Cathryn Baker

Edison High School

University of St. Thomas

Manager, Executive Communications, Indeed

I believe in organizations like Wallin Education Partners that go above and beyond to pave paths which help others realize their goals. When I look back on all of the efforts that have contributed to my success, I am immensely grateful that Wallin was a part of my journey. We all have a responsibility to pay forward and replicate the benevolence that enters our lives–that is why I volunteer.


Hannah Brandt

South High School

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Social Worker, Frenius Kidney Care

Being on the Wallin EP Alumni Board is a way for me to give my time and energy to an organization that supported me, both financially and otherwise, through college. Working to engage more alumni and current scholars is a small way of showing my appreciation for their support!


Meghan Johnson

South High School

Gustavus Adolphus College

Financial Advisor, Thrivent

I am proud to serve on the Wallin Education Partners Board because I believe wholeheartedly in the mission and want to give back to the foundation that provided me such great support and guidance. 




Sorany Ka

Roosevelt High School

University of St. Thomas

Senior Accounting Officer, State of Minnesota

I am on the Wallin Education Partners alumni board because I wanted to have a purpose in life other than my normal 9 to 5. Also being on the board gives me the joy of giving back to the organization that supported me, and that continues to give many opportunities to the most awesome(est) students! 



Pa Nhia Khang

Washburn High School

College of Saint Benedict

Benefits Coordinator, CLA

Giving back to the communities and organizations that have enabled me to come this far in life has always been something on my mind. Being on the Wallin EP Alumni Board is a way for me to give back to an organization that not only helped me financially in college, but also gave me the guidance that I didn’t even know I needed. I hope to help Wallin EP to continually provide the support that many students out there need to meet their dreams and goals.

                                                   Prince Kendema 

Brooklyn Center High School

St. Olaf College

Investment Technology Specialist, Securian

I joined the Wallin EP Alumni Board because, I believe in being able to give back to the organizations that have helped you in your journey. Along with helping cultivate strong relationship within Wallin, I hope to start my own scholarship foundation one day. I wish to give students what the Wallin Education Partners program gave me; post-secondary guidance, meaningful opportunities, and financial security. I believe the Alumni Board is the perfect place to learn what necessary skills are needed to reach my goal and be able to give back to my community at the same time.   


JC Madison 

Blaine High School

St. John’s University

Lead Lab Technician, Saputo Inc.

As a first-generation student, Wallin Education Partners afforded me significant means to receive a college education and attain a successful career, and pursue a plethora of goals that would otherwise have been stifled by the burden of greater debt from education. I volunteer to help make sure that other students get those same opportunities. 

Kelly Rodriguez

Edison High School

University of St. Thomas

Buyer, Target Headquarters

As a Wallin Alumni scholar, I benefited from the scholarship and mentorship I received throughout my college career. Without the help of Wallin EP, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I volunteer on the Alumni board because I want to pay forward the experience I received and continue to create opportunities for people where they wouldn’t otherwise exist.



Amy Yang

Park Center Senior High School

University of Minnesota Rochester

Advanced Research Associate, Bio-Techne

I’ve always wanted to live a life dedicated to helping others. This is where my passion lies. With Wallin Education Partners, I am able to do so by giving back to the organization that gave so much direction and inspiration to me. I am excited to be a part of the alumni board because I get the opportunity to work alongside with scholars and alumni to provide a community of guidance, support, and fun. I only hope that other scholars and alumni feel the same gratification that I did during my time in college.