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Year at UW: Third

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About me: Hello! My name is Mackenzie Kyle Kilmer, but I have always gone by my middle name: "Kyle". I am a junior here at UW majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish. I am from Arlington, WA, where my family has a small farm consisting of goats, chickens, horses, and two dogs, and this year I will be commuting to UW from home (the better to not feel animal-deprived). I love running, reading, and being outside enjoying nature--especially the beautiful Pacific Northwest (and UW's lovely campus--which I find myself delighted to discover more of each and every year). Early last year I decided to focus on a single major in Biology to allow me more freedom to get involved in other things I care about. Around the same time, I became interested in midwifery, and hope to eventually attend Bastyr University to pursue that path. This year I am excited to be an Honors 100 Peer Educator during Autumn quarter and to begin working as the Undergraduate Research Program's new student assistant. Being a part of the Honors community has enriched my experience here at UW and I'm so appreciative of the people, experiences, and opportunities I've encountered as a result. I enjoy reaching out to others and building community, and being a peer mentor seems a promising opportunity to do so. I would love to hear from you and answer any questions, offer advice, or help in whatever way I can.

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General area(s) of study: Natural Sciences, Pre-Health

Current or intended majors: Biology

Current or intended minors: Spanish

Housing Experience

  • Honors Housing
  • Other Student Housing


Study Abroad: Travel (though not "abroad") to Olympic National Park with UW Honors

Research: Wang Lab in HSB; Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2014

Volunteering/Service: Woodland Park Zoo; Rick's Cafe (Haggett's Ice Cream Parlor);

Leadership: Dawg Daze Leader; Dawg's (Move-In) Crew; UW Leaders Participant (2014); Honors 100 PE (2014)

Clubs/RSOs: Husky Running Club (officer and group run leader)

Campus Jobs: Biology 220 Tutor; Student Assistant for the Undergraduate Research Program (MGH 171)

Scholarships: UW NASA Space Grant Scholarship; Farner Biology Scholarship

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