Student Ambassadors

Brenda Villa

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Hometown: Yakima, WA

Focus: Urban Planning, Community Engagement, Social Justice, and Community Resiliency

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Zipei Wang

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Hometown: Jinan, China

Focus: Education, Community Development, Transportation, Cultural Preservation
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Barbs Mendez

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Hometown: Mountlake Terrace, WA

Focus: My focus is achieving social justice and providing equity for cities. I also am focusing on the environmental aspect, specifically the preservation as well as the implementation of green spaces in low income and minority-based communities. For my minor, I chose urban planning as it goes hand in hand with my overall career goals. (more…)

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Riley Elliott

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Hometown: Fairplay, Colorado

Focus: Architectural Design 
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Andrea Sebastian

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Hometown: Seattle, WA

Focus: Urban Planning, Real Estate, Affordable Housing, Community Engagement, Placemaking and Placekeeping. (more…)

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Katie Layton

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Hometown: Bellingham, WA

Focus: I am focusing my studies on how we can improve cities to be more equitable, enjoyable, and sustainable. I am also interested in how to prevent displacement through affordable housing, community engagement and wealth building, and reinvestment in communities. (more…)

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Alina Ruzicka

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Hometown: Issaquah, WA

Focus: Urban Planning and Ecological Design
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Trielle Alstead

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Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA

Focus: Architecture and Sustainable Development
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Talia Kertsman

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Hometown: Atherton, CA

Focus: Housing Equity, Social Justice, Spatiality of identity in the urban environment
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Liam Collins

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Hometown: Old Saybrook, CT

Focus: Public Policy and Governance, Housing Development, Sustainability, Social Justice
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Nina Rubesch

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Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Focus: Community Engagement, Urban Planning, Architecture
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Brendan Hutchins

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Hometown: Sammamish, WA

Focus: All aspects of the Built Environment
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Emma Wilson

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Hometown: Chicago, IL

Focus: Community Organization and Abolition Ecologies
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Alex Ylagan

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Hometown: Seattle, WA

Focus: Equitable Education, Social Justice for the Youth
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