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.

  • Clare Aslan (Ellsworth), Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1996

    High School:

    • Prescott High School

    High School City:

    Prescott

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Graduate University:

    University of California - Davis

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Ecology

    Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

    NSF

    Job Field:

    Environmental Science

    Job Title:

    Co-Director, Center for Adaptable Western Landscapes, School of Earth and Sustainability

    Organization Name:

    Northern Arizona University

    City:

    Flagstaff

    State:

    AZ

  • Jeremy Babendure, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1997

    High School:

    • Chaparral High School

    High School City:

    Scottsdale

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Biochemistry

    Graduate University:

    University of California - San Diego

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Biological Sciences

    Job Field:

    Education - Administration

    Job Title:

    Executive Director

    Organization Name:

    SciTech Institute

    City:

    Chandler

    State:

    AZ

  • Danielle Back, M.D.

    Class:

    • 2008

    High School:

    • Tempe Preparatory Academy

    High School City:

    Tempe

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Economics

    Graduate University:

    Harvard University

    Graduate Degree:

    M.D.

    Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

    Truman

    Job Field:

    Medicine

    Job Title:

    Primary Care Physician

    Organization Name:

    Massachusetts General Hospital

    City:

    Brookline

    State:

    MA

  • Neha Badhwar

    Class:

    • 2022

    High School:

    • Barry Goldwater High School

    High School City:

    Phoenix

    University:

    • Arizona State University
  • Jason Baer

    Class:

    • 1987

    High School:

    • Lake Havasu High School

    High School City:

    Lake Havasu City

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Political Science

    Job Field:

    Communications

    Job Title:

    Founder and President, Communications

    Organization Name:

    Ursus 10

    City:

    Bloomington

    State:

    IN

  • Shantanu Bala

    Class:

    • 2011

    High School:

    • Barry Goldwater High School

    High School City:

    Phoenix

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Computer Science; Psychology

    Job Field:

    Engineering

    Job Title:

    Product Engineer

    Organization Name:

    Culdesac

    City:

    Tempe

    State:

    AZ

  • Shruti Bala, M.D., M.P.H.

    Class:

    • 2007

    High School:

    • Barry Goldwater High School

    High School City:

    Phoenix

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Anthropology; Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix

    Graduate Degree:

    M.P.H. Global Health; M.D.

    Job Field:

    Medicine

    Job Title:

    Physician, OBGYN

    Organization Name:

    El Rio Community Health Center

    City:

    Tucson

    State:

    AZ

  • Jennifer Banks (Pillen)

    Class:

    • 1991

    High School:

    • Benson High School

    High School City:

    Benson

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Education; English

    Graduate University:

    George Mason University

    Graduate Degree:

    M.A. English

    Job Field:

    Communications

    Job Title:

    Public Information Officer, Transportation

    Organization Name:

    City of Scottsdale

    City:

    Tempe

    State:

    AZ

  • Greta Baranowski, BA

    Class:

    • 2004

    High School:

    • Mountain View High School-Mesa

    High School City:

    Mesa

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    English

    Job Field:

    Writing & Editing - Science and/or Technical

    Job Title:

    Writer and editor

    Organization Name:

    Self-employed

    City:

    Phoenix

    State:

    AZ

  • Paul Barber, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1987

    High School:

    • Tucson High Magnet School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Graduate University:

    University of California - Berkeley

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Integrative Biology

    Job Field:

    Marine Science, Evolutionary Biology

    Job Title:

    Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Organization Name:

    University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)

    City:

    Los Angeles

    State:

    CA