Graduate Profiles

Autumn 2009 - Summer 2010

Honors Grad Profiles: 2009 - 2010


The Honors Program salutes its graduates!

Welcome! Please join us in celebrating University of Washington's Honors graduates for the 2009-10 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

(2008-09 graduate profiles are still available here)


  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Political Science and Law, Societies and Justice
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Bridging the Gap between Public Health and Traditional Human Rights in Development Discourse
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    I will be celebrating with friends and family at Golden Gardens Park. Then off to Kenya where I will learn more about law and development while interning at RCK.
    One year after graduating?
    After traveling around East Africa I will return home to Seattle where I will work in the Non-Profit Sector and apply to JD and Masters in Pubic Policy programs.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to be done with my PhD, running my own NGO, consulting for international organizations like USAID, and possibly teaching at a world class university like UW.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The honors program really challenged me to push myself academically and the professors were great mentors who helped me understand the direction of my future career and studies.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take advantage of all the great resources we have on campus.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Business Administration (Accounting) and Design
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Corporate Models of Change in Management Innovation
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Asleep for the most part, with GMAT and CPA review books in hand, on my way to Scottsdale, Arizona. Before my last "summer off" gets into full swing I'll be taking a quick spa trip with my mother to the sun!
    One year after graduating?
    Working (and living) in downtown Seattle with my CPA in the Forensics and Litigation Department of an international consulting firm, FTI. I hope to pick up my violin and pilates again, become an active alumna, volunteer for woman's advocacy, adopt a German Shepherd dog, and travel, camera in hand!
    Ten years after graduating?
    Completed a PhD in Management on the East Coast with a focus in Organizational Development, and working in innovation consulting or academia. In the Pacific Northwest I hope to design and build my own house, raise a family, create a personal library, and remain active in a life of service.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Every Honors course I have been privileged to participate in has challenged the extent of my world. The experiences have been rewarding: not only for the knowledge, but also the community of peers and professors willing to do battle daily against assumptions and, at times, each other. Thank you.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    I remind myself constantly that life's too short to be a wallflower. The first risk is incalculable, the second unbearably so, and the thousandth feels just the same. The only difference is by that time you know what joy can result if you allow yourself to admit your passions.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    English
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    An Intertextual Conversation: Birth and Interracial Solidarity in Toni Morrison's Beloved and A Mercy
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Frolicking in the sunshine in Seattle with my friends and family!
    One year after graduating?
    Next June, I hope to be working in Portland, OR and saving money to travel through South America - or maybe I'll have already left!
    Ten years after graduating?
    I will have published my first novel and I'll be touring the world promoting and speaking on my book! Dream big, right? No matter where I am in ten years or what I'm doing, I see myself being happy and surrounded by people I love.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Being in Honors helped make the UW seem smaller and friendlier. I enjoyed being in classes with dedicated and thoughtful students. Honors pushed me to think differently and challenge my own assumptions, and for that I am very grateful.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Push yourself to take the classes that aren't up your alley or in your ordinary fields of interest - your worldview will undoubtedly change!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Study of a collagen trimerization motif and two adjuvants, QS21 and PEI, on antigenicity and immunogenicity of HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein, gp120.
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Hiking!
    One year after graduating?
    I will be in San Diego for the University of California San Diego Biomedical Sciences PhD Program.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to be back in Seattle with a career as a research scientist.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors Program has contributed to my well-rounded education, stressing interdisciplinary approaches to learning. It has allowed for a smaller feeling of community in the midst of a large university. I have met some great friends through Honors!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take advantage of all the opportunities given to you to make the most of your college experience. It goes by fast!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Geography and Economics
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    A Unique Sense of Place: West Seattle and the Mean(ing)s of (Dis)connection
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Sleeping in my bed.
    One year after graduating?
    If things are going swimmingly, I'll still be in bed sleeping.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I might get up at this point and make a snack.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Part of my thesis work "required" biking around West Seattle. How cool is that?
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Procrastination is your worst enemy. I'll tell you more about it later.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Smooth Muscle ?-Actin Expression Regulates Migration in Smooth Muscle Cells
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Working and enjoying life! Paddling around in a kayak or biking around Madison Park! Watching my little brother hit home runs in baseball games and enjoying the weather!
    One year after graduating?
    Applying to Medical School and hanging out with my little bro! (still enjoying life at this point!)
    Ten years after graduating?
    Working in a hospital in Salone, Senegal or Liberia. (here as well!)
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    You introduced me to my best friends. Thank you.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Never give up. Never Surrender.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Summer 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Business Administration: Finance and Marketing
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Moving to New York City!
    One year after graduating?
    Working as a financial analyst in the Capital Markets Group of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Balancing a family and a successful career on Wall Street!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Participating in the College honors program allowed me to engage with a community of passionate and dedicated scholars as well as afforded me the opportunity to conduct independent research in Amsterdam.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    College is about more than simply academics--make sure you capitalize on the resources and opportunities on the UW campus! From undergrad research to study abroad, your extracirriculars will not only shape your college experience but you as a person.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Major: Anthropology, Minor: Spanish
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Indigenous Language and the Construction of Identity in Oaxaca, MÈxico
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    One day after graduating I will probably not get the sleep I want but instead I will be spending time in Seattle with my whole family for the first time.
