Arriving on Wall Street

Gonzaga’s annual New York Trek, held each September, allows finance students to explore career opportunities, network and display their professional “bona fides” to prospective employers. Richard Shinder, a partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, has participated in all five NY Treks.

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People for Others

On a moonless night, how do you decide which stars to count first? Likewise, so many Gonzaga alumni live out the Jesuit mission in remarkable ways. How to pick among them? Eventually, we simple chose one, then another and another.

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People for Others: Hilary Dittemore (’00)

“I wasn’t born a world traveler,” says the Idaho Falls native. “I never left the country until I was a junior at Gonzaga and spent that year as an exchange student in Chile.”

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People for Others: Kathy Manion (’92)

Kathy Manion has enriched the lives of many people. They have two traits to thank for that.

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People for Others: Jok Nhial (’09)

This resilient young man has come a long way. A long way from the farm on which he was born and raised in a tiny village in South Sudan. A long way from the “atrocity after atrocity” he experienced as a child in that war-ravaged region.

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People for Others: Kristen Deasy (’07)

In a dim back room of a Berlin restaurant, Kristen Deasy listened to a group of young Iranians. They huddled close, and their conversation was whispered, but with her limited Farsi and careful attention to their facial expressions, Deasy understood the general discussion. They were planning political protests. The year was 2009.

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People for Others: Kenny Farrow (’96)

As an engineer for Stress Engineering Services, Kenny Farrow expects the unexpected. The nature of his work is found right in the firm’s name. Stress Engineering handles the design and analysis of structures that are subject to powerful forces of nature like earthquakes and ocean currents.

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People for Others: Ivone Guillen (’09)

As a child in Yakima, Wash., Ivone Guillen grew up in an immigrant family. Her mother raised five children alone. No one in her family had graduated from college. Watching her mother struggle, Guillen knew that she wanted something different.

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