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Employment and Internship Opportunities with other entities

Volunteer & Internship in Nicaragua w/ Casa-Nica
Rolling Applications

Casa-Nica is a small volunteer NGO based in Masaya, Nicaragua. Volunteers and interns work alongside locally owned and run community organizations and schools that work in fields including sustainable agriculture, health care, education, technology, and animal care. Casa-Nica also has internship positions available for people interested in learning to maintain our development project activities, help manage Casa-Nica, and/or develop relationships with new community organizations and projects. Spanish classes are provided for interns and volunteers with a local Spanish teacher.

Our volunteer and internship programs run throughout the year and can be tailored to each individual’s particular interests, skill set, and time commitment. All positions are unpaid.

For more information or to apply, visit

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Volunteer Opportunities in Latin America with Quest Overseas 

Applications Now Open

Quest Overseas has three excellent ongoing projects in Latin America and we will be sending Quest teams to each of them this July. There are still spaces and they all offer great learning opportunities that can help further a deeper understanding of university courses, while at the same time delivering valuable assistance to the local communities they work with. Furthermore, they provide the perfect opportunity to put Spanish language skills in to practice. Each project has a different focus which could well be of great interest to your students. Conservation, wildlife, development:

Manu Peru Conservation
Help protect the Amazon rainforest in the Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru.

Villa Maria Construction and Children
Help construct homes and entertain children, bringing the Villa Maria community in Lima, Peru, to life.

Bolivia Wild Animal Sanctuary
Help build refuges and care for rescued Amazonian animals in a unique initiative to conserve wildlife.

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Inter-American Dialogue: Education Program Assistant Opportunity
No deadline posted. Apply now!

TITLE: Program Assistant

REPORTS TO: Program Director, Education

The Inter-American Dialogue seeks an entry-level staff person to join its education team. The Program Assistant will support the senior staff in a range of activities (see below). S/he will have initiative, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish. The position brings a committed individual into contact with an active group of civil society leaders, policymakers and academics in the field of education policy in Latin America and exposes them to cutting-edge policy issues in education.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The program assistant will, work under the direction of the Education Program Director. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide research support to senior staff for specific projects and presentations, as well as carry out independent analytical work on a selective basis.
  • Assist with the editing, translation, design, and publication of program reports, memos, press releases, and other materials. This includes drafting reports to funders and maintaining a record of program impacts.
  • Manage the logistics of public events, conferences, delegations and ad hoc meetings, as required, including drafting event agendas and making travel and lodging arrangements.
  • Oversee the selection and management of the program intern each semester.
  • Manage and write for the PREAL blog, and maintain the education pages of the Inter-American Dialogue website and the program’s social media accounts.
  • Coordinate the production of the weekly email bulletin, PREAL Enlaces.
  • Help manage financial logistics of the program, such as reconciliation of expenditures and sub-grants to partner organizations throughout Latin America.
  • Coordinate travel, meetings, and scheduling for senior staff.
  • Other responsibilities may include editing, commenting on, summarizing, or drafting documents in English or Spanish, responding to special requests from funders, and summarizing proceedings of program events, as assigned by the Program Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences.
  • Familiarity with issues in education and developing countries.
  • Experience (1 year preferred) living, working, and/or studying in Latin America.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required, Portuguese a plus.
  • Strong conceptual, oral, and written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; web design experience a plus.
  • High level of initiative as well as the ability to work in a team.

The Inter-American Dialogue is Washington’s leading forum for exchange among opinion leaders of the Western Hemisphere, and an independent, nonpartisan center for policy analysis on economic and political relations in the Americas. Its 100 members from the United States, Canada and Latin America include former presidents, prominent political, business, labor, academic, media, military and religious leaders.

The Inter - American Dialogue is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

For consideration, please submit your resume, a cover letter, one writing sample in English and one in Spanish to Please indicate last name and position for which you apply in subject line. If you prefer you may send the materials by mail to Human Resources, Inter-American Dialogue, and 1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls, please.

(Posted on LACS website 3/7/14)


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Rural Education Institute of Mexico Programming Intern 

Position Open Until Filled

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Duration: Full-time, 3-month placement
Compensation: Unpaid – organization will cover transportation costs to and from program
sites as well as cell phone service
Dates: September-December 2014 and January-April 2015

Overview: The Rural Education Institute of Mexico is a non-profit organization with the
mission of promoting education in rural communities in Mexico. We provide educational
programs, scholarships, and learning tools such as libraries and computers. Our goal is to
reduce the alarming dropout rate among rural Mexican children, to build life skills, and to
foster a love of learning. To carry out our programs we are now recruiting a team of
qualified and enthusiastic Programming Interns for semester-long international experience
beginning either in September 2014 or January 2015.