    One year after graduating?
    A year after graduation I will have completed a year as an English teaching assistant in el PaÌs Vasco in northern Spain. Maybe I will still be in Spain travelling or continuing my position, or maybe I will be home in San Jose, California, pondering my next big leap in life.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Ten years after graduating hopefully I will be done with grad school and have a PhD! I hope to be in a career that I love that helps society in some way and allows me freedom and creativity. I also hope to be spending quality time with my family and friends.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has allowed me to take a great variety of classes that I am actually interested in. These classes have also been small enough for meaningful collaboration among the students and teachers.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    I would advice current honors undergraduates to take classes that they are genuinely interested in and get to know the teachers. The teachers are also genuinely interested in their topics too! Also talk to the advisers! They are very helpful!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Law, Societies and Justice / Spanish
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    "The Effects of Undocumented Status on Immigrants in Seattle"
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Wherever I am, I will be RELAXING!
    One year after graduating?
    In some exotic land serving in the Peace Corps, or working in Seattle preparing for grad/law school!
    Ten years after graduating?
    TBA. Wherever I am, I hope that I am still having fun, and that by then I have a job!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    -Studying abroad in Costa Rica with the Honors Program was one of the greatest experiences I've had in college. -Free printing in the Honors office was definitely nice...
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Study abroad, make time for fun, take classes with Banas, Wolcher, and Herron. Try new things and be adventurous, this is the time to do it. Go talk to your professors, they really do want to help you out. Complete your Honors Thesis early. Get enough sleep!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Autumn 2009
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Journalism
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    One Nation: American Collective Identity in Major Presidential Speeches
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    I went home for the holidays!
    One year after graduating?
    I am moving to Washington D.C. in July to begin work for Senator Max Baucus of Montana. I anticipate that I will be there at the one year mark.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to have completed graduate school or law school and have found a career well suited to my strengths and interests.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The honors program made me feel like the university was much smaller. I enjoyed the small class sizes and the thought-provoking discussions they fostered.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Sociology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Blame Attribution, Religiosity, and Abortion Attitudes: A Study in Sociodemographic Differences
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    At my internship, looking through old Punjabi newspapers for incidents of anti-Sikh violence - and then home to relax!
    One year after graduating?
    Halfway through my travels around the world. I expect I'll be somewhere in the Middle East, full of hummus, way too hot, and planning my route to Southeast Asia.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to have a Master's firmly under my belt for Public Health (or another field which will allow me to study women's reproductive well-being) and to be actively using my knowledge to enrich women's lives around the world. Or who knows - maybe I'll be working on an organic farm. Or as a baker!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Choosing Departmental Honors through the Sociology program was, I maintain, one of the best decisions I ever made at the University of Washington. Not only did it give me a sense of community within my own major, but it also challenged me towards new heights of academic exploration.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Study abroad if you're able. It will challenge you in entirely new ways.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring Quarter 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Psychology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Rod Influence with the use of a Complex Background
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Celebrating
    One year after graduating?
    Dental School
    Ten years after graduating?
    Owning a dental practice and married
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I loved the honors program for getting valuable research experience
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Be persistent! The project may seem huge at the beginning but slowly it will all come together
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Psychology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Socially Engaging Humanoid Robots: How Their Eye Behavior Affects Us
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    In my room, writing papers (graduation is before everything's due).
    One year after graduating?
    Finishing up my first year in Stanford's Ph.D program in Communication.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Teaching and researching at a university/business.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors program enabled me to refine my research interests and clearly picture a career pursuit. My lab was not only a place to learn about the research process, but one in which to practice writing, debating, and presenting my ideas - all critical skills for graduate school.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Try to make sure you're enjoying whatever you're doing.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Neurobiology & English: Creative Writing
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Role of the Amino-Terminus in Eag1 Channel Gating
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Home in Portland, OR
    One year after graduating?
    One year into my MD / PhD.
    Ten years after graduating?
    A resident at an academic hospital.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Life has a way of working out for the best, even when you think it is going in the opposite direction.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Bioengineering
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    MRI Methods for In Vivo Observation of Damage and Recovery of Mouse Muscle
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Relaxing with family and friends.
    One year after graduating?
    I'll be working with International Community Health Services as a Community HealthCorps Member. As a patient navigator, I'll be working with the underserved Asian communities in Seattle. I'll also hopefully be looking forward to starting medical school in the fall.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Practicing medicine and enjoying life with my family.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors created the opportunity to take really interesting classes with wonderful professors and peers! It has allowed for a me to explore interests completely unrelated to my major.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Do what you love to do and take time to find out out what you love to do! College gives you infinite opportunity to connect with others and explore your passions.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Economics
    Where do you expect to be...
