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Ericka Weathers builds education policy career as faculty member at Penn State

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Last year M.A. in Policy Studies alum Ericka Weathers joined Penn State as an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Education Policy Studies. Education policy wasn’t always Weathers’ long-term goal. After graduating with a bachelor’s in psychology from Hampton University in Virginia, she moved to Seattle for a research position with the University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP) where she ...

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A Counter-Archive of Imprisonment

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IAS faculty member Dan Berger, M.A. in Cultural Studies alum Magdalena Donea, and UW Bothell Librarians Denise Hattwig and Dani Rowland publish an article in Public: A Journal of Imagining America. The article, "A Counter-Archive of Imprisonment," describes their collective work on the Washington Prison History Project, a digital archive of ...

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Megan Dunn announces candidacy for Snohomish County Council, Position 2

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Alum Megan Dunn has announced she is running for Snohomish County Council, Position 2, which represents portions of Everett, Tulalip areas, and all of Mukilteo. “I’m excited to start this conversation – and campaign – about what kind of new leadership we want for Snohomish County. We can’t just be surviving. We deserve to be thriving,” says Dunn. “With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and advocacy, I have a passion for bringing together diverse partnerships and building community

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Kyra Laughlin presents "Strategies for Engaging Student Survivors in Campus Efforts to Address Sexual Violence"

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M.A. in Policy Studies (MAPS) student Kyra Laughlin traveled to Washington D.C. last month for the 2019 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Strategies for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response conference. While there, Laughlin held a round table discussion titled "Strategies for Engaging Student Survivors in Campus Efforts to Address Sexual Violence" to an audience of ...

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IAS alum Jared Mead joins Washington Legislature as youngest lawmaker

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At 27, Jared Mead represents the 44th Legislative District, which includes Mill Creek, where he grew up.  Mead graduated in 2014 with a degree in Global Studies, and he credits UW Bothell and IAS faculty member Bruce Kochis for his introduction to Olympia. At Kochis’ urging, Mead applied for a legislative internship in Olympia, which opened up the possibility of working in state government. “Five years ago ...

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