Me’Kyel has been in the Master of Public Administration program since September 2017. In her role as a program manager, Me’Kyel leads program implementation and operations at a Seattle nonprofit in economic advancement. Her passion is utilizing her program management, policy analysis, advocacy, community engagement and operations background to better the communities she serves. Me’Kyel volunteers at the Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Clinic and serves on community prevention coalitions to support youth and families. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and is a member of Healthy King County Coalition.
Midas Hampton is a third-year MPA student in the Institute of Public Service at Seattle University. His research interests center on social and urban policy issues including affordable housing, food availability, school quality, economic development, sustainable urban planning and collaborative governance. During his graduate studies, Midas also served low-income and marginalized communities as a Higher Education Readiness Opportunity Advisor (HERO) at the College Success Foundation. Currently, Midas is applying to Ph.D. programs for the Fall of 2019.