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Program on the Environment, Political Science
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    "A Census of Garry Oak on Waldron Island, Washington"
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Packing to start my job establishing forest dynamics plots in Wind River, WA & Yosemite.
    One year after graduating?
    The summit of some sweet peak in the North Cascades. Considering grad school. Working in Antarctica. Being an EMT. Maybe being an EMT in Antarctica.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Working above 6000', preferably with trees. While on skis. (Not with bees. Please.)
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I met my best friends through Honors and wouldn't have had such a positive experience without this community.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Find your passion & follow it relentlessly. Not much else matters.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    English and Oceanography
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    English: Language Policy in Icelandic Compulsory Schools / Oceanography: Methane abundance and variability in Effingham Inlet, Vancouver Island
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    getting ready to sail to hawaii with my family
    One year after graduating?
    getting ready to start grad school for English (hopefully)
    Ten years after graduating?
    finished with grad school, with some sort of fun job and a family and lots of traveling
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I'm really happy I completed Departmental Honors in my majors...doing senior theses is difficult but very worthwhile. Also, being a peer mentor was really fun :)
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    *get a job or two *do some volunteer work *don't be afraid to change majors *find cute coffee shops to study in *study abroad
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Art History & Women Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Instructions for Destruction: Yoko Ono's Performance Art
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Having a picnic with my family and spending time with my two sisters. Maybe I'll even sleep in!
    One year after graduating?
    Getting ready to head off to graduate school! Right now the choices are between Gender Studies with a focus on Public Policy, or Geography, or Social Work...I'm excited to figure this out!
    Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully writing, researching, and teaching. OR, working in a non-profit organization. OR, living in Cambodia/Laos/France for part of the year doing research and working (for Unesco?!). That is so far away...
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has been central to my time at UW. The program exposed me to so many possibilities for new experiences, ways of thinking, and introduced me to countless talented faculty and students. I am thankful to have been a part of it.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Though the years go by quickly, take time to try out things you've maybe never before considered. This is probably the only time in your life you'll be an undergrad, so take advantage of all the UW offers you.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Business Administration and English
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    No idea! Probably out on an adventure...
    One year after graduating?
    Hmmm.... No idea! Maybe out on an adventure...
    Ten years after graduating?
    Come on now! Adventuring!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Let's just say that whenever I had a favorite class, there was a good chance it was an Honors class.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take a class with Marshall Brown if he offers it. And do not, I repeat, do not go through Honors without a class with Clark Speed.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Spanish
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Identity as a social function in Don Quixote
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    bicycling in Victoria, BC!
    One year after graduating?
    Seattle, beginning a Graduate Entry Level Program to become a Family Nurse Practitioner
    Ten years after graduating?
    Working as a FNP, volunteering a month or two out of the year on medical (missions?) trips to Central/South America
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors made me think deeply about subjects I otherwise would not have studied, but were nonetheless very valuable to me, pushing me to be a more informed and critical citizen.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Sum 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Poli Sci (honors), Econ, & International Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The title of my poli sci thesis is "Politics in the University District Farmers' Market: Towards a Political Anthropology of Markets"
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    I am not sure where I will be. Likely candidates at this point are: Seoul, Korea or Istanbul, Turkey teaching English; Seattle; or somewhere around the US working for USPIRG.
    One year after graduating?
    See #7
    Ten years after graduating?
    Ten years after graduating I expect to be finishing up my PhD in economic sociology or having just finished and beginning my career as an academic!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Computer Science
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    MultiLearn: Iterative Design and Implementation of an Educational Platform for Shared Computing Contexts
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Summer 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Sociology, Creative Writing
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Homecoming Game: Identity Formation and Community Development in Alternative High School Students
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Enjoying Lavender Graduation at the Don James Center...and probably going to work at my lame retail job. Ugh.
    One year after graduating?
    Assuming I've scored respectably on the GRE, I'll be headed to graduate school. Or to Africa. Or to graduate school IN Africa.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Defending my dissertation for my Ph.D. in sociology. Looking for a professorship. Learning to speak a new language. Writing a novel, or a memoir, or both. Makin' out with my boyfriend, or girlfriend, or both. Being all postmodern and queer and loopy. Being in love.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors allows students to engage the University on a unique scale--it's manageable, because the Honors program is so intimate, but it's also more dynamic, in terms of academic depth. Honors has helped me to form valuable personal and intellectual connections, both with faculty and with myself.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take as many Speed courses as you can (I took five). Study abroad as many times as you can get funded to. Learn a new language, even if you're exempt from the requirement. Research, early and often. Stay up late. Engage your interests. Question your environment. Question yourself.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Physics & Astronomy
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Analysis of integrated magnitudes for star clusters in Andromeda. Development of tools for analyzing n-body simulations using MapReduce.
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Taking a soldering iron to a harmless circuit board for purely recreational purposes.
    One year after graduating?
    In the UW Electrical Engineering PhD program, hopefully celebrating a recent success in the qualifying exams. Doing research in human-computer interaction. We use tech when we work, play, or socialize. Interfaces determine what we can do and how we do it. What if we made better interfaces?
