Undergraduate Academic Affairs

June 8, 2011

UAA Alumnotes: Spring 2011

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

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Joe Figel

UW alum Joe Figel presented “Camera trapping for ocelots (leopardus pardalis) in Rio Hondo, Bolivia” in the 2005 Undergraduate Research Symposium. His undergraduate research project focused on using cameras to obtain data on the presence or absence of an endangered or threatened species in a given area.

UAA alumni:
What are you doing now? How have your undergraduate experiences impacted your current work? Tell us about it by emailing UAAalum@uw.edu and we’ll include it in the Alumnotes section of this e-newsletter.

As a UW undergraduate, you may have participated in service learning, presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, received a Mary Gates Leadership award or served on the Honors Student Advisory Panel. All of these experiences (and more, in fact) make you an alum of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Check out what some of our alumni have been up to since graduation:

Lindsay (Wallace) Boswell, ’01, ’09, and Jared Boswell, ’01, live in Yakima, Washington, with their son Jonah. Jared is a deputy prosecuting attorney for Yakima county in the Special Assault Unit and Lindsay works as director for advancement services at Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington.

Joe J. Figel ’05, is enrolled in the Conservation Biology Ph.D. program at the University of Central Florida. He was recently awarded a Wild Felid Legacy Scholarship and continues to help lead jaguar conservation efforts in Latin America.

Neil E.J. Low, ’03, is a police captain with the Seattle Police Department and a published novelist, with three mysteries in print. Neil’s wife Lesley, ’06, ’08, is a speech language pathologist with the Snohomish School District. Visit Neil’s website for information on his latest books and events or to arrange a Seattle Mystery Walking Tour.

Elise (Saba) Stephens, ’07, is working on her novel-in-process Moonlight and Oranges, a contemporary retelling of the Eros and Psyche Greek myth. She plans to seek representation and publication in the next year. As an undergraduate, Elise was a Mary Gates Leadership Scholar, Honors student in the English Department, and was named the President’s Medalist for transfer students in 2007. Elise’s blog may be found here.