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Fall 2020

Stranded at sea

Mariah Brush never thought she would work on a cruise ship let alone get stranded on one amid a global pandemic.

After graduation from WSU Tri-Cities, she inquired about the shipboard job through a friend. Before she knew it, she was four contracts into working for Club HAL, the youth activity center of the Holland America Line.

“I didn’t expect for my life to take such a random turn,” she says. “As a student at WSU, I did a lot of event planning and marketing for events, so I was still able to apply a lot of those skills with the … » More …