Seven acclaimed in second Husky 100

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Every student who steps onto the UW Bothell campus quickly learns that the rigorous classroom curricula is only part of their education. It's when they discover their passion and lead change on the campus and in the surrounding community that students are truly immersed in the Husky experience.

Seven seniors from UW Bothell are acclaimed this year in the Husky 100 – students from all three UW campuses who make the most of their Husky experience.

Husky 100 students are known for their innovation, commitment to inclusivity, capacity for leadership and how they connect learning and experience. They engaged in activities such as internships and study abroad. Academics also are considered in the selection.

As part of this prestigious group, students receive more career-boosting opportunities to expand networks with alumni, faculty, staff and business leaders.

ARETHA BASU, society, ethics and human behavior
Served as director of student advocacy for the Associated Students of the University of Washington Bothell.
“I strive to make advocacy within the institution accessible to all students, those who have leadership roles and those who do not. “
Next: Studying for the LSAT, applying to law school. “I hope to continue organizing in the city and working on campaigns driven by the community.”

Aretha Basu

Matthew Dunaway

MATTHEW DUNAWAY, mechanical engineering
Capstone was building a biodigester for Farmer Frog, the nonprofit demonstration farm in Woodinville, to generate methane that heats water for its aquaponics system.
Has 12-year-old daughter. “She’s very proud of me. She says she wishes she could do as well in school as I do. I’m trying to push hard work and goal-oriented ideas on her.”
Next: Job with Clark Construction, working on Convention Center project in downtown Seattle.

CECILEE FERNANDEZ, community psychology
Worked as study abroad peer adviser in the Student Success Center. Vice president of S.A.V.E. (Sexual Assault and Violence Education ) a student organization that won a grant of up to $5,000 from T-Mobile.
The UW Bothell experience "“honed in on what I want to do and who I am as a person. It’s established community. I never got that traveling through a couple of community colleges.”
Next: Working on master’s in clinical mental health counseling.

Cecilee Fernandez

FERUZA GHIAS, community psychology, and society, ethics and human behavior
Study abroad ambassador at Student Success Center; also traveled to Kyrgyzstan and Italy. Accepted to the Peace Corps to teach English in Macedonia.
“I want to show a good image of America abroad, because America is good. It has been good for me.” Says she’s done a lot on campus to utilize her education.
“I’ve really tried to connect my education with things I do outside of school.”
Next: Grad school. “I’m leaning toward teaching.”

Feruza Ghias

Since transferring from community college, tutored at Quantitative Skills Center, started physics club. Part of gravitational wave astronomy research group.
“I just hit the ground running. Any opportunity that I saw, I took it. Each piece has been absolutely worth it.”
Next: Plans to earn Master of Science in engineering at University of Washington in Seattle. Goal is to build rockets at Blue Origin in Kent. Already applied for internship.

Holly Gummelt

SUKHAMAN KAUR, health studies
Worked with the UW Bothell Achieving Community Transformation group in the Student Success Center, helping organize events such as honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and alternative spring break activities.
“I started out just taking classes, and then I later got involved, which I think was great for me. “
Next: plans to work in public health.

Sukhaman Kaur

Randa Mustafa

RANDA MUSTAFA, mechanical engineering
Active in undergraduate research, student chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers professional association (ASME), the Bothell Women in Science and Engineering student club.
The University’s “diverse and welcoming community made it easy for me to make most of the Husky experience. I couldn't have had a better experience to prepare me as a future engineer and contributing citizen.”
Next: Boeing Company structures design engineer.

The seven join the five UW Bothell students in last year’s inaugural Husky 100:
• Kelsey Bolinger, society, ethics and human behavior; and media and communication studies
• Jessica Cole, society, ethics and human behavior
• Ruth Medina Godina, global studies; and society, ethics and human behavior
• Alejandra Perez Guzman, society, ethics and human behavior; and American and ethnic studies
• Michaella Rosner, society, ethics and human behavior

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