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EOP Scholars Academy Team

Luz Iñiguez

EOP Director

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Kristi Soriano-Noceda


Meet Kristi

Kristi started her educational career as a Test Proctor for the Stone Education Center at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington for Academic and Army Personnel Testing as an undergraduate student in 2004. After finishing her BA from Pacific Lutheran University, she became the civilian Test Control Officer in 2008. In 2011, she relocated to Camp Hovey, South Korea, and served the Installation Management Command Pacific Region as the Academic Advisor/Educational Specialist for Army Continuing Education for Area 1 (northern region of military bases). Upon arrival stateside in 2013, she began her graduate studies with UW Bothell in the M.Ed program. While in the program she worked as a student employee for the Division of Student life at the UW Seattle Campus. Fast forward, Kristi moved on to UW Tacoma and her entrepreneurial spirit emerged launching and designing the First Generation Fellows program currently First Generation Initiatives in 2016. She helped to create a campus culture infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion as the center of spaces. Her current research focuses on social class and mobility through education.

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Gabriela Claravall

Teaching Assistant

Meet Gabriela

Hello, my name is Gabriela Claravall, and I am excited to serve as a teaching assistant for the EOP Scholars academy. I am a senior majoring in Public Health-Global Health, Medical Anthropology and Global Health, and Anthropology of Globalization. I am from Seattle, Washington and during my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, camping, and hiking with friends and family. Some of my academic interests include population health, global infectious disease, and epidemiology and I aspire to become a physician. Outside of classes, I am involved in global health research that focuses on HIV/AIDS and postmaternal health outcomes. I am extremely proud to call myself a husky, and my UW experience has opened up so many gates of opportunities that have ushered me to new friendships and new ways of learning, which have greatly impacted both my personal growth and educational development. I wish you the best on your journey and feel free to contact me if you have any questions

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Olivia Quesada

Content Creator, Website and Social Media Lead

Meet Olivia

Hello, my name is Olivia Quesada and I am a senior double majoring in Interaction Design and Disability Studies, with a minor in Diversity. During my time at UW, I have found a passion for design as a tool for social change and love merging my education in interaction design and disability studies to devise solutions to complex problems that are both interesting and informed. Outside of the EOP Scholar’s Academy, I have worked with other campus organizations like the Student Disability Commission and Recess Media- really, I just enjoy any opportunity that allows me to be creative in my work, and UW is full of them. I have loved every bit of my time here and I can’t wait to share what my life as a UW student looks like.

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Hannah Flores

Teaching & Operations Assistant

Meet Hannah

My name is Hannah Flores and I’m so excited to be part of the EOP Scholars Academy team this year! I’m a third-year microbiology major from Kent, WA. I’m particularly interested in transmission genetics and infectious disease research, but always jump at the chance to take political science and LSJ classes whenever I can fit them in my schedule. I’m inspired by the incredible faculty I’ve had the opportunity to work with during my time here, particularly my OMAD advisor Peter Hata and labmates in the Division of Medical Genetics! I love being a Husky because there are so many opportunities for both personal and professional development at UW and around the Seattle area. A fun fact about me is that I’m part of a competitive a cappella group on campus!

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Future you as an engaged student!

You are a leader!

You are a leader!

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Maria Falcon

Teaching Assistant, Website, and Social Media

Meet Maria

Hi, my name is Maria Falcon. I am a sophomore double majoring in psychology and American ethnic studies. I am from Marysville, WA, its small town north of Seattle, but recently I was finally able to move to Seattle and be closer to campus. My freshman year I struggled with commuting to school every day, so this is a very liberating experience as I will finally be near everyone and everything. Fun fact, I love a good hike. I am a sucker for a waterfall or an indescribable view.
Enough about surface level information… In the past year I have gone through many challenges and obstacles as a student that I believe if they did not happen, I would not have grown into the person I have become today. I believe everything happens for a reason and it’s up to you to take in control of the things that life will throw at you. This is something that I loved about being a student, you have so much control of your life once you enter college. Granted this is very different this year because of covid. But trust me when I say it, being able to be in control of your own decisions and having the ability to pave the way for your own life is very satisfying. There is so much opportunity at UW, that is one my favorite things about being a husky, there is so much room to grow into the person you want to be. There is so much opportunity in being able to do what you want and become whoever you want to be. Personal growth is something that inspires me so much because I don’t ever want to settle, I always want to continue to grow as a person. Realizing that you have grown is one of the most gratifying feelings because you know now that you are doing better than before. I can go on and on about life lessons and self-growth but I will save that for later hahaha.
But this is me! I am very excited to be a part of the EOP team and am very excited for what the future comes! (even with covid in the picture lol)

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