Year at UW: Second
Hometown: Sammamish, WA
About me: Hello! My name is Mitchell Chen and I'm a Sophomore here at UW. I'll freely admit, when I first came to UW, I was a little apprehensive about its size. However, within the first few weeks, I turned into one of those enthusiastic tour guides you might see prancing around campus. There's really no feeling quite like being at a large research university. With the abundance of resources on campus, it's impossible not to find or discover what you love doing. What's more, when you find your particular niche, there will be a whole group of people there to support you. The camaraderie you feel around campus is simply infectious. You never know what you'll find out about yourself at UW. At UW Honors especially, the classes are designed to be small, interdisciplinary, and cutting edge. The professors are wonderful guides to new knowledge and treat students as colleagues. And as an added plus, UW Honors makes the University seem so much smaller! You'll meet some of your future best friends in the Honors Program. Please feel free to contact me! I'd prefer not to sit around twiddling my thumbs when I could be helping someone out!
General area(s) of study: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
Current or intended majors: Microbiology; Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Current or intended minors: Global Health
- Honors Housing
Study Abroad: Went to Spain-Berlin with Honors, Summer 2013 A-term. Can't say enough good things about this trip! Let me know if you're curious about study abroad.
Research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; If you're interested, definitely start early. URP is a good place to start. One of the best experiences I've ever had!
Leadership: Global HEED, Alpha Epsilon Delta, UW Leaders; If you have a passion for something, take on a leadership position! It's a great way to dive deeper into what you love.
Clubs/RSOs: Medlife Ecuador Mobile Clinic, GlobeMed, Alpha Epsilon Delta, HCASB; It's college! Don't be afraid to try something new :)
Scholarships: There's nothing better than free money! Good places to start would be the Career Center and the Honors office.