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May 24, 2021

Urban Design and Planning interdisciplinary Ph.D. student named to the 2021 Husky 100

Congratulations to Lan T. Nguyen, a doctoral student in the Graduate School’s interdisciplinary Urban Design and Planning Ph.D. program, who was honored as part of the 2021 Husky 100! Lan studies the impact of natural disasters on communities, particularly, communities of color. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lan helped launch a symposium with other graduate students…


May 19, 2021

Alfonso Carlos Peña Graduate Fellowship

The Peña Graduate Fellowship was established to provide support to graduate students engaged in research and/or activities related to wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House). Awardees must have financial need and an interest in and a commitment to addressing social and environmental issues impacting American Indian, Alaska Native, and/or other indigenous communities. Deadline: Monday, June 14 , 2021,…


November 16, 2020

UW Ford Fellows on Science, Community and Applying for Fellowships

Profile pictures of Ford fellows Colleen O'Connor and Jorge Cisneros

The secret to helping secure a fellowship is being able to tell your story through the personal statement, O’Connor said. One way to help stand out is showing how one’s research can impact the community. -Colleen O’Connor Being able to tell her story and the story of her research to audiences as varied as elementary school children and the…


September 25, 2019

Explore GSEE’s History (formerly GO-MAP)

This story is part of a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of GO-MAP, now known as GSEE. Learn more. Welcome to the start of the GSEE story! We are so proud of our history, our struggles, our achievements, and, especially, our alumni.  As part of our 50th anniversary celebration, we produced a timeline that incorporates profiles of…


Michelle (Mimi) Acosta, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology, 1980-1989 Every year in the Department of Psychology, there was one graduate student of color who was charged with supporting students of color within the program. This official departmental position was funded by a fellowship from GO-MAP*. I was one of the graduate students who held this position in the 1980’s.  The…


Jason Wooden, Ph.D.

Department of Genetics, 1996 Wooden works in the Seattle area and is a full-time entrepreneur, with a number of projects in health and biomedical sciences. Wooden recalls how GO-MAP* functions helped him get out of the lab and make connections across disciplines.  Graduate school can be very arduous for people. It can be a long…


Tyrone Caldwell Howard, Ph.D.

College of Education, 1998 Dr. Howard came to the UW after teaching in elementary school classrooms in Compton, California. Advised by Professor James Banks (the “Father of Multicultural Education), Howard studied multicultural education, academic achievement among African Americans, and equity in the classroom. Howard has continued onto an impressive career as a professor of education…


Jessica Yellin, Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering BSME – 1989 MSME – 1996 Ph.D. – 2004 For Jessica Yellin, Ph.D., ‘04, GO-MAP* provided emotional support and community as she tackled a challenging graduate school program and cared for her family.  Yellin describes herself as “a local yocal and kind of a lifer.” Having grown up in the Seattle area, she…


Morris Johnson, Ph.D.

School of Environmental & Forest Services, 2008 “I’m quite sure if it wasn’t for GO-MAP*, I wouldn’t be in my position now,” says Morris Johnson, a research fire ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service and a UW affiliate professor. “I would not have gone to graduate school, would not have gotten the Gates Millennium Scholarship to…


Audra Gray-Dowdy, M.Ed., Ph.D.

College of EducationM.Ed. – 1999Ph.D. – 2011 As a student, Audra Gray-Dowdy formed an informal network of peers of color to help her navigate graduate school. GO-MAP* helped to formalize these networks and expand their reach beyond her department.  Through conversations in the GO-MAP office and GO-MAP social events, Gray-Dowdy made connections that showed her…



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