Alumni Stories

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Kyra Laughlin to partner with Advocates for Youth and Trojan in #AskForIt campaign

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IAS alumn and Sexual Assault & Violence Education (S.A.V.E.) president Kyra Laughlin was selected as one of a hundred student activists to partner with Advocates for Youth and Trojan in their #AskForIt campaign.  The campaign seeks to normalize conversation about consent on college campuses and promote safe sex.  As part of her work, Laughlin developed a survey for students, faculty, and staff to show support for  ...

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Megan Dunn advocates for pesticide alternatives and district elections

Megan Dunn

Megan Dunn (’13, Policy Studies) is Program Director for Healthier People and Communities with Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides where she leads efforts to advocate and educate for pesticide alternatives within Washington schools, public spaces, and low income housing.  For example, Dunn has worked with Northshore School District to adopt an Integrated Pest Management policy that protects children, staff, and families from exposure to pesticides by stopping harmful pesticide approaches and advancing ecologically sound alternatives. Dunn has enjoyed partnering with UW Bothell Grounds Supervisor, Tyson Kemper, on this initiative. ...

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Debbie Hopkins connects Our Coast Community Film Series to UW Bothell

Debbie Hopkins

As a member of the Snohomish County Marine Resource Committee (MRC), alum Debbie Hopkins (’17) brought the Our Coast Community Film Series to UW Bothell.  The film series is the MRC’s annual outreach initiative, aimed at educating the community about local and global marine ecosystems. Hopkins saw UW Bothell as an ideal site for connecting both students and community members to contemporary issues. The final UW Bothell showing occurs on  Sunday, April 22, with Chasing Coral, a film revealing climate change’s ...

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Meshell Sturgis discusses her academic career and comics scholarship

Meshell Sturgis

Cultural Studies alum (’17) and Ph.D. student Meshell Sturgis was recently profiled by UW Department of Communication.  The article discusses Sturgis’ academic career trajectory and fascination with comics...

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Amy Lambert and Alexa Russo win Husky Green Awards

Husky Green Award logo

IAS faculty member Amy Lambert and Environmental Studies (‘17) alum Alexa Russo won 2018 Husky Green Awards.  The Husky Green Awards are...

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