Michael Tuncap

Professor Michael Tuncap

Michael Tuncap was born in Aniguak, Guam & raised in Tacoma/ Lakewood. He has served as Director of: the Pacific Islander Student Commission at UW Seattle, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Green River College & TRIO SSS at Seattle Central College. Studied race in Charlottesville as a Ralph Bunche fellow at UVA & as a Public Policy & International Affairs Institute Fellow in the Goldman School while earning his MA in Ethnic Studies @ UC Berkeley. Co-founded Diversity Equity in Hiring & Professional Development, UW Student Ambassadors Program, & the Men of Culture Academy. Served as former Adjunct Professor in Humanities @ SPSCC, Sociology @ Northwest Indian College, Diversity & Global Studies @ Highline,  & Education at UWT.

Books: Matamai: the Vasa in Us, Pacific Voices Talk Story & Breathing Stories 2 Life.

9:45 AM plenary

Mindfulness, Muzik & Mental Health: E race ing 

We will focus on self affirmation & cross cultural communications. Students will learn from ethnic studies theory & identity formation.

Who are we? Where did we come from? How did we get here? Where do hope to go in the future? Students will bridge their cultural roots to their career goals as we prepare for the school year ahead.