Graduate Profiles

Autumn 2012 - Summer 2013

The Honors Program salutes its graduates!

Welcome! Please join us in celebrating University of Washington's Honors graduates for the 2012-13 school year. Below you will find a list of some College Honors and Departmental Honors alumni and students who have completed, or are about to complete, their degrees here at University of Washington. We invite you to view their profiles to find out more about these remarkable individuals and their exciting plans for the future!

Sincerely,

The Honors Staff

(2011-12 graduate profiles are still available here)


  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Business Administration, Electrical Engineering
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    www.rich-an.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    On a plane to New York for my cousin's wedding.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working hard, making new friends at work, buying a home.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Raising a family, starting my own business, traveling and enjoying life.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The business honors capstone course really helped me sharpen my skills in strategic planning and critical thinking. Being surrounded by some of the brightest and most hard-working individuals who share similar dreams and goals definitely brings out the best in me.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    My advice is to stop stressing! Life is a lot more fun when you stop worrying about your grades, or that assignment thats due in 3 weeks. Enjoy hanging out and meeting new people-- you learn a lot more from your friends and classmates than from the professor.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Public Health
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Homeless in Seattle
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating Fathers Day!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Traveling Europe
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Traveling, swimming, kayaking, running, enjoying life
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Keep up the hard work!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Environmental Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Like trying to get fat on celery: A re-evaluation of the plausibility of currently assumed juvenile Leatherback Sea Turtle dietary habits
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    With friends and family...and also rediscovering this concept of 'sleep'
    ... One year after graduating?
    Back in school, probably in Monteray Bay (CA)
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    On a remote, tropical island doing field work that seems glorious to the rest of the world. But in actuality is the only vacation I get from the rest of the year's data analysis and grant proposal writing.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Mentioning I was an honors student put me at the head of the line in everything from requesting admission to a full class to negotiating off-campus housing. When you are part of a group that is defined by being intellengent and responsible, people tend to trust you with more responsibility.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    When the system tells you 'no' go talk to someone in person. Sometimes all it takes is showing initiative to gain people's respect and cooperation.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    French
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Cinematic Portrayal of City Life and FranceĆ­s Reluctant Urban Shift
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    http://lnkd.in/8AV3mT
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I'll be getting ready to head to Las Vegas for Electric Daisy Carnival 2013!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Hopefully packing my things to head off to Graduate School.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Alive and well doing something I love! Who can plan 10 years into the future?
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    French BA & Photomedia BFA
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    French Language Acquisition: Reflections on French Language, Acculturation & Identity
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    http://cargocollective.com/joanpalmiterbajorek
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Literally a day after graduation I will leave Seattle to the San Juans to work at Canoe Island French Camp where I will work this summer. I will be teaching photography in French in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working in France! I have been recommended by Fulbright to teach in France through the TAPIF program. Teaching English in Toulouse, France, I will be working and traveling in Europe the year after graduation, before returning to the US for grad school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    In ten years, I will be 32. By then, I will have finished my French PhD and be teaching French at a university. After some serious world traveling and graduate studies, I see myself settling down in the Pacific Northwest with a spouse and kiddies in tow- cooking, running and playing the guitar!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has helped me delve more into my field in that I grew closer to the faculty and explored to a greater extent my own research. I now am more prepared and more excited for my future profession and studies, getting a better feel for how this will pan out.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    The best things in life aren't things. Dive into your studies, but don't forget the importance of family and friends. People are the ones that you will love and cherish at the end of the day.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Political Science, CHID
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Political Economics of Political Economics: The Internal Power Structures of the World Bank as Indicative of Major Policy Shifts
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    One day after graduating, I except to be in Seattle, still celebrating graduation.
    ... One year after graduating?
    One year after graduation, I expect to be in Chicago, finishing my first year of law school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Ten years after graduation, I hope to be back in Seattle working as judge.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors gave me the opportunity to shape my education so that it was perfectly tailored to my degrees. It also gave me the chance to teach my peers, and find a new passion in teaching.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take classes that are outside of your field, it will either reaffirm what you love, or challenge you to love something new.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    13-Jun
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Medical Anthropology and Global Health
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Politics of Blame: Investigating the dyadic effects of the female patient-practitioner interaction in post-communist Romania
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Hopefully I will be somewhere on a beach enjoying the sun, with no worries about exams, homework, or working on my thesis!
    ... One year after graduating?
    I hope to be finishing up applications to medical school and preparing to travel to Guatemala or Romania in collaboration with other research programs.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I will be a practicing doctor either in the U.S or internationally! Hopefully, where ever I might wish to go, the opportunities will arise!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Earth and Space Sciences: Geology; Physics
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    MELTS simulations of Martian and terrestrial magmas
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Taking my dad on a Father's Day hike.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working on a PhD in volcanology at Georgia Tech, hopefully doing field research on a volcano over the summer!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working as a research scientist or professor, educating students and the public about volcanoes and volcanic hazards, and traveling.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Make the effort to really get to know your professors! Talking to my professors in my freshman and sophomore years helped open up lots of research and leadership opportunities for me later on. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you hit scheduling snags. There's usually a way around them. Have fun!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Biology (Physiology) & Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    EGFR regulation of miRNAs Affects Migration and Invasion of U87 Glioblastoma Cells
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating with friends and family.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Finishing my Research job and packing up to attend Graduate school in Fall 2014!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working as a researcher in private industry.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    International Studies (Minor Environmental Studies)
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Substance and Symbol: The Ethics of Water Use and Development in Oman
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Sitting in the sunshine at Ravenna park, playing the ukulele.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Graduating from Oxford with a Masters degree!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working as a policy advisor on issues of water security and environmental justice.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    This program gave me a truly ivy experience! The "small school" social environment, the top notch research, access to so many interesting classes with 30 students or less... truly, I would have been a fool to go to anywhere else!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Don't waste a minute! This place is magical.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Interdisciplinary Honors
    Major(s):
    General Biology
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    On a plane to Italy for a foreign tour with UW Women's Soccer.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working as a PT aid and looking forward to starting PT school in the fall or volunteering as a PT aid in South America.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to be making a daily difference in people's lives as a physical therapist and enjoying life with my family.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The range of classes and the enthusiasm of professors allowed me to explore and become interested in a variety of topics that I might never have looked into otherwise.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Ad hoc projects are a great way to get to know your professors and get a deeper understanding of your favorite class topic; I wish I had done more!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Political Science and History
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Gimme Hope John: United States Foreign Policy Towards South Africa under Kennedy and the Origins of Constructive Engagement
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Not studying.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Earning a (small) paycheck and getting ready to head off to law school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working my way up the professional karaoke tour.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The variety of classes and the quality of my fellow students have made for a genuinely worthwhile four years.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Have fun. Don't procrastinate on your thesis.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Biochemistry and Photomedia
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Analysis of Global Cellular Metabolic Alterations during Viral Infection
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    romancamarda.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    After very excessively sleeping in, I'll be celebrating with family and friends. Even though classes will be finished, however, I'll be back to work in the lab on Monday. I'm very much looking forward to a final summer of research at UW.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I'll be finishing up my first year in the Biomedical Sciences Program at UCSF. It's hard for me to imagine living anywhere besides Seattle, but one year from now San Francisco will hopefully be a well established new home.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to be finishing up post-doctoral research at a university or institute in Europe, specifically England or France. I'd also hope to be continuing my artistic pursuits concurrently with my scientific pursuits.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I would not be the individual I am today without Honors. Before joining Honors I had a vague understanding of my seemingly disparate interests, and could not imagine the relationship between them. Thanks to Honors I've developed a much more holistic view of my experiences and perception.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Honors is a privilege and an amazing opportunity. Take every chance you can to utilize the tools available to you through Honors to make yourself the strongest student and person possible.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Interdisciplinary Honors
    Major(s):
    Anthropology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Take What You Like and Leave the Rest: The Reconstruction of "I"dentities through Alcoholics Anonymous
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I will be training new beach lifeguards with my little brother, preparing for a summer of managing Clyde Beach Park in Bellevue.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I see a huge, fluffy dog. And a grown up job.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    My desk will be cluttered with case files of kids I love (and probably some I hate), my tape recorder will be full of sessions with my after school clients, and my life will be infinite.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Don't work so hard in school you forget that these 4 years of your life actually count. Your life isn't a book full of chapters, it's a run-on sentence. It doesn't wait just because you tried to give it punctuation.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Improving Reprogramming Efficiency and Normalcy of Phenotype
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One year after graduating?
