March 10, 2009

Miya Forrest

By Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Miya Forrest

I graduated from the University of Washington in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Ethnic Studies (AES) and Community, Environment and Planning (CEP) with a minor in Architecture. Within my majors, I focused on Asian American communities and community development practices. These interests led me to work at the International District Housing Alliance (IDHA), a non-profit housing services and community building agency located in Seattleā€™s Chinatown/International District. As operations manager at IDHA, I currently support our housing stabilization, eviction prevention, domestic violence, youth development, financial literacy and outreach programs that seek to improve the quality of life for Asian Pacific Islander, immigrant, refugee, and limited English speaking communities in greater Seattle. I am also involved with the Wing Luke Asian Museum (WLAM), a pan-Asian American museum that focuses on contemporary Asian American culture, art, expression, history, political and social issues, and community.

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