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Mateó B. Ochoa: An unexpected shift from global travel to community arts organizing

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Last November, Master of Arts in Cultural Studies alum Mateó B. Ochoa joined Sundance Institute as their Senior Manager of Community Programs. In this role, Ochoa amplifies the creative works of local theater artists and filmmakers through live and digital public programs throughout the State of Utah. Perhaps best known for its annual film festival, Sundance Institute is a leader in discovering and supporting independent artists, and its reach is worldwide. It’s a place that suits Ochoa’s commitment to elevating other artists — and a place they did not expect to find themself one year ago.

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Jin-Kyu Jung on living in smart cities

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IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung gave a presentation on “Smart Engagement with Citizens Unbound” at the “Join Venture and Joining Governance” session in “The 1st Sejong Smart City Forum” held in Sejong, South Korea. Jung discussed the need to engage closely with the citizens in embracing the diverse perspectives and opportunities of living in the smart cities and ...

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Alka Kurian moderates Q&A for Writing with Fire

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IAS faculty member Alka Kurian co-moderated the question and answer session for the film Writing with Fire screened at the 2021 Seattle International Film Festival. The award-winning film is about "the fearless journalists behind Khabar Lahariya, India’s only newspaper run by Dalit (“untouchable”) women, as they fight for truth and justice in the face of hostile patriarchy and ...

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Erin Kerrigan: From serving food to serving families

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IAS alum Erin Kerrigan (’11) served as a waitress for more than a decade before she enrolled at UW Bothell. She got a job at the Career Center and says that job helped her find her current path. The Global Studies graduate now works as a community engagement manager for the Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families.

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Celebrate National Poetry Month

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In honor of National Poetry Month, enjoy works by IAS alumni G. FoxStephanie Segura, and Kristine Jeanyoung Kim, featured in past editions of Clamor, UW Bothell’s literary and arts journal. There will be a virtual launch event for the 2021 edition on June 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check the Clamor website for a link to the launch event.

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