Category Archives: Student Story

Sharing the stories of the students enrolled in SEA programs.

Meet Our Student: Stephanie

I never thought I could be a college graduate. My parents didn’t graduate high school and had to struggle their whole lives. I want to be able to do anything I can dream in my life, including helping others and making … Continue reading

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Meet Our Student: Sarah

Sarah is studying to become a paralegal at Green River Community College. I didn’t graduate from high school. Instead, I went to work right away as a teenager. After eight years, I lost that job and went to work for … Continue reading

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My SEA Journey: Preparing for a Career in Nursing at Shoreline Community College

I am from The Gambia, the smallest country in Africa.  I lived there with my mother, four brothers and a sister.  I went to schools called Serakunda and Ndows, but I did not graduate high school.  I had to stop … Continue reading

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Meet Our Student: Mustafa

Mustafa is studying Information Technology at Green River Community College. I came to the U.S. in September 2010 as a refugee. My family and I left Iraq and spent four years living in Syria before applying for asylum in the United … Continue reading

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SEA Lobby Day – by Ruzielle Ganuelas, Student Advisory Board Member

Emily Dickinson once wrote, “why not have a big life?” these are the words I kept close to heart when I joined the SEA staff and my fellow members of the SEA Student Advisory Board Council for the SEA Lobby … Continue reading

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Meet Our Students: Lacy

 Lacy has just graduated from UW and is about to begin classes at the University of the District of Columbia’s Law School. She wrote her story to share with you. Four years ago I would have never imagined that I … Continue reading

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Meet Our Students: Emma

Emma will be starting college at the University of Washington in the fall to study architecture. She wrote her story to share with you. At the age of eight, I arrived in Seattle May 1st, 2001 with my mother and … Continue reading

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