    Ten years after graduating?
    Doing research!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Some days you have class in a lecture hall which is packed with hundreds of students on test day and half-empty the rest of the quarter. Other days you get to have an intimate dialogue with a motivated teacher and a small group of enthusiastic students who want a fun challenge. Honors was great.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Worry less about what goes on your transcripts and more about what goes in your head. Dream big then work hard. Learn about anything that interests you even if it doesn't seem useful at the time, you never know what will give you a useful insight later. Don't panic and don't forget your towel.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring, 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Bioengineering, Mathematics Minor
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Redesigning a Technique Used in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    At my parent's house, at my graduation party!
    One year after graduating?
    Working as an engineer in a company that produces medical equipment or technology, especially in the field of orthopedics.
    Ten years after graduating?
    After making an important impact in the medical field, I would also be happily married, and starting to have children (future engineers).
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Specifically living in the Honors housing in Lander my freshman year was the best experience ever. I love the friends I made there, and I know I will remain friends with them long after graduating.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Being in honors lets you take some fun classes and participate in neat opportunities unavailable to non-honors folks. Take advantage!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Summer 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Oceanography, Program on the Environment
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Sea level rise in the Marshall Islands: Overcoming barriers to adaptation planning
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    In Port Townsend celebrating with my friends
    One year after graduating?
    Working at NOAA, PMEL or for the EPA, while applying to graduate school in Chemical Oceanography
    Ten years after graduating?
    Conducting research on oceanic uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide, ENSO or ocean acidification... When not on land, on a sailboat, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    International Studies, Psychology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Predicting HIV/AIDS Risk among Stimulant Drug Users in Severally Mentally Ill (SMI) Communities
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Spending time with family in Portland, OR, as well as packing up to move to the Midwest.
    One year after graduating?
    For the next two years, I will be in Detroit, MI, as a Teach for America Corps Member. So, one year from now I will be finishing up my first year of teaching secondary math, and getting ready for summer vacation.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I will be in a medical residency program, most likely for child psychiatry. At the same time, you can find me running around the world. My goal is to run on all 7 continents before I die (I'm 4 in). Did you know Antarctica has a marathon?
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors College taught me to never quit the things that I'm passionate about, regardless of their relevance to what you think you want to do professionally. I've learned more about myself in the study abroad, clubs and classes that I didn't initially think were not pertinent to my career.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Find your outlet for stress. Whether it's running, reading, traveling (those are mine), you will perform much better when you take the time to remove stress from your life. And keep this outlet consistent. Take 30 minutes a day, and do not leverage it for schoolwork. You will be much healthier.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Communication
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Food and/as Nonverbal Communication
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Enjoying sunshine (fingers crossed!) and family in Seattle.
    One year after graduating?
    Happy with where ever I am, although it would be nice to be bringing in a steady income doing something I love!
    Ten years after graduating?
    The same as after one year, although maybe with a kid, a partner and a house in tow.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors taught me to work, think and research in a way that the rest of my college career never required me to. I had to stretch my thinking and find things out for myself.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Don't procrastinate!!!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    French
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Candide's Attack on Religious Fanaticism
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    In Atlanta, and in my second week of "teacher boot camp": Teach For America's training institute.
    One year after graduating?
    In New Orleans, teaching secondary math. I deferred enrollment at New York University School of Law to first participate in Teach For America. I will begin law school in the Big Apple in August, 2012.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Using my law degree to improve public education through policy and government.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    In such a large university, I am grateful to the Honors program for giving me a sense of close-knit community.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Try out as many different things as you need to until you find something you love. Once you do figure out where you want to go, plan, plan, plan!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    History, Business Administration
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Tribal Recognition of the Duwamish Tribe
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    I expect to be basking in my final summer of freedom before I begin law school at the University of Washington.
    One year after graduating?
    I will be coming to grips with the fact that I survived my 1L year, and hopefully will be starting an amazing summer internship.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I will have lived to see the M's win a World Series! I will have made the final payment on my student loans. I will be so tired of travelling the world that I am finally looking to settle down. The grass will be greener and the sky will be as blue as ever!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors provided a small community of passionate, wonderful people to share my college experience with. I cannot be more thankful for the small class sizes, and the study abroad opportunities are the best in the University!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take classes in as many different areas of study as you can. I wanted to be a music teacher, then a lawyer, then a business major, and have now gone back to law. It's okay to change your mind, and only you know what will make you truly happy! Relax and enjoy...
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring, 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Neurobiology & Music (Classical Guitar)
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    An EphB2 based topographic organization of axons in the avian auditory brainstem
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    My brother graduates from high school two days before I graduate from the UW. The day after graduation will be spent celebrating with my relatives and close friends. I'm also planning on reading through some Piazzolla arrangements...
    One year after graduating?
    One year after graduation, I expect to be continuing with my research on auditory neuroscience. I will have applied and (hopefully) been accepted into an MD/PhD program. Fingers crossed!
