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Cruz Garibay wins Fulbright award

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Cruz Garibay is the fifth recipient of a Fulbright award from UW Bothell.  Garibay graduated in 2016 with a double major in Health Studies and Law, Economics & Public Policy, with a minor in Human Rights. The award will fund Garibay to spend nine months working as an English teaching assistant at a public university teacher’s college in Brazil. 

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David Doyle reflects on his transition from Microsoft to public service

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In September 2016, David Doyle (’15, Policy Studies) began a new venture as City of Seattle’s Open Data Program Manager.  The Open Data Program makes the data generated by the City of Seattle openly available to the public, enabling those outside of government to find solutions to our most pressing civic challenges.

The Master of Arts in Policy Studies program was pivotal in David’s transition from 18 years at Microsoft to the public sector.  “Once ...

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Recent graduate Hanan Osman finds career in environmental health and safety

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In high school Hanan Osman (’17, Environmental Studies) set her sights on an environmental career when she initiated a campaign to reduce water consumption at her local mosque.  At UW Bothell, she stayed true to this path and pursued student employment as a way of supporting and immersing herself in campus life.  For three years, Hanan worked as a peer study abroad advisor, providing students assistance around study abroad opportunities and scholarships.  She also became involved in several clubs, such as Black Student Union and Muslim Student Association, and in her senior year, she and several peers established a National Society of Black Engineers chapter at UW Bothell. ...

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Alumni Shout Out!

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Jennifer Clarke Caruso (’08, Policy Studies) has joined ELEVATE Global as Director of their Supplier Ownership program.  Jennifer began her career as a social responsibility specialist at Nordstrom, and then spent nine years at the Fair Labor Association (FLA) supporting licensees and other leading companies in building ethical sourcing programs that promote and protect workers’ rights and improve working conditions.  Heidi Hannah (16, Global Studies) is a Humanitarian Action Fellow with ...

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Caitlin Moore’s research on heat islands contributes to Snohomish County’s healthy housing assessment

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For her M.A. in Policy Studies capstone project, Cailtin Moore (’17) researched heat islands in Snohomish County, mapping temperatures and impervious surfaces. Caitlin’s finding show that developed areas of Everett and other cities are warmer than rural areas. She gave her report, “Turning up the Heat: Urban Heat Islands in Snohomish County” to the Snohomish Health District. Interim Administrator Jeff Ketchel says it will be part of the county’s healthy housing assessment in October. Read the full article about Caitlin’s research.

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