Introducing your new iYouth 2019-2020 officers!
We are SO excited to represent iYouth and the University of Washington and cannot wait to get working! Here's a little bit about us:
Erica Husting (top left)
iYouth position: Co-chair
Currently reading: Bad Blood: Secret and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
Favorite genre: Historical Fiction
Favorite thing to do in Seattle: Picking a new neighborhood or area in Seattle and exploring by simply walking around. These excursions almost always include mandatory stops to coffee shops and bookstores (naturally).
Before UW: Erica moved to Seattle from San Francisco, CA where she worked in the public relations industry. Prior to San Francisco, Erica taught in Madrid, Spain for a year right after graduating from Cal Poly SLO.
Carol Fisher (top middle)
iYouth position: Co-Chair
Currently reading: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Favorite genre(s): Crime/Mystery, Fiction, Non-Fiction (particularly books about birds)
Favorite thing to do near Seattle: Exploring the city by foot! Carol can usually be found walking/biking somewhere around the city with a backpack, water bottle, and a book. She loves wandering through various cafes and bookstores, spending entirely too much money on lattes.
Before UW: Before moving to Seattle in 2018, Carol lived on a little tropical island called Oahu, Hawaii. She was stationed there with the US Navy, and spent her days helping forecast tropical cyclones around the world. (She sometimes misses the sandy beaches and perfectly warm weather. Also, the really cheap avocados).
Kate Miller (top right)
iYouth Position: Secretary
Currently Reading: The Hummingbird Dagger by Cindy Anstey
Favorite Genre: Science Fiction
Favorite thing to do in Seattle: find a coffee shop to read in, there are so many here! Growing up in the middle of nowhere, they didn’t quite know what they were missing out on.
Before UW: Lived in Illinois most recently and did the first round of grad school where they received a Master of Divinity (MDiv) in 2018. Prior to all of this Kate received their BA in Religious Studies at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL in 2014, from there they worked construction with a home repair ministry in Johnson City, TN called Appalachia Service Project (ASP) from 2014-15.
Kaylee Osowski (bottom left)
iYouth position: Online representative
Currently reading: Let’s Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Favorite genre(s): True crime and memoirs
Favorite thing to do near Seattle: Hiking! Kaylee lives in Issaquah, which is about 30-ish minutes from Seattle. She typically ends up hiking near Issaquah, North Bend, or in Snoqualmie Pass. However, Kaylee prefers the Olympics over the Cascades.
Before UW: After growing up on a farm in Minnesota and completing her undergraduate degree, Kaylee worked as a journalist in New York, Alaska, and Washington state. She wrote stories about 11-inch Subway footlong sandwiches, an attack by a blind bear, and a bicycle-riding bank robber.
Kristen Orth (bottom right)
iYouth Position: Events Coordinator
Currently Reading: The Unreal and the Real, Vol.2 :Outer Space, Inner Lands by Ursula K. Le Guin
Favorite genre: Science-Fiction
Favorite thing to do in Seattle: Finding cozy coffee shops with good lighting or frolicing through the beautiful parks
What you were up to before UW: Before moving to Seattle, Kristen lived in Minnesota, surviving six years of infamous winters. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Carleton College and then spent two years serving as an AmeriCorps member with the Saint Paul Public Library.
and our Treasurer, Greta Jean Treistman (bottom middle), is currently abroad but will be introducing herself shortly!