    Ten years after graduating?
    Ten years after graduation, I expect (hope) to be finishing an MD/PhD. Who knows where in the US (or the world) I will be?
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The sense of community and unique classes offered through the Honors Program definitely contributed toward a great undergraduate experience.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take a summer to study abroad! My experiences with the Berlin/Istanbul program will remain amongst my fondest undergraduate memories.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Architecture
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Deep Sustainability: Designing to Restore Human Connection to Nature
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Celebrating with my family in Seattle
    One year after graduating?
    In graduate school at University of Virginia, working towards a Master of Architecture degree
    Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully working as an architect in the Seattle-area and making some furniture in my spare time
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The amazing professors I have had in the honors program have made my experience at the UW truly wonderful. Studying abroad with the honors program in Rome was fantastic experience--I loved it so much I returned to Rome the next year to study abroad with the architecture department.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Study abroad with honors and take as many interesting classes as you can.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Informatics: Human-Computer Interaction
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Relaxing with friends and family (and catching up on sleep)!
    One year after graduating?
    Working to improve the user experience at a software company. Also getting involved in a local rowing club again.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Creating new technologies that will change the way that people interact with each other. And hopefully traveling around the world a little bit, as well.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors Program connected me to a community full of passionate people and gave me the freedom to explore areas that interest me. I cannot even begin to describe the impact that studying abroad in Rome had on me. Honors is an experience that I will always remember.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    The Honors Program has a number of amazing opportunities. Take advantage of them. Find something that interests you and get involved! Don't be afraid to push yourself.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Winter 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Quantifying the toxicity of malaria proteins to E. coli
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Attending my brother's high school graduation, celebrating with family, and then curling up at home with my dog and a good book.
    One year after graduating?
    Finishing my first year of graduate school at Yale University, where I will be pursuing a PhD in Microbiology. Hopefully I will be able to escape lab long enough to explore New England and see as many Broadway shows as possible.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Living in the Bay Area with my family and dogs, retired after curing HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. These achievements will make me so famous that my heroes Paul Farmer and Greg Mortenson will call me weekly to chat. In my spare time I will learn how to play piano and guitar and patronize the arts.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The small class sizes were a huge benefit because they allowed me to get to know my professors and participate in meaningful discussions.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Choose classes based on what sounds interesting rather than what requirement you need to fulfill; you will learn more and get a better grade if you truly enjoy the material. Get to know your professors. Engage yourself in larger university activities such as research or student groups.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring, 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Accounting
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Somewhere where I can enjoy the Seattle sunshine.
    One year after graduating?
    I plan to be celebrating my second graduation from the University of Washington's Masters in Professional Accounting program and taking some time to travel and relax before starting work in the Deloitte Seattle office in the Audit and Assurance division.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to have made the move back home to Hawaii and working in an accounting-related position if I am still not in public accounting. Other than that, I hope to enjoy life in paradise with my family and friends!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Departmental honors allowed me to further connect with my accounting professors through working with them on assignments and projects needed to complete the honors requirement. The program also allowed me the opportunity to push myself beyond the boundaries and to show myself what I am capable of.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Do not be afraid to challenge yourself and to constantly raise the bar, you'll surprise yourself with the amount you can accomplish and how well you do. Your professors are wonderful resources that can offer you insight into the working world and provide you with networks beyond the classroom.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Accounting
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    One day after graduating I will hopefully be out on the lake soaking up the sun and relaxing.
    One year after graduating?
    One year after graduating I will have just completed the Master of Professional Accounting Tax Program at UW, and will be ready to start my career!
    Ten years after graduating?
    Ten years after graduating I hope to be back home in Hawaii and working in an accounting-related field. I hope to be happily married and enjoying my time with family, friends, and lots of sunshine.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The Honors program has allowed me to expand my thinking beyond the business school and has enriched my undergraduate experience. The amazing professors have inspired me to pursue my dreams, pushed me to challenge my thinking, and have supported me throughout the years. I cannot thank them enough!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Make the most of your Honors undergraduate experience. Take advantage of all of the great opportunities that are available to you and enjoy your time at UW. Be proud of the work you do and what you accomplish, and everything else will fall into place.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Economics and Geography
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Still awake and celebrating with my friends!
    One year after graduating?
    Happy with my new-found career that involves environmental resources, economic development, and GIS. That of course means I'll be financially stable and hopefully I'll be able to move-out of my parents's house! I would also be making plans for my third trip back to Hong Kong and Tokyo!
    Ten years after graduating?
    Continuing doing what I love. Hopefully I would have earned a Masters in either Public Health or in Public Administration from UW. I would want to have traveled to Europe already, and still be in contact with my friends from college!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    STUDY ABROAD! It's the best experience you'll ever have! Even if it's for a quarter, a month, or even one week, you'll learn so much more about yourself, those around you, and other cultures! And try to take courses that are "outside" of what you usually enroll in- it's how I became a Geog major.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Political Science
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Explaining Military Doctrines: Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Immediately after graduating I will be commissioning in the US Navy and working for the University of Washington Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp on a temporary basis. In July I will be reporting to my first command, the USS Milius, a guided missile destroyer based out of San Diego California.
