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UW Tacoma student LeShawn Gamble, paintbrush in hand, pretends to paint a flower.

Portrait of an Artist

July 18, 2018

UW Tacoma student LeShawn Gamble has overcome traumatic injury and incarceration to become a leading voice and artist in the community.

Leslie Kirk, UW Tacoma 2018 graduate

Leslie Kirk: Finding a Community

June 8, 2018

Leslie Kirk, '18 Sustainable Urban Development, wants to give voice to people by empowering them to make sense of their surroundings.

2018 UW Tacoma Commencement

1,850 Change Makers

June 7, 2018

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, UW Tacoma 2018 graduate

Danni Derrickson: Room at the Table

June 7, 2018

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, UW Tacoma 2018 graduate

Leander Yazzie: Growing the One Percent

June 7, 2018

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, UW Tacoma 2018 graduate

Kendy Trinh: Building a Foundation

June 7, 2018

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, UW Tacoma 2018 graduate

Zahra Sabir: No Limitations

June 7, 2018

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.

Leah Ruisenor, UW Tacoma 2018 graduate

Leah Ruisenor: Doing It Herself

June 7, 2018

Leah Ruisenor, '18 Computer Science & Systems, hopes to set down local roots and leverage her love of anything to do with tech.

Malinda Osborn, UW Tacoma 2018 graduate

Malinda Osborn: Crossing Boundaries

June 7, 2018

Malinda Osborn, '18 Communication, had never been out of the U.S. until she went on a quarter-long study-abroad experience to Italy, which taught her that some boundaries are meant to be crossed.

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