2018 Study Abroad Fellowship Awardees 

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Office of Global Affairs Study Abroad Scholarships:

Generously supported by the Bamford Foundation


D’Andre Williams (Communications, BA 2018)

D’Andre will be participating in the winter 2018 Rome: Creativity and Place study abroad program. He is the first in his family to attend college. D’Andre supports not only himself but also contributes to his family’s income by working as an IT Systems Student Assistant in our library and in our Center for Equity and Inclusion.

Karen Kind (Arts, Media and Culture, BA 2018)

Karen has been paying for her daughter’s college education and is working part-time in addition to being a full-time student and parent. Karen expects that her study abroad experience in Rome will enrich and sharpen her skills as an artist, as well as in her future career as a teacher.

Malinda Osborn (Communications and Business, BA 2018)

Malinda will be participating in the winter 2018 Rome: Creativity and Place study abroad program. She is a first generation Chamorro student and this will be her first time studying abroad. She is extremely family oriented so being away for three months will be difficult but will also be a good new experience. Malinda works at the UWT library and the Center for Equity and Inclusion where she develop events and workshops focused on Identity. She is very excited to study abroad! **Malinda is also a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, as well as the Asian American and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund.** 

Rosanna Vinton (Communications, BA 2019)

Rosanna has been working at as a coach and office assistant at a gymnastic center in Auburn since high school. While abroad on the Rome: Creativity and Place program she is looking forward to learning more about personal and professional communication, as well as business and advertising in Italy.

Susan Casey (Psychology, Writing Studies, BA 2018)

Susan is a senior and is hoping to double major. Her goal is to earn a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a first generation student, a mother of two and a Grandmother of four. She is hoping to hone on her communication skills while participating in the Creativity and Place in Rome program. Studying abroad will allow her to adapt to diverse work environments as well as to get in touch with her artistic side again.

Brittany Barnhouse (Writing Studies, Enviornmental Studies BA 2018)

Brit is a writing studies student at the University of Washington Tacoma. She hopes to use creative writing as a way to make science more accessible to the average person and believes that the Sustainable Development in East Africa study abroad program will help in this in endeavor. When not writing about the ever-blurred lines between animals and humans, she can be found hoping for close encounters with whales in the Puget Sound, giving her dogs belly rubs, or tossing treats out to the neighborhood crows.

Thomas Bacon (Enviornmental Studies, BA 2020)

Thomas is Participating in the Creativity and place - seeing and re-seeing Rome, study abroad program. As a first-generation student, Thomas wants to make the most of his college experience and set a positive example for the rest of his younger family members. The OGA scholarship made studying abroad so much more accessible for Thomas. In his future, Thomas would like to pursue travel writing, so a program that focused on travel writing was the perfect opportunity.

Alissa Tu (Writing Studies, BA 2018)

Alissa is mostly a clumsy student while tripping on flat ground to get to meetings for her three different clubs, sliding to her appointments, and flailing around to attend her required classes. She will be participating in Rome: Creativity and Place study abroad program, in hopes to craft her skills as a creative nonfiction writer while trying to figure out how not to trip on cobblestone.

Kelsey Ferrenberg (Writing Studies, Creative Writing, BA 2018)

Kelsey is a senior this year at UW, studying creative writing. With this scholarship she can fulfill her dream of studying abroad. She is excited to make this final year at UW memorable with the program in Rome this Winter.