• Together with the Director of Programming and other interns, design and
implement a series of activities in English, Computing, Sports, Art, Music and
Theatre for elementary school students (ages 8-12) that promote leadership,
teamwork, communication, creativity, and other important life and learning skills.
• Together with the Director of Programming and other interns, design and lead
English, Computing and Media activities for middle school children (ages 12-15)
which build critical thinking skills as well as other important life and learning skills
• To assist the Director of Programming and other interns in planning community
events to showcase student work and celebrate cultural events such as Day of the
Dead and Día de los Libros
• Write a bi-weekly blog entry based on their experiences working with the children
• Attend weekly staff meetings
• Participate in a mid-semester and final evaluation

Qualifications Required:
• Be at least 21 years of age, or hold a university or college degree
• Have some experience teaching or working with children
• Cross-cultural experience
• Functionally bilingual – comfortable communicating in both Spanish and English Application Process:
• Please send the following by email to
o Resume
o Cover letter
o College transcript (unofficial is fine)
o One letter of recommendation from a past employer/supervisor
o Two other references (name, position, and contact information)
• Entitle the email with the subject “Programming Intern Application”
• Priority deadline is March 28, 2014

Please email Lexi Stickel, Director of Operations, with any questions about the internship or agency at

For more information about the Rural Education Institute, please visit our website at (soon to be moved to

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Rural Education Institute of Mexico Intern – Manager of Communications and Development
Position Open Until Filled

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Hours: Full Time – 35-40 hours per week
Duration: 10 months
Compensation: Monthly stipend of 5000 pesos, cell phone, and transportation between
program sites
Cost of living in San Miguel: 5000-9000 pesos per month depending on lifestyle
Vacation: 2 weeks in December-January; 2 weeks in March-April (Semana Santa); Mexican
holidays according to school schedule
Start Date: August 18, 2014 (flexible)
End Date: May 30, 2015 (flexible)

To carry out our programs the Rural Education Institute of Mexico are now recruiting a Manager of Communications and Development for a ten-month internship beginning in August 2014. The Manager of Communications and Development will be responsible for overseeing all fundraising, grant writing, and communications for the agency. 

• Grant proposals with Executive Director
• Development and fundraising, including: annual appeal letters, annual giving
campaign, donor recognition, donor outreach, maintain donor database
• Grant reporting
• Maintenance of the website/social media presence
• Design of quarterly newsletters
• Creation of reports regarding monitoring and evaluation of programming
• Creation of annual report
• Coordination with other NGOs in San Miguel
• Assistance of volunteer management for fundraising and events

Qualifications Required:
• University or College degree in International Development, Latin American Studies,
Education or related field
• Previous non-profit experience, ideally in development and/or communications
• Functionally bilingual – comfortable communicating in both Spanish and English
• Cross-cultural experience – previous abroad experience
• Highly organized and self-motivated
• Capable of taking initiative and multi-tasking
• 1-3 years previous experience in fundraising and/or communications
• Ability to work independently and in a group
• Creative, flexible, and able to receive suggestions and feedback

Application Process:
• Please send the following by email to
o Resume
o Cover letter
o College transcript (unofficial is fine)
o One letter of recommendation from a past employer/supervisor
o Two other references (name, position, and contact information)
• Entitle the email with the subject “Manager of Communications and Development
• Priority deadline is March 28, 2014

Please email Lexi Stickel, Director of Operations, with any questions about the internship or agency at

For more information about the Rural Education Institute, please visit our website at (soon to be moved to:

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UCSF Global Maternal Health Research Coordinator 
Position Open Until Filled

Coordinate planning, implementation and evaluation efforts for the “Que Vivan Las Madres” project, a scale-up of a proven three-pronged intervention to prevent maternal and neonatal mortality in Guatemala. Work with Guatemalan and other international colleagues in the implementation and evaluation of PRONTO (Programa de Rescate Obstétrico Neonatal: El Tratamiento Óptimo y Oportuno):, a core component of the intervention strategy. Coordinate collaborative research efforts between the UCSF Global Health Sciences and the Center for Epidemiologic Research in Sexual and Reproductive Health (CIESAR) in Guatemala. This position requires excellent project management, scientific writing and editing skills. Written and spoken Spanish language fluency is essential.

