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David Doyle reflects on his transition from Microsoft to public service

David Doyle

In September 2016, David Doyle (’15, Policy Studies) began a new venture as City of Seattle’s Open Data Program Manager.  The Open Data Program makes the data generated by the City of Seattle openly available to the public, enabling those outside of government to find solutions to our most pressing civic challenges.

The Master of Arts in Policy Studies program was pivotal in David’s transition from 18 years at Microsoft to the public sector.  “Once ...

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Alumni Shout Out!

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Jennifer Clarke Caruso (’08, Policy Studies) has joined ELEVATE Global as Director of their Supplier Ownership program.  Jennifer began her career as a social responsibility specialist at Nordstrom, and then spent nine years at the Fair Labor Association (FLA) supporting licensees and other leading companies in building ethical sourcing programs that promote and protect workers’ rights and improve working conditions.  Heidi Hannah (16, Global Studies) is a Humanitarian Action Fellow with ...

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Caitlin Moore’s research on heat islands contributes to Snohomish County’s healthy housing assessment

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For her M.A. in Policy Studies capstone project, Cailtin Moore (’17) researched heat islands in Snohomish County, mapping temperatures and impervious surfaces. Caitlin’s finding show that developed areas of Everett and other cities are warmer than rural areas. She gave her report, “Turning up the Heat: Urban Heat Islands in Snohomish County” to the Snohomish Health District. Interim Administrator Jeff Ketchel says it will be part of the county’s healthy housing assessment in October. Read the full article about Caitlin’s research.

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Cathleen MacCaul helps secure legislation protecting seniors

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Cathleen MacCaul, AARP Advocacy Director and a first-year Policy Studies student, is helping to secure new bipartisan legislation intended to protect seniors from financial exploitation.  Thanks to her research and strategic advocacy, House bill 1153 has passed both legislative houses and is currently on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature.
 
MacCaul has worked on passing such legislation for three years ...
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Policy Studies alumni discuss their career paths with students

Nate Brown, Natasha Hundley, and Brandon Mayfield

Alums Nate Brown (’13), Natasha Hundley (’07), and Brandon Mayfield (’10) recently visited campus to discuss their career trajectories, how they’ve applied policy studies to their professional roles, and resources they maximized as students. 

Nate Brown is a Research Coordinator at the Center for Education Data and Research (CEDR). Nate entered education research following ...

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