IAS alumni are thriving in their lives and careers! Learn what our graduates are up to through this collection of stories.

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Nikki Neuen connects her talents to gender diversity

Nikki Neuen

Nikki Neuen (’04, American Studies) is Associate Director for Gender Diversity Education and Support Services, where she focuses on infrastructure management, communications, grant writing, and everything else.  “Our staff is so small, that we all help with everything – conferences, marketing, volunteer management, fundraising – you name it,” Nikki explains. Gender Diversity increases the awareness and understanding of gender diversity in children, adolescents, and adults by providing family support groups, education and training to professionals serving trans youth, and through their annual international conference, Gender Odyssey

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Alumni Shout Out!

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EJ Juarez (’14, Cultural Studies) is now Partnerships and Government Relations Manager for The Seattle Public Library. Previously, he served as Executive Director of Amplify, an organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and electing progressive champions in Washington and Oregon.  Emily Anderson ('09, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) has joined ICEBRG, a community and network security firm, as General Counsel.  Prior to, she worked at Microsoft as Senior Program Manager in Legal Privacy Compliance.  On November 8, Sean Alley ...

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Erin Sanchez applies cultural studies to entrepreneurship

Erin Sanchez

Erin Sanchez (’13, Cultural Studies) is passionate about work/life balance.  After several years of freelancing as a writer and marketing consultant, she launched Candidly Erin to support women in their journeys to “…flee the 9-5 and build businesses they love.”  Drawing from her experiences of procrastination and self-doubt, Erin provides women with business skills and actionable strategies for becoming successful entrepreneurs. Recently, she spoke at Seattle’s GeekGirlCon 2017 on ...

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Kyra Laughlin receives full scholarship to attend The Women’s Convention in Detroit

Kyra Laughlin

This past weekend (October 27-29, 2017) Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS) alum Kyra Laughlin attended the Women’s Convention in Detroit. The convention, aptly titled “Reclaiming Our Time,” was coordinated by the same women who organized the Women’s March in January 2017  which drew hundreds of thousands of people to rally in support of women's rights and to resist the multitude of injustices marginalized communities face. ...

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Creative works of Susan Brown reach local and international audiences

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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics alum Susan Brown (’14) has been busy!  Her artist book Mythical Magical Physickal Madness was included in the Heroic Works exhibition at University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries last summer. In October, a second copy was exhibited at Seattle's Antiquarian Book Fair, which showcases thousands of rare and antiquarian books and ephemera.

Brown is also ...

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