Taxonomy Archives: Blog

Q&A with Yoko Shimomura, Chief Operating Officer
From designing her own ethnic studies major to building a 12-year career from a temp job, Yoko Shimomura has always forged her own path. In this Q&A, Yoko discusses growing up during Seattle Public School's busing era, her background in DEI work, and her tv obsessions. Read More
Q&A with Dr. Andy Shouse, Chief Program Officer
Andy Shouse is Washington STEM’s Chief Program Officer and he has spent his career in research and development to eliminate inequities in education. In this Q&A, he discusses the sense of purpose that propelled him to Washington STEM, and why young people still inspire him. Read More
Q&A with Dr. Jenée Myers Twitchell, Chief Impact and Policy Officer
Five years ago, while at University of Washington, Dr. Jenée Myers Twitchell was asked to help write a job description for a new Washington STEM Impact lead. What she learned convinced her to apply. In this Q&A, Jenée discusses her secret talent, how working with UW Community fellows inspires her, and what growing up in Yakima taught her about privilege. Read More
Q&A with Migee Han, Chief Development and Communications Officer
Growing up in a family of teachers gave Migee Han, our Chief Development and Communications Officer, a lifelong interest in education systems. In this Q&A, she discusses her path to the nonprofit sector, her favorite things about Washington state, and what inspires her. Read More
Q&A with Josh Apata, Policy Manager
As a college freshman studying U.S. History, Josh Apata was curious about the past. Today, as Washington STEM's Policy Manager, he is focused on an equitable future for all Washington students. Read on to learn about Josh's education journey, the skill he picked up during the pandemic, and the moments in American history that inspire him. Read More
Recipe for Success at the STEM Summit
It’s nearly the end of the year and, like so many others, we’ll be in the kitchen preparing for gatherings with friends and family. With all this cooking and baking ahead, we’ve got recipes on our minds — even as we think about STEM education. Read More
Q&A with Susan Hou, Community Partner Fellow
Get to know Susan Hou, one of our newest Community Partner Fellows. Read More
Q&A with Palmy Chomchat Silarat, Community Partner Fellow
Get to know Palmy Chomchat Silarat, one of our newest Community Partner Fellows. Read More