Alumni on the Move - July 2015

Michael Liam has recently been promoted to Level 3 Network Security Specialist at The Boeing Company. In his new position, Mike supports Boeing IT’s initiatives to run and protect the business against cyber threats. He also leads the development of security standards, best practices, and governance models for the enterprise, while guiding security risk assessments and mitigation efforts. Looking back at his EDI experience, Mike says, “One of the big a-ha moments from EDI was realizing how my core and cultural values are major contributors of the way I approach life and every day at work.  Since then, my peers and manager noticed how I’ve stepped up as a technical leader and improved my presentation skills. My EDI training has been an immense asset in my tool belt.” 

Michael Liam Asian Discovery, Class of 2014

Michael Liam

Asian Discovery, Class of 2014


Sunshine Monastrial Asian Discovery, Class of 2015

Sunshine Monastrial

Asian Discovery, Class of 2015

Sunshine Monastrial was recently promoted to Planning, Development, & Evaluation Supervisor at the International Community Health Services (ICHS), a non-profit community health center that provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the health of Asian Pacific Islanders and the broader community, prior to starting EDI’s 2015 Leadership Discovery Program. In this role, she drives the development of ICHS’ community needs assessments; strategic, business, and program plans; policy reviews and analyses; proposal development and grantwriting; program evaluations; and the organization’s various performance measurement tools. She also oversees the management of grants and contracts that support various ICHS programs and services.

Sunshine will also be joining the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors’ for Transportation Choices Coalition (TCC), a statewide organization working to bring Washingtonians more opportunities to take a bus, catch a train, walk and bike. She will assume the role of Treasurer starting in 2016.

With her busy schedule, Sunshine still makes time to attend her EDI classes,"Although my promotion preceded the journey I am currently on with my cohorts in EDI’s 2015 Leadership Discovery Program, the ability to deepen my knowledge and understanding of key leadership competencies within the context of my cultural values—combined with having the opportunity to assess myself against these competencies—have been invaluable. Participating in this Program during the nascent stages of my transition into a leadership position has been especially beneficial because I am able to immediately translate what I have learned from each session to both my roles at ICHS and TCC. I have enjoyed each session thus far, and am appreciative of all the presenters, EDI staff, and our Program co-chairs for fostering such a rich learning environment for us."