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Get Connected with OMA&D

OMA&D encourages alumni to “Get Connected” by filling out our online questionnaire to share your story. Those who complete the form may be featured on our OMA&D Alumni Connect web site or in a future issue of eNews. The following alumni have recently “connected” with us:

Emily Bomar

Emily (Anderson) Bomar graduated in 2008 and is currently the Recruiting Programs Manager at CampusPoint in downtown Seattle. Last spring, Bomar married fellow UW alumnus and former football player, Tahj Bomar. The couple recently bought their first home in Lake Tapps, Wash.

Rosa Hernández Sheets

Rosa Hernández Sheets received a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from UW 1995. Currently an associate professor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Sheets has a new book out that is poised to make a major contribution in the field of diversity pedagogy. The book, Diversity Pedagogy: Examining The Role of Culture in the Teaching-Learning Process, received the National Association of Multicultural Education Award.

Grace Kim graduated from UW in 2006 (College of Built Environments). With her husband Michael Mariano, they started their own architectural practice, Schemata Workshop, in 2004. They received a national award from AARP and the National Association of Home Builders. In 2006, Wiley & Sons published her book, The Survival Guide to Architectural Internship & Career Development. In 2008, she received the Young Architect Award from the National American Institute of Architects. In 2009, Schemata Workshop received the Mayor’s Small Business Award from the City of Seattle.
Veronica Mendoza-Jenkins graduated from the UW School of Medicine in 2006 and completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2010. She worked at the Anchorage VA last summer and has since returned to Tucson where her husband is a graduate student at the University of Arizona.

Rolando Rodriguez

Rolando Rodriguez graduated from UW in 2008 with a bachelor’s of arts in International Studies-Latin American, and a minor in diversity. He is currently the Internal Regional Diversity Consultant for Aerotek, Inc., and is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the diversity strategies and initiatives of the company’s West, Northwest, and Midwest Regions.

Winifred Rosborough-Gillins received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1985 and a master’s degree in Education, Leadership and Policy Studies in 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. She is currently the director of the Good Pharaoh Foundation. Her daughter, Whitley, is a student at UW, majoring in political science and biology. Her son, Reginald, is a senior in high school. Her husband, Reginald Gillins, Sr., is a cryptographic analyst and founder of the Good Pharaoh Foundation.