EWUAA Board Member Highlight

James Wilson '09

CURRENT POSITION: Vice President of Engineering

  1. Why did you want to join the EWUAA Board? I’ve always felt a great amount of gratitude to EWU, faculty and staff for the education that I received and doors that my education opened for me. Today, I find purpose supporting underrepresented populations in pursuing STEM field. Joining the board has created opportunities to execute on that mission, as well as finding other ways to give back to the university that shaped both my life and career.
  2. How did Eastern prepare you for the work you do now? The Computer Science program at Eastern launched my career in the tech industry. To this day, I use the principles and foundation that I learned at Eastern on a daily basis.
  3. Rosa’s cheesy bread or Eagle Punch? Can I have both?
  4. What was your favorite part of your time at Eastern? For me, it was the class size and sense of community that I felt in being a CS major. I felt like my instructors were invested in my success.
  5. What is your favorite thing about Eastern today? Their commitment to diversity and upward mobility. It really is a great time to be an Eagle!