Coffee and Donuts in the Park
The Class of 2021 came together to celebrate COVID-19 vaccination, over a year of virtual learning, and graduation by eating donuts and coffee in the park. A few brave juniors joined the celebration and met the seniors in person for the first time!
Truman Scholar: Naomi See
Congratulations to CEP Junior Naomi See who has been selected for the prestigious Truman Scholarship! This scholarship recognizes aspiring leaders nationwide who are driven to make change at the policy level. We are so proud of you! READ MORE
CEP’s First Cookbook
The Communications and Alumni Relations committee designed and printed a fantastic cookbook titled “Cooking, Eating, and Plating (CEP) that will transport readers to the kitchens of former and current CEPsters.
Senior Project Film Festival
The second annual Senior Project Film Festival Night, showcasing our hard-working seniors and their projects that reflect their passions and educational goals within the major. Graphic Credit: Brenda Villa
Husky 100: Reese O’Craven
Congratulations Reese for being recognized as a #Husky100 student! “I intend to devote my career to moving the needle towards a future where wealth is more evenly distributed, communities are designed to be resilient and connected, environmental stewardship and sustainability are valued, and overall wellbeing and happiness are greater.” READ..Read More
The COVID-19 Pandemic forces classes, governance, and even Happy Hour online. Students respond by hosting a CEP Food Drive, creating a CEP Bingo of online community-building activities, and supporting one another through Zoom chat.
Black, Brown, and Indigenous Student and Alumni Panel
Prospective students were able to learn about the unique experiences of current CEP students and alumni throughout their academic and career journeys. Panelists included Vivan Daigre, Elijah Mason, Andrea Sebastian, Shabazz Abdulkadir, Aury Banos, and Kori Carter.
CEP Student Food Drive
CEP students collected virtual donations and donations at stores around Seattle to donate to the UW Food Pantry.
Bonderman Fellow: Anabella King
Congratulations to CEP student Anabella King who has been selected as a 2020 Bonderman Fellow! “As a descendant of the Amskapi Pikuni, Anabella’s itinerary is influenced by her own journey of mending intergenerational trauma.” READ MORE
CEPster elected as 2020-2021 ASUW Vice President!
Amidst the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our institutions need sound, transparent governance and leadership now more than ever. Dalton Owens of the CEP Class of 2021 is hoping to fill that role as the Vice President of the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW). “The..Read More
Husky 100: Julia Jannon-Shields
Congratulations Julia for being recognized as a #Husky100 student! “I aspire to creatively engage communities, and combat environmental racism and injustice in an effort to establish a more sustainable and equitable future.” Read More…
Husky 100: Dalton Owens
Congratulations Dalton for being recognized as a #Husky100 student! “I have sought out opportunities to strengthen my leadership ability in hopes that I can make a change in the world when my time on this college campus has come to an end.” Read More…
Breaking Ground on Existing Roads
CEP senior Sean Long is studying micro-transit as a possible addition to the Puget Sound region’s transportation system. “It would help people take shorter trips and connect to transit without using their cars,” says Long. READ MORE
Greetings from Auckland
CEP senior Sydney Solis boarded a flight to Auckland, New Zealand in early March, not knowing that she was embarking on a one-way journey due to the COVID-19 outbreak. She’s able to keep up with courses online while adjusting to the 19-hour time difference. READ MORE
Bringing Hip Hop to Urban Planning
In recent years, scholars and practitioners in architecture have pushed for consideration of hip hop culture. CEP senior Aury Banos was inspired by this to examine hip hop culture as it relates to urban planning. READ MORE
The last full-major event before the COVID-19 pandemic. Lots of coffee cake was eaten, talents shared, and mushrooms identified. Click through the whole gallery below. Photo Credit: Brian Liu
Let the Record Play
This past year, Nyles Green (CEP ’19) undertook a unique senior project focused on preserving and sharing the stories of black musicians in the Pacific Northwest. READ MORE
CEP Pop-Up Park in Renton
CEP alum Brittany Gillia (CEP ’19) created a pop-up park in downtown Renton for her senior project. Gillia was interested in transforming an unused space into a place for people. READ MORE
CEP Goes to Berlin
13 students spent the summer learning about urbanization, conflict, and community in Berlin. Their experiences culminated in a final film festival. View journal submissions, a gallery, and films below. READ MORE
Class of 2019
The Class of 2019 at the 2017 Fall Leadership Retreat at Pack Forest.
CEP alum Maisha Barnett was featured on the Seattle Growth Podcast: Finding Community in Public Spaces. Catch her segment at minute 34:00! READ MORE
A special shoutout to our planners Hannah Wetter and Eleni Williams for making the event possible, and to Stuart Danford for capturing such excellent photos of the evening. Keynote Speaker: Marcus Harrison Green Student Speakers: Michael Monroe & Catarina Ratajczak
Udall Undergraduate Scholar: Helen Ganahl
Congratulations to CEP junior Helen Ganahl who has been awarded the 2019 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship! “By fostering habitat preservation and sustainable food production, I will bring urban communities into better alignment with the living environment.” READ MORE
Senior Project Night
34 seniors gave 15-minute presentations summarizing the work they have completed over the past 9 months. We are so proud of our seniors! Photo credit: Stuart Danford
Husky 100: Catarina Ratajczak
Congratulations Catarina for being recognized as a #Husky100 student! This award recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. READ MORE
Puget Sound Transit Tracker
CEP senior Kona Farry has created Pantograph, a website and app showing real-time locations of buses, ferries, and trains in the greater Seattle area. Check it out today! READ MORE
Buy a Beer for CEP
Another great fundraiser for the CEP program. We sold 356 pints, even in the rain! PC: Jonas Geier
A Greener Smile is a Good Thing
Isabelle de Mozenette (CEP ’18) is helping the UW School of Dentistry clinics make the world a little greener with bamboo toothbrushes. READ MORE
Passing the Torch
Photo credit: Conor Curran and Megan Herzog.
Senior Project Night
Photo credit: Jamie Carlson.
Buy a Beer for CEP
We sold almost 600 beers and raised over $2k, all in the name of CEP student support. We love our CEP community and Peddler Brewing! Photo Credits to: Maisha Barnett (CEP ’18), Jonas Geier (CEP ’19), and Tony Pai (CEP ’18).
Photos from CEP’s Fall Leadership Retreat, October 2017 — where we got to know our community, took charge of our education, and planned for the year ahead.
Class of 2017
The Class of 2018 at the 2017 Fall Leadership Retreat at Pack Forest.
Photo credit: Steven Fong and Caitlyn Shea.
Senior Project Night
Photo credit: Steven Fong and Megan Herzog.
Photo credit: Megan Herzog, Christopher Campbell, and Kelly Hostetler.
CEP students reflect on an amazing 21st year and look to the future.