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Career Guest Speakers

Due to schools being closed, we are unable to hold our STEAM Professional Career Day. We found an alternative way to get students exposed to different professions and career pathways.

Each week during GEAR UP Office Hours, we will have a guest speaker join Zoom to talk to the students about their careers from 2:30-3 pm.  

5/8/2020 - Mr. Steve Atamian

Inspired by the potential impact university students could make in rural Honduran communities, Steve Atamian helped co-found what would become the international health and development organization, Global Brigades in 2004. Global Brigades is an international non-profit that uniquely implements a holistic model to meet a community’s health and economic goals. The model systematically builds community ownership and collaboratively executes programs with the end goal of sustainably transitioning to a relationship of impact monitoring. In addition to many programmatic contributions around the holistic model, Steve led GB’s decentralized student-led movement and its strategy for financial sustainability.

From 2004-2008, Steve led Global Brigades as a volunteer while employed full-time with Deloitte, where he supported the design and implementation of their corporate social responsibility strategy in the Pacific Southwest region of the United States. In 2008, when Global Brigades was officially registered as a nonprofit in the United States, Steve was named the CEO by the board of directors and served in that position until 2016.

Currently, Steve holds the position of Chief Strategy Officer and splits his time between high level strategy, budgeting, and pushing to maintain the student-led culture that the organization was built upon Steve is a graduate from the University of Southern California. He resides in Seattle with his wife and two daughters. Locally, he has contributed as an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington at Bothell, teaching classes in social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management.

5/15/2020 - Dr. Markus Boos

Dr. Boos was raised in the suburbs of Detroit and received a BA in Biology and Economics from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI. He then joined the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Chicago, where he obtained his MD and a PhD degree in Immunology. He completed an internship in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital before joining the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a Dermatology resident. There he served as chief resident during his final year before completing a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Boos enjoys caring for all children with skin disorders but has a special interest in primary cutaneous lymphoma, the skin manifestations of immunodeficiency and LGBTQ health. He is an advocate for climate/environmental protection.