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Alumni Connect

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity encourages alumni to "Get Connected" by filling out our online questionnaire to share your story. Those who complete the form may be featured on our OMA&D Alumni Connect web site or in a future issue of E-News. Oscar Rosales Castañeda and Khiem Lai are two alums who recently 'got connected' with OMA&D.

Oscar Castaņeda
Oscar Rosales Castañeda

Oscar Rosales Castañeda graduated from UW in 2006 with degrees in American ethnic studies and history. He currently lives in Seattle. Oscar recently was co-chair of the media relations sub-committee for the Seattle May Day March Coalition that drew over 20,000 participants. He has also been elected to a media relations position with the board for El Comite Pro-Reforma Migratoria Y Justicia Social, an organization that focuses on labor, immigrant and human rights.  Last July, Oscar was one of 10 individuals selected from across the nation to serve as an Immigrant Rights Blogger Delegate at the 2010 Netroots Nation Conference in Las Vegas.   

Khiem Lai
Khiem Lai

Khiem Lai received a bachelor of science in engineering from UW in 1986. He lives in Renton, Wash., and has worked at The Boeing Co. for 23 years. Khiem is married with two children; his daughter is in her third year at the UW and his son is eight years old. Khiem currently volunteers with the National Society of Black Engineers as a mentor for a UW student.

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