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David Doyle publishes book “Ask What You Can Do” on need for public technologists

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Alum David Doyle (’15) has published the book “Ask What You Can Do: Why local government needs more technologists and how you too can serve.” Inspired by his own shift from the tech sector to public service - and lack of guidance - Doyle provides an inside account of his experience while urging readers to help build the next generation of local government. ...

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Melanie Malone's work highlighted as part of UW’s Urban Environmental Justice Initiative

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With a background in soil science and geology, Melanie Malone positions her work in the space of Critical Physical Geography, a theoretical framework that connects biophysical sciences to social sciences and spatial analysis. In her teaching and research, Malone’s technical experience in the environmental remediation of industrial and Superfund sites merges with a consideration of social justice and equity. She emphasizes that issues like racism and sexism are environmental problems, yet ...

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Megan Dunn is elected to Snohomish County Council

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Congratulations to Megan Dunn, who was elected to Snohomish County Council in November! The M.A. in Policy Studies alum will represent District 2, which includes Everett, Mukilteo, and Tulalip. An experienced community leader, Dunn is ...

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Zarefah Baroud creates documentary “Stories from the Homeland”

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Telling the story of her own family, Zarefah Baroud created a documentary film about the displacement of Palestinians, an event they refer to as the Nakba - Arabic for “catastrophe.”  Baroud undertook this endeavor as her undergraduate capstone project while studying Media & Communication Studies (’19) at UW Bothell. 

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Shibuki Hanai discusses his Public Management Fellowship with City of Hillsboro

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IAS alum Shibuki Hanai (‘14, ’18) has been serving as a Public Management Fellow for the City of Hillsboro, Oregon since July. This fellowship is designed for emerging leaders with a strong commitment to public service and provides a breadth of experience in local government. Hanai talked with IAS News about his motivations to seek the fellowship and how his interdisciplinary education prepared him for this experience.

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