    UC Berkeley, Plant and Microbial Biology PhD program
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Computer Science, Mathematics
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Stroke Rehabilitation through Motor Imagery controlled Humanoid
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    https://sites.google.com/a/uw.edu/priya-rao-s-portfolio/
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Catching up on sleep and daily soaps
    ... One year after graduating?
    Graduating again with an MS in Computer Science
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Settled in India, with a fulfilling and meaningful career, and enjoying life to the fullest!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The realization that I do not live in isolation, but in an interdependent society with highly individualistic people with different needs, and that one solution does not solve all problems and the search for better services and facilities in all areas is a continuing one.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Through the Honors experience, I have come to the realization that I do not live in isolation, but in an interdependent society with highly individualistic people with different needs and that one solution does not solve all problems and the search for better services and facilities in all areas is a continuing one.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Mathematics; Economics
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Integrals, multi-integrals and hyper-sphere; Analyzing the SMEs in China with VDR model
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Spending time with friends & Sleeping in the sun
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working on my Master degree at Yale University.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully, employed at a consulting company, and enjoy the life with my family.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The College Honors program has strengthened my skills for writing a thesis and gives me the chance to know my departmental faculty.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Study abroad with Honors program was really an amazing experience! Don't miss this great opportunity!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Alleviating Social-Defeat Induced Anxiety and Depression by Kappa-Opioid Receptor Antagonism
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Reading a novel in the sun with a glass of lemonade--hopefully the weather will cooperate...
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working somewhere that makes me look forward to going back to work the next day and having figured out what my next step is, whether it's grad school, med school, or working some more!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Enjoying life with my family and content with my career :)
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I liked that Honors classes offered many interesting foci and perspectives on topics I would probably not dive into otherwise. The assortment and variety helped keep things lively when requirements got dull!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Get to know your professors and peers; they're the ones whom you'll ultimately learn the most from :)
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Biology (Physiology)
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Dsypnea and pain are very strongly associated in the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating with friends and family. I will then start working as a medical scribe in the ER of Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will hopefully be entering medical school somewhere.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Serving as a primary care physician in an under served community.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    It was a great community to come into as a Freshmen. I lived on Honors floors my first two years here and I really enjoyed it and made a lot of friends. My mind was blown a lot in my honors classes and I enjoyed how they made me think in a way that I had not thought before.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take the exclusively Honors classes because they are cooler than the Honors section option. If you are doing research, start that as soon as possible. URP is helpful for that. Take at least one class with Frances McCue and Clarke Speede if you can.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    English
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Optimism - Analyzing Literature Through a Rose Colored Lens
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    jwcollier.net
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Recovering from my graduation party with my gorgeous wife and beautiful children.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Finishing my third novel while doing a book tour for my second.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Writing on the deck of my Mexico beach home with my wife and son.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I thoroughly enjoyed my Honors experience. In particular, Professor Shields impressed me on every level; her willingness to help students grow and her timely return on midterm and final papers was unlike anything I have ever seen. She is an incredible asset to the UW English Department.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Don't be afraid to go push against tradition.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    German
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Linguistics on the Brain
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    www.mercedesconverse.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I will be preparing for my MCAT exam! In the mean time, I will be paying off my undergrad loans by continuing in Biology research on campus.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will be applying to medical school!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I will be working someplace as a Physician! I will always be learning and ready to help people with my knowledge.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I have made life-long friends with my professors, and have gained an invaluable education because of it.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Get to know your professors!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Computer Science
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Contract Inserter - A Tool for Automatically Creating and Generating C# Code Contracts
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    devforrest.com/blog
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Sitting around the house - hopefully enjoying some nice weather.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Getting my masters at UW.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Writing some kick-ass software. I couldn't tell you where.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Avoiding UW general education requirements is the best.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Work hard. Don't make excuses. A little effort can go a surprisingly long way. Time is valuable so treat it as such. If you know how to spend it you will have more than enough.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Philosophy & Art (Painting & Drawing)
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Philosophy of Science
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Sleeping in!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Completing my first year in law school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Practicing intellectual property rights law.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    It provided me with access to unique learning opportunities, through classes and events, and I couldn't be more thankful for that.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Just keep pushing on!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spting 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Environmental Studies
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Spending time with my visiting family members throughout the glorious PNW!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Africa, Peacecorps.....Or grad school at UC Berkley
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    No expectations that far in advance. Life will take me where I need to be and I'm glad that remains a mystery still.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    International Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Identity Politics in Kumaon: Development for the people, by the people
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    In Seattle, celebrating graduation with my friends and family.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Preparing my personal statements and applications to graduate school, where I hope to pursue a dual degree in law and international affairs.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to be near my loved ones, and in a career that works toward something I find meaningful and exciting to wake up to each day.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Psychology and Physiology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Development of Empathy during the Second Year of Life: correlations between parental and child measures
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Working on my grandparents' farm in Oklahoma, relaxing and decompressing with some cows :)
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working with different non-profits in East Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, helping out in any way I can (probably doing the dirty work) and getting a taste for how different organizations function and what my future role could be
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I am SO not skilled at planning for/predicting the future... and I'm sure I'll change my mind excessively before then anyways. Whatever it is, it will be an epic adventure that I embark upon surrounded by the people that I love!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Stick it out. Study abroad. Don't stress yourself out or work too hard- there's way more to life than school.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 13
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Computer Science
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    3 Theses: "Monitors: Keeping Informed on Code Changes", "Refinements and Git Integration with Notifications and Monitoring", "News and Notification: Propagating Relevant Changes to Developers"
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Hawaii!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working as a Software Engineer at Facebook in Seattle. Making preparations to start my Masters at Berkeley. Missing teaching :(
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Lecturing at a university and having a great time with fun students.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Thanks for the great community!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology; Scandinavian Area Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The End of an Era: The Role of Developmental Aid in Ending Norway's Capacity as a Peacemaker
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    http://pederdigre.weebly.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Continuing my role working with some of my favourite people as a Course Coordinator for the 21st Annual Principles of STD/HIV Research Course hosted by the Center for AIDS Research!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Discovering my passions within global health working for an Seattle organization!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I will hopefully be mostly done with the formal education system after medical and graduate school and starting my path towards making a big difference in people's lives around the world!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has inspired me to think in an interdisciplinary manner and has always assured me that I can do anything I put my mind to! Honors cultivated a community for me on campus that allowed me to explore my interests and have common acquaintances wherever I located myself academically on campus.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Do everything you possibly can without going crazy! The University of Washington is completely filled with opportunities of all sort. If you have an idea or are passionate about something, there's a way for it to be done and someone to help you!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Biology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    A sticky subject: Investigating the role of the extracellular matrix ligand Tiggrin in the novel context of Drosophila melanogaster oogenesis
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating with family and friends, giggling with room mates as we watch our parents and grandparents interact.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Traveling and working in marine science and/or SCUBA intructing
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Your guess is as good as mine
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Discussion-based honors core classes broadened my views and taught me about issues I had not even been aware of before. I also began undergraduate research early on because of encouragement from the honors program, which turned into one the most useful and stimulating aspects of my UW education.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Try out as many things as you can! Club sports, research, random student groups, and jobs that seemingly have nothing to do with your future. I never would have believed coming into UW what a large role these things would play in my college experience and how much they taught me about myself.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Informatics: Human-Computer Interaction
