Students Making the Most of the UW

  • 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
  • A Fresh Voice in Theater

    Despite the pandemic, Darby Sherwood (BA, Drama; Political Science minor, 2022) graduated with a robust resume that includes directing, acting, and playwriting experience.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • Networking for Change

    Will Sanchez (BA, Comparative History of Ideas, 2022) has developed connections to build on — with leaders in nonprofit, tech, and political circles.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • A Passion Takes Root

    During her time at the UW, Ava Kloss-Schmidt (BS, Biology, 2022) has surrounded herself with plants — in a lab, in a greenhouse, and on mountaintops.

    June 2022 Perspectives
  • Immersed in Research, from Solar Cells to T-Cells

    Irika Sinha received numerous awards for her stellar work as a UW undergraduate, including the Dean's Medal in the Natural Sciences.

  • Learning From the Cosmos

    Three of the UW Department of Astronomy's newest and brightest stars on the outer limits of what's possible.

  • Seeking Justice, One Case at a Time

    As an undergrad interested in criminal justice, Anthony Stokes has visited prisons, met with incarcerated men, and worked on court cases.

    June 2021 Perspectives
  • Dedicated to Dialects

    Through the study of dialects, Elijah Pasco has combined his love of linguistics and theater. 

    June 2021 Perspectives
  • Advocating for Access

    As a child of Deaf adults, Christine Lew feels blessed to part of — and advocate for — the Deaf community and others.

    June 2021 Perspectives
  • Inclusive Biology Lessons with a Global Reach

    UW senior Ishira Parikh helped create an award-winning curriculum using what she'd learned through UW courses and volunteer activities. 

    April 2021 Perspectives
  • Creating Community on TikTok

    UW senior Hunter Brown has  275,000 TikTok followers. A UW Communication course helped him build his online community. 

    April 2021 Perspectives
  • The UW through an Indigenous Lens

    UW senior Owen Oliver grew up on the UW campus. Now he wants others in his community to feel at home at the University.

    January 2021 Perspectives
  • Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Patricia Dawson

    Sutapa Basu, Director of the Alene Moris Women's Center, reflects on the life and legacy of board member, donor, and Making Connections program founder, Dr. Patricia Dawson.


    Louis Maliyam, ’21, came to the U.S. for computer science — and along the way discovered dance.

    University of Washington
  • Transforming How We Live, Work, and Play

    Stephen Bader (UW IxD BDes 2014) and Alanna MacGowan (UW MFA 2010) work at Microsoft Envisioning and explore how people will live, work, and play five to seven years in the future. 

    UW Design Alum