Interview with Shasti Conrad, 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award Winner

January 29th, 2018 – Alumni Awards – Outstanding Recent Alumna, Shasti Conrad, ’07 from Newborn, Ore. Conrad was a Sullivan scholars, in the honors program and majored in Sociology and minored in International studies.
Photo by: Yosef Chaim Kalinko

Last week, I was lucky enough to sit down with the amazing Shasti Conrad who won the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award. Conrad graduated from Seattle University in 2007 with a degree in sociology and international studies and was both a Sullivan Scholar and a part of the Honors program while she was at SU.

Since leaving SU, she has gone on to work on President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, became an executive assistant in the White House, worked with the Malala Fund, accompanied Malala when she became the youngest Nobel Piece price winner in history, worked on the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, and is now working with the organization 100 Million to end child labor and child trafficking.

She had lots of words of wisdom to give to current SU students, from things she regrets not doing in college to what she learned by working with the wildly inspirational Malala Yousafazi. So buckle up and click the tiny blue button below to tune into our conversation! You’ll definitely walk away feeling inspired, or at least I know I did.


CIARA LOUGHNANE / are we sure she didn’t go to school somewhere cooler? / DIGITAL MEDIA DIRECTOR