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Mona Das

Mona Das brings System Thinking, Sustainability, and Representation to the Washington State Senate

Sustainability, Social Justice, Community

Mona Das (D-Kent), is a newly elected Washington State Senator and a Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI – now Presidio Graduate School) alumna. Das brings systems thinking and a passion for sustainability and representation to the Washington State Senate. She has introduced 11 bills to the legislature so far. Das enjoys meeting and learning from constituents. …

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Presidian Power at the Women's March

Social Justice, Student Experience

  I am lucky to be a Presidian, part of a community that is willing to come together and stand for each other. This community holds businesses and our government accountable to our shared values. The Women’s March and upcoming protests are our chance to show our leadership and educate others to create a more just, …

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Teaching entrepreneurship in prison: Learning how to run a business from behind bars

Social Justice

 This article was originally published on on November 5, 2015. Sonja Skvarla is an alumni of Pinchot University’s MBA in Sustainable Business. She launched A Social Ignition in 2011 while still a student at Pinchot.   Today’s class is about failure. Sonja Skvarla, who teaches the basics of entrepreneurship in this small classroom twice …

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Closing the Gender Gap through Summer Camp

Social Justice, Community

Phenomenally underrepresented behind the camera, women make up only about 20% of key roles in the motion picture and television industry.  This translates to roughly 4.8 males working behind-the-scenes to every one female. Sadly, in media aimed at children the gender gap is even worse. From 2006 to 2009, not one female character was depicted …

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