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2018 UW Tacoma Commencement

The Husky Family

June 14, 2019

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

Misaki Seto: Jurassic Park Biologist

June 14, 2019

Misaki Seto, '19, Biomedical Sciences, is proof that the STEM influence of "Jurassic Park" extended beyond the shores of North America.

Zaheed Lynch, '19, Criminal Justice

Zaheed Lynch: Switching to Justice

June 14, 2019

Moving from science and math at his high school to justice and politics at UW Tacoma put Zaheed Lynch on a path to being an advocate for youth in the criminal justice system.

Christie Peralta, '19, Business Administration/Management

Christie Peralta: Finishing the Puzzle

June 13, 2019

If life is a puzzle, Christie Peralta, '19, Business Administration/Management, is figuring out how it all fits together. She wants to help others puzzle it out.

Theo Calhoun, '19 Ethnic, Gender & Labor Studies

Theo Calhoun: Space for Community

June 13, 2019

On and off campus, Theo Calhoun is devoted to creating spaces where people can find community and celebrate what brings us together, as well as what makes us distinct.

Karla Vargas, '19, Law & Policy

Karla Vargas: Keeping a Promise

June 13, 2019

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.

Catarina Terrill, '19, History

Catarina Terrill: a Woman of History

June 13, 2019

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.

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