Name: Marisa Leong
Major: Intended Business
What I enjoy about Pipeline: I love to work with kids and Pipeline provides me with the opportunity to tutor kids in Seattle Public Schools, which is awesome! I also like how I got to improve myself in different areas when I am tutoring the others.
Name: Allan Torres Camba
Major: Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
What I enjoy about Pipeline: I enjoy meeting new people and making a difference. I like meeting new people and building friendships across different cultures and backgrounds. I believe that there’s no better way to learn about the many great and wonderful things in life than from good friends. Through this, I could also make a good difference in the lives of those I lead and teach in a more cosmopolitan way by loving people from diverse countries and cultures.
Name: Vanessa Nourozi
Major: Communications and Comparative History of Ideas
What I enjoy about Pipeline: I initially heard about Pipeline through friends who had previously volunteered. I had heard so many wonderful things about it. In the past I have worked with various programs mentoring and tutoring kids and teens, and it’s always has been a great and rewarding experience for me. Although I am not a tutor yet, but I do want to become one with Pipeline. I love Pipeline because it focuses on the high need schools; schools that may not always have the resources, or enough help. I like how flexible it is as well with the students schedules so they can be able to tutor these kids. It’s a very positive, community based, and encouraging program for the kids and the tutors.
Name: David Chen
Major: Early Childhood & Family Studies.
What I enjoy about Pipeline: One thing I love about Pipeline is how much they do not just for the UW community, but also for the greater Seattle community as well! I am proud to be a part of a team that helps bridge the socioeconomic gap we see in public education today.
Name: Sara Mar
Major: Environmental Health
What I enjoy about Pipeline: I love how Pipeline offers UW students the chance to get involved in the Seattle community. Pipeline is such a flexible organization — students get to tutor whatever age and subject they are interested in, which I believe results in a more valuable experience for both the UW mentors and the students. Additionally, I love Pipeline’s Alternative Spring Break programs. As a past member of the Environmental ASB, I can say this opened my eyes to a new culture, allowed me to meet other passionate people from UW, and I had the chance to share my love of science with an underserved group of students. This has probably been the best undergraduate experience for me thus far. I am excited to be a Pipeline intern this year and continue to be a part of this amazing organization.
Name: Min Seo
What I enjoy about Pipeline: Pipeline gives me opportunities to engage myself in community outreach and thus to realize how meaningful reaching out to underprivileged students is in supporting our balanced local community. It also connects me to new, cool people on campus!
Name: Devika Vyas
Major: Early Childhood and Family Studies
What I enjoy about Pipeline: I enjoy being involved on campus and meeting new people who share my interests through Pipeline. I love that I am able to combine my passions of working with children and teaching Spanish through a direct and hands-on approach in classrooms around Seattle. I plan to use my experiences as a leader and educator to achieve my dream of becoming a Spanish teacher after graduate school.
Hello guys! I am writing to introduce myself as the new 2015–2016 AmeriCorps member with Pipeline!
I just graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Early Childhood and Family Studies with a minor in Diversity. As an undergrad, I was involved in Jumpstart, America Reads, and Afro-Caribbean Night with the African Student Association. Some of my best moments at UW was because of Jumpstart which is a similar organization like Pipeline. Jumpstart was like my family on campus and I loved working with the diverse group of people and the kids in the Seattle preschools. I’m new to Pipeline and Education equity has always been a passion of mine and I look forward to working for Pipeline! I’m excited to work with current UW students to help tutor and mentor the K-12 students in the Seattle public schools who need it the most! I hope to make a great impact to the Pipeline project this upcoming school year. Feel free to stop by the office and visit me anytime in Mary Gates Hall in the Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity.
Please help us welcome Qanani as our new Graduate Student Assistant! We are all so excited to work with Qanani in the Fall and for her to be a part of the Pipeline community.
Qanani Kalil is a Graduate Student Assistant at The Pipeline Project. Born and raised in Ethiopia, she is passionate about education and youth empowerment. Qanani is the first in her family to graduate high school and college. She has worked with students as a tutor and a mentor for over three years and has always had a passion to motivate and empower young people to strive and succeed.
Education: BS, Psychology, Portland State University, 2015
Meet one of the awesome Volunteer Coordinators we work with, Nancy Fujimoto from Beacon Hill International Elementary School!
My name is Nancy Fujimoto, and this is my 12th year as Volunteer Coordinator at Beacon Hill International School. I started off as an active parent when my younger son attended this school, so I have been here for a total of 18 years. I work with Parent and Community Volunteers, the PTA, and I am the school picture and yearbook advisor. I send my “News From Nancy” emails to all parents and staff 2 or 3 times a week, to keep everyone informed of school activities, field trips, volunteer needs and announcements. I also paint all the banners at school.
I have had people tell me that they would never want to be a Volunteer Coordinator, but I love my job. I love working with the parents, volunteers and staff at Beacon Hill. I don’t think I would have the patience to be a teacher, but I love the school environment. I grew up on Beacon Hill, and have lived here for all my life, except one year, when I lived in the Central District.
We are very grateful to the UW Pipeline and UW America Reads and Counts program. They have sent us so many wonderful volunteers, who serve in the classrooms and in after school tutoring programs. This winter quarter is the most new community volunteers we have ever had – 26! (not including the other returning volunteers). They have been a tremendous help to our teachers.
On behalf of the staff, parents and students on Beacon Hill International School, thank you for allowing our school to be a part of the UW Pipeline program for so many years. We are very grateful for the kind assistance of your many UW volunteers.