Leadership Launchpad Virtual Internship – Application Deadline June 27th

Dear Economics Department,

This is Patrick Curzon reaching out to you regarding the Leadership Launchpad Virtual Internship Program, which provides professional skills and experiences such as project management to help advance our future generation of leaders in government, industry and community affairs.

We are excited to announce that this will be a completely virtual, internship program taking place this Summer. We’re currently recruiting University of Washington undergraduates interested in leadership development, civic engagement, and public relations.

We are hoping you could forward this opportunity to your students. The application deadline is June 27th @ 11:59pm.For any further questions, please contact me at (707) 591-4102 or by email at patrick. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Leadership Launchpad Internship Flyer – Summer 2021.pdf

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Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation Opportunities

See below for opportunities with the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation at UW Medicine:

  1. Data Analyst, Surge Team
  2. Data Analyst, Tobacco Metrics Team
  3. Data Specialist, Resource Tracking US Spending Team
  4. Data Extraction Analyst, Environmental Risk Factors Team
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Career Panel – You Look Like an Economist: Changing the Face of Economics – May 26th, 4:30pm

You Look Like an Economist:
Changing the Face of Economics

A career panel presented by:
The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee & The Economics Mentorship Program
Department of Economics, University of Washington

Wednesday, May 26th | 4:30-5:30 p.m. (PDT)
Zoom Link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/99185005991
RSVPs encouraged: link

What does an economist look like? What are the challenges and consequences of diversity in economics-related fields?

Come hear from our panel of economists on the challenges they have faced in their careers, both as students and professionals. Our panelists will discuss how learning economics has helped to shape their transitions from college to career, and how economics has affected their ways of thinking in today’s socioeconomic and sociocultural climate for marginalized and underrepresented communities.

We aim to expose the problems, barriers, and obstacles to making change, and hope to discuss how diverse perspectives and experiences across race, ethnicity, and gender help to ultimately advance the field of economics.


Theresa Henry
PhD Student, Economics, University of Washington
BA 2013, Economics, University of Georgia

Lt. Stephen Martir
Supply Corps, United States Navy
BS 2009, Economics, University of Washington

Dimitri Perera
Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Wizards of the Coast
BA 2008, Economics, University of Washington


Melissa Knox
Associate Teaching Professor, Economics, University of Washington
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

This event is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please register and submit questions for our panelists using this Google Form.

Zoom Link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/99185005991
Zoom Meeting ID: 991 8500 5991

Questions about this event may be directed to econdei@uw.edu.

Department of Economics
305 Savery Hall, Box 353330
Seattle, Washington 98195-3330

phone 206.543.5955 / fax 206.685.7477
econdei@uw.edu / econ.uw.edu/diversity

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ECON 235: Introduction to Environmental Economics

Please see the attached flyer for info on ECON 235: Introduction to Environmental Economics for the 2021 Summer Session A-Term.

Department of Economics
305 Savery Hall, Box 353330
Seattle, Washington 98195-3330

phone 206.543.5794 / fax 206.685.7477
econadv / econ.uw.edu


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ENVIR 250 Survey: Please distribute this to your students!


I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend! We are from the Program of the Environment and our research group is conducting a survey to collect data on e-waste disposal, consumption, and awareness among UW students. Our target is to get a variety of responses across different majors on campus, so we would appreciate it so much if you can forward this survey to your students. The survey should only take about 3-4 minutes and the responses will remain anonymous. Thank you so much!



Vivian Chen

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Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander Racism: Past, Present, and a Brighter Future

Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander Racism: Past, Present, and a Brighter Future

WHEN Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
ONLINE MEETING LINK washington.zoom.us…
EVENT TYPES Special Events

Gautham Reddy, MD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Radiology
School of Medicine
Chair, Faculty Council on Multicultural Affairs
University of Washington

Yoriko Kuzuki, PhD, ARNP
Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
School of Nursing
University of Washington

Michael Spencer, PhD
Presidential Term Professor
Director, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander & Oceanic Affairs
School of Social Work
University of Washington

Naomi Ishisaka
Assistant Managing Editor for Diversity, Inclusion and Staff Development
Seattle Times
Hye-Kyung Kang, MSW, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Social Work
Seattle University
Linh Thủy Nguyễn, PhD
Assistant Professor, American Ethnic Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Washington
Jane Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor, Social Work
University of Washington

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Join us for Data Science in the Public Sector!

Please join the MS in Data Science for our Data Science in the Public Sector panel happening Monday, May 10 from 6-7 PM on Zoom. We’ll be joined by three panelists to talk about how they’re using data science to make an impact in the fields of government and education. We’ll have some questions to kick things off, and we encourage you to bring your own questions for them, as well! You can RSVP at this link.


Jane Barker is a Senior Data Scientist at Seattle Public Schools, where she serves as a technical lead for the district 9th Grade Success Tracker and works with district stakeholders to identify areas of inquiry and develop supporting analyses. She also leads a research study investigating how district teachers and staff members interact with district data platforms and dashboards to identify opportunities for improved usefulness and usability. She has developed machine learning models predicting on-time graduation and college and career readiness, and leveraged causal inference methods to explore factors predicting participation in remote learning platforms. Jane holds a PhD in cognitive psychology and neuroscience from the University of Colorado Boulder, where her research program investigated environmental and genetic influences on children’s developing self-regulation and self-direction. She also holds an MPA in public policy analysis and public finance from Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to her current role, she was a researcher at McREL International and a consulting researcher with the Marsico Institute of Early Learning. When not in the office, Jane prefers to be on a trail – skiing, backpacking, or hiking.

