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Practicing Social Advocacy: The Mini-Series

The Mini-Series is a collection of short interviews with diverse range of perspectives on the topic of social advocacy. We highlight UW staff and nonprofit voices to share the wide variety of ways people practice social advocacy.

Practicing Social Advocacy: Paula Reed, Executive Director of Children’s Advocacy Centers of Washington

Practicing Social Advocacy: Claudia Frere-Anderson, Director of UW Sustainability

UW Staff Panel: Practicing Social Advocacy with Leilani Lewis, Virginia Fausto and Magdalena Fonseca.

Developing Social Advocacy Competency: The Mini-Series with Heather Trim, Executive Director of ZeroWasteWashington
Heather joined Zero Waste Washington in 2016. Prior to Zero Waste Washington, Heather has been active in zero waste issues, including helping lead the Seattle bag campaign and helping get the ban on styrofoam serviceware products passed. Previously, Heather was Director of Science and Policy at Futurewise, focusing on habitat, shoreline, stormwater and other issues related to landuse. Before that, she worked on similar issues and including toxic pollution and plastics. Heather earned a BS in geology from Yale University and a PhD from UCLA in geochemistry.

Developing Social Advocacy Competency: The Mini-Series with Courtney Acitelli, Program Director, UW Impact 
Courtney leads the management of operations and strategic direction of UW Impact programs. Courtney spent a decade working in alumni relations and earned her master’s degree from the UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs before taking the helm of UW Impact in late 2010. Courtney stays busy with her son, rooting on the Seahawks and sailing around the Puget Sound with her husband.

Practicing Social Advocacy: Program Kickoff with Neena Viel, Community Engagement Manager at Northwest Education Access
Neena has over seven years of experience in development, communications, and volunteer management. Prior to joining the NWEA team, Neena held positions at College Access Now; the Arkansas Department of Human Services; and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Neena is a first-generation college graduate and holds a Master’s in Public Service from the University Of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Developing Social Advocacy Competency: The Mini-Series with Ronda Rutherford, Program & Office Manager, Global Business Center, Michael G. Foster School of Business 

Developing Social Advocacy Competency: The Mini-Series with Chris Suh, Building Manager with Northwest Harvest

The First 90 Kickoff: Make 2021 Count with UW Athletic Director Jen Cohen

The First 90: Goal Setting with Lee Davis