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A select group of BLI Fellows traveled to Seattle, WA on Spring break, February 27 - March 3, 2017, for an all expenses paid, exclusive access opportunity to meet some of Michigan's most successful alumni.

With help from our Seattle alumni partners, we curated high impact opportunities that allowed our students to experience the reality of 21st century leadership through intense, but often brief, chances to interact with and observe leadership in action.

Highlights of the trip included shadowing UM alums for a day, a visit to the Compline Choir, a behind the scenes tour of Boeing and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meet-up with University of Washington students, visit leaders at Tent City, attend a closing reception at Veloce Garagem, along with attending networking events, and experiencing local flair.  


A big thank you to David and Leslie Feller for their time, effort, and dedication to helpingus engage with Seattle alumni. We are grateful for Stephan Kamm and Monica Philipp’s support. We appreciate the generosity of Bruce Wanta for hosting our closing reception,and Max Effen for hosting our entrepreneurship talk luncheon. We thank Brad Bernatek and Ed Petkus for hosting speaking engagements. We truly value all of the SeattleAlumni mentors for sharing their time and experience with our students. We appreciate the many people, especially Christine Stickler and Fran Lo, who made our Seattle tripmemorable.