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Alumni of the College of Arts & Sciences have shaped our region, nation, and world.

College of Arts & Sciences alumni are fueled by a collective desire to use their skills for good — to make a difference in the world around us. They include Nobel Prize recipients, Pulitzer Prize winners, groundbreaking scientists, influential artists, numerous state and U.S. representatives, and founders of companies and NGOs that improve lives across continents. 

Many alumni stay involved with Arts & Sciences, helping to empower students and faculty, create innovative programs, and change lives. Their philanthropic support and gifts of time, energy and expertise uplift everything from scholarships to research.


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Mentorship for Black Professionals, Earbuds Not Included

Identity Unboxed, a podcast created by alums Tiana Cole and Brad Blackburn III, explores the experiences of Black professionals in the Seattle area.

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Protecting Ghosts of the Forest

Lisa Dabek (PhD, Psychology, 1994), senior conservation scientist at the Woodland Park Zoo, studies and protects tree kangaroos in the cloud forests of Papua New Guinea. 

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For Dialect Coach, Every Voice is Unique

As a dialect coach, Tré Cotten (MFA, 2017, Acting) has gained national attention for his ability to help actors bring authenticity to their characters. 

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Inspire students to pursue their interests

A UW Arts & Sciences education provides a solid foundation for our alumni, and their life experiences and accomplishments take them far and wide. Our job quiz shows students what’s possible through alumni examples. Share your story of how your Arts & Sciences major led to a fulfilling career.

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You are a Husky for life

As a UW alum, you are part of a global community of Huskies.  Stay connected with the University, help develop young leaders, and enjoy many membership benefits when you become a part of the UW Alumni Association.