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My latest stories for Northwest Asian Weekly

I’m a bit late on posting this, but here are my latest stories for Northwest Asian Weekly (I have three this issue):

Filipino American to head Edmonds Community College?

When Rachel Solemsaas’s late grandmother went to college, she was the first person in her family to do so.

Since then, higher education has become an expectation. And when it was her turn, Solemsaas not only met those expectations but surpassed them.

Solemsaas earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from De La Salle University in Manila. She moved to the Seattle area in 1986 at age 20 and went on to get her master’s in public administration from the University of Washington. She is currently working toward a doctorate in higher education, community college leadership, from Washington State University.

To read more of this story, click here.

Women of Color tackle education

Twelve individuals were honored at the Women of Power in Education luncheon held on Sept. 24 at China Harbor Restaurant.

From school counselors and college professors to superintendents and education association presidents, the honorees were recognized for their contributions to education in Washington state.

The luncheon was organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation.

“I think [the Women of Power in Education lunch is] one of the singular most important events in this city,” said master of ceremonies Mona Bailey. “Women of color are the unsung heroes in our communities, in our state — even beyond our state.”

To read more of this story, click here.

NWAW’s October must-reads

As a direct descendent of Korean royalty and a member of the country’s aristocracy, Judith Lee is used to the finer things in life. As a result, the 26-year-old is not prepared for the real world when her parents cut her off and she is left to fend for herself in the Big Apple.

With her source of income unexpectedly drying up, Judith quickly finds herself in debt to the tune of $55,000. Despite a degree from Yale, Jude is ill-equipped to land a job. Having been born with a sense of entitlement, she deems herself exempt from working.

She eventually finds work as a courtesan for Madame Tartakov, a Russian woman who runs a high-end brothel employing young women with debt like Jude’s.

To read more of this story, click here.

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One comment on “My latest stories for Northwest Asian Weekly

  1. My latest stories for Northwest Asian Weekly…

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

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