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Opinion: 'don't take a diversity course for my sake, do it for your own' Seattle Times Education Lab - Student Voices 

"Sometimes I get the sense that White people who want to be good allies support diversity curriculum as if it is a service to poor disadvantaged students of color. But diversity curriculum is about teaching all students the truth about the world and each of our roles within it."

OPINION: 'hidden figures' black history month column 
the daily

Design: Ben Celsi

opinion: 'On savagery, romance, and hookup culture'  
The Daily 

 Illustration: Anni Hong

"As a result, I found myself in too many indifferent — and sometimes hostile — situations that left me feeling bored, frustrated, and desiring a real connection. Perhaps that is why I, too, turned to Tinder and other dating apps — not to hook up, but to hopefully find a meaningful connection with someone and have experiences that would leave me feeling appreciated instead of used and abused. Clearly, according to the aforementioned study, I am not the only one looking for meaning in my relationships." 

wellness: 'Social media could be causing your depression' 
The Daily

 Illustration: Ben Celsi

"Even more, online communities and hashtags can connect people who feel alone or isolated. In a CNN special report, Dr. Melinda Ring talked about how her son was able to decrease feelings of depression and anxiety through the use of his Instagram account and building a community for others. Anyone who is a part of a Facebook group or follows niche blogs (like the ones I follow about veganism, black women in the technology industry, and thrift-shopping) knows how comforting it can feel to find like-minded individuals around the world who want to talk about the things that you are interested in or are experiencing the same things that you are. And no one can deny the power of hashtags like #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou and #BlackLivesMatter to bring people together for a cause."
Opinion: 'Stem for all (or nothing)' 
The Daily

Illustration: Anni Hong

"There is a level of importance given to STEM degrees that is not given to other programs, as if other programs do not contribute to society or are not as necessary to the economy as STEM degrees. Everything around us, from friends to parents to teachers to schools to government, tells us that if we do not graduate with hard technical skills, we have wasted our time and money." 
Exploration Edition: 'A radical history of the UW: a self-guided tour'  
The Daily

 Photo: Nikeesha Gooding

"It’s rare that campus tours will talk about controversial and radical events that have taken place throughout the university’s history. With this self-guided, radical history tour of the UW, you can learn more about the university’s past and the legacy of student activism and political engagement on the UW campus." 
wellness: 'Take it From Me' Staff Column 
The Daily

Illustration: Amelia Shull

opinion: 'More Starbucks means less cafe diversity' 
The Daily

 Illustration: Anni Hong

"The convenience that new Starbucks cafes offer flies quickly out the window when lines wrap almost completely around the cafe. The familiarity and recognition of these Starbucks cafes flatten any sense of diversity that our campus has, and reflects the rapid and continuing corporatization of our campus spaces. "

Arts & Leisure: 'Thirsty Thursday Drink Review:  Captain's Daughter
The Daily 

Photo: Yongkuk Ryou

"This is a drink you can enjoy, and the candied ginger garnish is a delicious, palette-cleansing treat at the end. Particularly if your go-to order at the bar is a vodka cranberry, this drink is right up your alley … or in this case, galley?" 

Henry M. Jackson International Policy Institute: Cybersecurity Policy Fellowship
My research areas include cybersecurity policy, ethics, governance, and development in the Americas and the intersection of cybersecurity and social justice.
This is my most recent article on advice to the Trump administration regarding US-Cuba relations which was included as part of a series on regional recommendations for U.S. cybersecurity policy in the world.
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