Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


June 16, 2015

MESA Featured in Washington Business Magazine

MESA Featured in Washington Business Magazine

OMA&D’s Washington MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) excels at building pathways to college and careers in STEM fields for female and underrepresented minority students in grades K-12 and community college. The program was featured in the Spring 2015 issues of Washington Business Magazine.

No Longer Invisible: Lanna Lee

Lanna Lee

“I come from a Southeast Asian background with the unique religion of Islam. I am blessed to come from the background as I do because it has provided me the understanding of diversity.”

June 12, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Daniele Meñez

Daniele Meñez

“My parents were both overseas Filipino migrant workers (OFWs) who met while working abroad as waitstaff at the Dai Ichi Hotel in Saipan. Although I was born in Saipan, my sister was born in the Philippines.”

June 11, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Shwe Zin

Shwe Zin

“My eldest sister was born 4 months after the 1988 uprising in Burma. Not long after she was born, my father fled across the border to Thailand, along with the many students involved in the uprising.”

June 8, 2015

OMA&D’s Ross Braine Named 2015 UW Distinguished Staff Award Recipient

Ross Braine - 2015 Distinguished Staff Award

Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine, director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House and the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s tribal liaison, will be honored as one of five Distinguished Staff Award recipients at the UW’s 45th annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony on Thur., June 11, at 3:30 p.m., in Meany Hall Auditorium.

June 5, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Johnny Le

Johnny Le

“I come from a family that believes in showing vs saying. As a kid, I always found it hard that my parents never told me they “loved” me or praise me for my efforts like I saw my friend’s parents do.”

June 3, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Ly Huynh

Ly Huynh

“My father’s family immigrated after the Vietnam War. My paternal grandfather was a south Vietnamese military police officer and his family was specifically targeted after the war.”

June 1, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Nicki McClung

Nicki McClung

“One of the strongest aspects of Japanese culture is the family aspect. Even when my family came to North America there was always such an emphasis on family.”

May 29, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Jes Phillip

Jes Phillip

“I was born and raised on the island of Chuuk, Micronesia. My family moved to the U.S for better education and job opportunities. It wasn’t easy to transition from a small island to a big country, but because my parents had hope for my siblings and I, they tried their very best to move all of us to the U.S.”

May 28, 2015

No Longer Invisible: Benny Tran

Benny Tran

“Like many others, my family migrated to the US in hope of finding opportunity and a better life. They migrated in different waves and worked to establish themselves so that the next group of family members would have something to come to and look forward to.”

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