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Alumni Stories

Thriving alumni in every field

The College of Arts & Sciences prepares students for a lifetime of discovery and leadership. Our alumni have made their mark as elected officials, artists, and scientists. They include tech entrepreneurs, global health experts, Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize recipients, performing arts innovators, and NGO founders. We celebrate their important and varied accomplishments.

Alumni Stories

Marina Dunaravich

A Russian Reconnection

Marina Dunaravich reconnected with Russian language and culture years after leaving Russia as a child. A new scholarship celebrates her Russian heritage and family.

Turkiya Lowe at the Grand Canyon.

A Place for History

As chief historian for the National Park Service, Turkiya Lowe (PhD, History, 2010) helps bring history to life.

Portrait of Nancy Jooyoun Kim

The Last Story of Mina Lee

Nancy Jooyoun Kim (MFA, Creative Writing, 2006) talks about her novel, The Last Story of Mina Lee

Cherry tress on the UW quad.

Two Views of the Korean American Experience

Two UW authors share very different stories about the Korean American experience.

Randy Pepple and Cathy Allen wearing masks representing their political affiliations.

Mixing Politics & Friendship

Strategists on opposites sides of the political aisle co-teach a course on political campaigns.Good thing they're close friends. 

Helen Noyes at the CIA Memorial Wall

A Gift for Language

A love of languages and a long career with the CIA inspired Helen Louise Noyes (BA, 1969) to support UW students studying challenging languages. 

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