For the full job listing, click here.

For further information or to apply, please contact Elizabeth Butrick at

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Job Openings with TeleSUR English

Positions Open Until Filled

Writers, Editors, Video Producers, Video Editors, Social Media Writers

TeleSUR is a pan-Latin American, multimedia news organisation with its head office in Caracas, Venezuela. It provides unique coverage of Latin America and the world, with a perspective from the South and an emphasis on social struggles and progressive political movements. TeleSUR is looking to recruit a team of English-speaking journalists for a new online service in English, to be based in Quito, Ecuador. The posts include writers, editors, video producers, video editors, social media writers. There are also a few correspondent positions available, to be based in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, and Spain.

If you are a journalist with English as your first language or equivalent a working knowledge of Spanish, with experience in the Web and Social Media, and are willing to relocate to Ecuador, send a cover letter, resume, and references to Make sure you mention what type of position you are interested in.

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Program Manager with Lakeside Peru Semester

Position Open Until Filled

Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in north Seattle, Washington, is currently recruiting for a Program Director to lead our Lakeside Peru Semester program. The position is based in Ollantaytambo, Peru with a start date of  July 1 (or before), 2014 in Seattle, WA.

Program Overview:
The Lakeside Peru Semester is a new term-long program that provides high school juniors from select independent schools with a rigorous, relevant, and integrated academic and experiential immersion program that fosters cultural fluency and global citizenship. Service learning is at the heart of the program: students
will engage in meaningful, sustained projects within the community that will provide them with opportunities to apply their academic knowledge, acquire real-life skills, and develop civic responsibility. At the end of the program, students will have an increased appreciation of their role as global citizens and a deeper
understanding of our interconnected and globalized world.

The primary function of the Program Director is to provide academic oversight, management, and administration of the semester program in Peru.

Requirements & Qualifications - The successful applicant will have:

• At a minimum, a master’s degree in an applicable field;
• Experience in a project-administrator position with background in human resources and financial management in an international setting;
• Experience hiring, training, and managing adults in an international setting;
• Experience working with or teaching high-school students;
• Experience working abroad and/or traveling, preferably in South America or in the developing world;
• Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English and familiarity with Peruvian or other South American cultures;
• Passion for and demonstrated commitment to global education and service learning;
• Superb oral, written, and cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders;
• Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail as well as flexibility;
• Willingness to work some evenings and weekends and to travel nationally and internationally as needed;
• Willingness to reside in a small, remote community;

Application Process:
Interested candidates should visit Lakeside’s website ( to apply online. To access the Employment page, select “About Us” from the home page. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 1, 2013. Interviewing for this position will begin after August 27, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Transformative Latino Leadership Faculty Position

Application Review Begins November 1st, 2013 Until Position is Filled

The University of Notre Dame and its Institute for Latino Studies seek
nominations and applications for the Arthur Foundation Endowed Professorship in
Transformative Latino Leadership. This distinctive and senior, full-time
appointment will be made in an appropriate department or school but will be
housed in the Institute for Latino Studies and is effective July 1, 2014.

We expect the continuation of an already highly distinguished publication
record as Well as excellence in teaching. ln addition, and working closely with the
lnstitute’s Director and Executive Director, one of the principal tasks for the
endowed professor will be to organize and manage the Transformative Latino
Leadership Lecture Series also funded by the Arthur Foundation. The series will
bring to campus prominent figures in politics, entertainment, commerce, grass~roots
activism, religion, and other fields who can inspire talented undergraduate and
graduate students with accounts of their own experience and articulate a vision of
effective leadership in a more diverse United States.

The endowed professor in Transformative Latino Leadership will help
further our mission in other significant ways. Both as a role model and intellectual
administrator, this professor will work closely with our undergraduate studies
adviser to enrich and focus our Latino Studies curriculum on the education of our
undergraduates toward their future roles in national leadership. The endowed
professor will also help mentor young Latino Studies faculty, a critical need for the
institute of Latino Studies over the next decade. We attach a list of current lLS-
affiliated faculty, and, we are currently engaged in a robust faculty recruitment
effort amply funded by the College of Arts and Letters. Last year we hired two new
young Latino Studies faculty in sociology and history respectively, and this academic
year, 2013-14, We are recruiting in the fields of art history and anthropology. These
ads will soon be made available. We anticipate further recruitment efforts in

The University of Notre Darne is a leading national Catholic research
university with a growing Latino/a student population and a strong university
commitment to diversity. We are an AA/EOE employer and especially Welcome
applications from women, minorities and Catholics.

