Scholars Directory

The Flinn Scholars community is a dynamic group of more than 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 2023, 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.

Brian Cumpston

Class

High School

High School City

Cottonwood

University

Field Of Study

Chemical Engineering

Graduate University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Graduate Degree

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

Job Field

Engineering - Chemical

CITY

Pleasanton

State

CA

John Duty

Class

High School

High School City

Phoenix

University

Field Of Study

Political Science

Graduate University

Northwestern University

Graduate Degree

M.S. Marketing

Job Field

Law - Finance

Organization Name

Duty and Duty, Attorneys at Law

CITY

Fort Smith

State

AR

Edward Gardiner

Class

High School

High School City

Scottsdale

University

Field Of Study

Theater

Job Field

Arts and Communication - Film

Organization Name

Fire City Pictures

CITY

New River

State

AZ

Tamar Gottfried

Class

High School

High School City

Tempe

University

Field Of Study

Anthropology

Graduate University

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

Graduate Degree

M.D.

Job Field

Healthcare - Healthcare Provider

Organization Name

Tamar K. Gottfried, M.D.

CITY

Gilbert

State

AZ

Nathan Johnson

Class

High School

High School City

Tucson

University

Field Of Study

Physics

Graduate University

University of Texas at Austin

Graduate Degree

J.D.

Job Field

Law - Litigation

Organization Name

The Texas Senate

CITY

Dallas

State

TX

Drew Kornreich

Class

High School

High School City

Tucson

University

Field Of Study

Nuclear Engineering

Graduate University

University of Arizona

Graduate Degree

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering

Job Field

Engineering - Nuclear

Organization Name

Los Alamos National Laboratory

CITY

Los Alamos

State

NM

Theresa Levy

Class

High School

High School City

Tucson

University

Field Of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies: Mathematics, Psychology, Drama, Dance

Graduate University

University of Arizona

Graduate Degree

M.A. Latin American Studies

Graduate University

University of Arizona

Graduate Degree

Ph.D. Language, Reading, Culture and Cultural Anthropology

Job Field

Arts and Communication - Communications

Organization Name

Tucson Italian and Nossa Bossa Nova

CITY

Tucson

State

AZ

Michael Mitchell

Class

High School

High School City

Tucson

University

Field Of Study

Political Science

Graduate University

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Graduate Degree

M.B.A. International Management

Job Field

Management, Business, and Finance - Business Management

Organization Name

World Wide Technology

CITY

Phoenix

State

AZ

Julie Pineda

Class

High School

High School City

Flagstaff

University

Field Of Study

Mathematics Education

Graduate University

Oxford University

Graduate Degree

M.A. Educational Leadership

Graduate University

American College of Education

Graduate Degree

M.Ed. Advanced Studies in Mathematics

Job Field

Education - K-12 Education

Organization Name

Heritage Academy Mesa

CITY

MESA

State

AZ

Cheryl Soto

Class

High School

High School City

Prescott

University

Field Of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Graduate University

University of Arizona

Graduate Degree

J.D.

Job Field

Law - Litigation

Organization Name

Franklin | Soto LLP

CITY

San Diego

State

CA

Michael Spaulding

Class

High School

High School City

Tucson

University

Field Of Study

Computer Engineering

Job Field

Engineering - Computer

Organization Name

Bob Evans Farms

CITY

Columbus

State

OH

Gwen Sweeney

Class

High School

High School City

Tucson

University

Field Of Study

Systems Engineering

Graduate University

University of Washington

Graduate Degree

M.Ed.

Job Field

Education - Higher Education

Organization Name

University of Washington

CITY

Seattle

State

WA

Edward Wallace

Class

High School

High School City

Tempe

University

Field Of Study

Bioengineering

Graduate University

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

Graduate Degree

M.D.

Job Field

Healthcare - Healthcare Provider

Organization Name

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

CITY

Scottsdale

State

AZ

Timothy West

Class

High School

High School City

Prescott

University

Field Of Study

Microbiology

Graduate University

University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

Graduate Degree

M.D.

Job Field

Healthcare - Healthcare Provider

Organization Name

St. Luke's Health System

CITY

Boise

State

ID

Markus Yatskievych

Class

High School

High School City

Sierra Vista

University

Field Of Study

Industrial Engineering

Graduate University

Arizona State University

Graduate Degree

M.S. Industrial Engineering

Job Field

Engineering - Industrial

Organization Name

General Dynamics

CITY

Tempe

State

AZ