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.

  • Allyson Yoder

    Class:

    • 2012

    High School:

    • University High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Dance

    Job Field:

    Education - Secondary

    Job Title:

    Dance Teacher / Program Director

    Organization Name:

    University High School - Tucson

    City:

    Tucson

    State:

    AZ

  • KaChun Yu, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1988

    High School:

    • Rincon High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Physics; Astronomy

    Graduate University:

    University of Colorado at Boulder

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences

    Job Field:

    Education - Museums & Zoos

    Job Title:

    Curator of Space Science, Space Sciences

    Organization Name:

    Denver Museum of Nature & Science

    City:

    Denver

    State:

    CO

  • Mitchell Zakocs

    Class:

    • 2021

    High School:

    • Mountain Pointe High School

    High School City:

    Phoenix

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Computer Science

    City:

    Tempe

    State:

    AZ

  • Sara Zervos (Knutson), Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 1987

    High School:

    • Mountain View High School-Mesa

    High School City:

    Mesa

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Economics

    Graduate University:

    University of Rochester

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Economics

    Job Field:

    Economist / Social Media / Education

    Job Title:

    COO/CTO

    Organization Name:

    Pao App Inc

    City:

    Boulder

    State:

    CO

  • Maggie Zheng

    Class:

    • 2016

    High School:

    • University High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Biomedical Sciences

    Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

    NSEP

    Job Field:

    Business Management

    Job Title:

    Special Projects Manager

    Organization Name:

    Doorvest

    City:

    Tucson

    State:

    AZ

  • Jonathan Zia, Ph.D.

    Class:

    • 2012

    High School:

    • Millennium High School

    High School City:

    Goodyear

    University:

    • Arizona State University

    Field of Study:

    Electrical Engineering

    Graduate University:

    Emory University

    Graduate Degree:

    Medicine (in progress)

    Graduate University:

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Graduate Degree:

    Ph.D. Electrical Engineering

    Job Field:

    Graduate School

    Job Title:

    MD/PhD Candidate

    Organization Name:

    Emory University

    City:

    Atlanta

    State:

    GA

  • Peter Ziegler

    Class:

    • 2003

    High School:

    • Salpointe Catholic High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Mechanical Engineering

    Graduate University:

    Arizona State University

    Graduate Degree:

    M.B.A. Business Administration

    Job Field:

    Engineering - Biomedical

    Job Title:

    Product Manager, Medical Products

    Organization Name:

    W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

    City:

    Phoenix

    State:

    AZ

  • Kurt Zobenica

    Class:

    • 1989

    High School:

    • University High School

    High School City:

    Tucson

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Economics

    Graduate University:

    California Institute of Technology

    Graduate Degree:

    M.S. Economics

    Graduate University:

    University of Arizona

    Graduate Degree:

    M.B.A. Finance

    Job Field:

    Business Management - Banking & Finance

    Job Title:

    Director, Finance

    Organization Name:

    Xoc Pharmaceuticals

    City:

    Redwood City

    State:

    CA

  • Katrina Zwolinski (Van Santen), D.V.M.

    Class:

    • 1989

    High School:

    • Chandler High School

    High School City:

    Chandler

    University:

    • University of Arizona

    Field of Study:

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Creative Writing

    Graduate University:

    Colorado State University

    Graduate Degree:

    D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine

    Job Field:

    Veterinary Medicine

    Job Title:

    Veterinarian

    Organization Name:

    Self-employed

    City:

    Wasilla

    State:

    AK