Cierra Figaro: Former OGA Fellow

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Name: Cierra Figaro

Email: cfigaro@uw.edu

Intended Graduation Quarter: Spring 2020

I am currently a senior majoring in Communication at UW Tacoma. I am a transfer student from Seattle Central College where I completed my Associates of Arts degree and studied Japanese. I was born and raised in the PNW, and while I love it here, I have always dreamed of studying abroad!

I am a first generation Eritrean American, and first generation college student. My favorite aspects about my Eritrean heritage is the food and cultural customs. I love sharing a plate of injera with chicken sauces with my family. I think the best way to bond with people is over food! I am always looking for new food to try. Some of my favorite foods are from Asian countries like Korea, Japan and the Philippines. If you are ever looking for someone to try new foods with do not hesitate to ask me!     

While I have not studied abroad yet, I have been to many states in the U.S. including New York and Hawaii. Working in the Office of Global Affairs I am learning a lot about the Study Abroad programs that UWT has to offer, and will be taking full advantage of the resources we offer to find the program that’s right for me. If you have any questions about the programs available or funding your study abroad please come visit me in the Office of Global Affairs!