Students gain career advice through IAS Mentor Chats


Over spring quarter, several undergraduate students met with alumni mentors Andrea Blanken ('02, Culture, Literature and the Arts) and Emily Anderson ('09, Society, Ethics and Human Behavior) to learn about their career trajectories and gain real-time advice on accessing their fields.  Blanken currently serves as Director or New Business Development at ArtsFund, a Seattle-based organization that supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, and grant making.  She has contributed her talents to several other arts and cultural institutions in Seattle and New York City and holds a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from NYU.  Anderson was ASUWB President in 2008-2009 and has used both her leadership experience and IAS education to excel in the fields of criminal justice, computer and network security, software release management, and legal corporate compliance.  She in her final year of law school at Seattle University and works full-time at Microsoft as Program Manager for Legal Corporate Affairs.