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    An Examination of Current Digital Inclusion Efforts of Migrant Youth in the Yakima Valley
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    www.bdosono.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Working as a Google Policy Fellow in the heart of Washington, DC!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Knee-deep into my Information Science and Technology PhD program at Syracuse University.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Bridging the gap between engineers, policy makers, scientists, and other key stakeholders in transforming the landscape of the nation's information infrastructure so that underserved places like my Yakama Reservation back home can benefit from improved technology access.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors Program has fully enriched my undergraduate experience at the University of Washington. Honors allowed me to study abroad in Rome, present my research at Colloquium, and engage in service learning opportunities within my community.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." I encourage all current Honors undergraduates to leap out of their comfort zones and take great risks.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Neurobiology and Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Proliferative Effects of Amyloid Beta 1-40: A Hypothesis on a Normative Function of Amyloid Beta
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I'll be in the ICU. Not because of partying too hard though - I'll be volunteering, helping out the amazing Nurses, HAs, Physicians, and other medical professionals at UWMC. Then after my shift I'll probably head out to play some volleyball with the gang.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I'll be in Boston, working for the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital. By this point I'll be certified to run the MRI scanners on my own, and will be running participants through experimental protocols to figure out which parts of the brain talk to each other.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully by this point I'll be done or close to done with an MD/PhD program and will be looking at post-doc/residencies in Neuroradiology or Neuropathology.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors is what you make of it. There's a lot of opportunity if you want to take advantage of it, and I'll be honest - I often sought my opportunities elsewhere because I felt the Honors program was fairly restrictive at times. I did enjoy taking Honors Biochemistry.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    If you can help it - never take a class you don't love. Don't let the distinction of having 'Honors' on your transcript keep you in a place where you're unhappy or frustrated. There are SO many options at UW, and Honors is only one. Do what you love, and you won't regret it.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Law, Societies, and Justice
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Guilty but Innocent: Juveniles in Jail in Washington State
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    On my way to Mount Rainier National Park for my summer job as a park ranger! I will be working in the visitor center, giving talks, and living a dream getting to try out a cool job in a beautiful place.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I hope to be traveling! I also want to have a better idea of what I want to do as a career and the path that will get me there. For the near future, though, I hope to work in jobs that give me the chance to explore new places.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I want to have a fulfilling and meaningful career and hopefully a family too.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    My departmental honors group research project was one of the most valuable experiences I had in college. I learned so much about working in a group and got to take four years of classroom learning and apply it to the real world. I am extremely proud of the report we created.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Do as much as you possibly can! It's impossible to try every class and club and weekend plan that you want to. Most of all, study abroad!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    English (Creative Writing)
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Art of Ars Poetica: Exploring the Movement of Metalanguage in Poetry about Poetry
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    julieandrobert.wordpress.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating, finally breathing a sigh of relief, and probably already feeling nostalgic.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Preparing to leave with the Peace Corps to teach English abroad!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Teaching university-level creative writing, while continuing to be involved in education equity issues.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors experience has given me community, research experience, and educational opportunities that I never even imagined I could reach as an undergraduate.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Be brave, be passionate, and be aware.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    International Studies and Economics
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    "Cultural Vocabularies of Consumption and Mourning: Eating Disorders in Southern Italy"
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    genniegebhart.blogspot.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Packing for the next big adventure!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Living in Vientiane on a Luce Scholarship and interning at the Central Library at the National University of Laos.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully somewhere sunny!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Computer Science
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    ODK Tables Maps
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Enjoying life.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Everything I do right now. Ultimate, running, parkour, and coding to my heart's delight.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    After claiming my rightful spot as ultimate couch jumper, I will tour the world. Millions of people will meet me at each location, and I will hug every single one.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Besides the great friends I made on Lander 8 (RIP), Honors led me to my favorite class that I took at UW: Creativity.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Do everything you can. Take every chance you get. You won't regret it.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    History
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Giants, Dwarfs, and Skeletons on Display: Created Identity and the Commodified Abnormal Body in Georgian and Victorian Britain
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I will be catching up on sleep, and celebrating with my friends and family.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Preparing for graduate school while working and gaining archival experience.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Finishing my dissertation on British medical history.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The History Honors program provided a supportive and challenging environment for advanced research, while allowing me the autonomy of a self directed thesis on a topic I found fascinating. Out of all my academic experiences at UW, I felt the most at home in the Honors program.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Cultivate relationships with faculty early and often. Develop research topics that genuinely excite you, and produce a product that instills that excitement in your audience. Turn off Netflix and read for fun, there is no better way to discover new interests and potential research leads.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Public Health
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    You Are What You Eat: The Development & Implementation of Nutrition Education Programs in Seattle School District Primary Schools
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Sleeping in, relaxing with friends on the beach, reading a book that's NOT assigned for school, and packing for a trip to Iceland & Scotland!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Finishing up med school applications and working in the Public Health field!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working as a practicing physician, possibly as a family practice or sports medicine doc, while continuing education, advocacy, and policy work in the field of Public Health.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors as truly allowed me to delve more deeply into topics that I'm passionate about, even within other classes. It has also allowed me to connect with teachers and learn to analyze my classes at a higher level in order to integrate my learning throughout my degree.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Don't think that "real life" doesn't start until you graduate school! Real life is what is happening RIGHT NOW, so don't miss out on it! And always keep in mind, you won't remember what score you got on that test 20 years from now but you will remember great times with great friends.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Earth and Space Sciences: Geology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Undergraduate Research Thesis: Risk perception of natural hazards in the Pacific Northwest, particularly among University of Washington students (preparing an article for publication)
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    One day after graduating I plan to be at home in the north cascades, going out for a ride with my horse Mister, kicking off the all-too-short summer before graduate school.
    ... One year after graduating?
    One year after graduating I plan to have a Masters in GeoEngineering from UC Berkeley and hopefully an awesome intro-level consulting job in the Bay Area. From there I will be tacking on letters after my name: licensed engineer, licensed geologist, etc.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Ten years after graduating I hope to be somewhere with good weather, good rocks, and easy access to the great outdoors. I hope to have seen a volcano erupt (from a safe distance) and that I have had the freedom to keep the travel-bug alive. Perhaps a young family is in order at this point... yikes!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I met life-long friends and discovered my love for travel through Honors.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Study abroad. Go somewhere you never considered before - take the road less traveled. It is not out of your reach when you have the honors program as a resource. Ecuador and Morocco made me want to become that "global citizen" that you hear about in essay prompts - you have to travel to become one.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Autumn 2012
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Environmental Science and Resource Management
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Theropod Dinosaur Diversity Up to the K-Pg Boundary in the Hell Creek Formation of Northeastern Montana
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Spending time with my family, relaxing.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I plan to be working with the Santa Barbara County Education Office AmeriCorps Reading Literacy Program tutoring 6th grade students.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to have completed a Master's in Teaching and be teaching High School Biology.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Interdisciplinary Honors
    Major(s):
    Psychology
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Spending Father's Day with my dad and celebrating my recent graduation with other family and friends.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Finishing up my first year of medical school at Washington University in St. Louis.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Continuing to develop my budding career as a practicing physician (not sure which specialty I'll be in, but I'm sure it will be something I love!)
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has opened the door for me to experience a much broader range of courses than I would have been exposed to through my major and pre-med requirements alone.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Have fun! Honors is a chance to sample new fields and get involved in a variety of coursework and extracurriculars (study abroad, experiential learning, etc.), so take this opportunity to do something just because you're interested in it, without worrying about what requirements it can fulfill.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Chemistry (ACS Certified), Biochemistry (BA)
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Connections Within Undergraduate Research in the Chemistry Department
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I will be taking a five week tour of Europe with three of my friends! We will be visiting France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany. On the way back I will also be stopping in Springfield, MA for the national convention of my Band Service Fraternity!
    ... One year after graduating?
