UW Bothell Husky 100

2017 winners

Each year, the University of Washington selects 100 students who are making the most of their Husky experience. Seven UW Bothell students were selected as part of the Husky 100 Class of 2017. What’s special about a Husky 100 recipient? They dare to do. They use what they learn in the classroom to create change in their community. We are proud to introduce our Husky 100 awardees.

Aretha Basu

Society, ethics and human behavior

Basu was director of student advocacy for the Associated Students of UW Bothell. “I strive to make advocacy within the institution accessible to all students, those who have leadership roles and those who do not.“

Meet Aretha Basu

Matthew Dunaway

Mechanical engineering

As a capstone project, Dunaway built a biodigester for a local nonprofit farm. He is a proud father to a 12-year-old daughter. “She’s very proud of me. She says she wishes she could do as well in school as I do.”

Meet Matthew Dunaway

Cecilee Fernandez

Community psychology

Fernandez worked as a peer adviser in the Student Success Center and also worked with a student organization to educate students about sexual violence. She says the Husky experience “honed in on what I want to do and who I am as a person.” 

Meet Cecilee Fernandez

Feruza Ghias

Community psychology; society, ethics and human behavior

A study abroad ambassador at Student Success Center, Ghias has also been accepted to the Peace Corps to teach English in Macedonia. “I’ve really tried to connect my education with things I do outside of school.”

Meet Feruza Ghias

Holly Gummelt


Since transferring from community college, Gummelt tutored at the Quantitative Skills Center and started a physics club. “I just hit the ground running. Any opportunity that I saw, I took it. Each piece has been absolutely worth it.”

Meet Holly Gummelt

Sukhaman Kaur

Health studies

Kaur worked with the UW Bothell Achieving Community Transformation group in the Student Success Center, where she organized major campus events. “I started out just taking classes, and then I later got involved, which I think was great for me.”

Meet Sukhaman Kaur

Randa Mustafa

Mechanical engineering

Mustafa is active in undergraduate research and the Bothell Women in Science and Engineering student club. “I couldn’t have had a better experience to prepare me as a future engineer and contributing citizen.”

Meet Randa Mustafa