

    Arizona State University

    Graduate Degree:

    Master's in Elementary Education

    Job Field:

    Education - Elementary

    Job Title:

    Governing Board President

    Organization Name:

    Phoenix Elementary School District #1

    City:

    Phoenix

    State:

    AZ

  • Ruben Alonzo

    Class:

    • 2001

    High School:

    • Cibola High School

    High School City:

    Yuma

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Political Science

    Job Field:

    Education - Policy

    Job Title:

    Executive Director, Government and Community Engagement

    Organization Name:

    Arizona State University

    City:

    Phoenix

    State:

    AZ

  • Clark Alves, M.D., M.P.H.

    Class:

    • 2007

    High School:

    • St. Johns High School

    High School City:

    St. Johns

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona College of Public Health

    Graduate Degree:

    M.P.H. Global Family and Child Health

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

    Graduate Degree:

    M.D.

    Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

    AmeriCorps Scholarship/Fellowship

    Job Field:

    Public Health

    Job Title:

    Physician

    Organization Name:

    Abrazo Family Medicine

    City:

    Tucson

    State:

    AZ

  • Rupesh Amin, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1997

    High School:

    • Gilbert High School

    High School City:

    Gilbert

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Biochemistry and/or Biophysics; Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Job Field:

    Biomedical Research - Research, Testing & Medical Labs

    Job Title:

    Head of Synthetic and Cancer Biology, Research

    Organization Name:

    Century Therapeutics

    City:

    Seattle

    State:

    WA