Maisha Manson is the new program manager for UW Bothell Diversity Center!


M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Maisha Manson (they, them, theirs) was recently hired as program manager at UW Bothell’s Student Diversity Center and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through a national search. Maisha will support the Diversity Center and UW Bothell student community through advocacy, care, and intentional support for undocumented and LGBTQIA+ communities.  In returning to campus, Maisha said, “I am looking forward to supporting you all in creating spaces of learning that foster the growth and liberation for the most marginalized of identities.”  

A writer and artist originally from San Diego, Maisha completed a B.A. degree from California State University, Northridge in Deaf Studies and graduated from UW Bothell with M.A. in Cultural Studies in 2018.  Their master’s capstone project examined performances of happiness and joy in queer, trans and people of color( QTPOC) communities as modes of resistance. While enrolled in the Cultural Studies program, they worked as an IAS graduate staff assistant as part of the IAS undergraduate academic advising team. They have spent the last few years supporting LGBTQ and BIPOC youth communities. They are excited to bring over 16 years of advocacy work to the Student Diversity Center.

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