    One year after graduating?
    I will be an officer in the US Navy, potentially deployed anywhere in the world.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I will possibly still be in the navy or working as a civilian in the department of defense.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I really enjoyed getting to know the people in the political science honors seminar.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Economics, Business Administration: Accounting
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    enjoying my vacation with family.
    One year after graduating?
    preparing my MBA application and start applying for schools
    Ten years after graduating?
    working in management consulting field in Indonesia where I can be close to my families and friends. Then find business opportunities in Indonesia to start my own business. Be a happy & successful person.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Through the Honors program, I have met many smart and intelligent people (students, advisors and faculties). I even met my mentor through the program. It is one of those experience that I would redo all over again if possible.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    This is an opportunity to learn from the best and study with some of the brightest people. taking this opportunity to the maximum would be great, but never forget to maintain a balanced life in school, work and socializing.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Double Degree: Biochemistry / Physiology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Mass Parallel Sequencing to Locate Gene Enhancers in Mammalian Cells
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Having a big fat greek family BBQ for my graduation... and studying for my MCAT on June 17th.
    One year after graduating?
    Hopefully spending the summer in Greece before starting medical school in the fall.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Finishing my fellowships and practicing pediatric medicine.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    My time as an undergrad was undoubtedly shaped by the Honors Program. The most prominent impact came from the unique intellectual experience it provided. Every class presented not only new concepts, but a new opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with faculty and fellow students.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Don't be discouraged by courses that will have a lot of work or seem too challenging. Those are often the classes where you will learn the most, progress as a student and grow as an individual.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    English; Environmental Science and Resource Management
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Incorporating Rhetoric into Secondary English Language Arts Education
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    I will be with family and friends after graduation. I will start a Master of Arts in Teaching program for elementary education at Seattle Pacific University in July.
    One year after graduating?
    I will be completing my Master of Arts in Teaching program, and I will start looking for a job as a teacher.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to be a great elementary teacher somewhere in the Pacific Northwest 10 years from now!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The English honors program supplied me with more critical thinking skills and engagement of topics that were highly personalized. I will value the research skills that I gained from the program.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Keep reading, writing, and thinking!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    European Studies and Swedish
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Iceland's financial crisis and bid to join the EU
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Getting ready to go to Australia for 6 weeks!
    One year after graduating?
    Working in the policy/development sector and applying for law school.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully working in the intergovernmental/nongovernmental sector with regards to international human rights/development.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    My honors classes were always the most interdisciplinary and challenging. Students are thrown together from very different majors, which allows for a very diverse array of opinions. I believe this not only enlivens discussion, but strengthens conclusions.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Be thorough and prepared and not be afraid to take courses outside of your major, or perhaps courses in subjects that you aren't necessarily the best at. It's easy to fear failure, but in the end the grades aren't quite so important as the experiences and how they shape one as a person.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Conditional Altruism Project: The Evolution of Self Sacrifice
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    walking around Green Lake with some friends most likely with a Starbucks in hand and coveting every dog that I pass.
    One year after graduating?
    hopefully, coming home after a few months spent somewhere abroad to hang out at Priest Lake with my family before I pack up and start Medical school in the fall! (Keep your fingers crossed for me!)
    Ten years after graduating?
    Medical school, check! Residency, check!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    My favorite part of being in the Honors Program was spending five amazing weeks in Rome, Italy with some of the most incredible people I have met at UW. I wish I was there, now!!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Jump in the Fountain!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring, 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Bioengineering
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Developing Drosophila melanogaster as a Model for Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Toxicity
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Celebrating graduation in the sun with friends and family and packing for a summer research program
    One year after graduating?
    Choosing a lab for my thesis after my first year of grad school classes at Stanford!
    Ten years after graduating?
    If all goes as is currently the track, hopefully I'll be interviewing for jobs as an assistant professor at an awesome university or in my beginning years. However, since I didn't know I'd be going to grad school for sure a year and a half ago, who knows?! :)
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I will be orally presenting my work at the Undergrad Research Symposium as a result of my involvement in research and in Honors. It will help me share my work with others.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Present your work to many people before you do for anything official like interviews or symposia. It's surprising how much advice you will get that will help you for future presentations, which will be valuable no matter what you do.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Law, Societies & Justice
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Roma Rights Protection in an Evolving Europe: Cases of Forced Evictions in Romania and Police Brutality in Hungary
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Getting ready to go to the Oregon Coast with my family!
    One year after graduating?
    Hopefully interning with the European Roma Rights Center in Budapest, Hungary.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Study abroad as many times as possible!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Plant Biology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Conifer Seedlings and Gastropods
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Enjoying my Sunday, as usual.
    One year after graduating?
    Getting ready to attend graduate school studying plant community ecology, somewhere in the US.
    Ten years after graduating?
