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Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassadors are alumni representatives who embody the values and aims of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics program. As alumni working across diverse roles and sectors, they support prospective students, current students, and fellow alumni by sharing how they’ve translated their degrees and navigated their careers.

Learn about our Alumni Ambassadors and email iasalum@uw.edu to be connected.

Woogee Bae, '19

Photo of Woogee BaeWoogee Bae is a poet and editor with Snail Trail Press. Her writings can be found in P-QUEUE, Peach Mag, Poetry Northwest, Tagvverk, and elsewhere.

She received an MA in poetry from the University at Buffalo in 2017 and then her MFA from the University of Washington Bothell in 2019. She is a co-founder of Gamut: A Literary Series, former intern with Wave Books, and assistant organizer for the 2019 &NOW Festival at Bothell.

She currently works as a project-based events organizer with Wave Books and a full-time Donor Relations Associate with Seattle Arts & Lectures.

Jessica Hagy, '18

Photo of Jessica HagyJessica Hagy is the artist and writer best known for her Webby award-winning webcomic, Indexed (www.thisisindexed.com). She is the author of the nonfiction books The Humanist’s Devotional (Freethought House), The Art of War Visualized (Workman), How to Be Interesting (Workman), and Indexed (Viking), the novel One Morning (Tartarus), and the poetry collection Here in Line for Security (Ribbon Pig). How to be Fearless (Sasquatch Books), will be published in 2021 and AETUI: Pentagram Poems (Inside the Castle), will be released in 2022.  She has contributed essays, cartoons, and illustrations to more than 20 other books. 

Jessica has been prolifically illustrating, consulting, exhibiting, and speaking internationally since 2006. Her work has been described as “deceptively simple,” “undeniably brilliant,” and “our favorite reason for the Internet to exist.” She received her MBA in 2007 and her MFA in 2018. Her work has been flatteringly featured in Wired, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Publisher’s Weekly and Forbes, among many others. It has also been translated into more than a dozen languages. 

Dylan Hogan, '18

Dylan HoganDylan Hogan earned his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics from UW Bothell in June of 2018. A teaching practicum from UWB where he facilitated a creative writing workshop for housing-insecure individuals materialized into a job doing social outreach at St. James Cathedral following the completion of his degree. In that role, he founded a soup kitchen, directed an urban farm, and acted as a support for volunteers at various Seattle-area outreach programs. He has since stepped into doing volunteer management in the field of substance use recovery at local nonprofit Peer Seattle.

Dylan is one of the founding editors of samfiftyfour_literary, an English-language magazine that was created using nothing but a dream and an iPhone in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The inaugural issue is forthcoming at the end of September 2020. Follow them on Instagram at @samfiftyfour_literary.