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Monica Duke

M.A.
Associate Director of External Relations
Phone: 206.296.6177
Undergraduate alma mater: Santa Clara University
Graduate alma mater: Seattle University
Favorite place in the city: Seward Park
Hobbies and interests: Gardening, cooking, running, and embroidery
First internship or job: Unpaid Marketing Internship at the American Heart Association
Best piece of career advice I received: Be someone who others can count on – both in job related tasks and as a team member who listens.
How I lead a life of purpose and impact: Everyone is fighting a battle that you can’t see on the surface.  Give grace to others and look for the best in others, especially when it is challenging.
My social justice area of focus: Raising culturally conscious children who can recognize injustice and be agents of change – to teach that, I need to model it and to continue learning and growing along with them.
My pronouns: She, her, and hers.

Michael Laveson

M.A.
Associate Director of Career Education
Phone: 206.296.6085
Undergraduate alma mater: Boston College
Graduate alma mater: Saint Louis University
Favorite place in the city: Burke Gilman Trail
Hobbies and interests: Hiking, Cycling, Reading, & Music
First internship or job: Editor’s Assistant
Best piece of career advice I received: Lead by serving others.
How I lead a life of purpose and impact: By following the advice of Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. in his prayer Falling in Love: “Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”
My social justice area of focus: Equitable access to education and careers.
My pronouns: He, him, and his.

Sarah Thomson

M.Ed.
Executive Director
Phone: 206.296.6088
Undergraduate alma mater: Seattle Pacific University
Graduate alma mater: Seattle University
Favorite place in the city: Any ferry going anywhere!
Hobbies and interests: Walking the city and discovering new places, adventures on the water, all things coffee
First internship or job: Elementary education teacher
Best piece of career advice I received: Listen to your life.
How I lead a life of purpose and impact: Committing to offer others unconditional positive regard.
My social justice area of focus: Asking the question “where did white privilege show up today?”
My pronoun: She, her, and hers.

Leezel Ramos

M.Ed.
Assistant Director
Phone: 206.296.6082

Undergraduate alma mater: California State University, Fullerton
Graduate alma mater: Seattle University
Favorite place in the city: International District/Chinatown
Hobbies and interests: Dancing, food, and currently obsessed with the TV show Jane the Virgin
First internship or job: I was a barista at a hospital coffee shop
Best piece of career advice I received: "Your degree makes you qualified, but it's your experience that will set you apart from others. Start exploring, experiencing, and engaging now." And, "it's OK to have a hobby."
How I lead a life of purpose and impact: Mentoring and community organizing
My social justice area of focus: Civic engagement, leadership development
My pronouns: She, her, hers