    I plan on getting ready to start my graduate school experience in Inorganic Chemistry, with an emphasis on metalloenzymes. Metalloenzymes are the perfect combination of inorganic chemistry and biochemistry that I feel will continue to captivate me for years to come.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Does anyone really know? I was at an Awards Dinner for Chemistry and I can't remember who it was, but a very knowledgeable alumnus told me not to settle for a goal today, but always to prepare yourself for a position that you don't even know exists yet, the best is still yet to come.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors Program forced me to expand my horizons in disciplines that I never would have considered studying, including the penal system, creativity, the Triune God, and the University itself. These experiences have only enriched my education here at the UW, and I am glad to have those experiences.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    The heart of the Honors Program is not the classes, nor the opportunities abroad, but it is the community that you have the chance to form with some really amazing people. So talk to each other, find out what others are all about, where they have been, what they have experienced. It is worth it!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    International Studies, French
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Reflections of the Repressed: Filmic Representations of WWII French Identity
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    One day after graduating, I will be driving home to Portland to leave for a trip to Paris with my family!
    ... One year after graduating?
    One year after graduating, I will be working in Seattle. I will have taken the LSAT (hopefully only once) and will be preparing essays for law school applications.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Ten years after graduating, I plan to be an attorney (specifically a prosecutor), but where exactly I will be is still to be determined.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has given me the chance to take some of my favorite classes and to get to know truly remarkable people. I have had amazing professors and advisors, and I have made wonderful friends. Honors has helped me to grow as a person and to have a fulfilling and well-rounded UW experience.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take advantage of all that Honors has to offer!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Biochemistry, Biology - Molecular, Cellular, Developmental
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Policing Segregation Distortion: The Drosophila Importins
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Working as a lab technician in the Malik Lab at the Fred Hutch.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Finishing my travels as a Bonderman fellow and beginning to apply for graduate school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working as a scientist at a research institution, have figured out how to incorporate science public outreach into my career, and doing more traveling!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has provided me the opportunity to connect with my professors in a way that would not have been possible in my department, due to its sheer size. Honors has also given me travel experiences that have been and will be unforgettable.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Try and take an honors class outside of your major at some point in time in your college career. It will offer a new lens of thinking and you won't regret it!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Accounting
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=158940456&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    On a plane to Orlando, Florida for KPMG National Intern Training
    ... One year after graduating?
    Graduating from the University of Washington MPAcc Program before starting full-time at KPMG.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working abroad for a global accounting firm.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Neurobiology and Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    DKK-1 inhibits fibrosis by attenuating fibrogenic signaling pathways in pericytes and myofibroblasts through a LRP-6 dependent mechanism
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I will be flying to Los Angeles and then to Las Vegas!
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will be attending the Indiana University School of Medicine at Indianapolis this fall and for the next four years.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully, I will be a proficient and successful physician practicing medicine in a field of my choice.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Through the Honors Program, I had one of my best college experiences studying abroad in Amsterdam during one summer break with an awesome group of Honor students. I also benefited greatly from the smaller class sizes giving me the opportunity to form important relationships with professors.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Remember to take time off from studying and have fun!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Anthropology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Menkaure Valley Temple Revisited: A Century Later
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Planning my wedding
    ... One year after graduating?
    Applying to grad school and living wherever my husbands career as a Navy Seal takes us!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Finishing up a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take advantage of the opportunities offered by the program and the school!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Chemical Engineering: Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Phase Behavior of Dilute Block Copolymer and Protein Mixtures
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    http://nanofishology.tumblr.com/
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I am taking a short vacation to go sea kayaking, biking, and whale watching around the San Juan Islands. But after that, I'm coming back to UW to finish up my research projects this summer!
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will be researching tissue engineering as a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin, and doing community outreach to encourage underrepresented students to pursue science and engineering.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I plan to continue researching within the field of bionanotechnology as a professor at a university. I will support and encourage a diverse spectrum of students at my home institution and beyond through outreach and summer camps.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Being in the Honors program has given me the freedom to engage in research at a higher level than a majority of my peers, and has prepared me for a successful career in research and academia. Being nominated for departmental honors also gave me the confidence to challenge myself, to excellent ends.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Environmental Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Spatial and Temporal Monitoring Strategies for Conflict Resolution in Stormwater Permitting
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    At the Beach or Hiking
    ... One year after graduating?
    I expect to be celebrating almost one year of Marriage with my Soon to be husband Andrew Bailey. We will hopefully be taking vacations and taking care of our furry animal family. I expect to have a job in the environmental field and to continue to be an avid hiker and outoor enthusiast.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to be on vacation somewhere warm with my two children and husband. I want to have established a career and to be going on many adventures!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I felt that I have had the pleasure of experiencing a high level of learning that really has boosted my skills both in the academic field as well as in the office. I created my own capstone project from scratch and that has really helped me become confident in moving forward with my career goals.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take the plunge and do the extra work, it is so worth it!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Summer 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Early Childhood and Family Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Elementary school teachers' qualificaiton and salary in U.S., Finland and South Korea: A comparative analysis
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Relax! Graduating is not end, it is a new start!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Exercise! Working full time! Spending more time with my husband!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Travel! Be a mother! Support my family! Finish Ph.D program!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    1. Great experience to take classes with graduate students. 2. UW Undergraduate Research Symposium 3. Extremely proud of being Husky
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Start early! Take some break! Getting variety perspectives! Working closely with advisor and mentors!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Psychology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Rod Influence on Chromatic Discrimination
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Relaxing and spending the day with my family and friends!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Serving on AmeriCorps in Austin, Texas to ensure higher education is a possibility for everybody!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully I will be working for a non-profit doing work in public and global health, most likely with a mental health perspective.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take advantage of all the opportunities that being an honor student brings to you because the next few years will go by faster than you think!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Materials Science and Engineering: Nanoscience and Molecular Engineering
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Effect of Matrix Resin Properties on Activity of a Mechanochromic Fluorescent Probe for use in a novel Non-Destructive Inspection Technique for Aerospace Polymer Matrices
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating!
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will be pursuing my PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at UCSB.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I expect to be conducting exciting Materials Science and Engineering research somewhere!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors program challenged me with more difficult and more interesting classes. The depth of my understanding of Chemistry and Physics (through the Honors courses) was enhanced by the honors curriculum.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Do what you love! Never give up!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Physics, Mathematics
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    At home, puzzled that "college", that far-away place that I heard stories, myths, and rumors about since elementary school is now in the past, not the future. Or sleeping.
    ... One year after graduating?
    At Princeton pursuing a PhD in plasma physics. Probably missing the good old days at UW when I could skip class without consequences and not melt during the summers.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working at a university or national lab on fusion energy research. Or possibly something entirely different, who knows! 10 years is a long time. 10 years ago the Mariners were competing for the playoffs every year...
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The honors math (13x) and physics freshman year were a challenging and humbling experience. I think some of my success in future technical courses was due to the high standards that I was expected to meet in these classes.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Divorce your personal identity and happiness from your academic performance. If you challenge yourself enough, you *will* struggle at some point. This is strongly encouraged! There is a lot more to life than getting the highest grades or proving to yourself that you are smarter than your peers.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Economics, Mathematics and Spanish
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Finding Inflation Manipulation and its Implication: the Argentine Case
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    www.jianyu.com.ar
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Pack for moving.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Phd. in Economics.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Professor and researcher in Economics.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors encouraged me to work harder.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Anthropology, Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    An Examination of the Complexities of Prison Health Care
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Visiting the East Coast with my family! Perhaps rediscovering what a full night's sleep feels like.
    ... One year after graduating?
    On my way to more school! Hopefully. Learning never ends in the business of medicine...
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I'll think I have control of Life, but then I'll find that it has a mind of its own. Hopefully I'll be doing something meaningful--practicing medicine, perhaps?