James Lamar Foster is a Ph.D. Candidate at The University of Washington’s Education Policy, Organizations, and Leadership program in the College of Education. His work investigates questions at the intersections of race, place, policy, and practice. His current research uses analytical approaches from critical theory and organizational theory in concert with computational methods to understand how school leaders create conditions to foster marginalized students’ social and emotional development. Lamar enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching Manchester United F.C. in his free time.

An alum of the MSDS program, Richard Todd is Data Analytics Lead for the City of Seattle; in this role he is lead data scientist in the Office of the Mayor and responsible for the City-wide data science program. Projects range from ad-hoc business intelligence to predictive modelling and A/B testing; they cover the breadth of City service areas from homelessness services, to utility customer outreach and library loans! Richard’s first child was born in March, meaning that he is on parental leave from the City and has abandoned all hobbies for the time being.

We hope to see you on the 10th!



Tori Gottlieb (she / her pronouns)

Assistant Director of Career & Alumni Services

Master of Science in Data Science

University of Washington

W: uw.edu/msds

P: (206) 221-3807

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ASUW Jobs – F&B Director

My name is Gabby Rivera and I’m the current Personnel Director for ASUW. In this role, I am in charge of all hirings for the ASUW.

I am hoping you can share this opportunity with your students.

The Finance and Budget Director serves as the Chief Financial Adviser for the Associated Student of the University of Washington and works with all ASUW entities and student organizations to understand the funding process, monitor expenditures, and ensure that funding requirements are met. Additionally, the Finance and Budget Director acts as the Treasury of the Board of Directors, ensuring that the Board of Directors follows all relevant financial policies and procedures.

This is a great opportunity for students to lead a team, manage a $1 million budget, give presentations and practice public speaking, and contribute to the school community.

All payment and hour information can be found in the job posting on Handshake. The application closes Sunday, May 9th at midnight. If you have any questions, please contact asuwpd.

I’ve attached the job description.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Gabby Rivera | Personnel Director

Pronouns: She/her/hers

E-Mail | Office Hours | Facebook | Twitter

HUB 121E


20210311-Finance and Budget Director (JD 2021).pdf

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Svoboda Diaries Project

A Svoboda Scavenger Hunt: Join a Contest to Explore Historical Diaries and Win a Prize

The Svoboda Diaries Project is a digital humanities project that works to preserve 19th century diaries. Affiliated with the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, the project works with 20 undergraduate students each year from a variety of majors.

This quarter, the Svoboda Diaries Project is hosting a four week virtual contest centered around the diaries of Joseph Svoboda, who traveled up and down the Tigris River while working as a steamship purser for a British trading company. Spanning over 40 years, the diaries provide a glimpse into daily life in the Ottoman Empire from the mid- to late 1800s, and include personal accounts of important political, social, and economic events of the time.

Each week, the contest is centered around a different theme. This week, the theme is Steamship Industry. The steamship industry was central to Baghdad’s economy in the late 19th century.

To participate in the contest, read about the weekly theme and provide your own insights by answering questions. When you participate, you increase your chances of winning a $25 gift card!

  • Contest dates: April 19, 2021 to May 14, 2021.
  • Each week, there will be a new theme and set of questions posted.
  • Each question will have a different theme: archeology, epidemics, shipping, and more!
  • By participating, you can enter a lottery to win a gift card!

Participating is simple! Here’s a few easy steps to follow:

  1. Each week, check out the new topic that will be posted on our website.
  2. Read about the theme, complete the tasks, and then answer the weekly questions.
  3. Done! Look forward to next week’s question.

Each week, we will also post crowdsourced visualizations of everyone’s answers from the previous week! Make sure to visit and see what you contributed to.

You can also keep up with the project and the online contest by following us:

Facebook: @svoboda.diaries

Twitter: @SvobodaDiaries

Instagram: @svobodadiaries

Ready to participate? Go here: http://www.svobodadiariesproject.org/ to participate now!

Annie T. Chen, PhD

850 Republican St., Box 358047

Seattle, WA 98109

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization

University of Washington


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Paid Leadership Opportunities with the ASUW Office of Government Relations

The ASUW Office of Government Relations is hiring for three positions! Gain valuable policy experience, advocate for important issues, and join a community of student leaders.

Director of Legislative Affairs closes May 9th

The Director of Legislative Affairs is the ASUW’s main lobbyist in Olympia. They serve as the Chair of the Legislative Steering Committee, research legislative issues of student interest, and communicate their work to the ASUW Board of Directors. They spend the Winter Quarter in Olympia to advocate for policies relevant to the annual ASUW Legislative Agenda. Interested? Email asuwogr with any questions.

Assistant Directorcloses May 16th

The Assistant Director oversees the Office of Government Relations staff, strategic planning, and budget; serves as the Vice Chair of the Legislative Steering Committee; and coordinates research on legislative issues of interest to students. Interested? Email asuwogra with any questions.

Community Organizercloses May 16th

The Organizing Coordinator is in charge of the ASUW’s voter registration and Get Out the Vote Efforts. They build coalitions for the work of OGR by connecting to both on-campus and off-campus entities, like working with RSOs, local activism organizations, and other student groups. They also meet frequently with local communities stakeholders too! Interested? Email asuwogrc with any questions.

Follow @ASUWOGR on Instagram to stay updated on Q+A sessions, open office hours, and Day in the Life videos as you prepare to apply and check out our website at ogr.asuw.org.

Visit Handshake to view all the other positions with ASUW that are currently hiring for next year!

Volunteer applications are also open for the 2021-2022 Legislative Steering Committee. Shape the policy agenda that our team will lobby for during the next legislative session. Learn more and apply here: tinyurl.com/ogrlsc2021.

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