Jonathan Burstein, 1976-2022: Longtime Seattle engineer was a natural problem-solver

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Engineer made lasting impact on Seattle tech: Jonathan Burstein, above, who co-founded voice technology startup Jargon and played key roles at companies including Microsoft, Amazon, Zillow and Remitly, was an intuitive and empathetic engineer, angel investor and entrepreneur with a knack for generating creative solutions to problems. Friends, family and colleagues are reflecting on his legacy following his sudden and unexpected death due to coronary arteriosclerosis. Read the story.

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Police report details arrest of Seagen CEO: Clay Siegall, who co-founded the Seattle-area biotech giant in 1998, was arrested in the early hours of April 23 at his home and charged with a fourth degree domestic violence gross misdemeanor, according to police records obtained by GeekWire. Seagen announced Monday that Siegall was taking a leave of absence.

College graduation gap: Homegrown college grads are critical for the Seattle region’s talent-hungry tech companies, and one stat about the state’s education shortfall was the buzz of the Technology Alliance’s annual luncheon Wednesday in Seattle. Read the story.

One researcher’s ‘incredible impact’ at UW: Dr. Tam’ra-Kay Francis, a post doctoral research associate in the University of Washington’s Department of Chemistry, has spearheaded multiple programs to support minority students in science and facilitated game-changing discussions about diversity, equity and inclusion with UW staff. Learn more about her efforts.

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