The Guts to Choose! – A discussion about diverse career possibilities

The Gut to Choose!

Who are you? Who do you want to be?!

This is A diverse career panel

inviting gutsy speakers from different backgrounds to show you the possibilities in career paths, the courage to choose what you really want, and the perseverance to fight for it.

We also have several undergraduates from different disciplines to share their stories of struggles, dedication and inspirations.


Thursday, May 28th, 7-9pm


First Floor Common, HUB

––– Panelists –––

Wilson Mendieta

Wilson has had a broad performing career inclusive of concert dance, t.v., commercials, voice overs, and the Broadway stage. He now teaches at the University of Washington, and will serve as the Director of the Musical Theater Program beginning the Fall of 2015.

Molly Moon

Molly left her job as Executive Director of Music for America to start Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream, and now works to make the world better, one scoop at a time by advocating for worker’s rights, supporting local farms and spreading joy with delicious ice cream.

Geeman Yip

Geeman left his job at a major computer company to create BitTitan. With his incredible vision and mission, great care of his employees and customers, BitTitan is now one of the fastest growing tech start-ups in Seattle.

Rachel Chapman

Rachel works as an Associate Professor in the University of Washington Anthropology department. She is also an advocate for prenatal care, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, women’s health and development.

Di Ye

Di fearlessly quits her high-tech corporate job and steps into talent development as a professional life and career coach and entrepreneur.

“Sometimes, a stop can be a fresh start for a bigger picture.”

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Summer volunteer opportunity for students in Seattle

Summer volunteer opportunity for students: FIUTS SUSI Ambassador Program

Will you be in Seattle this summer? Want to meet college students from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka? Apply to be a SUSI Ambassador and be e a mentor, friend and leader to 20 South Asian journalism students coming this summer!

See full details about the SUSI program and this opportunity on our website: (Ambassador application can be downloaded under “Get Involved”)

We’ll also be holding an optional info session on Wednesday May 27th at 4:30pm in the FIUTS office (HUB 206).

For more details, email Tom Lang at

SUSI, the Study of U.S. Institute for Student Leaders in Journalism and New Media, is an educational program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. This exchange program will bring 20 undergraduates to Seattle to study journalism and new media from June 22nd to July 18th, 2015.

FIUTS (The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students) connects university students to local and global communities through programs that build international awareness, cross-cultural communication, and informed leadership. Based on campus at the University of Washington, FIUTS programs create a community of international and American students, members of the local community, and alumni around the world.

LGBTQ Health Panel Flyer

What are the health issues that affect the LGBTQ community? Come to this panel discussion to hear about a breadth of LGBTQ health topics from researchers, practitioners, and advocates. All are welcome!

LGBTQ Health Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, May 28th

Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Location: HUB 145

Doors open at 5pm. Food will be provided! (hint: it’s pizza)

Facebook event:

2015-2017 SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program – Apply by August 14, 2015

The Prevention Fellowship Program is proud to announce OPEN RECRUITMENT for the 2015-2017 SAMHSA/CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for the Prevention Fellowship Program.

The Prevention Fellowship Program invites qualified individuals who are seeking professional growth in the field of substance abuse prevention. Fellows receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000, and will be required to work 32 hours per week. There are 15 Fellow positions available. These individuals will be assigned to a mentor from participating State agencies and National Organizations throughout the United States and U.S. Pacific Jurisdictions. (Visit the application Web site at for a list of participating locations).

The SAMHSA CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program was launched in 2006 in an effort to build a workforce of substance abuse professionals. During the 2‐year fellowship program, which combines Web‐based and in-person trainings, fellows improve their skills and their knowledge of prevention practices. During their Prevention Fellowship Program experience, fellows focus on acquiring the necessary skills for success in the fields of public and behavioral health. The fellowship will also assist each fellow in the development and implementation of a Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) service plan for his or her assigned state agency (or organization).

The Prevention Fellowship Program prepares fellows for International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) certification as substance abuse prevention specialists. This professional development program allows fellows to

· work within State agencies or a National Organization, while being supported by mentors;

· receive training in behavioral health, substance abuse prevention, and other professional development area including (but not limited to) health communications, evaluation and data collection, and ethics;

· learn a set of core competencies in preparation for the Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) exam;

· develop management and leadership skills; and

· prepare themselves for potential opportunities within the behavioral health field.

Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience and trainings in competency areas such as behavioral health promotion, the Strategic Prevention Framework, community organization, public policy and environmental change, program planning, and evaluation. Fellows will learn new techniques, master best practices in the field, and apply knowledge gained from their professional and cultural experiences.

A fellow’s responsibilities may include designing, coordinating, implementing, or assessing the performance of substance abuse prevention coalition programs. The work may include participating in data collection and program evaluation; developing prevention plans to increase substance abuse awareness; developing prevention education programs; and preparing and maintaining reports, records, and documents pertaining to funding sources.

Applications will be accepted from eligible candidates through Friday, August 14, 2015. To apply, candidates may complete and submit the online application, which is available at

Individuals seeking selection into the Prevention Fellowship Program must meet the following criteria and provide associated documentation:

1. U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions residency;

2. Must meet at least one (1) of the following education/work experience:

a. At least two (2) years of college from an accredited academic institution and a minimum of two (2) years paid work experience in public health, behavioral health, clinical or social science areas; or

b. a Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in public health, behavioral health, clinical or social science areas;

3. Two (2) letters of recommendation from an academic and/or professional reference;

4. A detailed essay of 500 words or less on why the candidate should be selected for the fellowship and how becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist would support his or her career goals; and

5. A strong interest in the substance abuse prevention and behavioral health.

Applicants will be notified of their selection status on or before Friday, September 4, 2015. Selected candidates are tentatively expected to begin the Prevention Fellowship Program on or after September 15, 2015.

For additional information, please contact the Prevention Fellowship Program at (240) 485-1700, ext. 3287 or e-mail preventionfellowship.

SEHA Club Officer Positions

Club Officer Positions – Student Environmental Health Association

The Student Environmental Health Association (SEHA) is looking for 2-3 co-leaders for the 2015-2016 school year. SEHA is an undergraduate club for students interested in environmental health. We strive to increase awareness of ongoing public and environmental health issues through events such as documentary screenings, career panels, volunteering and student study sessions (with food!).

The leaders would be responsible for planning and executing events throughout the school year, promoting a forum for students to post about volunteer work in the area, and working alongside other students in the department. This is a great leadership opportunity and a chance to get further involved.

If you are interested in this position or would like more information on the club in general, please contact one of the current officers or respond to this email by Friday, May 29th.

Madison McInnis – mcinnm2
Alex Walton – alexmariewhite
Kate Lee – kyoyi94


SEHA Officers

Out In the Night Film Screening and Post-Film Discussion

In 2006, under the neon lights of a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City, a group of African-American lesbians were violently threatened by a man on the street. The women fought back and were later charged with gang assault and attempted murder. The tabloids quickly dubbed them a gang of “Killer Lesbians” and a “Wolf Pack.” Three pleaded guilty to avoid a trial, but the remaining four — Renata, Patreese, Venice and Terrain — maintained their innocence. The award-winning film Out in the Night examines the sensational case and the women’s uphill battle, revealing the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system.

This a free, family-friendly event that will feature activities for kids. Following the screening Renata Hill and Terrain Dandridge will appear to participate in an audience discussion and Q&A. Autographed posters will also be available for cash sale.

FREE — first come first serve on the day of the event.

On- and off-campus sponsoring organizations and resources will be tabling before the screening.

Off Okanogan Lane near W Stevens Wy NE
5:30 PM, Doors @ 5:00 PM

-For a map to Bagley Hall please reference:!/bag

-Bagley Hall’s #4 entrance (approaching from Drumheller Fountain) is wheelchair accessible and there will be spaces for those who need it (and their companions).
ADA Access Guide for Bagley Hall:

-To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso OR contact kdunphy.

-University District Metro Bus Routes can be found here:

-The Central Plaza Parking Garage is the nearest general parking lot to Bagley Hall. The lot is accessible from 15th St between NE Campus Pkwy and 41st St.(

-Accessible parking Lot C7 at southwest side of Chemistry Library is closest and has wheelchair parking and disability parking.

-There is also potential street parking surrounding the campus, on 15th Ave, University Way, and Brooklyn Ave.

-Bagley Hall is not kept scent-free but we ask that you do not wear scented/fragranced products (e.g. perfume, hair products) or essential oils to/in Bagley in order to make the space accessible to those with chemical injury or multiple chemical sensitivity.