Gulsima Young

MPA graduate, 2024


Gulsima Young recently earned a bachelor’s degree in informatics and environmental studies from the University of Washington. She worked as a project development specialist for the campus sustainability fund at the University of Washington where she provided support for student-led initiatives that cultivated environmental justice, equity, resilience and well-being on campus. Young is interested in the intersection of environmental justice, public policy and sociology. She hopes to explore how systemic patterns of discrimination are exacerbated by policy measures and how participatory policymaking can be integrated into policy systems. Young is from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and grew up in Pullman, Washington.

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Three Watson Master of Public Affairs students and one alumna were named finalists for the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows class of 2024. They are now eligible to apply for positions as fellows in the federal workforce where they hope to make an impact on a variety of public policy issues.
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Student Spotlight: Gulsima Young ’24 MPA

Gulsima Young, who believes good policy-making must include kindness, appreciates the community and collegial environment Brown's Master of Public Affairs program provides.
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