Department: School of Medicine
On the Job: Manager, Program Operations; three years at UW
Achievements: Mas is responsible for the overwhelming success of the SPARX program, which was designed three years ago to attract UW health sciences students into careers that serve the underprivileged. In addition to running the SPARX program, Mas also volunteers to serve in it. Each week she drives health sciences students and faculty members around in a SafeLinks van so that they can provide basic health care to a large number of local street youth.
Quote: "Her skills in helping students find common meaning through service to others has made this program a success. The SPARX program was among the reasons why the UW School of Medicine received the 2002 Award for Outstanding Community Service."