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Margarita Gonzalez, '21, B.A. Social Welfare

“I Can Do Something to Change That”

June 11, 2021

Growing up in Puyallup as part of the immigrant community and as the daughter of the owners of a popular restaurant, Margarita Gonzalez learned early that she could succeed with the help of those around her.

Ivan Lievanos, UW Tacoma Vetcorps Navigator

From Dream to Reality

May 21, 2021

Ivan Lievanos is using his experience in the National Guard to help veteran-connected students succeed in college.

UW Tacoma senior Aidan Helt sits on a bench. Helt's left arm is draped across her knee. Helt's right arm is propped up, her right hand resting on her chin. Helt has red hair, blue eyes. She is wearing a pink blouse and polka dotted skirt.

At the Helm

April 30, 2021

UW Tacoma senior Aidan Helt left behind a difficult childhood by becoming a merchant mariner, a journey that took her from her old home to a new one.

Nataly Herrman, '20, B.A. Psychology

Nataly Herrman: The Sky's the Limit

September 17, 2020

She went through a “hundred million” different options along the way and it often felt unattainable, but Nataly Herrman, ’20 B.A. Psychology, kept pursuing college.

Stacey Fernandez, UW Tacoma senior studying social welfare

Work in Progress

April 9, 2020

Just like a collage, UW Tacoma senior Stacey Fernandez is adding new pieces to her self-portrait: college graduate and soon-to-be master's student.

UW Tacoma student Deborah Petri sits on a chair reading a book by the window.

Within Reach

February 19, 2020

Deborah Petri started college at age 16. Then, life got in the way. More than 30 years later she is close to finishing her degree.

UW Tacoma's Director of the Center for Equity and Inclusion Jimmy McCarty sitting on ledge on campus.

Higher (Education) Calling

May 1, 2019

Jimmy McCarty, UW Tacoma's new director of the Center for Equity and Inclusion, has a vision to make the space more creative, interactive and collaborative.

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