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START Innagural Alumni Reunion a Hit!

START Innagural Alumni Reunion a Hit!

The START Center hosted its inaugural Alumni Reunion on April 21, 2016, at a cider house in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.  The evening proved to be a resounding success by all accounts, as START members past and present gathered for an evening to reconnect and network.

“I’m very appreciative that START organized an event to bring alumni together. There’s real value in the Center’s professional network—both for current RAs and alumni as we build our careers post-UW. Not to mention it was fun to see familiar faces and catch up with mentors. I’m looking forward to the next one!” said, Torin Schaafsma, Research Assistant alumnus.

In many ways, the evening was a testament to START’s impact. Entering its sixth year, START has played a meaningful role in a number of research assistants’ graduate education, with the number of current and former Center trainees expanding beyond 40 students.  As a Center, START  hopes to continue fostering these alumni relationships, providing significant value to generations of “STARTers” to come.

Stay tuned for our second annual START Alumni Reunion in spring 2017!