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Category: Policy Studies

Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba named 2017 African Leadership Institute Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow

Former Policy Studies student Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba has been named to the 2017 African Leadership Institute Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme cohort. As African Leadership Institute’s (AFLI) flagship programme, the Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme welcomes an elite group of Africa’s highest potential young leaders, representing a wide range of sectors. AFLI is dedicated to identifying, nurturing, and equipping Africa’s future leaders with experiences, insights, and tools so that African-led solutions are developed to address Africa’s challenges. The Institute provides ...

April 10, 2017

Heidi Schauble finds her passion in supporting people with disabilities

Heidi Schauble graduated from UW Bothell with a Bachelor of Arts in Society, Ethics & Human Behavior (’13), and a Master of Arts in Policy Studies (‘15). During this time, she worked as a teacher for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a private, nonprofit school, and she partnered with the Woodinville Rotary to launch the Rotaract Club at UW Bothell, a student club dedicated to civic service. After completing her masters and a capstone research project on education policy issues in Washington State, Heidi was hired as an Employment Consultant for AtWork!...

March 30, 2017

Alumni Shout Out!

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 ...

February 22, 2017

Charlie Collins publishes and speaks on civic engagement

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 ...

November 16, 2016

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

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 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:

September 13, 2016

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

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...

July 12, 2016

Amaranth Borsuk and Shauna Carlisle Win Worthington Distinguished Scholar Awards

IAS faculty members Amaranth Borsuk and Shauna Carlisle received Worthington Distinguished Scholar awards for 2016-17. Borsuk will use the funding to support her completion of her book manuscript, The Book (under contract with MIT Press). Carlisle will devote her time to a study of African and Afro-Caribbean chronic health.

May 2, 2016

Policy Studies Alumni Share their Career Paths with Students

Four Policy Studies alumni recently met with current Policy Studies students to share their career trajectories and lessons learned along the way. Collectively, they highlighted the value and relevance of their education, which built skills in research and analysis, program administration, critical thinking, advocacy, and collaboration. Alumni included: Mariah Crystal (’10), Jefferson Ketchel (’08), Vy Nguyen (’12), and Josh Thompson (’11).

April 28, 2016

IAS Faculty Members Present at the UW Teaching and Learning Symposium

Three IAS faculty members presented at 2016 Teaching and Learning Symposium. Ursula Valdez presented “Assessing Group Dynamics and Efficiency of Collaborative Assignments” in collaboration with Jeff Jensen from STEM, and “From Cascades to Andes: A Collaborative Online International Learning Experience”. ...

April 26, 2016