    This is wide open. I will be involved in ecological research in some way, however, either in applications or academics.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Independent research, part of my Honors curriculum, was the most important part of my education at UW. It helped me decide to continue researching, and prepared me to do so. My non-major Honors courses exposed me to a great many ideas and perspectives that have become important to my daily life.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Involve yourself at the highest level that you can in your field of interest, whether through research or otherwise, but always allow the other courses you take at UW and in Honors to engage you and change the way you think.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Photography/Photomedia
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Hanging out with family.
    One year after graduating?
    Making art.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Making more art.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Anthropology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Anthropology Honors
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Home with my Family and Friends!
    One year after graduating?
    Living in San Fran and having a job that I really love.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Being successful in the Fashion/Design industry. Having my own fashion boutique. Being happy, and hopefully having a family!
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors was the best thing to ever happen to me. All of my classes have taught me to think outside of the box, to be a more intelligent well rounded person, and to think critically in all aspects of my life. I have met and been taught by amazing professors who actually care about their students.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Choose classes that you love not just classes that look easy ot fit into your schedule. If you are intersted in a subject take the class! You will enjoy it more and get more out of it. Don't take school for granted, it seems hard now but four years flies by!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Computer Science, Spanish Minor
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Simulation of Anisotropic Growth of Gliomas using Diffusion Tensor Imaging
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Not sure exactly, but I'll be celebrating and relaxing! Then a week later I'll be starting an internship at Google.
    One year after graduating?
    Graduating again from UW, but this time with a Masters from the 5th year masters program in Computer Science.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Working as a computer scientist on some interesting project, maybe related to biology and computer science.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    One of my best experiences as an undergraduate was studying abroad in Rome with the Honors program. The honors curriculum was flexible enough to let me take photography, study abroad, and get a Spanish minor, which all really enriched my experience here.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take advantage of all the opportunities college has to offer! Study abroad, take classes you're interested in, do research, or play intramurals, etc...
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Nursing and Psychology
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Variability in Neonatal Incubator Temperatures: Subsequent Effects on Neonatal Thermoregulation and Implications for Nursing Care
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    One day after graduating, I will be spending time with family and studying for the NCLEX Examination.
    One year after graduating?
    One year after graduating, I hope to be working as a Neonatal ICU Nurse and applying to nursing graduate school.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Ten years after graduating, I hope to have a family and be practicing as a Neonatal DNP.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Nursing Honors has allowed me to make beneficial and lasting relationships with other honors nursing students as well as with nursing faculty. My honors research project has given me invaluable research skills that I hope to take with me and continue to expand upon in my nursing career.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    My advice for Honors students is to get as much research experience as possible. Also, take as many opportunities as you can to expand your learning and get to know the UW faculty, as they are an invaluable source of mentorship and inspiration. Lastly, in whatever you do, enjoy it and have fun.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Public Health, Medical Anthropology & Global Health
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Structural Violence & Health Equalities
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    I will be cramming to take the June MCAT exam (wish me luck) while preparing for an NIH-funded research fellowship in Ethiopia that begins early July.
    One year after graduating?
    I will be in Los Angeles, California for the UCLA Masters in Public Health Program.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Hopefully I will be done or near the completion of my medical residency!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Challenge yourself but try to have some fun.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Journalism, Spanish Minor
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    How Should We Remember Barack Obama's Inaugural Address? Let JFK Show Us How
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    I will be celebrating my graduation with my family and friends. I will also be packing for my trip to Europe in July.
    One year after graduating?
    I will have finished my first year of law school at the University of New Mexico School of Law. I will also be applying for judicial clerkships or summer associate positions in my hometown of ABQ, NM.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I hope to be using my JD and spanish fluency to help those in my community who cannot afford legal advice. I want to be working at a law firm where I am comfortable and have room to grow, both professionally and as a person. I also hope to be living in a house next door to my twin brother Jaren.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I have loved every minute of the Honors Program. The classes I have taken and the professors that taught them have truly left a mark on me. I have been challenged both personally and intellectually and and look forward to bringing what I have learned to law school next year.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Find something you are interested in and go for it. The workload is easier if you have a goal that you are working towards. Get involved with the Honors Community. I wish I would have done more of that, and it seems like a great outlet to meet people that are motivated and determined just like you.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Chemistry, Biochemistry
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Analysis of the Pathway for a Palladium Catalyzed Organic Synthesis Reaction
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Relaxing with my family.
    One year after graduating?
    Finishing my first year of law school!
    Ten years after graduating?
    Working in New York as an attorney.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors has created an experience for me that allowed me to explore subjects outside of my major in a small focused setting. It truly made my undergraduate experience a unique one!
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Work hard, and never give up! Push your boundaries a little; it's the challenging aspect of learning that makes it worthwhile and memorable. Take advantage of the many opportunities you have as an undergraduate; the years fly by fast!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Law, Societies and Justice; Political Science
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Aporias of Human Rights: Refugees, Empty Sovereignty, and the Camp
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    In Seattle, playing in the sun.
    One year after graduating?