Review of applications will begin on November l, 2013 and continues until
the position is filled.

Please submit nominations or a letter of application and a curriculum vita to:

Jose’ E. Limón
Iulian Samora Endowed Professor in Latino Studies
Notre Dame Professor of American Literature
Director, Institute for Latino Studies

University of Notre Dame
230 McKenna Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Telephone: (574) 631-4440 | Fax: (574) 631-3522


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Mentoring Internship at Consulate of Mexico in Seattle

Applications open, apply now!

Mexican Consulate Mentoring Program Duties:

  • Draft, edit, or contribute to reports, communications, talking points or other materials intended to furthering legal advocacy and protection programs for the Mexican community in the states of Washington and Idaho.
  • Engage directly with Mexican audiences in helping to explain the work of the Protection and Legal Counsel Department and with foreign audiences in helping to improve understanding of Mexican culture and society.
  • Assist Mexican nationals navigate the administrative/legal system by referring them to organizations and other available resources.
  • Engage in specific projects in the areas of labor rights, family law, immigration, human rights.
  • Assist in identifying funding sources for those projects.
  • Support events, including meetings and conferences.
  • Support visits to correctional facilities and immigration detention centers.
  • Support the Mobile Consulate Program and on-the-road diplomacy carried out by the Protection and Legal Counsel Department.

Please note this position is UNPAID, for immediate start, and Spanish speakers are preferred. For any questions, please contact Sylvia Cabrera directly at

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Cultural Vistas (formerly known as AIPT-CDS) Internships Abroad
Rolling Admissions

Cultural Vistas is committed to providing personalized support for the duration of participants’ experiences – beginning with the application process, during their time abroad, and upon returning home.

All internships are customized to the skills and interests of each participant based on an interview with Cultural Vistas staff. Placement opportunities may last between 3-12 months and are available ina variety of fields, including but not limited to: business, engineering, finance, Spanish studies, international relations, IT, communications and marketing, nonprofits, and tourism.

Host Cities include Buenos Aires (Argentina), Madrid (Spain), and Santiago de Chile (Chile)

For more information or to apply, please visit:


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Program Manager for W.A.S.H. - Guatemala

Applications now open

Job Description: W.A.S.H. is beginning a clean water project in Guatemala. W.A.S.H. currently seeks a Spanish speaking program manager to live full-time for one year in Guatemala and manage the implementation and reporting of the clean water project.

Major responsibilities include: Manage and monitor the clean water program
Manage agreements with institutional donors
Support development of new programs and initiatives
Develop and manage information resources

Qualifications: Demonstrated record of outstanding academic and career achievement
Background in project management, development, and/or water/ sanitation
Excellent verbal and written communications, management, leadership, teamwork, networking, budgeting, and problem solving skills
Computer literacy, including MS Office packages
Critical thinking, creativity, good judgment, initiative, attention to detail, and professionalism

Salary/Benefits: This position offers living expenses and travel costs for one year in Guatemala

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to, noting "Guatemala Program Manager Position" in subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

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English to Spanish Translator (Internship)

Applications now open

Position Description: Assist all Global Visionaries staff and collaborate with Executive Director to translate all written office material from English to Spanish, including web, programming, curriculum, and server material. Must ensure that translated version conveys the original meaning of document as clearly as possible. Allow intern extensive and professional translation experience.

This position requires a commitment of 8-15 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months. The schedule is flexible. This is an unpaid internship.

All Global Visionaries interns will be expected to participate in procuring donations for our annual auction and to make an internship recruiting presentation at the end of their service term.

Required Qualifications: Excellent computer proficiency
Proficient in English and Spanish
Exceptional attention to detail
Ability to communicate and work well with others

HOW TO APPLY: We accept applications on a rolling basis. Request an electronic GV Application from the Office Manager and submit all application materials by email to

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Academy of Languages - Translation and Interpretation Employment Opportunity

Rolling Applications

The Academy of Languages is currently recruiting Spanish and Russian medical interpreters based on the Eastside (Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Bothell) for new assignments at a Cancer Treatment Center in Kirkland.

