Setter, Derek | 2007 Chrysalis School Alumni

Derek SetterCollege: Community College of the Air Force
Degree: Criminal Justice / 2016
Occupation: USAF Security Forces

After graduating Chrysalis in 2007 I took some time off to work and enjoy myself. In 2009 I decided to follow in my fathers footsteps and serve my country. On September 22nd I left for Basic Military Training and from there attended the Security Forces Law Enforcement Academy. After graduating there I moved on to my first duty station at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. For the first few years at Malmstrom I spent most of my work time guarding and protecting our nations greatest assets, nuclear weapons. In October of 2011 I was tasked to deploy overseas to a location in the middle east. Upon my return I became certified as a Corrections Supervisor working in a military jail where I am currently at. I plan on using my military law enforcement experience to apply towards becoming a Deputy Sheriff.

Thank you to Chrysalis and all the teachers who helped mold me in to the person I am today.

Ciminera, Lauren | 2000 Chrysalis School Alumni

Lauren CimineraCollege: Seattle University
Degree: BA History, 2005
Occupation: Recruiting Consultant

My education at Chrysalis provided a strong platform for my success at Seattle University and later, transitioning to my career.

After graduating Chrysalis and Seattle University I have worked in Corporate Recruiting for, Tesla Motors and now, SolarCity. Connecting talented professionals to their dream job is something I feel very fortunate to do.

Thank you to everyone at Chrysalis for offering such a supportive and challenging environment.

MacKay, Andy | 2010 Chrysalis School Alumni

Andy MacKayClass of: 2010
College: University of Kansas
Degree: BGS English, Journalism minor/2014
Occupation: Student/Radio DJ

After graduating from Chrysalis, I started a new journey by choosing to attend the University of Kansas. I had a difficult time adjusting to college life freshman year, so I came home for a semester and attended Bellevue Community College before going back to Kansas.

Last summer, I interned at 710 ESPN Radio in downtown Seattle, which was an awesome experience for me. I mainly edited audio from the broadcast, but also met a lot of cool people like former Mariner Jay Buhner.

I am currently a junior working on getting my BGS in English with a Creative Writing emphasis along with minoring in Journalism. I got involved with the school radio station, 90.7 KJHK, the spring of 2012 and have been working there since. I started off as a regular rotation DJ but now am the host of a special program for the station called Hip-Hop Hype.

When I am done with school, I hope to work as a writer for a sports or music magazine. If that doesn’t work out, I would like to work for a sports or music radio station in Seattle.

Burns, Kevin | 2012 Chrysalis School Alumni

Kevin BurnsClass of: 2012
College: Western Washington University
Degree: 2016 Fairhaven College 
Occupation: Student

Presently I am living on campus in the dorms while attending my first year of classes at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University. I will continue to take classes that spark my intrest until I have found my passion.

Wasson, Lindsey | 2009 Chrysalis School Alumni

Class of: 2009
College: Seattle University
Degree: BFA Photo, Psych minor / 2013
Occupation: Student/Photographer

I am a junior at Seattle University where I now work as a photo intern for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ( and am in my 2nd year on staff for SU’s student newspaper, the Spectator. Last year I interned for Seattle University’s Marketing and Communications. I now freelance on occasion for them. Photojournalism was an unexpected turn in my photo career but has brought me a whole new set of challenges and opportunities. I was even lucky enough to win Digital Photo Pro’s Emerging Pro competition in photojournalism in 2011.

For the last two summers I participated in the Young Photographers Alliance summer program, which brings together groups of college photographers from select cities across U.S. and abroad to create individual projects around an annual theme. The photos are then displayed at Calumet Photo in NYC.

I’m also keeping busy with Co-Art Directing my university’s literary and arts annual, Fragments, and Co-chairing my college’s Student Executive Council. My hope is to do documentary work abroad in the near future and hopefully partner with environmentally focused NGOs in need of media.

You can view my work at or keep up with my latest at