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Class of 2006
Brady Walkinshaw '06 recently was named to the Washington State House of Representatives.
Class of 2005
Joshua DuBois, MPA ’05, former head of the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, has written a book to be released on October 22, 2013, The President’s Devotional: The Daily Readings that Inspired President Obama, Harper Collins.
Class of 2003
I’m writing to let you know that I have been appointed as the inaugural CEO of the Freedom Fund, starting today. The Freedom Fund is a new $100 million fund set up by leading anti-slavery activists and donors, Humanity United, the Legatum Foundation and Walk Free Foundation, to fight modern slavery - media release below. It will be based in London and I’ll be relocating there in January, after spending Christmas in Perth with my family.
Class of 2001
Sandra Cress, MPP ’01, Director for Africa, One World Futbol Project, Nairobi, Kenya, writes:
“I've been living in Nairobi for over two years now. I am the Director for Africa for the One World Futbol Project. We produce and distribute virtually indestructible footballs around the world. Our recipient organizations include Ministries of Education, and Youth and Sports, INGOs, grassroots NGOs, and a variety of other small and large recipient organizations. Our partner organizations use football for social change - tackling issues such as HIV/AIDS prevention, Life Skills, Female Empowerment, Reintegration of Child Soldiers, Financial Literacy, Peace and Reconciliation, and many other community challenges. So far this year, we delivered over 500,000 balls to programs in: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DR Congo, Puntland, Lesotho, South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, Senegal, Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia, Zanzibar, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, with many more countries in process.”
Denise Dunning '01, director of the Adolescent Girls Advocacy & Leadership Initiative, invites you to visit their homepage and learn more about what the organization is doing for young women. Learn more here
Class of 1999
Rexon Ryu, MPA '99, recently became Chief of Staff to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Erica Keen Thomas, MPP '99, Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, was named a Service to America finalist by the Partnership for Public Service. Full Story
Class of 1998
DeAngela Burns-Wallace, MPA '98, Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Director of Access Initiatives at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, was named one of 50 college and university senior faculty and administrators for the 2013-14 class of the ACE Fellows Program. This program focuses on identifying and preparing senior leadership for the nation’s colleges and universities. Full Story
Class of 1994
Fistula Foundation CEO Kate Grant was recognized by the American Marketing Association (AMA) and American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) for her leadership of the organization for the past nine years.
I gave an invited talk to the National Academy of Science's Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. I spoke on a panel addressing Health Implications of Sustainability efforts, focusing on the Food and Agricuture domain. It was a great honor, and my Science and Technology Policy training at the Woo was great preparation.