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has been integral to my growth and development in the last four years. I love that I have not only been challenged by Honors but also been able to challenge it. I've learned much from this community--I'll miss this group of intelligent, inquisitive, quirky, caring, fun, and passionate people.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Go some place you'd always heard of; talk to someone you think you may not like; learn from kids half your age and twice your age. Your Honors experience is what you make of it, but your Honors identity is public. With the responsibility of "Honors," you could change the world, but do so with care.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Interdisciplinary Honors
    Major(s):
    Public Health
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    A Quantitative Study of Vaccinations on Vashon Island
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will be working as the Training Director for the Seattle Chapter of AMIGOS de las Americas. I will also be the point person at Vashon Youth and Family Services for program evaluation of pre-school programs on Vashon Island.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I would like to be working for an international organization that does public health work and teaching.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Follow your passion!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    B.F.A. in Photomedia; B.S. in Psychology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    (Psychology) Population Survey of the Long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis) on Tinjil Island, Indonesia Based Upon the North-South Transects; (Photomedia) I'm Sorry,
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    nathanbeyonce.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I expect to be asleep, making up for the toll 294 credits, two honors degrees, and a minor has on my nap schedule.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Anywhere: New York, Berlin, Chicago, Asleep
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Happy
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Try everything once!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Psycholgoy
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Mental Rotation and Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Hoping to sleep most of the day.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I wish I am working as a research assistant.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to have Ph.D and conduct own research somewhere.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    It provided me a great experience and impacted me to pursue the career of research. I enjoyed working with my faculty advisor and lab members, and absolutely the experience in the lab enhanced my learning in classes.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Just enjoy and work hard
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring Quarter 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Biochemistry (BS)
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Intrauterine Growth Restriction Alters Clearance of Uric Acid and Creatinine in Rats during Adulthood
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Working as research assistant in Pharmacokinetics Lab at Oregon Health and Science University
    ... One year after graduating?
    Medical School
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Physician
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Law, Societies, and Justice
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Guilty but Innocent: Juveniles in Jail in Washington State
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Thoroughly enjoying the feeling of holding a bachelors degree, and preparing to travel as much as possible.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Thoroughly enjoying traveling as much as possible, and preparing for law school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Thoroughly enjoying the current adventure (hopefully involving human rights law, family, and traveling), and preparing for whatever adventure comes next.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Joining the group honors thesis in LSJ was the best decision I have made in college. I learned so much, gained valuable practical skills, and made amazing friends.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Go to office hours. Get off campus. Don't stop doing what you love. Take classes you never thought you'd be interested in. Get enough sleep. Give back to your community, whatever that community may be. Be friendly to everyone. Study abroad.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Accounting and International Business
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ashley-matsumoto/2b/6a5/936
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I plan to go to go to church, spend time with my family and those who have come up to see me graduate, and prepare for my first day of my summer internship at Amazon in the Internal Audit department!
    ... One year after graduating?
    One year after graduating, I will be graduating once more from the UW, this time with my Masters of Professional Accounting. I don't yet know what type of job I will be starting at yet, but I plan to discover what I want to do in the coming year.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I don't know precisely where I will be in ten years, but I hope to either be there or have memories of having been abroad (hopefully in Japan!) in an international accounting position.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    College Honors helped enable me to have an open mind, as it kept me taking classes outside of my major, and doing projects within it that took me beyond the course material my peers were learning.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take honors classes that aren't related to your major. Expand your horizons/viewpoints by mixing with the honors community that is different from your major's community. And own that "honors" mindset - push yourself to go beyond what is required, in all aspects of life - you'll get a lot out of it!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Mathematics
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Combinatorical analogs of the Brouwer fixed-point theorem
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Sleeping, eating peanut butter, drawing on the sidewalk with chalk.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I'm applying to graduate school in the fall, so academia is a prospect in the near future. Meanwhile, I'll probably stick with playing in punk bands.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I can't really see myself settling down anytime soon, but it will happen. I should have sorted out all of my likes and dislikes by then.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Don't be afraid to take risks and stand out. Challenge authority, be creative.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Fall 2012
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Interdisciplinary Honors
    Major(s):
    Business
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    In Seattle reflecting on the wonderful education I received at UW...and taking a congratulatory jump for joy!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working for a reputable firm and learning as much as I can!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Running my own company (either for-profit or non-profit), which addresses a significant societal need.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors program was tremendously beneficial for me while at UW. I loved the community within the larger University community. The Honors staff was and is absolutely incredible. They are so welcoming, caring, and motivating. The program made my educational experience at UW so enriching!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Go outside your comfort zone and try something new. Take advantage of all of the interesting Honors courses and challenge yourself in them. Be involved! Meet new people! Dare to be different! Your undergraduate career goes by way too quickly.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Psychology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Using Communal Interactions to Recruit Women into STEM: a Goal Congruity Perspective
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    partying on Capitol Hill with my brother!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working at the University of Washington as a Lab Manager.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    A tenure track quantitative psychology faculty member at a research institute.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    When I came to UW, I was told that I was going from "No child left behind" to "Every child left behind." Thankfully, because I was recruited into the Honors Program I found a lab, and a family of researchers to call my own.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Do research. It's the best opportunity this school provides.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Pathologic onset of megaesophagus in the aging mouse model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    San Francisco, CA
    ... One year after graduating?
    Medical school on the East Coast
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working in California, hopefully traveling frequently
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors program forced me to broaden my college experience to include disciplines I otherwise would have overlooked. The slew of Honors Civilization classes exposed me to social issues and topics that I immensely enjoyed learning about and discussing.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Make the most of your undergraduate experience, as it passes more quickly than you might expect. Never miss an opportunity to learn, however unexpected the source may be.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    B.S. Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Identification of Functional Interactions of an Ubiquitin Ligase Involved in DNA Damage Repair
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Shedding tears of relief and happiness that I have made it through my undergraduate career with no regrets.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Hopefully preparing to attend dental school!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Running my own dental practice in the Pacific Northwest.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Taking the honors calculus series freshman year introduced me to friends that would be in the majority of my courses the following three years. I found it comforting knowing at least one person in my classes from Honors.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    You can do it! The years go by fast and you should enjoy the activities and courses that Honors offers to the best and brightest students :)
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Bioengineering
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Using Continuous Directed Evolution to Engineer Homing Endonuclease Site Specificity
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Enjoying my lack of responsibilities, with my family and friends :)
    ... One year after graduating?
    Celebrating passing my written qualifying exam for my PhD! (knock on wood)
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Doing research, exploring, being with people I care about and caring about what I do. Hopefully inspiring girls to go into science or otherwise kick butt.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    I still don't quite feel qualified to give advice but... believe in yourself and in others. follow your convictions. ask questions. don't be afraid to stand out. try new things. reflect. observe. take care of yourself!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    13-Jun
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Law, Societies, and Justice
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Guilty But Innocent: Juveniles in Jail in Washington State
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Still celebrating with my family and friends! And after that, an after party. And after the after party...a shredding party to get rid of 4 years worth of blue-books and papers.
    ... One year after graduating?
    In graduate school, half-way done with earning a Masters in Public Health Genetics. And on the way to applying to law school. (In other words, not seeing the light of day until I get an acceptance letter from UW Law School...!)
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Half of the year in a courtroom, kicking butt and taking names. The rest of the year travelling around the world and collecting refrigerator magnets.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Being apart of the honors program was an exhilarating experience. My classmates and professors were the best of the best and I felt like I was literally learning alongside the next future of amazing authors, law changers, and researchers. I can't wait to see how we each take on the world!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take a break from being practical and enroll in one of the honors creative classes. When you take classes outside of your major, you encounter different types of brilliance that end up organically rubbing off on you.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Summer 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Geography
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Partnering for Health: Rethinking the Role of the Shadow State in the Wake of the Great Recession
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One year after graduating?
