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The Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership at Seattle University

Why Education Needs Hip Hop

James Miles, Assistant Professor

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James Miles' acclaimed TedX Talk focuses on his mission to narrow achievement gaps using the arts as a tool to navigate inequitable educational systems.

Meet our Students and Alumni
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Sharon Nyree Williams, MFA '09

Learn how alum Sharon Nyree Williams' work with the Kraken's Unity Fund Heroes of the Deep is positively impacting the community.

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Katy Hannigan, MFA '17

Alum Katy Hannigan and Claudia Bach, Arts Leadership faculty, conducted research for the CERF+ Artist Readiness Project.

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Samantha Anderson, MFA '22

Having grown up as a singer, performer, and lover of theatre, after four years at Oklahoma State University, Samantha decided to completely change her career path to reflect her passion and desire to advocate for the arts. 

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Adetola Abatan, MFA '22

She is a chemical engineer who recently rediscovered her artistic side as a collage artist. She primarily works with paper and fabric to explore ideas of being, becoming and belonging.

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Shannon Welles, MFA '19

Shannon found herself at the table with political representatives, fellow employees, community leaders, and musicians to organize preservation of the Showbox, one of Seattle's historic music venues.

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Andrés Arteaga,’19

Born and raised in the barrios of Los Angeles, Andrés Arteaga informally practiced art, dance and writing as a means to dream, hope and survive.

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Leah St Lawrence, MFA '22

Leah is an art critic, new media curator, NewHive advocate, and chair enthusiast. St. Lawrence writes about and curates contemporary new media, digital interaction, and online engagement—specifically related to political/social/LGBTQI issues. 

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