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Jeremy Richards infuses leadership development with cultural studies

Jeremy Richards

Jeremy Richards ('10) chose the M.A. in Cultural Studies for its interdisciplinary, practice-based approach.  An accomplished radio producer, writer, and actor rooted in the Seattle arts community, Richards desired a program that would stretch his creativity while broadening his professional options. As a  graduate student, he focused on the writings and music of Friedrich Nietzsche, culminating in the creation and production of "Nietzsche! The Musical."

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Jefferson Ketchel named Snohomish Health District Administrator

Jefferson Ketchel

On November 7, the Board of Health confirmed Jefferson Ketchel (’08, Policy Studies) as Administrator of the Snohomish Health District.  Board Chair Adrienne Fraley-Monillas stated, “It was clear through our search that Jeff is the best person for the job, and we couldn’t be more pleased. He has a passion not just for public health, but this agency and the people of Snohomish County. Jeff has the board’s full support and confidence as we continue moving the health district forward as the community’s chief health strategist.”

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Ryan Dzakovic awarded fellowship with U.S. Department of State

Ryan Dzakovic

Alum Ryan (Blanco) Dzakovic (’15, Cultural Studies) is headed to Washington, D.C. for a year-long fellowship with the U.S. Department of State’s Veterans Innovation Partnership (VIP) Fellowship Program.  VIP Fellowships support veterans’ transition to diplomacy and development careers by providing opportunities to serve within U.S. foreign affairs agencies.  “Having the background in graduate studies prepared me for an opportunity at a caliber I thought I would never achieve,” Dzakovic said.  Read Ryan’s story.

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Nikki Neuen connects her talents to gender diversity

Nikki Neuen

Nikki Neuen (’04, American Studies) is Associate Director for Gender Diversity Education and Support Services, where she focuses on infrastructure management, communications, grant writing, and everything else.  “Our staff is so small, that we all help with everything – conferences, marketing, volunteer management, fundraising – you name it,” Nikki explains. Gender Diversity increases the awareness and understanding of gender diversity in children, adolescents, and adults by providing family support groups, education and training to professionals serving trans youth, and through their annual international conference, Gender Odyssey

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Alumni Shout Out!

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EJ Juarez (’14, Cultural Studies) is now Partnerships and Government Relations Manager for The Seattle Public Library. Previously, he served as Executive Director of Amplify, an organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and electing progressive champions in Washington and Oregon.  Emily Anderson ('09, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) has joined ICEBRG, a community and network security firm, as General Counsel.  Prior to, she worked at Microsoft as Senior Program Manager in Legal Privacy Compliance.  On November 8, Sean Alley ...

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