Preferred Name: Osurè (Osh-sure-ray) L. Brown
Hometown: Hilltop Tacoma, WA
Prior Education: BA/BS, Biology, Women’s Studies, Ethnic Studies; Minor, Psychology MA, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Bio: I am a Black, Japanese, Cherokee, French & Irish multicultural person who doesn’t let others identify who I am because I am one of many, not just one. I am a unique individual that loves to research the world and when in doubt goes left. I am a laid-back person who is always observing and seeing how the world changes because I like to stay informed. I am a person who will go out of my way to help others expecting nothing in return because I understand both the joy/relief of a helpful person and the frustration/despair of having to do things yourself when you need a hand or direction. I will always go above and beyond because I like to do things differently. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting different results. I am an optimistic person who wants to help others achieve their dreams and passions so they can make the world a better place.
What excites you about being a student in the EOLL Doctoral Program? Working with my fellow peers is the most exciting thing about the EOLL Doctoral Program. The diversity of experience and knowledge is a treasure-trove that I get to enjoy every quarter. Working with my peers allows me to expand my ideas and perceptions while challenging my viewpoints and assumptions. It is a great learning experience and I enjoy working with and coming to class with my peers. They make the work for an Ed.D. worth it.
Why did you choose Seattle U’s EOLL Program? I like working with people to accomplish goals, tasks, and problems. In my professional career collaborating with others is a must which is why Seattle University’s program caught my eye. I wanted to have the option of working with other students on a research project while learning from world-class faculty. This is the driving force behind my decision to attend Seattle University.