Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:30am
Join us for our annual LSJ Alumni Gap Year Pan
el on in Savery 130! Four terrific LSJ alumni (see bios below) will discuss how and why they decided to take gap year(s) in between undergrad and grad school and how that decision impacted their future career trajectory. Light spring roll dinner provided! RSVP requested.
- Anu Sidhu: Anu is a 2014 LSJ and Economics graduate. After gradation she worked for AmeriCorps at Seattle Community Court, spent a year teaching in Japan, and most recently worked as a Program Coordinator for Snohomish County Mental Health Court. She is in her first year in the Masters in Public Administration program in the Evans School at the UW.
- Kelsey Sanders: After graduating from LSJ in 2014, Kelsey took two years off before returning to UW to pursue her Masters in Teaching. After graduation, Kelsey accepted a job as an Insurance Underwriter for Safeco Insurance, while still volunteering at King County Correctional Facility as an Educational Intern. After some time, Kelsey knew she wanted to be a teacher and made the decision to quit her full time job and go back to community college to earn the credits required for her endorsement. During this time Kelsey worked as a nanny, a basketball coach, a forensic handwriting analysis, and a Starbucks barista before moving back to Seattle to start the MIT program. She is currently in her second year of teaching 9th grade Honors Humanities and AVID at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Washington.
- Reed Klein: Reed graduated from the LSJ program in 2015 and is currently back at the UW as an Masters in Social Work student. He spent his gap years learning more about the criminal justice system as both a prison volunteer and an employee working in prisoner re-entry and addiction counseling.
- Grace Nguyen: Grace graduated from LSJ in 2016. During her gap year she worked as a project assistant at Pacifica Law Group which gave her hands on experience in five different fields of law including litigation and public finance. During this time she traveled Asia extensively and continued volunteering in her community. She is currently a first year JD candidate at UW School of Law.