Advisory Board Update
The department's Advisory Board advises the chair, supports the department's community and public relations activities, and assists the department's fund development and outreach efforts.
For the third year, the board funded the department's Outreach Coordinator position, held by Kate Goldyn, and worked with Kate to organize and carry out fund-raising and outreach initiatives. The board also created an online brochure entitled "Why Study Philosophy?" It describes why studying philosophy is valuable, and can be found on the department's home page.
The Advisory Board currently consists of seven members: David Byrne, Charlie Carter, Dan Gerler, Jana Mohr Lone, John Ridge, Jack Sabin, and Jasmin Weaver.
The board's newest member, Jasmin Weaver, joined the board in fall 2010. Jasmin grew up in Seattle, attended Franklin High School, and graduated from UW in 2002 with degrees in Philosophy, Political Science, and Community and Environmental Planning. After graduating, Jasmin worked for the Chair of the Washington State House Health Care Committee, and then received a George Mitchell Scholarship to study in Ireland for a year. She has a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Harvard, and worked on strategic planning, budgeting, and higher education policy issues in Harvard's Office of Financial Strategy and Planning. Jasmin also worked for several years as the Healthcare Initiatives Legislative Director at Change to Win, a national labor union federation. She recently moved back to Seattle and is currently the Deputy Director of the City of Seattle Office of Intergovernmental Relations. Welcome Jasmin!