Students and faculty individually recognized at UW Tacoma's 2019 Commencement represent accomplishments in scholarship, community engagement and contributions to the campus and university.
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The UW Tacoma Class of 2019: a passionate, tenacious and diverse group of graduates that are already out in the world making an impact. We present a sampling of their stories.
Misaki Seto, '19, Biomedical Sciences, is proof that the STEM influence of "Jurassic Park" extended beyond the shores of North America.
Transferring from Pierce College Puyallup, Morgan Pasquier brought an interest in psychology that has taken them far beyond their days in a warehouse job.
With her degree in law and policy and her goal to become a prosecuting attorney, Karla Vargas plans to fulfill a promise to her mother.
For her capstone thesis, Catarina Terrill examined the role of women in the Ku Klux Klan during that group's 1920s revival. Post-graduation, she'll do a Russian journalism exchange.
Loving both science and writing, Christina Nelson discovered a way to harness both passions in her work with Project EMAR.
Dilluchei "Lu-A" Kikuo found a community at UW Tacoma that has helped her understand the colonial history of her home country of Palau.
"I have a growth mindset. I'm always looking for new opportunities and experiences. I like being in places where I can advocate for others." -- Diana Sheila Algomeda Villada