Alumni

Samantha Williams Werley, ‘05, works for a grant consulting firm in Pasadena which serves local governments nation-wide. As a research analyst, she tracks federal funding appropriations and researches major grant programs that will benefit her clients in areas such as education, transportation, the environment, the arts, and justice. Samantha specializes in philanthropic foundation research.

Cherie Warren, class of 1994, is a development lead at Microsoft. She says it is not exactly using the political science degree, but politics is in every interaction she has!

Megan Shrader Alexander, class of 2002, is a News Anchor and Television host in San Antonio, Texas for the local DBS affiliate. She also writes for the NSIDE business journal on a free-lance basis. Megan feels that her political science degree has definitely given her an edge in the news industry. “I don’t just report the issues, I can understand and discuss them with folks.”

Patrick Otellini, ‘02, has been appointed by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to be the Director of the City's new Earthquake Safety Implementation Program which will help the city's aging structures prepare for a major seismic event by creating both voluntary and mandatory programs for seismic retrofits.

Andrea Benson, ‘04, is on staff with a mission organization called Christian Associates that does church planting in Europe. Currently Andrea is helping with a new church plant in Paris.

Jonathan Clouse, ‘92, has been working for the Department of Defense since graduating from Westmont. He and his wife, Christine, live in North Carolina.