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.
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Ivan Lievanos is using his experience in the National Guard to help veteran-connected students succeed in college.
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.
Alumna Ayda Kedirkhan wants to change the world, one design at a time.
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.
Christopher Sim's journey took him from Malaysia to UW Tacoma.
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.
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.
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.