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Year at UW: Fourth

Hometown: Honolulu

Gender: female

About me: Hello! My name is Kaitlyn (Katie) Tom and I am a senior at the UW. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, coming to Seattle and becoming a part of the Honors and broader UW community has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made. A General Biology major, I hope to pursue a career in dentistry after I graduate. Outside of schoolwork, I currently volunteer at the UW Medical Center within the Arts in Healing Program and am an active member of various pre-health, service, and outdoors clubs on campus. Also interested in research, I conducted literature research on dental local anesthesia at the UW School of Dentistry for 2 years and am now working in a genetics lab. If you want to know more about pre-health courses, research, volunteering, the Honors Program, UW student life, or have any other questions, feel free to contact me! I'd be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have!

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Email: ktom711@uw.edu


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

Current or intended majors: General Biology

I'd be willing to talk about/tutor the following courses/subjects: As a Biology major, I am super passionate about the sciences (especially the introductory Biology and Organic Chemistry series, Biochemistry, and upper level Biology courses), and would be more than willing to talk with anyone who's interested in these courses and or tutor anyone currently taking them!

Housing Experience

  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Other Student Housing


Research: Local Anesthesia in Dentistry

Volunteering/Service: UW Medical Center Escort and Arts in Healing Volunteer

Leadership: EDUC 401 Tutor-Mentor, OMAD Mentor, Honors Student Affairs Panel

Clubs/RSOs: DDS Pre-Dental Society, CORE, Healthcare Alternative Spring Break, Hui Hoaloha 'Ulana

Internships: Lab intern at Arcadia Biosciences