Year Up Interns
Year Up Alumni
80 percent of Year Up alumni are employed and/or enrolled in college within 4 months of graduation.
The Department of Medicine is thrilled to introduce our new Year Up interns – Emily Ly and Sovanny Seng. Year Up is a job training program, tuition free, that helps students with skills based training and internships.
Emily Ly comes from a nine-year long background in the dental field. From clinician to treatment coordinator, she supported the team in many ways: focusing on efficiency without sacrificing quality, creating schedule templates to maximize the clinic hours, and new tracking processes to ensure tasks were not missed.
Supporting the team and helping patients brought her joy, but she was ready to move on and continue growing. She is currently in the business track at Year Up. She will primarily be working with the Division of Cardiology, but also helping with EDI projects for the department.
"I hope to learn and experience as much as I can with UW Medicine to lead me to the next chapter in my career."
Sovanny Seng is a Seattle native, pickleball enthusiast and devoted dog owner. With a background in dental assisting, Sovanny successfully transitioned into the technology administration field, embracing new challenges and opportunities along the way. Her diverse interests and dedication to personal growth continue to shape her journey. She is in the software development track at Year Up.
She will be working on a variety of EDI projects for the department, including analyzing and creating a dashboard for demographics data.
“This program helps to close the divide in the workforce and is providing us with opportunities we initially would not have, so we are really excited to be here.”
Emily and Sovanny have already hit the ground running since they started less than a month ago. They are meeting people and getting to know the department, as well as working on analyzing the results of the recent UW Medicine Climate Survey and identifying and building a resource database for the UW Medicine Healthcare Equity website.
Year Up is committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code.
Employers face a growing need for talent while millions are left disconnected from the economic mainstream. These inequities only further perpetuate the Opportunity Divide that exists in our country—a divide that Year Up is determined and positioned to close.
Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.