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Gavin’s Story

Gavin Ames currently attends the University of Washington Tacoma as a business administration major. As part of the first cohort of Seed interns, Gavin interned at Gensco, holding the position of Operations Intern, where he was trained to support distribution management and warehouse operations. Gavin…
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Vi’s Story

Vi Nguyen was born in a Malaysian refugee camp after her parents fled war-ravaged Vietnam. Raised in Australia until she was 15, Vi later immigrated to Tacoma, Washington, where she watched her mother and stepfather toil away in nail salons earning enough to put a…
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Marianne’s Story

Marianne is a freshman at the University of Washington Tacoma who is passionate about empowering the next generation. Her dream is to educate young people with the tools and resources to engage the systemic inequalities that they see in their community as a High School…
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Yusra’s Story

When Yusra Hamidani applied to Act Six, her goal was to empower Muslim students, especially young females, to pursue higher education. Now a successful emerging technology analyst at Boeing and Degrees of Change board director, Yusra lives out her passion by providing mentorship and financial…
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Samarri’s Story

After starting a grassroots nonprofit organization with her peers, Samarri Williams decided to continue her pursuit of an undergraduate education at the Evergreen State College Tacoma where she studies leadership development and social entrepreneurship. She served as the Tacoma Seed Intern here at Degrees of…
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Megan’s Story

Megan Quiñones is a Palmer Scholar studying political science and sociology at Saint Martin’s University. Growing up a bi-racial woman impacted by economic poverty in Tacoma has inspired her academic studies, interest in non-profit work, and holistic focus on anti-oppression work. During her time with…
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