IAS News

Jason Hampton channels his passion for sustainability into transportation policy

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Jason Hampton ('14, Law, Economics, & Public Policy) joined the Bellevue Downtown Association in May 2014.  As Transportation Program Manager, Jason manages TransManage partnerships with City of Kirkland, City of Bellevue and King County Metro. Through Kirkland Green Trip and the Choose Your Way Bellevue, he works with area employers to develop and enhance employer commute programs. His goal is to provide employers with the knowledge, resources, and expertise to support their employees commute needs. Working at a nonprofit, he liaises with both private and public sectors, often acting as a nexus between the two. Jason also serves as the chair of the Community Transit Employee Transportation Coordinator Peer Advisory Board.

Jason returned to college after a thirteen year hiatus...

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Mariah Crystal and Marcus Johnson Go On to Doctoral Programs

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Master of Arts in Policy Studies alumna Mariah Crystal (’10) has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of Kansas. Mariah’s capstone project for the Policy Studies program in IAS was “Collaborative Social Change: A Transformational Approach,” which focused on the global dynamics of social change and development projects. Global Studies alumnus Marcus Johnson (’13) is currently ...

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Lauren Fay shares career advice and encouragement with students

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Lauren Fay (’07, Global Studies) is the Coordinated Entry and Housing Placement Manager at Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), a large service organization in Seattle that works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. She has been working for DESC since 2008 and held a variety of positions in housing programs, shelter programs, and mental health outreach. Most recently, Lauren managed the Permanent Supportive Housing complex Aurora House, which serves 87 individuals who've experienced chronic homelessness, mental illness...

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Jennifer Gess Defends her Dissertation on Queering Counselor Education

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Jennifer Gess (’07) is a PhD Candidate in Counselor Education and Counseling at Idaho State University and recently defended her dissertation: Queering Counselor Education: Situational Analysis of LGBTQ+ Competent Faculty.  After completing her BA in Community Psychology at UW Bothell, Jennifer ...

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Andy Rheaume elected Mayor of Bothell by City Council

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Environmental Science alumnus and Bothell native Andy Rheaume (’04) has been elected Mayor of Bothell by fellow City Councilmembers.  Andy has served on the City Council since 2012 and was reelected for a second four-year term last November.  Andy writes, “I’m honored to serve our city as the Mayor. The City of Bothell is moving in the right direction. My goal as Mayor is to make sure our quality of life is central to everything the city does, and to make sure decisions of the City Council are balanced and well informed.”

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