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IAS alumni are thriving in their lives and careers! Learn what our graduates are up to through this collection of stories. Many are open to discussing their experiences. To connect with an alum, email iasalum@uw.edu.


IAS selects 2021 Hall of Alumni Excellence inductees

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Each year IAS honors the extraordinary achievements and contributions of its alumni through the Hall of Alumni Excellence, and we are excited to announce our 2021 inductees: Woogee BaeMaximilian DixonMorgan MentzerAlejandra Perez, and Ben Wiselogle. ...

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Kaylee Galloway announces candidacy for Whatcom County Council

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Alum Kaylee Galloway has announced her campaign for Whatcom County Council District 1, which includes Downtown Bellingham, Western Washington University, and Fairhaven. Galloway currently serves as a legislative aide for State Representative Debra Lekanoff. Previously, she served as Community Liaison for Congresswoman Suzan DelBene in Whatcom and Skagit Counties and as a Staff Assistant for Senator Maria Cantwell in Washington, D.C.

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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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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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