A Reflection on the EMPA Experience from Madrienne Salgado, EMPA ‘19 

Barb Wilson (MPA ’05) was recently featured in a Puget Sound Business Journal video interview for her long history of LGBTQ advocacy, and her current position as the director of governmental affairs at Vulcan Inc.

At the Evans School, we educate leaders who meet societal challenges with compassion, vision, humility, and authenticity.

Executive Director of Awamaki and Evans School alum, Kennedy Leavens (MPA ’12), was awarded the 2019 World Travel & Tourism Council’s

Former Commissioner and Evans School alum Reynaldo Pascua (MPA ’78) will be honored as the 2019 recipient of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs’ (CAPAA) Vanguard Award.

Highlighted in the Seattle Times, three years after scholarship pledges fell through for 10 south Seattle students, Anthony Shoecraft (MPA ’09) stepped in with a dozen other South Seattle community members to found the MoHundred Scholars

Congratulations to Zach Kearl (MPA ’19) for being named a 2019-2020 Hatfield Fellow!

In continuation of our celebration of Women’s History Month, we connected with another of our notable female alums who has played an important part in shaping the policy landscape of communities around the state.

In honor of International Women’s Day, we reached out to one of our countless inspiring female alums who has made notable contributions to our academic community and has driven meaningful change in the public sector.

On February 27th, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance alumna Renée Hopkins (’98) was chosen by King County Councilmember Joe McDermott as one of this year’s nine recipients of the Martin Luther King, Jr.

Equipped with the skills and expertise they gained at the Evans School, our alumni go on to impact communities across our state and beyond.  Alumna Ana Cortez (MPA ‘91) was

Evans School alum Alexander Casey (MPA '16), a policy advisor on the economics-research team at Zillow, was quoted in The Atlantic on Senator Elizabeth Warren's affordable-housing bill.

MPA graduate Erik Houser won the prestigious EPARCC teaching case award sponsored by the Maxwell School at Syracuse.  Professor Craig Thomas and Associate Professor Stephen Page provided guidance and support on&n

Congratulations, Evans School EMPA alums and Advisory Board members J. Eduardo Campos and Erica W. Campos, on the publication of your book “From Problem Solving to Solution Design” from Forbes Books!
“I want to have the most positive impact in my work that I can. Working in foreign policy and international trade, I can go to work knowing what I am doing affects more than half of the world's population.”
“Public service can address impactful, pressing issues and improve people’s lives, and that is infectious and exciting.”

“Transportation policy is connected to public health, access to jobs and housing, and race and social equity. My work at SDOT influences people’s quality of life.”

“The most rewarding part of my job is working with an incredible team of dedicated public servants. I never anticipated enjoying management as much as I do.”
"At Evans we spent a lot of time working to understand who our stakeholders were and what they needed. This skill has been invaluable to my success.”
“If we put an honest and open minded effort into whatever job we have, and do so with integrity and a dash of curiosity, good things in one’s career can happen.”
“I know how to make [collaboration] happen because of the Evans School MPA program,"
“Making change is a process,” Brian said. “At an institutional level, we need to have people willing to do the work. The Evans School MPA prepared me to do the work that facilitates change for the public good.”
“I see an MPA degree as a tool that provides the foundational skills to operate in the world of social capital”