Alumni Stories

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.

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Maximilian Dixon receives Governor's Award for Leadership in Management

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Congratulations to IAS alum Maximilian Dixon on receiving a Governor's Award for Leadership in Management! This annual award recognizes managers in Washington state government who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through performance results in the previous year.

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Alumni discuss their careers through IAS Mentor Chats

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During spring quarter, several IAS alumni met with students to share their career pathways. Called “Mentor Chats,” these conversations are intended to assist students with career exploration, job searching, networking, and learning about a range of professional trajectories.  Recent alumni guests included Erik Ashlie-Vinke, Javier Carrasquero, Candice Plendl, Salvador Salazar Cano and Drew Stone

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Frances Lee discusses the power of citation in activist writing

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In their article “It Is Just Me, Or Does Activist Writing Need A Citational Practice?,” Cultural Studies alum Frances Lee discusses citing as an exercise of power. Says Lee, “When we fail to give credit to the authors of the ideas we are building upon, we are preventing people from being acknowledged for their gifts, and even robbing them of the ability to get paid.”

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Neil Low named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

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The UW Bothell Alumni Council has selected IAS alum Neil Low (’03) as Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in acknowledgement of his lifetime achievements. Low is a 50-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department and author of seven detective novels. Due out this summer, his eighth book, “Crazy Love,” is a fictionalized version of the death of Kurt Cobain. 

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IAS hosts third annual Circle of Recognition event

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On May 15, IAS hosted the third annual Circle of Recognition event to honor achievements and contributions of IAS students, alumni, and community partners within the academic year. Honorees were introduced by a faculty or staff member of their choice, and accompanied by friends and family members who had encouraged and enabled their success. Honors included:

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