Bio: I grew up in Lacey, Washington, moved to Seattle to attend UW for my undergraduate degree, and never left. I spent the next several years working as an IT consultant. I was so inspired by the awesome female leadership team at one of my nonprofit clients that I jumped ship and started working for them. I’m still working with them as a grants and research coordinator while in school. My academic interests are rooted in social policy. I want to help communities build assets and rely less on safety net policies. In my spare time, I play the saxophone in a UW band, bake and consume too many cookies, and try to enjoy as much Seattle sunshine as possible.
Why did you choose Evans?: I love living in Seattle and I was so excited to learn that this program existed in my own backyard! I was initially drawn to the nonprofit management track, but I was sold on the holistic approach that Evans offers and the flexibility given to students to create their own paths through the program electives.
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Ask me about: Social Policy: Poverty, Education, & Social Welfare; Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Internship: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services - Food Programs, Olympia, Washington