Efrain Gutierrez (MPA ’10) grew up in Capilla de Guadalupe Jalisco, Mexico. Exposed to the struggles of poverty at an early age, he wanted a career in which he could be a catalyst for social change and came to the Evans School to turn these aspirations into reality.
Brian Hoxie (MPA ’09) chose to pursue an MPA at the Evans School to learn how to solve public policy problems. Forging his own path, he created an individualized specialization in national security.
After working in nonprofit public relations and at FareStart, a Seattle-based nonprofit culinary job training program, Rebecca Ehrlichman Blume (MPA ’10) enrolled at the Evans School to supplement her on-the-job learning with formal education, preparing her for future positions in nonprofit management.
Preston Thompson, Executive MPA graduate and retired director of The Boeing Company, discusses his Evans School experience.
Bett Schlemmer, Executive MPA alumna, talks about her time in the program and how it's helped her move forward in her career.
Issaquah City Councilmember Mark Mullet shares his advice to prospective Executive MPA students.
Mario Trevino, City of Bellevue fire chief (retired), discusses the value of an Executive MPA.
Student Dani Fumia explains why she chose the Evans School and how her Ph.D. research on social inequality and educational attainment is progressing.
Alumna Alicia Kinne reports on finding sustainable funding for higher education through her MPA degree project.
Visiting Committee member Ginny Anderson discusses women in leadership.
Jon Hickey (MPA ’08), freelance videographer and web designer, shares his thoughts on the value of an MPA and the future of digital media in public policy.
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