2017 Regional Interview Connections

In our third stage of selection, our Regional Interview Committee, comprised of staff and alumni, engage in interviews with our Regional Finalists across the country. Interviews were held locally in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Austin, DC, and Atlanta. Thank you to the wonderful alumni who served on our Regional Interview Committee and the Scholar volunteers who greeted our interviewees.

While in town, staff had the opportunity to get together with even more alumni at small dinners.

Chicago

RIC members Mary Kathryn Steel (2004), Jessica Hui (2004), Brian Segobiano (2002), Jane Hale Hopkins (CCSF), and Chicago alumni.

RIC members Mary Kathryn Steel (2004), Jessica Hui (2004), Brian Segobiano (2002), Jane Hale Hopkins (CCSF), and Chicago alumni.

San Francisco

The San Francisco interview team: Pat Blute (2008), Maisha Gray (1995), Mark Davis, and Tina Paikeday (1990).

The San Francisco interview team: Pat Blute (2008), Maisha Gray (1995), Mark Davis (CCSF), and Tina Paikeday (1990).

San Francisco alumni connecting over dinner.

San Francisco alumni connecting over dinner.

San Francisco alumni connecting over dinner.

San Francisco alumni connecting over dinner.

Austin

RIC members Daniel DeRobles (1999), Lisa Tsai (1994), Mary Ellen Mondi (1999), Ericia Ward-Williams (CCSF), and Austin alumni.

RIC members Daniel DeRobles (1999), Lisa Tsai (1994), Mary Ellen Mondi (1999), Ericia Ward-Williams (CCSF), and Austin alumni at dinner.

New York

The Washington, DC, interview team: Sandra Lee (1993), Arthur Schmidt (1990), Carolyn Norton (CCSF), and JT Batson (2001).

The New York interview team: Sandra Lee (1993), Arthur Schmidt (1990), Carolyn Norton (CCSF), and JT Batson (2001).

Scholar alumni out to dinner in New York.

Scholar alumni out to dinner in New York.

Scholar volunteers Taylor Fogg (2013) and Peter Kim (2011) greeted Regional Finalists coming to their interviews.

Scholar volunteers Taylor Fogg (2013) and Peter Kim (2011) greeted Regional Finalists coming to their interviews.

Washington, DC

The Washington, DC, interview team: Jamie Williams (CCSF), Nzinga Tull (1993), Dilia Caballero (1989), and Justin Hattan (1996).

The Washington, DC, interview team: Jamie Williams (CCSF), Nzinga Tull (1993), Dilia Caballero (1989), and Justin Hattan (1996).

Alumni meet for dinner in Washington, DC.

Alumni meet for dinner in Washington, DC.

Atlanta

The Atlanta teams out to dinner after Friday interviews.

The Atlanta teams out to dinner after Friday interviews.

The Midwest interview team: Fabiani Duarte (2006), Lauren O'Brien (CCSF), and Christina Marshall-Valdez (2001).

The Midwest interview team: Fabiani Duarte (2006), Lauren O’Brien (CCSF), and Christina Marshall-Valdez (2001).

The Southeast interview team: Katina Tsagaris (2000) and Jamie Williams (CCSF).

The Southeast interview team: Katina Tsagaris (2000) and Jamie Williams (CCSF).

The West interview team: Ryan LaMonica (1997), Carolyn Norton (CCSF), and Dickie Comeaux (2008).

The West interview team: Ryan LaMonica (1997), Carolyn Norton (CCSF), and Dickie Comeaux (2008).

Lunch break! Kathryn Marsh-Soloway (CCSF), Manzhen Chen (2016), and Fabiani Duarte (2006).

Lunch break! Kathryn Marsh-Soloway (CCSF), Manzhen Chen (2016), and Fabiani Duarte (2006).

Lunch break! Jeremy Sale (CCSF), Christina Marshall-Valdez (2001), LaQuanda Prince (CCSF), and Mollie Milner (1994).

Lunch break! Jeremy Sale (CCSF), Christina Marshall-Valdez (2001), LaQuanda Prince (CCSF), and Mollie Milner (1994).

Lunch break! Jamie Williams (CCSF), Torarie Durden (1994), Crystal Hardy (2008), and Katina Tsagaris (2000).

Lunch break! Jamie Williams (CCSF), Torarie Durden (1994), Crystal Hardy (2008), and Katina Tsagaris (2000).