IAS alumni are thriving in their lives and careers! Learn what our graduates are up to through this collection of stories.

Many are open to discussing their experiences. To connect with an alum, email iasalum@uw.edu.

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Travis Sharp curates, produces and presents

Travis Sharp

MFA alum Travis Sharp (’15, Creative Writing & Poetics) is a Ph.D. student in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) where he teaches writing and rhetoric. Amidst the demands of graduate life, Sharp finds space to collaborate, curate, produce, and present.  For example, he was recently funded to curate a series of ephemeral texts via autodestruct.online, and this June, he will teach a workshop on ...

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Talena Lachelle Queen becomes first African American Poet Laureate of Paterson, NJ

Talena Lachelle Queen

For the first time, since the city was founded by Alexander Hamilton 225 years ago, Paterson, NJ has named Talena Lachelle Queen as their first “African American Poet Laureate.”  A ceremony honoring Queen will take place on February 3 at the historic Paterson Public Library. Queen (’14) is a poet and graduate of UW Bothell’s inaugural MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program ...

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Daniel Lee’s persistence paves career in UX research

Daniel Lee

IAS alum Daniel Lee (’17) began his career in computer systems while in the United States Air Force, and at one time, he managed over 500 network servers across his base.  After serving, Lee spent nine years managing a usability lab at Microsoft, which cemented his passion for user research and design. It soon became clear that he would need a bachelor’s degree to progress in this sector, but career advancement wasn’t his only motivator.  Lee’s father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer ...

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Paula Waters serves the Woodinville community

Paula Waters

Alum Paula Waters (’98, Liberal Studies) attributes her strong commitment to public service to the education she received. “I took an urban studies class at UW Bothell, and it sparked my interest in cities,” she said. “The class helped me learn what makes a city great and how it can function successfully.”

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Alumni Shout Out!

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Chad Bates (’14, Global Studies) accepted a new role as Business Operations Manager for Specialty Practices at Amazon Web Services Professional Services. Previously, he was the Concierge Customer Service Manager at Amazon Web Services.  Jung Lee (’13, Policy Studies) started a new position as Academic Services Manager for ...

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