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Recent Stories

Joshua Heim calls for rethinking the suburbs as a site for the arts

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Joshua Heim ('10, Cultural Studies) has recently published a call to rethink the suburbs as a space for arts engagement and development. The article, posted on the Americans for the Arts Artsblog, poses a challenge in its very title: “Over 50 percent of American live and work in suburbs.  Are 50% of them arts leaders?

Since graduating from the MA in Cultural Studies, Heim has worked as ...

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Alum Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba named 2017 African Leadership Institute Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow

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Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba (’09, Policy Studies) has been named to the 2017 African Leadership Institute Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme cohort.  As African Leadership Institute’s (AFLI) flagship programme, the Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme welcomes an elite group of Africa’s highest potential young leaders, representing a wide range of sectors.  AFLI is dedicated to identifying, nurturing, and equipping Africa’s future leaders with experiences, insights, and tools so that African-led solutions are developed to address Africa’s challenges. The Institute provides ...

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Heidi Schauble finds her passion in supporting people with disabilities

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Heidi Schauble graduated from UW Bothell with a Bachelor of Arts in Society, Ethics & Human Behavior (’13), and a Master of Arts in Policy Studies (‘15).  During this time, she worked as a teacher for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a private, nonprofit school, and she partnered with the Woodinville Rotary to launch the Rotaract Club at UW Bothell, a student club dedicated to civic service.
After completing her masters and a capstone research project on education policy issues in Washington State, Heidi was hired as an Employment Consultant for AtWork!...

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Alumni Shout Out!

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Paula Matano (‘12, Policy Studies) is now the program manager for Oregon State University’s Professional and Continuing Education division.  In this role, she develops and manages non-degree certificate programs and roughly 50 online and onsite courses.  Hillary U (’10, Culture, Literature & the Arts) has accepted the position of Employee Communications Manager for Horizon Air, where she is responsible for employee-facing communication channels, including the company's intranet, for Horizon's 4000 employees. Josh Thompson (’11, Policy Studies) has announced his candidacy for Edmonds City Council...

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Mindfulmedia artist and alum Drew Stone shares career wisdom through "College to Confidence"

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Drew Stone is a mindfulmedia artist bent towards creativity, design, organizational leadership, games, and forward-thinking culture.

Drew holds a Certificate of Excellence in Filmmaking from Seattle Film institute.  He completed undergraduate degrees in Media & Communication Studies and Society, Ethics & Human Behavior (’14) at UW Bothell and a Master of Communication in Communities and Networks (’16) at UW Seattle.  He is a Project Manager for the Augmented Reality tool...

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