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She's helped pull canoes but this year Patricia Conway, '16, is on a different kind of journey.
UW Tacoma student LeShawn Gamble has overcome traumatic injury and incarceration to become a leading voice and artist in the community.
Stteffany Durán, '18 Psychology, persevered through many challenges to become UW Tacoma's 2018 Chancellor's Medalist.
Leslie Kirk, '18 Sustainable Urban Development, wants to give voice to people by empowering them to make sense of their surroundings.
Read about some of more than 1,850 UW Tacoma change-makers launching into the world in June 2018 with their newly-minted University of Washington degrees.
Danni Derrickson, '18 Communication, is on her way to a career in journalism, spending the summer writing for The Olympian and The Seattle Times.
Leander Yazzie, '18 Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), wants to see more Native people in college, beyond the one percent of enrollment that so many institutions report.
Kendy Trinh, '18 Ethnic, Gender & Labor Studies, is a proud first-generation college graduate who has helped many other students build their own foundations for success.
Zahra Sabir, '18 Marketing, may one day be in the White House, or may be the best grilled chef in the world, or just may help break down barriers in the marketing industry.