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GSBA welcomes Stacy Harbour-Van Hoy to the team!

by Stacy Harbour-Van Hoy
| Oct 21, 2022

Hello GSBA!

Stacy Harbour-Van Hoy HeadshotI’m so happy to introduce myself to you as the new Scholarship & Education Program Manager.

I’ve been creating and connecting youth to engaging and relevant programming all over Washington State for over 20 years now. Most recently, I was teaching 7th graders all about atoms, energy, and body systems. Previously, I facilitated several programs at the Museum of Flight, connecting students to aviation and aerospace through workshops, credited classes, meet & greets with folks in industry, and internships.

Outside of the office, I’m a mom to two teens, Nico and Evan, an old dog, Cooper, and a bearded dragon, Lizard. I also volunteer as a coach and volunteer trainer for Seattle Derby Brats – a youth roller derby league serving the greater Seattle area.

Basically, if it involves STEM or skating, I’m in!

What brought me to the GSBA and the Scholarship Fund is the desire to do work that fills my heart. I find a deep sense of joy when I can be a support person that helps folks connect to resources. There can be a lot of barriers getting in the way, and I can actively chip away at those barriers to advocate for space and voice in various college and career pathways. As a queer parent of a trans child, GSBA speaks directly to me and my passions more than any other program I’ve come across.

As I look to 2023, my first goal is to actively build professional and social connection within the scholar community, present and alumni. That can be attending an event together, participating in a lunch n’ learn or job shadow, sharing experiences navigating applications and interviews, or collecting resources (like summer internships!).

I also look forward to leveraging existing relationships in the educational community to further grow folks’ knowledge of the scholarship in technical and trade schools, and into Coastal, Central and Eastern Washington. Knowledge is power, and I look forward to continuing to create opportunities for our scholars in post-secondary education across our state.

Looking forward to working with, and hopefully meeting, you all soon!

Email at stacyh@thegsba.org

For a more personal check in, please make an appointment via https://calendly.com/stacyh-gsba/30min

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