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

headshot of Trey Causey

Working Toward Responsible AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is an essential tool at Indeed, a global job-matching and hiring platform. Trey Causey (2009) works to ensure that the company's AI promotes equity and fairness. 

Tiana Cole + Brad Blackburn III seated behind a microphone.

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.

Lisa Dabek holding a young tree kangaroo in her arms.

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. 

Headshot of Tré Cotten

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. 

Alex Minami with Seattle Opera sign on the wall behind him

Building Connections Through Opera

Lokela Alexander Minami (BA, 2010; MA, 2012) turned a lifelong passion for opera into a career that introduces others to the art form.

Alexa Bednarz walking in India

Raising the (Sustainable) Roof

Alexa Bednarz (BA, Communication, 2012) turned an idea for environmentally friendly roofing material into Eco-Shelter Inc. Its first manufacturing facility will open in India in 2024. 

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