Debbie Brown is in the Master of Arts in Cultural Studies program at UW Bothell. Her areas of interest include critical theory and feminist geography, with a focus on Zambia. She is a lead writing consultant in the UW Bothell Writing Center and a graduate research assistant for Professor Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, in as the assistant editor for the academic journal Theatre Topics.
Salena Ashanti Farris is a second year graduate student in the Masters of Arts in Cultural Studies Program. Her research interests are gender and sexuality and post-modern identity formation by queer youth. She has been fortunate enough to work with students connected to high school gay/straight alliances and believe they are engaging in radical politics that will change our world for the better.
Damian Rainey is a current student in the Master of Arts in Policy Studies Program at UW Bothell. His studies focus on the application of research methods to address policy areas such as housing, trafficking in humans and weapons, national security, and human rights. He graduated from UW Seattle with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Gary Seilheimer is a career nurse. His interest in health care started as a college student while living in Egypt. While working as a nurse, he has taken care of many people with various health problems, and is shifting his focus to public health activities. Most recently, he has become interested in the health care of children in orphanages in developing nations.
Barbara Thomas graduated from UW Bothell in 2009 with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and is currently pursuing an MA in Gerontology at the University of Southern California.Her research interests are ageism, queer-friendly aging communities, autobiographical studies, and gerontological education. She loves poetry, biographies, yoga, Anne Sexton, Dennis Kucinich, gardening, and outsider art. Her poetry has appeared in Between the Lines, Clamor, and Sinister Wisdom. Barbara lives in Everett with her partner Cate, son Nicholas, and two dogs Hugo and Vita.
Kazue Ishibashi-Woodle was born and raised in Chiba, Japan. She graduated from the University of Washington Bothell in Fall 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Global Studies. While attending UW Bothell, she developed a passion for policy studies and hopes to continue in this with graduate work. She is also interested in working with research programs and being a part of solutions to environmental issues. She worked as a Japanese interpreter for ten years.