Intersections features stories of interest related to AES from multiple perspectives and interactions.  Here, we highlight different and diverse paths that our students, faculty, staff, administration, colleagues, alumni, families, friends, and community members have taken in connection with AES.  If you are interested in commenting or contributing to Intersections, feel welcome to email us at

Gillian Duenas
Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community, and are leaders in addressing issues of equality and equity through scholarships, mentoring, lectures and University community engagement. MAP is open to everyone; the only qualification is a passion for diversity and social justice. Read Gillian's story... Read more
Jessica Par, B.A., American Ethnic Studies
Upon arriving at the Manila International Airport, I was about to cross the immigration booth when the officer there asked me, “Where’s your passport?” I quickly handed him my USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Refugee Travel Document. Confused and anxious, I looked over at the other side for perhaps a hint of help -- toward my study abroad professor and the rest of my cohort who were waiting in line. My family and I fled Myanmar as refugees when I was... Read more
Nike ASCEND UW at Wing Luke 11-09-19
"Pasifik Standard Time:  Alameda's Playbook," a film screening and workshop on November 9, 2019, one of the programs for the PICA Conference co-hosted by Nike Ascend and other organizations.  The photo, taken by Ian Fong of Nike Ascend, is of some of the volunteers, performers and guests on that day.  
Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz
Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz named a 2020-2021 Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Intern at the American Philosophical Society The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum announces its latest round of internship recipients The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum is excited to announce that that Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz, an undergraduate student in American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington, has received a Native... Read more