Professional Field: Research

Chelsea Herr is pictured in front of a mural by Cherokee, Creek, and Osage artist Yatika Starr Fields. The untitled mural is on the Plaza Walls in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was created as a statement in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. "The plaza walls are an open, collective space where artists can come in every few weeks to paint new works over previous pieces," Herr says. Photo by Brett Deering.
Arts & Culture, Research

Chelsea Herr

When Chelsea Herr moved from California to attend Seattle Pacific University, more than the rain stood out about her new surroundings. She noticed the presence of Pacific Northwest Coast Native art all around the city, especially public pieces such as the totem poles near Alki Beach. It fascinated her that […]

Health, Research, Science & Technology

Julianne Williams

As Julianne Williams puts it, her graduate work in science gave her the “what” and the “how,” but it was her studies in humanities at SPU that gave her the “why” to pilot her academic career in global health. “My parents always told me that education isn’t just about getting […]