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Fire burning in South Tacoma. Student Ashley Young was first on the scene to help residents escape the blaze.

Veteran, Football Player, Lifesaver

July 21, 2021

UW Tacoma student Ashley Young, Air Force veteran and women’s pro tackle football player, responded quickly when she saw a fire break out in a Tacoma neighborhood.

UW Tacoma Library Director Annie Downey sits outside the library. She is wearing a blue sweater and has brown hair. The library and a public art display about rivers are in the background.

Going Places

July 13, 2021

The library can change a life, just ask new UW Tacoma Library Director Annie Downey.