IAS News

Maximilian Dixon shares his career journey in emergency management

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IAS alum Maximilian Dixon ('11, Environmental Studies) visited with Jennifer Atkinson’s students to share his career path in disaster preparedness and mitigation.  Maximilian is the Earthquake Program Manager for the Washington State Military Department’s Emergency Management Division (WA EMD). He manages the Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano Programs and is responsible for coordinating the seismic and associated hazard risk reduction efforts between federal, state, tribal, and local partners with a goal of increasing community resilience. He staffs the ...

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Policy Studies alumni discuss their career paths with students

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Alums Nate Brown (’13), Natasha Hundley (’07), and Brandon Mayfield (’10) recently visited campus to discuss their career trajectories, how they’ve applied policy studies to their professional roles, and resources they maximized as students. 

Nate Brown is a Research Coordinator at the Center for Education Data and Research (CEDR). Nate entered education research following ...

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Joshua Heim calls for rethinking the suburbs as a site for the arts

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Joshua Heim ('10, Cultural Studies) has recently published a call to rethink the suburbs as a space for arts engagement and development. The article, posted on the Americans for the Arts Artsblog, poses a challenge in its very title: “Over 50 percent of American live and work in suburbs.  Are 50% of them arts leaders?

Since graduating from the MA in Cultural Studies, Heim has worked as ...

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Heidi Schauble finds her passion in supporting people with disabilities

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Heidi Schauble graduated from UW Bothell with a Bachelor of Arts in Society, Ethics & Human Behavior (’13), and a Master of Arts in Policy Studies (‘15).  During this time, she worked as a teacher for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a private, nonprofit school, and she partnered with the Woodinville Rotary to launch the Rotaract Club at UW Bothell, a student club dedicated to civic service.
 
After completing her masters and a capstone research project on education policy issues in Washington State, Heidi was hired as an Employment Consultant for AtWork!...

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Alumni Shout Out!

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Paula Matano (‘12, Policy Studies) is now the program manager for Oregon State University’s Professional and Continuing Education division.  In this role, she develops and manages non-degree certificate programs and roughly 50 online and onsite courses.  Hillary U (’10, Culture, Literature & the Arts) has accepted the position of Employee Communications Manager for Horizon Air, where she is responsible for employee-facing communication channels, including the company's intranet, for Horizon's 4000 employees. Josh Thompson (’11, Policy Studies) has announced his candidacy for Edmonds City Council...

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