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OMA&D Alum Ricardo Ruiz - We Had Our Reasons
November 14, 2022
Book Reading UW alum and former OMA&D student and now author, Ricardo Ruiz (’21), has published a book of poetry titled We Had Our Reasons. As described by Ruiz, it is a collection of poems he created in collaboration with other members of the Mexican farm community in Eastern Washington. “The poems, vivid and pointed,…
Chenoa Henry (Tulalip) Appointed Director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House
July 1, 2022
The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Chenoa Henry (Tulalip) as the new director for OMA&D's wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House. Henry's appointment will begin on August 1, 2022. Chenoa is a Tulalip tribal member and has served as manager of the Grants and Self-Governance Department for Tulalip…
UWAA Recognizes Alumni with Deep Ties to OMA&D
June 16, 2021
Join OMA&D in congratulating two long time OMA&D partners for their recent awards and honors from the UWAA. Both recipients have deep ties and a demonstrated commitment to OMA&D and the University of Washington. Through their efforts UW continues to become a more diverse and equitable community for faculty, staff, and students. Colleen Fukui-Sketchley Colleen…
Alumni Gather to Cheer on Husky Football
November 23, 2016
OMA&D alumni and friends came together to cheer on the nationally-ranked UW football team to a 66-27 victory over the California Golden Bears at a special viewing party at the Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle, Nov. 5.
OMA&D’s Magdalena Fonseca To Receive UW Distinguished Staff Award
May 31, 2016
Magdalena Fonseca, associate director for the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), will be honored at the UW’s 46th annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony on June 9 (3:30 p.m.), at Meany Hall Auditorium.
May 22, 2012
Rosa is a UW graduate with a B.A. in Art History (’04). She completed her master’s degree in Public Administration (’11) and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Education. Rosa is the program services coordinator for OMA&D’s Ronald E. McNair and Early Identification Programs.
May 22, 2012
I am currently a principal in the Tacoma School District. My husband retired last June from the Army Reserves after four terms of deployment. He works for the state. We have two high school aged youth. Our daughter is a 10th grader and our son is a 12th grader who is hoping to be considered…
May 22, 2012
I went to the UW from 1978-80, as a graduate student, and returned in 1984 for my dissertation year. I received my Ph.D. degree in June 1985. I went to Seattle, a long way from my home in Puerto Rico, to complete graduate studies. I was a political science professor at Interamerican University of Puerto…
January 3, 2012
Lauren Burns, ’05, is a Senior Associate at Freestone Capital Management within the Alternative Investment Group. Lauren works in operational due diligence related to hedge fund and fund of fund investments for the firm. She also assists in onboarding and negotiating all ISDA contracts for the firm’s proprietary funds. Prior to joining Freestone, Lauren worked within…
Jocelyn P. Ferguson
October 24, 2011
Jocelyn P. Ferguson has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and directs Mills College’s Corporate and Foundation Relations. Ms. Ferguson brings to the position expertise in fiscal management, strategic planning, major gifts fundraising, grant writing, and volunteerism.
July 7, 2011
I graduated from the University of Washington in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies - Latin America, and a minor in Diversity. While at the University of Washington, the OMA&D was instrumental in achieving academic and personal goals en route to graduation.
April 20, 2011
Winifred Rosborough-Gillins received an undergraduate degree in English (1985) and a master’s degree in Education, Leadership and Policy Studies (2000). A former elementary school principal and high school assistant principal in Shoreline, Mukilteo and Mount Vernon, she taught for 10 years and was an administrator for 10 years. Currently, she is the director of the…
Rosa Hernández Sheets
March 28, 2011
Dr. Rosa Hernández Sheets graduated from UW in 1995 with a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. Currently an associate professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Dr. Sheets has a new book out that is poised to make a major contribution in the field of diversity pedagogy.
March 28, 2011
After graduating from UW School of Medicine (2006), I completed my psychiatry residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2010. Since then I have taken time off to travel, relax, and spend time with family. I will be starting my first job this April at the Anchorage VA where I will spend the…
March 28, 2011
My husband Michael Mariano and I (CBE, March '06) started our own architectural practice in 2004, Schemata Workshop. We just received a national award from AARP and the National Association of Home Builders. In 2006, Wiley & Sons published my book, The Survival Guide to Architectural Internship & Career Development.
Emily (Anderson) Bomar
March 28, 2011
I graduated in 2008 and am currently the Recruiting Programs Manager at CampusPoint located in downtown Seattle. I love my job as I get to work mostly with current college students and recent college graduates, helping connect them with local employers for internships and careers!
Oscar Rosales Castañeda
June 4, 2010
Oscar Rosales Castañeda graduated from UW in 2006 with degrees in American ethnic studies and history. He currently resides in Seattle.
May 27, 2010
Ever since I graduated in June 1998 I have worked for Volt Services Group (Technical Recruiter,Lead Recruiter, Program Manager, Account Manager), Microsoft (Staffing Consultant, Program Manager) and currently at Revel Consulting (Solution Delivery Associate).
March 11, 2010
Khiem Lai received a bachelor of science in engineering from UW in 1986. He currently resides in Renton, Wash., and has worked at Boeing for 23 years.
September 2, 2009
It is exciting to know that the OMA&D is still doing its thing! The program helped me tremendously when I was a student in the 1970's in making the transition from small town USA to a large metropolitan campus. During my career in architecture, I am proud to have had the University as one of…
August 27, 2009
Life has been busy but in a great way. I recently published my first book entitled "The Only Black Student," a book being considered "a mentor in a book" for students of color at predominantly white Universities.
My Tam H. Nguyen
June 14, 2009
My Tam H. Nguyen graduated in 2006 from the University of Washington in International Studies and Journalism. She recently graduated from the 2009 Leadership Tomorrow (LT) class, and is an alumna of the 2008 Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF) Community Leadership Program.
June 12, 2009
As an undergrad the services offered by the OMA/D were invaluable to my experience at the UW. I was able to tap into the student services at the IC, which essentially kept my head above water in my pre-cal class, and really take advantage of all of the exciting programming offered at the ECC/T. Participating…
March 30, 2009
A graduate of University of Washington (BA in English, 1995) and recent Seattle resident, Naca finished her PhD in English from the University of Nebraska in May. Her poems have appeared recently in HARPUR PALATE, CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, and INDIANA REVIEW, and are forthcoming in PRAIRIE SCHOONER and RIO GRANDE REVIEW.
March 19, 2009
I graduated from the University of Washington in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. As an undergraduate, I used many of the OMA&D services such as the Instructional Center, Ethnic Cultural Center, as well as serving as a Student Ambassador.
March 17, 2009
Stephanie Gardner '01 currently works with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity(OMA&D) serving as the Associate Director for the LSAMP Program.
Hattie Sewell Shannon
March 16, 2009
Hattie Sewell Shannon graduated from UW in 1972 with a degree in English and in 1975 from the Law School. She currently resides in Houston, Texas where she works as a Criminal Defense Attorney.
March 10, 2009
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.
February 25, 2009
Greg Lewis was an All American football player at the UW from 1987-91. After graduating with a degree in Political Science he continued his football career with the Denver Broncos of the NFL. He currently servers as Director of Advancement for OMA&D with the goal of raising money for scholarships to support the next generation…
January 2, 2009
Keoke Silvano '05 currently works with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), serving as a Reentry Counselor.
January 2, 2009
My name is Cecilio Espinoza and I currently live in the Seattle area. I graduated from the UW in 2006 and double-majored in Spanish & American Ethnic Studies: Chicano Studies.