    I think that I will be studying for my PhD in Geography at Rutgers University in New Jersey. However, you never know where you might end up, so that plan could change!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Coming into the University of Washington as a transfer student, participating in the Honors Program gave me the opportunity to be part of a smaller community of scholars. The holistic nature of the program influenced my own decisions to engage in service learning and study abroad experiences!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Make sure to take time for yourself - to think and reflect on who you are and what motivates you. That might sound silly but it is something that I didn't make the time for as an undergrad and I already wish that I had.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Interdisciplinary Honors
    Major(s):
    Economics
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Urban Hunting and Gathering: Waste, Want, and Worth in Mexico City
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    https://sites.google.com/a/uw.edu/sharon90/
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    In a state of bliss, and in San Francisco spending much-needed time with my family doing nice things in the sun. I'll finally have the time to take on my list of books to read - a list that has been growing monstrously as what I knew I didn't know increased the more I read and learnt in school.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Perhaps gallivanting around the world in search of jobs that will not pay very much but will let me experiment with different skills, talents, ideas, and passions. I'll most likely be in Mexico initially to tie up loose ends of my research and then in different parts of Asia to work and live.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Living somewhere with cheap food, blue skies, chickens in my backyard, and the smell of fresh grass after a downpour. I will also have a job that involves good coffee, tons of walking, justice, writing, and meaningful interactions with people of different stripes.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors program taught me how to learn. It also showed me why intellectual promiscuity can be a very good habit of mind to have. Not every Honors class changed my life, but the ones that did made me see the world in profoundly and refreshingly new ways.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    1. Learn to use language with precision and sophistication. 2. Be fierce and unpredictable when pursuing UW's myriad of opportunities. 3. Say thank you to the folks doing the invisible work in school - who take out your trash, clean the toilets, replenish the toilet paper supply, etc.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Psychology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Stress, Self-Control, and Risk Behaviors
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating with friends and family
    ... One year after graduating?
    Attending law school at UW
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working in Seattle
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Allowed me to be a member of a great community of people, both fellow students and dedicated professors, who made my time as a UW undergraduate unforgettable.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Anthropology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Dinner Theater Colonialism: Tillicum Village and the Legacies of the Century 21 Exposition
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating Father's Day with my super supportive family!
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will be finishing my first year of graduate studies in social anthropology at the University of Oxford.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    If all goes according to plan, I'll have my PhD, have published a book, and be teaching! If things don't go according to plan, I imagine you'll be able to find me in the library, still working on my PhD.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I was a transfer student, and getting involved in the Honors community soon after I got to UW helped me enormously! Thanks to departmental Honors I got to know an amazing group of people within my major program, expanding my social horizons tremendously. I loved growing academically with my peers.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    The work I did on my Honors thesis made me an attractive candidate for grad school, and I feel prepared to begin my newest academic challenge this fall. Think of Honors as a stepping-stone, a mini-grad school. But most of all: push yourself! You have an awesome support community!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Early Childhood and Family Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Inclusion in Early Childhood Education
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    The day after I graduate will be a Sunday, I will go to church, have lunch with my family after the service, and then will drive to the airport and get on the plane to Hawaii! That is my mom's graduation present for me. :)
    ... One year after graduating?
    One year after graduating I will once again be graduating from the UW, this time with a Masters degree in teaching.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Ten years after graduating I will mostly likely be working as an Elementary school teacher and will have a family of my own. But my dream is to tell people about God all over the world; to go where there is struggle and despair, and to help those in need.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Being in departmental honors really pushed me academically. I was stretched in my abilities and challenged in my limits. I had amazing opportunities to take graduate level courses, which allowed me to meet experienced professionals and learn not only from the professor,but from the students also.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    My advice would be to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Honors program. Take difficult classes, challenge yourself, explore topics that you are interested in,and meet faculty who are doing work that intrigues you. But at the same time stay healthy and get enough sleep!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Early Childhood and Family Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Perceptions and Interventions: Science for Middle School Girls of Color
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Having fun at Disneyworld with my family!
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will just have completed graduate school here at the UW and gotten my Masters in Teaching/residency certification for teaching. I will be applying to teach at elementary schools in the Puget Sound area.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I will have hit my stride in teaching and will be looking to take on more leadership and activist roles. I want to use my knowledge from being a teacher to impact educational policy and reform. Also, I will hopefully have a flourishing garden and be a better cook by then!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I have always been very resistent to research...until I did my projcet for Honors. With my mentor's support, I found aspects of research that I like. Now, I find myself consideirng other research projects I could pursue. I feel more open to future opportunities.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Be part of something bigger than you. Always work a little bit outside of your comfort zone - that is where you grow! Appreciate every emotion (even the bad ones) and take care of yourself.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Drama: Performance and Political Science
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Intangible Made Personal: Opinions and Perceptions of Global Warming
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Enjoying the sun
    ... One year after graduating?
    Making connections between theatre and politics
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Marveling at how difficult it would have been to predict when I was graduating college where I would be in ten years.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Made me think critically about what I was studying and why, exposed me to exciting faculty and fellow students, and gave me incredible opportunities like studying abroad in Sierra Leone.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Make opportunities for yourself. Seek out classes and people who share your interests. Seek out ones that don't. Make use of all the coffee shops.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Summer 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Physics, Art History
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating the shared success of my friends with wonderful food and drink!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Preparing to enter graduate school, and feeling significantly more secure about the future than I do now.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    As of right now, I would love to be working in experimental plasma physics either at a national lab, or at a physics-based company who does research and development.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The true core of the honors program is the students and the varied personalities and perspectives that they share with each other. My year in the honors dorm was a fantastic surge of experiences that I will always treasure.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Do not take your experience with Honors for granted. You can be as involved (or not) as you would like, but the most important thing is to try before you make a decision. Enjoy the different experiences available to you while you're in college - they may be more exciting than you think.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Microbiology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Characterizing HIV-1 in autopsy-derived lung, bone marrow, and large intestine of chronically infected patients for presence of compartments and reservoirs
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    http://about.me/pouwmatthew
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    At home in Olympia with family, celebrating Father's Day and a great conclusion to my four years at the UW.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Hopefully working in Seattle (and making enough to pay rent...) and getting ready to go to medical school somewhere!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully surrounded by the people and things I care about.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors classes gave me a really valuable chance to delve into things I enjoy (or found out that I enjoy) without having to major in it.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    13-Aug
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    English Language & Literature
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    My English honors thesis is about the portrayal of women in contemporary retold fairy tales, and how fairy tales can be reclaimed to embody feminist values and empower women.
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    On vacation, bitterly missing the UW yet relishing in a deadline-free existence.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working, and preparing to begin graduate school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Finally done with my PhD (hopefully?!) and at the mercy of the job market. I hope I will be wiser and more learned, but still able to enjoy the subtle gems of everyday life, like sunsets, rainbows, the perfect cup of coffee, and How I Met Your Mother reruns.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    English Departmental Honors gave me a community of mentors, friends, and colleagues. My Honors classes were the most rewarding ones I had, and challenged me in the best way possible to become an even better student and stronger writer. I have the utmost respect for my Honors teachers and classmates.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take advantage of all the opportunities the program offers: academic and professional ones, but also social ones. While the program was invaluable to me as a student and scholar, it would not have been as incredible as it was without all of the amazing people I got to know because of it.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Interdisciplinary Honors
    Major(s):
    Neurobiology
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I will enjoying my time with my family and friends!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Hopefully, I will be vacationing far off somewhere and relaxing before I start my first year at medical school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Practicing as a respectable physician somewhere and enjoying my time with a family.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has forced me to really expand my interests and learn about something aside from my core interests. By doing so, the program has really shaped my worldview and provided me with so many novel opportunities to learn and succeed!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Dive right into your classes and don't waste time being scared to share your opinions or ideas! You'll have a lot more fun if you really put yourself out there!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Political Science: International Security
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    U.S.-Russia Perceptions of Ballistic Missile Defense
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Making plans to travel over the summer (hopefully to Europe)!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Finishing my first year of law school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working as a prosecutor or lawyer for a non-profit like the ACLU.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Some of the most interesting and engaging classes I took at UW were Honors Civ classes. Having the opportunity to learn from knowledgeable professors about fascinating topics that I would not have come across otherwise was a great experience.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Challenge yourself to seek out classes on topics that are unfamiliar to you. The worst that can happen is you drop it in the first week, but you may discover a field of study that will capture your interest for years to come.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Speech and Hearing Sciences
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Infants' Vowel Discrimination in Modulated Maskers
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Play tennis and hangout with friends!
