UW Bothell Husky 100 honorees focus on equity

Each year, the University of Washington recognizes 100 undergraduate and graduate students in all areas of study from the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses who are making the most of their time at the UW.

The Husky 100 students actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and then apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for our world.

Through their passion, leadership and commitment, these students inspire all of us to shape our own Husky Experience.

The eight 2023 UW Bothell honorees have made equity and belonging top priorities in their coursework, campus engagement and community involvement. We recognize them here with a brief introduction, to be followed in coming months by individual profiles on their experiences and future plans. Read more of their comments on the UW Bothell Husky 100 webpage and see all 100 winners on the main UW Husky 100 webpage.

Cynthia Anderson

A graduate student in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences: I am focused on how to build more equitable and inclusive spaces for people of color in birthing practices.

Isatou Ceesay

A senior in the School of Business: I want to show other students they can go far, break barriers and continue to succeed beyond others’ expectations and stereotypes.

Jadyn de Jesus

A senior in the School of Nursing & Health Studies: Despite the fear and isolation caused by the pandemic, I sought to connect with my campus and give to my community.

Helen Fita

A senior in the School of STEM: I helped to establish the Alliance for Sustainability Club aimed at reaching a diverse membership that wants to create healthy local environments.

Vivian Hoang

A senior in the School of Business: I learned to think critically and develop strategic plans to provide students equitable access to technology.

Abigail Maurera

A senior in the School of Nursing & Health Studies: I am listening to my patients’ stories of how their biological, social and ecological environments affect their well-being.

Dessirée Ortaç

A senior in the School of STEM: The awareness and proficiency I’ve gained will help me create a safe and respectful space for patients of all backgrounds.

Lynda Trang Dai Phung

A senior in the School of STEM: I have been inspired to be more involved and present in the world and in my relationships, knowing both are necessary for growth.

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