2008 Authors

Yvonne Dingman will graduate from UW Bothell in the spring of 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) and a minor in Human Rights. In the autumn, she will begin a Master of Arts program in Counseling Psychology. Currently, Yvonne is working as a Community Advocate for Eastside Domestic Violence Program and as a Victim Advocate for the Victim Assistance Unit for King County Juvenile Court.

Nicole Rose is Seattle born, and graduated from the University of Washinton Bothell June 2008 with a Major in Community Psychology and Minor in Human Rights. Her 2007 Senior Seminar in Washingto D.C. forver changed her life, when she learned she is a true, through-and-through humanitarian. Her next endevor is graduate school where she will further pursue her interest in human rights. In addition to writing about human rights violations and inequality around the world, she loves to meet new people, experience other cultures and to travel with a backpack on herback, exploring the earth in all its beauty and glory.

Ebou M A Cham was born and raised in a small town called Albreda, The Gambia. He received a diploma in forestry and worked in The Gambia forestry department as a forest ranger for over three years before moving to the United States. He graduated from North Seattle Community College with an Associate degree in nursing and is presently working as a registered nurse in a long term care facility. He intends to move to a hospital setting upon graduation from UWB in spring 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing . He plans to pursue a Master’s degree, and eventually a PhD., in global health and research focusing on health disparities in developing countries.

Barbara A. Thomas will graduate from UW Bothell in spring 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts & Science (Culture, Literature and Art) and a Minor Human Rights. She currently serves as the Literary Editor for Clamor, the UW Bothell literary and arts journal, is a member of the UW Bothell IAS Advisory Counsel and a member of the UW Bothell’s Gay/Straight Alliance. Presently employed in the health care profession, Barbara is committed to social justice by advocating for the elderly and shedding light on human rights abuses throughout the world. She plans to attend graduate school in 2009, though is undecided on a major.

Jacob Galfano is a candidate in the Master of Arts in Policy Studies (MAPS)program at the University of Washington, Bothell. His interest in media advocacy was sparked by an undergraduate class he took in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) Department at the same campus. Since then, he’s participated in various capacities with media activist organizations like Seattle’s YES! magazine and Reclaim the Media, and Toronto’s journalists for Human Rights.

Charlotte Becker lives in Duvall with her husband and two children. Graduating in 2008 with an IAS degree majoring in Society, Ethics and Behavior with a minor in human rights. Future educational aspirations are to attend graduate school to focus on either law or policy studies. Career goals include working with a nonprofit organization in hopes of bringing additional attention to human right violations occurring worldwide. Has truly enjoyed her experience at UWB and has gained invaluable knowledge from the tremendous teaching staff.

Kathleen Hashbarger graduated from the UW Bothell in fall 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (Culture, Literature, and the Arts), with a Human Rights Minor. Her “life course” was changed after examining the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—in particular she has embraced an article from the preamble: Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Global health became her focus as she wrote major papers on Extreme Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, and cluster munitions. She also participated in an undergraduate research project that was presented by UWB professors at the May 2007 Events Structure Conference, hosted by the Danish School of Design in Copenhagen, Denmark. That research focused extensively on the social, ecological, philosophical, and psychological consequences of human consumption and garbage creation. She will seek employment with a Non Governmental Organization whose mission is in support of global health, education, and the development of freedom and human capability.

Mary Jonasen is a senior at the University of Washington Bothell. She will graduate in June 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Society, Ethics and Human Behavior. Her passion for studying policy studies, human rights and social change developed while at UWB. Mary currently works in the field of human resources and plans to pursue a graduate degree in policy studies. She enjoys the encouragement and support of her husband, Marvin and her son, Andrew who is studying political science at WWU.

Laura Fricke is a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Policy Studies program at UW Bothell. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and currently works in the water quality program at the Washington Department of Ecology. Laura is interested in pursuing interdisciplinary and practical solutions to environmental issues.

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