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Mandela’s aura stretched all the way to Seattle

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Two of them got to meet Nelson Mandela when he visited Seattle on Dec. 10, 1999.

They then were students at Seattle University.

It wasn’t so much the words Mandela spoke that they clearly remember, but simply his quiet magnetism.

The subsequent careers of Frank So, now 34, and Peter Koski, now 35, reflect how Mandela impacted their lives.

The third is an assistant professor of aquatic and fishery sciences at the University of Washington. Trevor Branch was raised in…

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