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The Art of Black Urbanism; a conversation on Black visibility

The Art of Black Urbanism; a conversation on Black visibility

The art of Black urbanism: Creating space to be seen,” The Daily, 2019

The UW Department of Urban Design & Planning recently hosted an event that featured a conversation between interdisciplinary storyteller Jessica Rycheal and post-doctoral fellow Dr. Matt Miller. They explored the complexity of Blackness, visibility, and the power of being authentic in a world that wasn't made for you.

Emile Pitre

Emile Pitre

Celebrating 50 years of resistance, community-building, and resilience,” The Daily, 2018

This story celebrates the legacy of the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D). What began as a sit-in by Black Student Union (BSU) in UW President Charles Odegaard’s office led to the creation of OMA&D as a resource for minority students.

Dr. Christopher B. Teuton

Dr. Christopher B. Teuton

Department of American Indian Studies maintains roots in the Pacific Northwest and grows outward,” The Daily, 2018

This story focused on the Department of American Indian Studies and their focus on centering indigenous knowledge, particularly with the UW’s location on Duwamish land. This program enables students to explore representations of indigenous people in every discipline and tell their story of resilience.

Portrait of a McNair scholar

Portrait of a McNair scholar

McNair Program provides holistic support for students interested in graduate studies,” The Daily, 2018

This article focused on a program that support students who are historically underrepresented in graduate programs. I talked about the importance of community and sharing their experiences in a safe space.

Poster for “Take Back the Night”

Poster for “Take Back the Night”

Finding the light: SARVA empowers survivors of sexual assault to share their story,” The Daily, 2017

Take Back the Night is an open mic for victims and survivors to share their stories. By breaking the silence, SARVA strives to empower victims and survivors of sexual assault to share their stories on their own terms.

A scene from "Because Of Who I Am," one of the short films presented by Marcella Ernest.

A scene from "Because Of Who I Am," one of the short films presented by Marcella Ernest.

Indigenous Feminism: Creating a new narrative by empowering indigenous voices,” The Daily, 2017

The event “Finding Native Feminist Pleasure in Film: Indigenous Queens who Refuse to be Princesses” was part of a series hosted by the Intellectual House titled “Indigenous Feminisms,” which intended to explore the complexity of gender identity and how it connects to the history of indigenous people while providing supportive programming to Native American students, faculty, and staff.



STEM

Cory Joseph

Cory Joseph

When being ‘selfish’ about using Microsoft products gets personal,” IT Showcase, 2018

For Cory Joseph, ensuring accessibility is personal. As a person with a visual impairment, Cory Joseph is committed to ensuring that Microsoft lives its mission to empower every single person on the planet, starting with its employees. He does this by holding developers and designers accountable to create inclusive and accessible products.

WiUX Conference attendees

WiUX Conference attendees

Annual [Women in User Experience] Conference explores creative confidence, breaking barriers, and empowering users,” The Daily, 2018

In line with my mission of empowering womxn and underrepresented minorities in STEM, I covered the annual Women in User Experience Conference, which enabled attendees to learn from industry professionals and connect with others members of the UX community

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Investigating how learning to use a brain-computer interface impacts connectivity in the whole brain,” The Center for Neurotechnology, 2017

This piece summarized research on how proficient use of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) can lead to changes in brain activity, and if changes due to learning how to use the BCI persist after the person is no longer actively engaged with the device.

Ed Lein, investigator at the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Ed Lein, investigator at the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Expanded online database on aging, dementia, and traumatic brain injury,” The Daily, 2016

The article highlights the collaboration between the Allen Institute for Brain Science, UW Pathology and Internal Medicine, and Group Health that led to the expanded online resources on aging, dementia, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

education

& outreach

Tommy LaGuardia

Tommy LaGuardia

Scholar Spotlight: Tommy LaGuardia,” Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team, 2016

Many people are familiar with the linear path to become a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, but the path to a career in research is harder to quantify. Thanks to the Summer Scholars Program at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Scholar alumni and current high school senior Tommy LaGuardia identified his interest in research, which he hopes to pursue at Stanford.

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Reaching for the STARS,” The Daily, 2017

This article highlights the goals of UW Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) program which strives to provide academic support, community, and advising for economically disadvantaged and educationally underserved students who want to pursue an engineering major. Every student should be given the opportunity to thrive in higher education, regardless of where they come from.