    In Philadelphia, finishing up my first year as a Teach For America corps member and as a grad student at UPenn.
    Ten years after graduating?
    I am bad at long-term planning...
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Honors entered me into a frenzy of critique of the University, of my world-view, of privilege, of homogeneity, and of the 'American Dream' to name a few.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take a class with clark speed; earn honors credits abroad; claim ownership of your learning; understand that a spot for you is a non-spot for another in both this program and at this University.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Computer Science
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Trusted Platform Modules: Building a Trusted Software Stack and Remote Attestation
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    I'll be either working as a Researcher in the Computer Science department at UW or interning at Intel Research Lab for the summer.
    One year after graduating?
    I'll be a graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Business Administration: Finance
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Business in E-Waste; Bernini & the Baldaccino; Public space as a mode of social interaction in Amsterdam
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    On vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with my close friends!
    One year after graduating?
    In Manhattan (Upper West Side!) working as an analyst for Accenture NYC, still fencing competitively, and meeting new people!
    Ten years after graduating?
    Finished with my MBA and on track to partner status at a top consulting firm.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    I traveled abroad to Rome, Italy and Amsterdam, Netherlands through the Honors program and that was hands-down the best summer of my life. I met some of my best friends, learned new cultures and languages, appreciated art in a way I never have before, and walked away a different person.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Work hard but make sure you find time to have fun--college is about building lasting and important relationships not just grades. You don't want to look back and say, "I wish I made more time to be a there when ___ needed me" because those sort of life experiences is what really matter!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    History, Pre-Medicine
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Taking the Cure: Sanatorium Care in Seattle from 1900-1930
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    On the day after graduation, I will be attending my brother's wedding. After that, I will be relaxing with a good book.
    One year after graduating?
    One year after graduating I hope to be in medical school learning all I can about caring for people.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Enjoy your time here - make friends and laugh. Life is not all about studying or grades. I certainly remember the friends I studied with more than what we were supposed to be studying.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Korean Studies
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    The Catholic Confucian Conflict in Korea
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Sleeping and preparing for my trip to Ireland.
    One year after graduating?
    Volunteering as a legal aide in New York City with the migration office.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    The small community was great and the courses, especially the departmental honors thesis course were very challenging.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Take advantage of all the programs you can and study abroad!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    summer 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Economics and Mathematics
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    using national expected inflation to predict regional inflation
    Personal Website or Blog URL:
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    At the meeting hall of the Church in Seattle.
    One year after graduating?
    Studying for economics core exams at the University of Oregon for the PhD program
    Ten years after graduating?
    No idea
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Not much, since I didn't get too involved.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Don't play Minesweeper when you should be working on your thesis.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Drama, Music and Dance Minors
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Packing to go fly to NYC to go to NYU to get my Masters degree in Performance Studies.
    One year after graduating?
    Something to do with what I've gone to school for 5 years to do. And being paid for it would be nice too.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Still learning, living, and laughing. I hopefully won't be too much of an adult or too settled down.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    Free printing was nice, while it lasted. Seriously, classes were great and getting to go above and beyond and get credit for it was amazing.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Stick to your guns, do the extra work. The teachers, classes, and degree is worth it!
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    Spring 2010
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    Departmental
    Major(s):
    Communication (honors) and English
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Who are You? The Effects of Instant Technology on d/Deaf Identities
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Going to my friend's wedding, and packing for my trip to Taiwan!
    One year after graduating?
    Finishing up my second term from the training down in Anaheim, CA.
    Ten years after graduating?
    Having completed my master's degree in either communication or social work, most likely working with many groups of people to help them improve their lives via communicative means and appreciation of culture. Hopefully married, and ten years more settled as a person.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    My experiences in doing departmental honors really emphasized the power of supportive feedback from advisors and those pursuing their thesis. It really was a learning time to be able to collaborate with faculty and professors and at the same time, study what I was interested in.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    Explore and check out what the UW has. Seriously. Lots of stuff going on, and try out new things! The IMA, the Ave, U District, all around Seattle, and all that.
  • Quarter and Year of graduation:
    2010 Spring
    Are you graduating with College Honors or Departmental Honors?
    College
    Major(s):
    Public Health (BS), Economics (BS)
    If you completed an Honors Thesis or Honors Research Project, what was the title or topic?
    Hanford workers' health issue
    Where do you expect to be...
    One day after graduating?
    Traveling with my parents to California and then heading back to China
    One year after graduating?
    Obtaining my Master of Public Health degree at Yale and hopefully interning at WHO for the summer.
    Ten years after graduating?
    working at a top healthcare consutling firm, going back to school for a PhD, travelling around the world, or being a housewife with three kids, two dogs, and a brood of hens.
    Please share any comments you have on the impact that Honors has had on your undergraduate experience:
    great experience with honors study abroad program, where I made lifelong friends and had a blast in Amsterdam while learning about its culture and people.
    Do you have any advice for current Honors undergraduates?
    always choose fun and challenging honors core classes and learn from your own participation.
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