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.

  • 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)

    Job Field:

    Graduate School

    Job Title:

    Researcher, Spanish and Portuguese

    Organization Name:

    University of Arizona

    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. Education

    Job Field:

    Education - Administration

    Job Title:

    Founding Head of School

    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:

    Marterials Science and Engineering

    Graduate University:

    Stanford University

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering

    Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

    NSF

    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 Molecular Biophysics; Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona

    Graduate Degree:

    M.S. Biochemistry

    Graduate University:

    University of California - Berkeley

    Graduate Degree:

    M.P.H. Epidemiology; Biostatistics

    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; Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Graduate University:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Biological Engineering

    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: Ecology, Latin American Studies

    Graduate University:

    Duke University

    Graduate Degree:

    M.E.M. Environmental Management; Conservation Biology

    Job Field:

    Nonprofit - Museums & Zoos

    Job Title:

    Senior 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:

    M.Ed. Elementary Education

    Job Field:

    Education - Elementary

    Job Title:

    Academic Advisor

    Organization Name:

    Western School of Science and Technology

    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: Biology, Spanish, Community Development

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona

    Graduate Degree:

    M.P.H. Global Family and Child Health

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

    Graduate Degree:

    M.D.

    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; Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Graduate University:

    University of California - Berkeley

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Molecular Cellular Biology and Immunology

    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