Meet Our Alumni

Portraint of Christine Hanley standing on a sunny beach and smiling, with hands outstretched towards the camera presenting a small crab
Class of 2015

I love running, hiking, photography, and traveling. My favorite trail to hike near Bellingham is Yellow Aster Butte.

Close up portrait of Ventres-Pake smiling at the camera wearing a blue bandana as a headband and brown tortoiseshell glasses
Class of 2014

I love to play banjo, grow food, hike up mountains, wash dishes, keep bees, go swimming, flyfish, and much more.

Portrait of Sarah Hirnyck standing in front of a misty canyon with craggy rock peaks. Sarah is wearing a purple rain jacket and givng the camera two thumbs up.
Class of 2014

I would like to stay in Bellingham and do Environmental Education with a local organization.

Portrait of Cassandra Torstenson, arms akimbo smiling at the camera wearing a black t-shirt
Class of 2003

My favorite class at Huxley was Wetlands Ecology. This class offered a hands-on component that directly related to my everyday life and career choice.

Huxley College Alumni: 5100 and counting...

Top 10 Employers

Pie chart of employers divided into ten wedges. Wedges decrease in size clockwise from top: WA State Dept of Ecology, Boeing, WWU, King county, Whatcom County, WA State Dept of Transportation, USDA Forest Service, Univ of Washington, National Park Service, WA State Fish & Wildlife

The Washington State Department of Ecology leads all employers in (reported) Huxley alumni employment. Boeing, Western, and King County follow closely. Other employers who didn't make the top ten: City of Seattle, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), WA State DNR, City of Bellingham, and Microsoft.

Top Position Titles

Pie chart of position titles. Wedges decrease in size clockwise from top: Self Employed, Planner/Planning, Owner/Operator/President, Teacher/Professor, Environmental Scientist/Specialist, Consultant, Biologist, Attorney

Huxley alumni make creative, innovative workers, which is one reason so many have chosen to start their own environmental consulting firms, organic farms, law firms, non-profits, and other organizations. They also make great planners, leaders, teachers, and scientists, to name only a few of the career paths our alumni have chosen.

Top Cities

Bar chart with Cities on the x-axis and Huxley Alumni on the y-axis. Bellingham, 650; Seattle, 500; Olympia, 190; Portland, OR, 95; Tacoma, 80; Port Angeles, 65; Spokane, 60; Bremerton, 60; Vancouver WA, 58; Bellevue, 58.

Bellingham and its environs are a huge draw for prospective Western students, so it perhaps comes as little surprise that so many choose to stay in the area after graduation. With WWU and Whatcom County among the top five employers of graduates, the Huxley alumni network is alive and well here. Next on the list is Seattle, which also boasts a thriving alumni employment network. Join our LinkedIn group to make contact with active alumni in Washington and beyond.