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Jennifer Smith

Undaunted Undergraduate Researcher

October 2016

In the University of Washington’s College of Arts & Sciences, undergraduates are more than students. They are passionate scholars and researchers like UW History and Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) double-major, Jennifer Smith. Before she finished ninth grade, Jennifer left school and went to work training race horses. At 34, wanting a better life for her family, she started to pursue a new adventure in academics and earned a spot at UW. As an undergraduate, Jennifer became fascinated by the relationship between the Yakama Nation and wild horses on their reservation. Her passionate exploration of history and culture was made possible by numerous scholarships and programs. Their support allowed her to delve into the past and its connection to the present.