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about dustin mattaio mara

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My name is Dustin Mattaio Pangilinan Mara. I was born at the crossroads of two different generations and have lived all across the Pacific Ocean. My life is full of juxtapositions and polar opposites, providing me great insight into my own biases and empathy for a spectrum of realities.
I'm currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Design and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (European Relations) at the University of Washington.
When I'm not studying I'm helping with a few local foundations with mission covering a spectrum from bringing awareness to gender based violence to creating diversity in a predominately white sport.
I find myself the happiest while immersing myself in other cultures, languages, and environments, as well as during the occasional nap. Fascinated by languages, type design, and their intersection. Don't be afraid to strike up a conversation to exchange the rest of our stories.
Currently working with
UW School of Art + Art History + Design
The Type Directors Club
The George Pocock Rowing Foundation
BIPOC Rowers National Name Exchange 
Rowers of Color Community
Everett Rowing Association

Life is exciting and surprising at every corner thanks to the people around me. And to those who throw me a bone every once in a while you make it even more so. You know who you are. You are awesome. You are exceptional. You are my family. Thank you for everything you’ve done to make my life a life worth living.
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