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.

  • Nikolos Warner

    Class:

    • 2007

    High School:

    • Salpointe Catholic High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Philosophy; Psychology

    City:

    Tucson

    State:

    AZ

  • Sean Warnick, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1987

    High School:

    • Buena High School

    High School City:

    Sierra Vista

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Engineering and Applied Sciences

    Graduate University:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Graduate Degree:

    M.S. Computer Engineering and/or Computer Science

    Graduate University:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Systems and Control Theory

    Job Field:

    Education - Computer Science

    Job Title:

    Associate Professor, Computer Science

    Organization Name:

    Brigham Young University

    City:

    Provo

    State:

    UT

  • Jason Watson, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1989

    High School:

    • Westwood High School

    High School City:

    Mesa

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Optical Engineering

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona

    Graduate Degree:

    M.S.; Ph.D. Optical Sciences

    Job Field:

    Engineering - Optical

    Job Title:

    Optical Engineer

    Organization Name:

    Waymo

    City:

    San Jose

    State:

    CA

  • Benjamin Weaver, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1991

    High School:

    • Mountain View High School-Mesa

    High School City:

    Mesa

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Physics; German

    Graduate University:

    University of California - Berkeley

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Physics

    Job Field:

    Astronomy - Research

    Job Title:

    Associate Scientist, NOAO System Science and Data Center (NSSDC)

    Organization Name:

    National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

    City:

    Tucson

    State:

    AZ

  • Michael Weingartner

    Class:

    • 2009

    High School:

    • Sandra Day O'Connor High School

    High School City:

    Phoenix

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Creative Writing; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Molecular and Cellular Biology

    Graduate University:

    University of Pennsylvania

    Graduate Degree:

    Law (in progress)

    Job Field:

    Graduate School

    Job Title:

    Research Assistant

    Organization Name:

    University of Pennsylvania

    City:

    Philadelphia

    State:

    PA

  • Rachel Wellhausen, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 2000

    High School:

    • Dobson High School

    High School City:

    Mesa

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Economics; English; Interdisciplinary Studies: German, Russian, Political Science

    Graduate University:

    London School of Economics

    Graduate Degree:

    M.S. Political Economy

    Graduate University:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Political Science

    Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

    NSEP

    Job Field:

    Education - Political Science

    Job Title:

    Visiting Associate Professor

    Organization Name:

    Georgetown University

    City:

    Arlington

    State:

    VA

  • Noah Wellman

    Class:

    • 2022

    High School:

    • Catalina Foothills High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona
  • Timothy West, M.D.

    Class:

    • 1986

    High School:

    • Prescott High School

    High School City:

    Prescott

    University:

    • Northern Arizona University

    Field of Study:

    Microbiology

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

    Graduate Degree:

    M.D.

    Job Field:

    Medicine - OB/GYN

    Job Title:

    OB/Gyn, The Woman's Clinic: Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Organization Name:

    St. Luke's Health System

    City:

    Boise

    State:

    ID

  • Sandra West Neukom, J.D.

    Class:

    • 1996

    High School:

    • University High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Psychology; Marketing

    Graduate University:

    Stanford University

    Graduate Degree:

    J.D.

    Job Field:

    Law - Litigation

    Job Title:

    Associate

    Organization Name:

    Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

    City:

    Menlo Park

    State:

    CA

  • Colleen Wheeler (Clarkson)

    Class:

    • 1994

    High School:

    • Mountain View High School-Mesa

    High School City:

    Mesa

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Economics

    Graduate University:

    Arizona State University

    Graduate Degree:

    M.S. Healthcare Management

    Graduate University:

    Johns Hopkins University

    Graduate Degree:

    M.P.H. International Health

    Job Field:

    Public Health

    Job Title:

    Vice President, Quality & Compliance

    Organization Name:

    Wheeler Medical

    City:

    Mesa

    State:

    AZ