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GOLD Alumni Council

Headshots of the 9 GOLD Council 2020-21 members.

TOP ROW: Danny Bui, ’20, Camilla Koon, ’10, Simone Willynck, ’13, ’19, Reesha Flavors, ’17, BOTTOM: Stephanie Benipal, ’17, Kate Mead, ’11, ’14, Malika Garoui, ’15, Kenneth (KaeBee) Burns, ’12, Michaela Gormley, ’09.


Composed of University of Washington Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) alumni, the UWAA GOLD Alumni Council strives to engage, connect and inform the UW GOLD population through UWAA events, programs and membership. The Council serves graduates from each UW campus and represents most UW schools and colleges.

The GOLD Alumni Council plays a vital role in reaching out to members of the GOLD population and fostering a Husky community that welcomes all members. GOLD Council contributed to a number of the UWAA’s most popular events during the 2020-2021 academic year, including:

  • Serving as session moderators, creating content and sourcing panelists for the UWAA’s Career Development Series.
  • Co-presenting the UW Alumni Book Club’s conversation with journalist Jenna Hanchard.
  • Creating a BIPOC-owned restaurant guide for attendees of the UWAA’s Short Talks: Power event.
  • Staffing pop-ups around Metro Seattle and moderating “Ask an Expert” sessions during GOLD Welcome Week.

In collaboration with the UWAA, the GOLD Alumni Council explores new ways to serve and connect the larger GOLD alumni community, with special focus on personal and professional development, racial equity, and social and service opportunities. A representative of the Council also serves on the UWAA Board of Trustees nomination committee.

Join the GOLD Council!

We are currently accepting applications to join the GOLD Alumni Council for the 2021-2022 term. Complete your application below. Deadline for applications is Oct. 15, 2021.

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Meet the 2020-2021 GOLD Alumni Council

Stephanie Benipal, ’17

Danny Bui, ’20

Kenneth (KaeBee) Burns, ’12

Reesha Flavors, ’17

Malika Garoui, ’15

Michaela Gormley, ’09

Camilla Koon ’10

Kate Mead, ’11, ’14

Simone Willynck ’13, ’19