IAS News

Alumni Shout Out!

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Joyce Kabura Mwangi ('15, Cultural Studies) has co-founded the non-profit organization Hohmann Community Services Initiative, which provides low income communities in Snohomish and King County with access basic human services.  Julianna (Mandler) Martin (’12, Policy Studies) has been promoted to Management Analyst at County of Santa Clara’s Clean Water Program. Alia Marsha (’16, Media & Communication Studies) authored a recent article for The Seattle Globalist that covered how Bellevue businessmen benefitted from Japanese American incarceration.  Melissa Watkinson  ...

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Abigail Echo-Hawk discusses indigenous research as storytelling on Red Talks

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Alum Abigail Echo-Hawk (’09, MA in Policy Studies; ’07, American Studies) shared her approach to research with indigenous populations on “Red Talks"...

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Charlie Collins publishes and speaks on civic engagement

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IAS faculty member Charlie Collins published "Transforming social cohesion into informal social control: Deconstructing collective efficacy and the moderating role of neighborhood racial homogeneity" in the Journal of Urban Affairs.  He also gave a talk at The Society for Community Research & Action Western conference on "A Process Model of Civic Engagement and Mobilization: From Uninformed and Disengaged to Agents for Social Change," along with ...

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David Doyle becomes City of Seattle’s new Open Data Program Manager

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Last week Master of Arts in Policy Studies alum David Doyle (’15) began a new venture as City of Seattle’s Open Data Program Manager.  His primary focus is continuing the implementation of Seattle’s open data policy, which involves coordinating efforts across all City departments to accelerate the publishing of high value datasets into http://data.seattle.gov. In February 2016, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an Executive Order directing all City data to be "open by preference," meaning City departments should make their data accessible to the public after screening for privacy, security, and quality considerations.

A Microsoft employee for 18 years, David credits the Policy Studies program as key in his transition to public service.  Describing his trajectory, David writes:

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Alums Partner with UW Bothell Faculty on Grad and Undergrad Community-Engaged Learning

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IAS alums Mike Irons ('13, Policy Studies) and Nora Karena ('14, Cultural Studies) have been recognized for their facilitation of community-based and applied learning opportunities for UW Bothell graduate and undergraduate students respectively.  Irons, who is Snohomish Superior Court Juvenile Court Program Manager, has engaged Policy Studies students as interns in various programs...

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