About the Authors

Paul Henderson graduated in 2012 from the University of Washington Bothell with a Bachelor of Arts in Society, Ethics, Human Behavior and a minor in Human Rights. While on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, he earned an A.A.S. in Financial Management and an A.A. in Criminal Justice. Currently he works for the Monroe Police Department, where he has been employed as a law enforcement officer for the past five years. Paul’s professional aspirations include detective fieldwork and joining the Air Force Reserves as an intelligence officer. He enjoys spending time with his wife, with whom he shares a passion for international travel.

Brenda Rodgers will graduate from the University of Washington Bothell in Fall Quarter 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies and a minor in Human Rights. Deeply committed to advancing human rights and policy formation, particularly in the area of women and children’s health, Brenda intends to pursue a graduate degree in Global Health. Active in the non-profit world, Brenda is a partner with Social Venture Partners, which provides capacity building support to local education and environmental NGOs in addition to raising money through Timberlake Church, which provides support to orphanages in Kenya, Haiti, and India, as well as a local women’s shelter.

Brenden Mclane graduated cum laude from the University of Washington Bothell in Winter Quarter 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies. His experience as an exchange student in Germany piqued his interest for international affairs and alternative ways of life. Brenden’s research interests include environmental justice, labor rights, globalization, and access to resources in the developing world. He hopes to utilize Geographic Information Systems to solve environmental problems and affect sustainable policy changes, both at home and abroad.

Shawn Friang will graduate with honors from the University of Washington Bothell in Spring Quarter 2012 with a major in Science, Technology, and Society. After homeschooling her five children, Shawn returned to school to focus on her own education. She is currently in the process of applying to the Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems and Sustainability at the University of Washington for Fall Quarter 2012. Shawn then plans to work as a researcher or consultant in the environmental field and hopes to publish additional articles in the future.

Quinn Russell Brown will graduate from the University of Washington Bothell in Winter Quarter 2013 with a major in Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior. He lives happily at home with his parents and sister. He plans to work in the independent film industry one day, writing and directing films as well as organizing funding for films by people of color. He would like to thank Professor Stuart Streichler for introducing him to criminal justice and guiding his research.

Megan Dunn is a first year Master of Arts in Policy Studies candidate at the University of Washington Bothell. Her research interests include policy solutions to issues involving environmental and social justice, environmental health, and gender equality. Megan has a work history in non-profit development, environmental advocacy, and union research. After graduation in June 2013, she will continue to create positive social change as a policy analyst, foundation program manager, or community organizer.

Kathleen Gallentine has worked in international education since 2005. Much of her work with international students has spurred her interest in policy, higher education, administration, and international experiences at two and four year colleges. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian studies from Brigham Young University. Kathleen will graduate in June 2012 from the University of Washington Bothell with a Master of Arts in Education and intends to continue administration and advisory work in international education. She currently works at Lake Washington Institute of Technology as an academic and immigration adviser for international students.

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