Policy Research Fellow
Andrew worked in the new student orientations and resident life program at UW Bothell during his undergrad where he was inspired to study higher education policy. This lead to work as a research project coordinator with Professor Shauna Carlisle as Andrew saw research as the key to informing good policy decisions. Andrew is currently in the Masters in Policy Studies Program at UW Bothell. He works as a research assistant for Professor Carlisle and Professor Nitta and examines K-12 education policy and inequality. He serves on the editorial board for the UWB Policy Journal. As a Student Civic Fellow Andrew strives to provide opportunities and partnerships with students to conduct research that positively impacts their learning experience and the surrounding community.
Alternative Spring Break Fellow
Sindi was born in Albania in a small town called Bilisht. Her parents moved to America in 1996 and were able to bring Sindi and her sister two years later in September 1998 when she was 7. She grew up in Monroe, Washington where she graduated as one of the Valedictorians of Monroe High School. Currently she is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Washington Bothell and aiming to get a doctorate in medicine. In the two years that she has been at UW Bothell, she has received an undergraduate merit scholarship twice, was awarded Student of the Month for Feb 2010, and was the recipient of the Sterling and Gene Munro Fellowship for outstanding civic engagement. She was a member of the Campus Events Board and is currently working in Admissions as a tour guide and as a Civic Fellow with the Office of Community-Based Learning and Research.
Earth Week Fellow
Darryl Nevels is a Senior this year working towards a degree in Environmental Science (Restoration Conservation Ecology). He just returned from a month long seminar to Ecuador where he had the opportunity to conduct scientific research and explore the ecological diversity the county had to offer. He is the President of the Sustainability Organization UWB this year and will be working with faculty, students, and the Bothell community on a number of projects that focus on sustainable and environmentally conscious practices.
Service Narrative Fellow
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Drew Stone has recently transfered to the University of Washington, Bothell from Skagit Valley College on Whidbey Island. Drew, a junior, is currently pursuing a double major in the Media and Communication Studies (MCS) and Society, Ethics and Behavior (SEB) programs and is the founder and captain of Chess Learners at UW Bothell. Outside of school, Drew is an visual artist and a filmmaker and also serves on the Board of Directors for a Bellingham non-profit, Excellence Northwest.
Eliseo “E.J.” Juarez
Community-Based Learning Fellow
EJ Juarez is the former Director of Central Washington Progress where he worked to elevate underrepresented communities to positions of power and engage young people in civic life through innovative campaigns. EJ also serves on the Board of the Washington Bus, an organization that engages tomorrow's leaders on their own terms, and empowers them through education, civic and cultural engagement, and hands-on democracy.
A graduate of Saint Martin's University, EJ was the driving force behind the establishment of the Student Health Center and served as a student member on the Board of Trustees.
After a stint with the US Peace Corps in Cambodia and then organizing with SEIU Healthcare 1199NW fighting for Healthcare workers and quality patient care in the South Puget Sound region, EJ now lives in Seattle working for Statewide Poverty Action Network as their Development Coordinator.
When not working for social justice, you might find EJ living the dream through DJ Hero, catching a basketball game or indulging in his guilty pleasure: tracking the British music chart battles.
Community Schools Liaison Fellow
Katherine Brown graduated from University in Washington in 2010 with a double major in comparative literature and cinema studies. Katherine's passion for film has served as a source of great inspiration and she has worked to integrate film and media study in her past positions as a teacher, tutor, and mentor. While an undergraduate, she worked for the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) as the youth education programs intern, volunteered at Seattle Public Schools, served as the Pipeline (UW) public relations and recruitment intern, and led a Freshman Interest Group on campus. She currently serves as the chair of the Capitol Hill Youth Diversion Board, a program through King County juvenile court. As a UWB graduate student, Katherine follows a cross-disciplinary path between education and policy studies. She is excited to be a part of the program as the community liaison fellow and hopes that the experience will guide her academic research. In her free time, Katherine enjoys reading, writing, and exploring Seattle's parks with her boyfriend and their dog, Igby.
DisAbilities Awareness and Advocacy Fellow
Ronnie is a fourth quarter student at UWB majoring in the IAS department with an SEB focus and Human Rights minor. She is 46, work in the field of Developmental Disabilities both in the services and community programs areas. One of her advocacy positions requires she communicate with elementary IEP teams attempting to create educational programs that fit the individual child. She is currently working on research in the area of the Narrative of Developmental Disabilities and how we shape the services offered by representing those with a developmental disability absent of their own histories. She currently holds a 3.98 GPA.
21 Acres Liaison Fellow
I have been involved and very interested in local agriculture with 21 Acres for almost two years now. I am the coordinator for UW Bothell students that are involved in food/agriculture community-based learning courses. I collaborate with farm manager at 21 Acres, Rosy, to help design projects for students in classes that have sustainability, urban farming practices as a goal. I have participated in the planning and growing of the crops, and have been through an entire cycle, from soil prep, to seeds, planting and then harvest. In addition I have lead field trips, designed non-chemical (flower-based) insectary gardens for insect control. Met with the greenhouse manager at UW Seattle and discussed the most effective way to organize active and educational way to design a medicinal herb garden at 21 Acres that could be used as a tool for teaching and learning. Have started to reach out to the community to draw up project ideas for my education on growing and eating healthy through urban farming for K-12.
Service Narrative Fellow
Ashley is currently in her final year as a candidate for the Masters of Policy Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she attended the University of Washington Seattle for her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Avidly pursuing a career in legal research, she hopes to one day attend law school at the University of Washington to advocate for social justice and human rights.
Sustainability Policy and Research Fellow
Youth Education and Storytelling Fellow
Advancement and Shared Leadership Fellow