Selam Misgano

Selam Misgano, Othello-UW Commons manager


Selam serves as the Commons’ on-site manager and works to build connections between the University of Washington and Southeast Seattle communities. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a master’s of public health and a master’s of public policy from the University of Michigan. Her professional focus is on community-driven policy and program work, with a particular focus on people of color, immigrants and low-income communities.

Sunny Ysa

Sunny Ysa, administrative assistant

Sunny graduated from Whitman College where she studied international politics and history with a particular focus in immigration and refugee studies. Her professional focus is working with communities to be actively engaged and involved in public policy and decision-making processes. Her other interests include geography, food history and culture, and intergenerational memory.