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will be in Chicago, Illinois attending Rush University for my doctorate in Audiology.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I will be pursing my PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences and settled-down with a family.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I have the opportunity to learn more about a specialized part of my major that is only covered in one hour in lecture. The most rewarding part of my experience, however, is applying what I have learned in class to my research and having that contribute to something bigger.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    If you don't have time, make time. Don't let a single opportunity to have fun at an event pass because you have a project or "study" for class. It is the experiences from the people that you meet and have from going to events that allow you to grow as an individual and become more knowledgeable.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    English and a Sales Certificate
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Walter Benjamin and Translation: Immigration and Afterlife of Identity
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    In Napa Valley.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Successful and moving up in my career.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Starting my own company.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take advantage of your peers--they are brilliant and will bring your learning to the next level!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Linguistics
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Bilingual education policy in Washington state
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Working! I recently accepted a position with UW's Housing and Food Services supervising student staff who work in the residence halls and overseeing mail/package operations for West Campus. Spring quarter closing keeps us pretty busy.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Hopefully starting to develop some idea of what I want to be when I grow up...
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I have no idea, but I'm excited to find out.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    BS in Microbiology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    In vitro expansion of regulatory T cells for the treatment of hemophilia A
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating with my friends and family who have been such an incredible support system!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Finishing my current research project and getting ready for graduate school. I will be staying in my current lab at Seattle Children's while I apply for PhD programs in the biomedical sciences, most likely immunology.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working in a postdoctoral fellowship in immunology, hopefully on treatments for autoimmune disorders. I would love to stay on the west coast (best coast!) and wherever I'll be, I'll definitely be a proud dog owner.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors exposed me to so many different topics and disciplines I wouldn't have learned about otherwise, and I am extremely grateful for that. It has sparked my interest in topics, particularly public education, that I predict will influence my hobbies outside of my career.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    When I first started in the Honors program, I undervalued the opportunities it offered. I thought that because I knew what my major would be I didn't need to worry about other classes. (So naive!) Take advantage of every class that piques your interest, because this is the last chance you'll have.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Architecture
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Chinese Indonesians: Violence and Memories
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    issuu.com/vincentsontani
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrate with friends and family
    ... One year after graduating?
    Work in my home country Indonesia. Learn more about the architecture there and prepare myself for post-graduate school
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully become an architect that can bring impact to my home country
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors paper increased my research and writing skills tenfold. The topic discussed in my paper also help me to discover and understand the identity of my home country and what happened there before.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Work hard?
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Effects of Physiologic Levels of Hepatic Lipase on the Development of Atherosclerosis
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I plan to be in Seattle catching up on sleep and making plans to get married to the prettiest girl in the world!
    ... One year after graduating?
    I plan to be living in Los Angeles with my beautiful wife, working in a lab and preparing to attend medical school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I plan to be in a medical residency with a wonderful little family and attending at least yearly UW football games with my best friend from freshman year on, Bryan Briggs.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Completing the Honors requirements at the UW has enabled me to get more out of my education than academic abilities. I have learned how to push myself mentally, physically and emotionally even when I felt discouraged. I have learned the benefits of striving to do more and be more than the minimum.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    It is worth it to push yourself even though it may be scary to take on so many things. When incredible opportunities come up, take them! Remember to view your activities and academic endeavors as opportunities to learn skills and grow as a person instead of items on a checklist for a degree.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Classical Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    New Troy: the Brutus myth in medieval England
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Preparing for an exciting adventure through Iceland, Scotland, and Italy.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Getting my MA in Medieval History from the University of Leeds.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Back in Seattle, raising a family and working as an archaeologist (though that remains to be seen).
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The program really broadened my horizons. It's been the Honors classes that have pushed me to think in ways I'm not used to, which is always a welcome experience.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Don't worry about not knowing what you want out of life. Enjoy the incredible diversity of classes available to you here, and really take the time to find out what you enjoy learning about.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Psychology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: The Moderating Role of Emotion Coaching
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating Father's Day, of course! I'll be with my family, celebrating the holiday, as well as my accomplishments.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will be attending medical school at Washington University in St. Louis.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I will be a well-respected physician, hopefully beloved by both my patients and my staff.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Being in the Honors Program has given me a broad, well-rounded education that I wouldn't have achieved otherwise. My favorite classes and favorite teachers have been through this program!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Look for classes that are offered as a series; it allows you to connect and incorporate concepts from past quarters to your current studies.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring, 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    American Ethnic Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    How Gender Shapes the Migratory Experiences of Mexicans in Eastern Washington
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Hopefully be back home and enjoying my mother's cooking!
    ... One year after graduating?
    I'll probably be finishing up my first year of grad school and getting ready for my second year.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully by then I'll have my Doctorate Degree and be working in a university setting either in administration or as a full-time professor.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Being in the Honors Program helped me built closer relationships with with faculty members by working on research projects together, and that was a great learning experience as well as exciting.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    It's a challenge, but definitely satisfying when you're completely done; you get to see the fruit of your labor and that's very rewarding! So with that said, try your best and just know that it will pay off!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Art History
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    "The Unfolding of Art Brut: From Modernism to Pluralism" and "Constant's New Babylon: A Call for Change"
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    http://allisonetherlands.blogspot.com/
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating my 22nd birthday!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working and nailing down plans for my future educational path.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working with creative, interesting people on creative, interesting projects.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has been at or near the center of my academic and social life since freshman year. I even got a job in the Honors Office! I don't think I could have found my way to an Art History major without Honors classes to open/loosen/unwind my thinking.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Be present and engage with where you are and what you're doing. The world has so many good things to offer.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    English, Japanese Literature
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    An Exploration of Metaphysical Loneliness and Relationships in Sputnik Sweetheart and Kitchen
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Flying off to Kyoto!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Finishing up my first year of graduate studies at Harvard University.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully settled down with a job I like, and spending time with my family.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Writing the honors thesis gave me essential research and rhetorical skills. Honors taught me to be more proactive and resourceful, and made me realize what I really wanted to pursue in graduate school.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Use being in honors as an opportunity to do new things and enjoy exploring the UW campus!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Microbiology and Medical Anthropology/Global Health (MAGH)
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Conditional Mating Strategies and the Relationship Between Physical Attractiveness and Effort Expended in Male Online Dating Profiles
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    laurathornquist.weebly.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Helping my parents get ready to leave for Italy for their 25th wedding anniversary and playing video games with my brother.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working in research in some capacity and preparing to go to medical school if I get in this year!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Loving my life as a practicing physician, researcher, and public health community educator.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors community was my home base amid enormity and anonymity at University of Washington. They have facilitated some of the best learning experiences of my undergraduate career, both on campus and abroad. Additionally,the friendships I have forged during my time in Honors will last a lifetime.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Stick with it! The sense of pride and achievement you will feel when you graduate with Honors is well worth the extra work.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Bioengineering
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    International Student Integration
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Having a graduation party with family and friends
    ... One year after graduating?
