Mary Lacey

Student Project Assistant, 2019-20; Project Assistant, 2020

Mary joined us as a senior at Seattle University majoring in Public Affairs and minoring in Sociology. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she has made Seattle her home over the past four years. On-campus, Mary has been involved in Housing and Residence Life as a Desk Coordinator and plays music as a DJ for the university’s radio station. Additionally, she enjoys working with youth at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School. During fall of 2018, she studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic, with courses focusing on Czech politics, diplomacy, art, and language.

Mary’s interests include sustainability, community development, and public health. Through the celebration of our diverse identities and perspectives, she believes we can effectively create equitable solutions to our community’s complex issues.

As a Project Assistant, Mary is excited to use her sociological background towards creating effective communication strategies to securing safe and affordable housing for all people. She hopes to fight for systemic change while also highlighting individual efforts to end homelessness and housing insecurity. Through effective storytelling, she hopes to engage diverse audiences to promote inclusivity and compassion towards the homeless population.

Mary graduated in March 2020 and stayed on to help as a project assistant through June 2020.

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