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Alumni Profiles

Dakota

Dakota Blagg, BA Law Societies & Justice '15, 

Senior Consultant, Privacy - Booz Allen

Tell us about your current position: I work with various federal agencies to implement privacy regulations, laws, and best practices; design better experiences to give users more control over their own data; and provide privacy training and guidance.
How does your LSJ education continue to influence your career?:In privacy, you sometimes have to get creative to find the solution! The answers vary based on context and are almost never black and white. LSJ taught me to dive into this type of ambiguity, critically examine all perspectives, arrive at balanced conclusions, and communicate effectively in each step of the process. On a topical level, because data privacy is all about protecting personal information and giving individuals more control over their data, LSJ gave me a head start with the conversations we had surrounding the Fourth Amendment, individual rights, property, and space. 
sasha

Sasha Lee, BA Law Societies & Justice '18, 

International Program Coordinator - NorthWest Student Exchange

Tell us about your current position: I oversee and manage the outbound program, which focuses on facilitating the study abroad experience for American high school students in foreign countries.
How does your LSJ education continue to influence your career?: LSJ prepared me to understand political and cultural impact at both a domestic and international level. Because of this program I continued to pursue an international-focused education, which has allowed me to be an advocate for cultural education and exchange through programs such as NWSE.
William

William Langevin, BA Law Societies & Justice '18, 

MPA Student - Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, UW

Tell us about your current position: I am attending the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance looking to specialize in Public Leadership and Decision Making. I intern with the City Manager's Office in the City of Sequim where I am applying my analytical and critical thinking skills to research-based projects for the City spanning across multiple departments and issue areas. 
How does your LSJ education continue to influence your career?: Through my time in LSJ, I became exposed to the expansive and seemingly never-ending questions of "why". This desire for a greater understanding of people and systems introduced me to a more interesting outlook on everyday life where I constantly feel engaged with what is around me. I am grateful for the education provided to me through the LSJ community inside and outside of the classroom as it has changed the way I think which is changing the way I lead and serve others.
nicole

Nicole Roberts, BA Law Societies & Justice '13, 

Associate - Covington & Burling LLP

Tell us about your current position: I am an associate at a large law firm in Washington, D.C., where I maintain an active advertising/consumer protection and investigations practice.
How does your LSJ education continue to influence your career?: My LSJ major introduced me to the role that law plays in society, both nationally and at the global level, which prompted my desire to apply for (and ultimately attend law school). The rigor of the coursework and the quality of my professors prepared me well for the demands of law school. During college, I had the opportunity to take a number of disability-related classes, including a special education law class with a wonderfully caring professor. What I learned int those classes inspired me to work on disability rights issues as a part of my pro bono practice at which I currently practice.
martina

Martina Kartman, BA Law Societies & Justice '09, 

Soros Justice Fellow - Community Justice Project at Public Defender Association

Tell us about your current position: I am a Soros Justice Fellow with the Community Justice Project (CJP) at the Public Defender Association. In this role, I support community based responses to interpersonal and state violence that uphold the needs, humanity and dignity of all impacted people.
How does your LSJ education continue to influence your career?: LSJ provided me with the frameworks, tools and language to engage with complex social problems. I've gained not only the knowledge, but also the relationships, mentors and community to guide my work.
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