Early false starts didn't stop Naomi Afereti from getting her information technology degree from UW Tacoma. The Linux system administrator is a computer support technician at Highline Community College.
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The child of parents who fled Vietnam during the war, Sandy Luu, '16, feels called to advocate for children's healthcare and education.
Already armed with a UW degree in geography and global health, Duy Huynh, '16, came back to get a degree in computer science, and has a new career.
Being receptive to new ideas has led David Lee, '16, all around the U.S, and soon will take him to Ireland, where he will attend University College Dublin to study the urban environment.
Working two jobs and taking five classes keeps Shyla Shankle, '16, on the run, but she values the time she spends volunteering at the University Y Student Center.
Becoming chair of the Student Activities Board at UW Tacoma confirmed for Cristiana Ventura, '16, that involvement opens doors.
As the child of immigrants himself, Aman Multani, '16, hopes as a lawyer to help newcomers know their rights and reach their potential.
Earning two degrees with three minors all at once and being admitted to 12 graduate schools is a way that Fleciah Mburu, '16, can pay tribute to her mother.
An Army and Air Force veteran, Eric Paulsen, '16, is using his social welfare degree to move from a technical career into the helping professions.