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Current YPA Members

Alyssa Lew(Treasurer) is a Seattle native and an accounting professional with an expertise in information systems. Her likes include travel, cooking, and reading. Her dislikes include cucumbers and wet jeans.

Arushi Kumar is a health policy analyst at the Government Accountability Office. In between unpacking and moving in after her recent move from DC, she enjoys reading at the Seattle Central Library, baking holiday-themed desserts, discovering scenic PNW hikes, and watching videos of her new baby nephew.

Ashtyn Conway is the Training Specialist in the Donor Testing department for BloodworksNW. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with her husband or two cats, exploring the world, crafting or cooking something delectable.

Casey White (Vice Chair), a native of Washington, can be found at Seattle sporting events or enjoying the many outdoor activities that the PNW offers. When not exploring new areas, Casey spends his days as a Business Analyst with the City of Seattle.

Ellen Brown is the Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Economics at UW. In her free time she enjoys traveling, playing with her puppy, and watching college basketball (Go Zags.)

Jasmine Kaneshiro is a Registered Nurse at Harborview Medical Center and a doctoral nursing student at the University of Washington. In her free time (which is a bit rarer these days!), she enjoys cooking, going on nature walks, and watching warm comedies.

Kate Ormbrek is an Online Advertising Specialist for Nordstrom. In addition to Bloodworks, Kate gives her time fundraising and raising awareness for other causes like JDRF, Camp Korey and the United Way. She resides in Seattle with her husband, two young sons and a shih tzu. Together as a family, they have a love for the outdoors and sports.

Kelsey Olson(Social Chair) is an Industrial Cost Engineer at Philips. She is actively involved in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Tau Beta Pi. She loves to travel, volunteer, watch movies, pet any willing dog, and watch college football cheering for the University of Utah Utes!

Kristen Curtis is a healthcare consultant at Slalom in Seattle. In her free time she enjoys yoga and various artistic pursuits, including calligraphy and knitting.

Lauren Schlicker(Chair) is a PNW native currently working in manufacturing industry in administration and HR. She can be found buried in a book, concocting a new recipe, or cuddled up with her cats.

Luke Sandblom is an Actuarial Analyst at Premera Blue Cross in Mountlake Terrace. He also coaches soccer at the University of Puget Sound, and volunteers as a Big Brother.

Madalyn Grund is a Quality Management Associate at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. She loves living in the PNW, spending time with her family and walking greenlake with her golden retriever.

Meaghan Quinlan is a Massachusetts native, living in Seattle for the last 8 years. She is the Associate Director of Relationship Development at Treehouse and in her free time loves sewing, reading, doing yoga, trying new wine and being active outdoors with her boyfriend and friends.

Molly Donahue(F&W Chair) is a Program Officer for the Statewide Initiatives team at the College Success Foundation – a non-profit assisting young people transitioning to and succeeding in post-secondary opportunities across Washington state. She is also a youth volleyball coach and referee, regular platelet donor, goofy aunt, and a cat mom.

Rose Stanley is an attorney with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She enjoys exploring the PNW, especially hiking and trail running, as well as volunteering as a coach for Girls on the Run, going to yoga and cooking with friends.

Sarah Szabo is a nonprofit fundraiser at the Pacific Science Center. When she is not advocating for science education, she is sailing, diving, cooking, or enjoying the beautiful PNW with friends.

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