IAS News

Alums find purpose at Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center

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Both Lauren Daniels (’16) and Brittany Lewis (’15) studied Community Psychology at UW Bothell, and both found Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center by chance.  The Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center offers classes and activities for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities as they transition out of the education system and into adulthood.

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Jasleena Grewal writes about urban foraging in YES! Magazine

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Jasleena Grewal (’13, Environmental Science) started nursing school in June and continues to write for YES! Magazine.  Her most recent article, “Urban Foraging: Weeds You Can Eat,”  discusses six edible weeds that can provide protein, reduce anxiety - or even predict the weather.  The piece was picked up by The Marc Steiner Show, which ...

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Alice Tsoodle joins Friends of North Creek Forest staff

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Alice Tsoodle (’13, Environmental Studies) has joined Friends of North Creek Forest as their first-ever staff Education Manager!  Alice’s indelible connection to Bothell’s North Creek Forest began through a course with IAS faculty member Amy Lambert, but her love for the environment began long before.  Originally Alice had considered being a nurse, but an encounter with the film “Sacred Spaces” propelled her in the direction of environmental education.  While ...

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Natalie Singer-Velush selected as finalist for Autumn House Press nonfiction prize

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MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics alum Natalie Singer-Velush (’16) has been chosen as a finalist for Autumn House Press’s nonfiction prize.  Selected from more than 1,000 manuscript entries, her memoir, California Calling, traces Singer-Velulsh’s relocation from Canada to California at age sixteen and explores moments of being silenced before finding her voice. Her manuscript was largely written as she was completing her MFA program and seeking small press publishers.  Singer-Velush was enticed by ...

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Gracelynn Scott Campaigns for KPLU

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Alum Gracelynn Scott (’15, Media & Communication Studies) describes the last nine months as “nothing short of a roller coaster ride.”  Flash back to November 12, 2015, Gracelynn was six weeks into her new role as Member Relations Coordinator at KPLU when she learned that the radio station was being sold, and she’d need to look for a new job.  Employees were devastated, but in December they were told if they raised $7 million by June 30, they could submit a competing bid to buy the station themselves. This announcement lit a fire, unleashing a windfall of community support.  By the end of May ...

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