Outstanding Alumni

Green River staff, faculty and advisors encourage our international students to dream big. We believe that there is nothing that they cannot achieve when they set their minds to it. Students who work hard and take this advice to heart, transfer to top universities. These students continue to achieve greatness even after their four year degree. Many go on to get their masters, and some have gone on to top graduate programs world-wide.

We also highlight outstanding alumni in our Partners and Student newsletter. If you have a great story to tell, please contact Leo Harten, International Alumni Coordinator.  Read more student testimonials.

Patricia Wendy, Class of 2019

Patricia Wendy


Class of 2019

AAS Green River College (2017-19), BAS Civil Engineering - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2019-2021), MS in Structural Engineering, Stanford University (2021 to present). Work Experience: Geotechnical Engineer, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services (Aug. 2021 - July 2022)

Patricia Wendy, the recipient of the 2019 President's Award, is attending Stanford University to pursue a Master's in Structural Engineering. - Read more

Yahya Gahbiche outstanding alumni from Tunisia

Yahya Gahbiche


Class of 2017

AA Green River College (2015-2017), OPT Amazon (2017-2018), Bachelor's Degree in Business Analytics, Seattle University (2018-2020), OPT Amazon (2020 to Present).

After graduating from GRC I wanted to get a job first before transferring to a university. I knew that experience was going to be crucial for the years that will follow. I was fortunate to land an entry-level job at the corporate Amazon office in Seattle. Read More.

Ai My Thai Vietnam Alumna

Ai My Thai


Class of 2015

AA Green River College (2012-2015) Bachelor's Degree Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology (2015-2019), Online Master of Science in Analytics, Analytics Georgia Institute of Technology (2020 - 2023) Engineering Project Manager, Delta Air Lines (2020) Data Analyst, Joby Aviation (Oct. 2020 to Present)

Green River provided me with a lot of great support in academics as well as in advising. I chose the school because of its reputable Engineering program that would help me transfer my credits to other universities in full. Read More.

Mark Li - Outstanding Alumnus - Kazakhstan

Mark Li


Class of 2015

AS Green River College (2012-2015) BS Biomolecular Science, St. Olaf College (2015-2017), MS Biomolecular Science - University of Iowa (2017 to 2019), Graduate Research Assistant, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, PhD. program (2019-2023) Postdoctoral fellow Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School  (June 2023 to present)

I believe that it is vital to realize the importance and challenge of finding your niche in this world. For me, it all started with my dream to intellectually contribute to our society. However, believing that my dream could become true was challenging, as I, like many others, had moments of doubt. Luckily, the Green River community and staff shared my enthusiasm and guided me. - Read More

Yu Sato - Alumna of Green River College

Yu Sato


Class of 2013

AA Green River College (2011-2013) BS Molecular Environmental Biology UC Berkeley (2013-2015), DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) - UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - (2015-2019), Small Animal Medicine and Rotating Intern - Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine (2019-2020), Postdoctoral Retinal Disease Clinical Research Fellow in Ophthalmology -University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine (2020 to present)

I graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2015 and pursued further education at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, the #1 School of veterinary medicine in the world. I just cannot describe how much I appreciate Green River College. I would not have been able to make it this far without my time at Green River CollegeRead More.

Indira Pranabudi - Green River College Alumna

Indira Pranabudi


Class of 2013

Green River College (2011-2013) BS Computer Science - Brown University (2013-2015), Senior Sofware Engineer, Cimpress (2015 to 2018), Lead Software Engineer, Vista  (2020 to present), Editor, Indonesia Mengglobal

"After a year and a half at Green River, I transferred to Brown University as a junior. My involvement in extracurricular activities at Green River gave me the confidence to get involved with a lot of clubs at Brown, and I even co-founded INCH, the Indonesian Network on College Hill. I pursued a concentration in Computer Science, a field which I discovered during my time at Green River. The classes I took at Green River were challenging and definitely helped me succeed at Brown." - Read More.

Lin Shi - Featured Alumna - Class of 2013 - China

Lin Shi


Class of 2013

AA Green River College (2011-2013), BS Economics, University of Washington (2013-2015), Master of Arts in Applied Economics, Georgetown University (2016 to 2017), Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, American University (2018 to present)
Work Experience: Teaching Assistant, American University (2018-2021), Adjunct Instructor, American University (2022 to present)

My story is one filled with immense gratitude. Whenever I reflect on my studying and living abroad journey in the United States, Green River always comes to mind first, not only because this is where it all started, but because of how much I challenged myself and matured in the two years I spent in this community. - Read More

Bing Han - Green River College Alumnus from China

Bing Han


Class of 2010

Green River College (2006-2010) BA Economics - University of Washington (2010-2011), Co-Founder of (2012 to 2018) and (2017 to present).Board Member of Alumni Association, University of Washington (2015 to present).

"In 2011, Bing returned to Beijing, China to start his own IT business with another Green River Alumnus – Tommy Yang. It is called In 2013, was named one of the most successful companies in China.  Bing was named to the 2015 Forbes “30 under 30” list." - Read More.