We are actively recruiting for medical interpreters based in the Seattle area for the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbia
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese
  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese
  • Greek
  • Korean
  • Lao/Thai
  • Mandarin
  • Marshallese
  • Nepali
  • Punjabi/Hindi/Urdu
  • Romanian
  • Tagalog/Ilocano
  • Somali
  • Vietnamese

Please visit our Employment page to review the requirements and qualifications we are looking for. We are always looking for qualified translators and interpreters to join our pool of contractors:

Please email your resume to our Interpreter Coordinator if you are interested in working with us:

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Regional Program Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean

Apply Now

Vital Voices Global Partnership, a leading international non-governmental organization committed to advancing women's leadership in the economic, political and human rights sectors, seeks a talented professional with strong program management and communications skills for the position Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Program Manager. The LAC Regional Program Manager will report directly to the Director, LAC, and coordinate closely with the LAC Team. The full-time, paid position is based in Washington, DC and may require up to 50% international travel. Vital Voices does not provide work visa sponsorship or relocation assistance for this position.

Position description: The Regional Program Manager will provide support for the LAC Businesswomen’s Network, the Global SME Growth Program, the LAC Chapter Network and other programs and activities.  The Regional Program Manager’s work will include program management, strategic integration & planning with a focus on measurement & evaluation and communications, including the development of marketing & communications materials. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a least 5 years relevant experience or Advanced Degree in international affairs/development/economics/business with at least 3 years relevant experience
  • Minimum 5 years of program management or related experience including  proven practical experience working on building sustainable organizations and small- and medium-size enterprise development, supplier diversity, and/or trade
  • A proven track record of strong program management including planning, program implementation, financial management, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and managing donor relations
  • Experience with research and soft data analysis
  • Ability to prioritize work, execute exceptionally well, and deliver high-quality results within very tight timelines with minimal supervision on time and in budget
  • Extensive experience writing, reviewing, and leading proposal development effort
  • Previous professional experience in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Ability to work well with teams and individually
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in fast paced environment
  • Proficiency in written and oral Spanish language skills (Portuguese and French a plus)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer literacy. Strong Excel or PowerPoint skills a plus. Sales force experience a plus

 To Apply: Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume and two references with contact information to

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One Equal Heart Foundation Intern
On going, year-round opportunity


JOB TITLE: One Equal Heart Foundation Intern

REPORTS TO: Jeannie Berwick, Executive Director

TIME FRAME: Academic quarter, with some exceptions

OFFICE HOURS: Most of an intern’s hours need to take place Monday-Thursdays between 9:00-4:00 pm.


One Equal Heart Foundation supports the work of the Tseltal Maya in rural Chiapas, Mexico, as they build healthy and sustainable communities. We collaborate with our Chiapas partners to raise funds and awareness for locally-led development programs that emerge from the wisdom and experience of the Tseltal Maya, implement long-term solutions and foster opportunities for sustainable living. Our Chiapas partners are the Jesuit Mission of Bachajón and its nonprofit affiliate, the Center for Indigenous Rights (CEDIAC).


One Equal Heart Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, run entirely by its governing Board and a team of volunteers, including student interns. OEH interns spend 4-10 hours each week in One Equal Heart Foundation’s office (on Capitol Hill in Seattle). Sometimes, interns will be able to work off-site on certain projects, but at least half of the hours will be spent in the OEH office. Some hours may be completed at OEH evening or weekend events.

Intern duties may include research on topics relevant to grant proposals, local programs, presentations, articles and other communications; grant writing and research; event planning; preparation for delegation visits; website and social media development and upkeep; and other day-to-day functions of a small non-profit. Interns may receive academic credit for their internship based on approval from their university.

The ideal intern will have clear internship goals and be comfortable with a high degree of independence. Interns should have an interest in México or Central America, international development work, or non-profit management. Ability to speak, read and write Spanish is not required, though helpful.

One Earth. One Family. One Equal Heart.

Supporting an Indigenous Vision for Our Sustainable Future.


1. Please fill out an internship application. You will be notified if there are internship openings.

2. If an internship placement is available, applicants will be asked to send a resumé and statement of interest


3. Applicants will be invited for a phone or in-person interview.

4. Orientation takes place the first week of internship and interns will fill out an Intern Intake Form.

5. At the end of the internship, interns will meet with the Executive Director and/or an OEH Board memberto evaluate their experience and complete an Intern Evaluation Form.

For more information, email us at (please put “Student Internship” in the subject line) or call us at 206-568-6543.


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Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Box 353650, 419 Thomson Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 616-0998
Advising: (206) 543-6001

Dr. Josť Antonio Lucero

Dr. Linda Iltis
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Joni Marts
Academic Advisor
(206) 543-6001

Deb Raftus
LACS Librarian

Monica Rojas-Stewart
Assistant Director
(206) 616-0998