Mentor Chats

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Mentor Chats are designed to assist students and recent graduates with career exploration, networking, and learning about a range of professional trajectories.  Through hosted conversations, Mentor Chats provide opportunities to connect with IAS alumni working across diverse roles and sectors.

Upcoming Mentor Chats


Mentor Chat with Liam McGivern

'09, Global Studies
Tuesday, April 11 | 3:30-4:30 pm
UW Bothell, UW1-370
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Liam is a Civil Rights Analyst with the City of Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR), where he investigates allegations of discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations within the City of Seattle. Prior to joining SOCR, Liam worked as an attorney in a legal aid office providing direct client services in Miami, Florida. As a poverty lawyer, Liam specialized in military discharge issues, veterans benefits, issues at the intersection of homelessness and veteran status, and removing illegal barriers to receipt of food stamp benefits. He has presented at state, regional, and national seminars on these topics. A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Liam began his legal career in a position funded by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation. Liam looks forward to speaking to students pursuing a career in the legal field, particularly in the public service sector.

Past Mentors

Learn what's possible with an IAS degree!  Visit Alumni Stories to read about past mentors and other IAS graduates.

lineup of some past mentors