Students Making the Most of the UW

  • Two Majors, Complementary Skills

    Elizabeth Xiong (2024), a double major in art history and computer science, shares how she gained different and complementary skills from each major.

    April 2024 Perspectives
  • UW graduate receives prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship

    Sonia Fereidooni, who earned bachelorâs and masterâs degrees from the University of Washington, was selected for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Fereidooni, 22, will receive a full-cost scholarship to pursue doctoral work in Digital Humanities at the University of Cambridge, England. The highly competitive scholarship brings recognition of accomplishments and future promise. This year, 26 students...
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  • New Faculty Spotlight: Mia Bennett

    "UW is making exciting inroads in data science and data studies, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this interdisciplinary effort, which spans from the humanities to the social and physical sciences and beyond," says Mia Bennett, assistant professor in the Department of Geography.

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  • I am First-Generation: Audrey Mikal

    "First-generation students are pioneers. No one before us had the opportunity to do what we’re doing right now. It requires immense determination and resilience to continue moving forward into this wild unknown. Cultivate your support system, establish routines that nourish your mental, physical, and emotional health, and ask for help every time you need it. Remember: You are legitimate proof that anything is possible and you are worthy of success right now, as you are. Don't let anyone or anything keep you from achieving your dreams. You got this!" - Audrey Mikal (B.A., Sociology, 2025), Treasurer, First-Generation Leaders in Law 

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  • I am First-Generation: Fani Medel Martinez

    "Having to pay for my college education also felt like I should always prioritize saving every penny for future mishaps. However, the UW experience is more than immersing yourself in textbooks; it is about connecting with others on campus and learning more about yourself through attending the institution. Obtaining a degree should be a joyful experience. Know that it's okay to take care of yourself and your health. Yes, you can definitely plan out that trip abroad and go to that concert after clocking out from your part-time job—it's all about balance. Enjoy being a UW student and pursue your wildest dreams." - Fani Medel Martinez (B.A. Communication, 2024)

    College of Arts & Sciences
  • Four Dean's Medalists, Working Toward Change

    The four new graduates honored as College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Medalists for 2023 are all working to improve our world, in different ways. 

    July 2023 Perspectives
  • An Inquisitive Mind

    Hayden Goldberg, graduating with majors in political science and economics, has advised the dean of Arts & Sciences for the past three years while juggling numerous other projects. 

    June 2023 Perspectives
  • STEM and the Symphony

    Meghna Shankar, graduating with degrees in physics and computer science, found joy and balance by also performing in the UW Symphony Orchestra. 

    June 2023 Perspectives
  • Making Films, Finding Community

    As UW student Kenna Fojas (Cinema & Media Studies, Psychology) prepares to graduate, she's set to direct a film she wrote with guidance from a screenwriting idol. 

    June 2023 Perspectives
  • 2023 Husky 100

    The Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students who are making the most of their time at the UW.

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  • A Recipe for Exploration

    At the UW, Phillip Meng juggled a triple major, research, internships, journal editorship, business consulting, and more. Here's his recipe for making the most of the University.

    April 2023 Perspectives
  • An Animated Life

    Nathan Jones (2015) tells stories through animation. Both of his UW degrees — creative writing and art — are reflected in is his work. 

    January 2023 Perspectives
  • My Memorable DC Internship

    As a Congressional intern in Washington DC, UW senior Lillian Williamson was immersed in historic — and contentious — events on Capitol Hill.

    November 2022 Perspectives
  • At the Intersection of STEM and Feminism

    With a double major in computer science and gender, women & sexuality studies, Simona Liao is lifting women in STEM in the U.S. and China.

    September 2022 Perspectives
  • A Tlingit Leader in the Making

    Her exploration at the UW has led Stephanie Masterman (BA, American Indian Studies; Arctic Studies minor; 2022) to leadership roles in her tribal community.

    June 2022 Perspectives