    Starting up biomedical company. Do lots of travelling and enjoying life.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Be a very successful owner of a biomedical company and raising up a GREAT family. After ten years, I will probably go back to this website and laugh about it :)
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Do what you love, and love what you do.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Linguistics
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    http://igor.tolkov.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Spending time with family, whom I do not see enough in my present life. Cheering with friends - together we made it this far.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Living my dreams touring China or Eastern Europe and letting my mind rest as I prepare - I hope - for graduate school.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Reflecting on my life and the accomplishments of my students, a tenure-track Professor of Mathematics. ... or I could be studying lesser-known languages, or developing new technologies. Wherever I go, go with me my heart and my mind. And let my work bring light to the darkest corners of the earth.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    In the age of opportunity and pursuit of individual happiness, Honors has taught me a piece of great wisdom: all seven billion of us share one planet.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    It isn't easy to do something that's not mainstream - but you can do it!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Biology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Functional Constraint and Convergent Evolution of Plagiaulacoid Dentition in Mammals
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    In the sun, reading an extremely non-literary novel.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Playing with mammal skulls as a lab tech, applying to PhD programs, and contemplating running away to Alaska to waitress/climb mountains.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Looking for tenure-track positions as an evolutionary biologist while dreaming of running away to New Zealand and living on a sheep farm.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Shout out to Lander 8! It's been real, y'all.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Geography
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Racial Equity Governance: The Challenge of Applying Critical Race Theory to Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Relaxing with my family and cleaning out my research desk!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Heading to Law School
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working in International Human Rights Law
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The opportunity to spend an entire year developing a sound work of academic research is incredibly fulfilling and something few undergraduates are able to pursue
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Work hard but keep your perspective on the big picture!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Economics
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Effect of Education and Experience on Wages: The Case Study of Thailand in 2012
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Traveling with Family in Washington. I will enjoy life without school for a while.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I will study at University of Cambridge in The United Kingdom. I hope to gain knowledge and experience from else where and try to explore the world and the field of finance.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    I hope open up my financial consulting company which will be based in Bangkok, Thailand. Open up a company is something I really want to do.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors really enrich my experience as a student at the University of Washington. The program allows me to explore more in dept in my interest field.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Keep working hard and enjoy what you do.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    English w/ Creative Writing Emphasis
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Topic: Collaborative/Interactive Storytelling in the Web 2.0 Age
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    notesandsketches.wordpress.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Alternating between playing videogames in my apartment and writing my novel.
    ... One year after graduating?
    In a Cornell dorm room, relieved to have successfully made it through the first year of law school!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Alternating between handling an international law case in my office and negotiating the movie rights to my book series.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Being able to work in an environment full of people and ideas more closely attuned to my own interests has given me the drive to delve into English texts and projects with some rich intellectual potential.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Just because you *can* put the work off doesn't mean you should! Also, out-of-class peer reviews are your friend, if only to ease your mind.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Comparitive Literature - Cinema Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Eye of the Machine / Mind of the Seer : New Dualisms in a Digital Cinema (focus on 21st century)
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    In my car, driving in some direction towards something. I'll bring some books, some writing materials, and just brainstorm with myself. What's next?
    ... One year after graduating?
    Doing freelance videography, and working in a cinema related environment. Hopefully working my way up. Until then, I'd sweep popcorn off the ground between aisles if it means I get to live around the cinema.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Writing for a living. Or some other tragic mistake. Maybe I'll be married? If so, my wife probably crushed my dreams by now and I'll probably have ended up working in real estate. That's always been a guilty pleasure, anyway.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    My work through the departmental Honors program in Cinema Studies has allowed me to grow closer to the faculty here, and meet the minds that I so aspire to be when I continue to pursue the connection between production and academia in cinema.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    It isn't only in books or through advisers that we do our research; consider yourself a constant learner always analyzing people and things. Make yourself available for study, and keep the definition of 'study' open to interpretation. Honor your life the way you honor your studies.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Autumn 2012
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Biochemistry BS
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Regulation of Androgen receptor splice variant- dependent UBE2C gene transcription is mediated through coactivator MED1
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Sitting in an outdoor jacuzzi with my family at a Mt. Rainier cabin.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working as a research scientist and an emergency department scribe in Seattle.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Working as a primary care physician for underserved communities.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Having the opportunity to write a senior thesis really allowed me to understand the full scope of my undergraduate research. Because of this experience, I am currently working as a research scientist exploring more about cancer research.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Be proud of yourself and continue doing what you love.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Electrical Engineering
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    TV White Space
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    My studio, packing stuff and get ready for a trip to California with my parents!
    ... One year after graduating?
    Los Angeles, drinking beers to celebrate my first master year at UCLA.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Somewhere at Silicon Valley, drinking coffee to sober myself up for a long meeting.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Study hard, play harder.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Biology (Ecology, Evolution, Conservation), and English (Creative Writing)
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    "Press Start: the Rise of the Video Game Art Form"
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    annieyam.wordpress.com
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Attending Seattle University's graduation at KeyArena.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Working as a Game Writer for some amazing video game!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Living in outer space.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The interdisciplinary focus in the courses offered by the Honors department opened my mind to different approaches to thinking about things. Collaboration between fields can produce greater insight than by only considering things one way.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take courses outside of your major and general field! The University has so much knowledge to offer, and you'll learn more about yourself and the world when you explore as much as possible.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring Quarter, 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Economics; Statistics; ACMS
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Asymmetric Impact of Energy Prices on Energy Intensity: Evidence from China
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    I'll be on the flight back home one day after graduating.
    ... One year after graduating?
    I'll be at Cornell University for PhD study in Statistics starting this fall.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully I can finish my PhD degree in five years. After that I'll be excited to get into the job market. Ten years after graduating, I wish I can stay with my family, either in the US or back home in China.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Economics Honors Program expanded my horizon on economics issues and brought me opportunities to get involved in research on the subject that interested me.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Neurobiology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Genetic Rescue of the Cannabinoid 1 Receptor in Huntington's Disease
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating with friends, family, and exorbitant amounts of delicious food. Reflecting upon the past four years with an already-developing sense of nostalgia, wondering where the years ahead will take me.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Perhaps enjoying a latte somewhere across the world, getting ready to attend medical school in the fall with a renewed sense of direction and passion for all that life has to offer.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Enjoying life whether that may mean practicing as a physician, traveling the globe, or raising a family (or all three!). Regardless, I hope to be happy with where I am and what I'm doing.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has broadened my interests by urging me to pursue courses I would not have pursued otherwise; it has been a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into different disciplines and push my learning to a greater depth.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    There are so many incredible opportunities available - within Honors, UW, and beyond. Take advantage of them! Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. Also, the Honors community is filled with brilliant students from diverse backgrounds. Get to know them!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2013
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    College Honors
    Major(s):
    Law, Societies, and Justice & Political Science
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    DNA Testing and the Death Penalty
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    www.linkedin.com/pub/juliya-ziskina/49/442/3a4/
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Breaking into my long-forgotten paints and canvases, and catching up on reading.
    ... One year after graduating?
    Finishing my 1L year at UW Law School.
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully I'll be an attorney dealing with new ideas and information - protecting privacy and/or guaranteeing open access. I also hope that I'll never stop traveling.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors allowed me to take classes I would never have considered before, and to branch out and explore topics in science, philosophy, and film. Some of my greatest learning experiences were ones I never expected.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take advantage of internship and job opportunities relevant to your field. You never know if something is for you until you experience it. Also, seek out opportunity - it's not always presented to you. Usually the best opportunities are those you've taken the time to search for.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Autumn 2012
    What kind of Honors degree will you graduate with?
    Departmental Honors
    Major(s):
    Environmental Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Planning for Recovery: The Biology, Conservation, and Restoration of the Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata)
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    www.linkedin.com/in/sjzwicker/
    Where do you expect to be...
    ... One day after graduating?
    Celebrating with friends and family, then back to the grind!
    ... One year after graduating?
    One year from now I will have finished my first year of graduate school at the UW's School of Environment and Forest Resources studying ecology and conservation. Hopefully I will be starting my PhD project after months of classes and grant writing!
    ...Ten years after graduating?
    Ten years from now I will be finishing my postdoctoral research and possibly become an adjunct professor and member of a nonprofit. I will continue to contribute advanced research that builds our existing knowledge base and concurrently makes the world a better place.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Being an honors student has propelled me to participate in extensive academic, research, and hands-on experiences. I have pushed myself as a student, teacher, and person - the hard work was definitely worth the rewards!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Plan ahead, make connections, challenge yourself, and have fun!
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