Meet our 2015–2016 Pipeline Intern Member: Marisa!

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.

Meet our 2015–2016 Pipeline Intern Member: Allan!

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.

Meet our 2015–2016 Pipeline Intern Member: Vanessa!

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.

Meet our 2015–2016 Pipeline Intern Member: David!

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.

Meet our 2015–2016 Pipeline Intern Member: Sara!

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.

Meet our 2015–2016 Pipeline Intern Member: Min!

Name: Min Seo

Major: Pre-Major

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!

Meet our 2015–2016 Pipeline Intern Member: Devika!

Name: Devika Vyas

Major: Early Child­hood and Fam­ily Studies

Minor: Span­ish

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.

Meet our 2015–2016 Pipeline AmeriCorps Member: Shontia!

Shontia2Hello 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.

Welcome Qanani!

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

Volunteer Coordinator Spotlight

Meet one of the awe­some Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tors we work with, Nancy Fuji­moto from Bea­con Hill Inter­na­tional Ele­men­tary School!

Nancy Fujimoto2

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.

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