They say knowledge is power. They should also say that knowledge can be gleaned in endless ways from many sources.
Diane Jacobs owns Holly Street Studios, a successful architecture firm specializing in holistic designs and serving clients ranging from restaurants to universities. But Jacobs didn’t start out as her own boss.
Natalia Fredlake '09 earned her degree in retailing and consumer sciences. She is now a product developer at Royal Bermuda. Read more about her current role and her time at the UA.
Lisa Miller '92 earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, which helped prepare her for a career in fundraising. She now works as the director of annual programs and a major gifts officer at Lynn University. Read more about her career and advice she has learned along the way.
Kyle Cherrick '08 started working in the solar power industry as a student in Eller's McGuire Entrepreneurship Program. He earned a degree in entrepreneurship and marketing and is now the head of business development at Pick My Solar. Read more about Kyle's career path and lessons he's learned along the way.
Charlie Peck '11 earned his degree in business management and now works as the trading team lead at TCI Wealth Advisors. He continues to support the UA as a chapter counselor for Beta Theta Pi and former member of the Wildcat for Life Leadership Council.
Dimitrios Alexiou '96 graduated from the UA with a bachelor's degree in biology and is now the president and CEO of the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties. Read more about his career and how the UA prepared him for his current role.
Amy Van Nice '99 was drawn to the UA's Interdisciplinary Studies program, which allowed her to major in Asian studies, French and political science. She now works in wildlife protection, counter trafficking and environmental education in Cambodia.
Julie Ragland '01 has 18 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and now works as the development director for the Rialto Theatre Foundation. She is also a capoeira instructor and an active member of the Tucson community. Read more about how Julie's degree in anthropology prepared her for her current role.