Name: Angel Reddy
Intended Graduation Quarter: Spring 2023
Hi everyone! My name is Angel Reddy and I will be entering my second year at UWT. I am a Biomedical Sciences major. It took me quite a while to settle on a major. Originally, I wanted to pursue creative writing. I’ve always believed in the power of storytelling. However, as I began to take chemistry courses at UWT, I realized the sciences was where I was meant to be. I loved being a lab setting and solving problems in a methodical, deliberate manner. I still love to write and plan to strengthen that skill as I move through university.
My belief in the power of stories is what lead to me to complete a study abroad in Bangalore, India. My own family in Indo-Fijian. Their stories of Fiji filled me with awe at an early age. However, they always left me feeling empty. I never felt like I belonged to Fiji or India (or even the United States at times). When I discovered a program at UW Seattle that took students to India for a month, I jumped at the opportunity. I thought I would find all the answers to my questions. Instead, I just found more questions. Which is good! The stories that I heard from locals helped to understand my identity and question it further to grow my understanding of who I am in the world.
Studying abroad opened me to the challenges of traveling abroad. Wherever we go in the world, we carry our unique identities with us. I am happy to share more information about my experience with you if you have any questions or concerns about traveling. I look forward to working with you to plan your study abroad!
Name: Carly L. Norton
Intended Graduation Quarter: Spring 2021
I am currently a senior majoring in Criminal Justice at UW Tacoma. I began my college journey as a running-start student at Centralia College where I graduated with my Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. I have a strong passion for social justice issues and international human rights. Working in the Office of Global Affairs has provided me with an opportunity to further my knowledge and advocacy in both areas!
I have always had a strong passion for travel. I have had the opportunity to travel to dozens of states within the U.S., most recently being New York. I have traveled abroad to several different countries, including Iceland and Italy. The next country I hope to visit is Thailand. I love learning about cultures different than my own and look forward to meeting students at UWT that are willing to share a bit of theirs with me!
I am highly passionate about study abroad opportunities. While I had planned on traveling to Ireland for the Comparative Criminal Justice program, it was unfortunately canceled due to Covid-19. Nevertheless, I firmly believe that all chances to study and travel abroad are opportunities to gain knowledge, regardless of your field, and to grow as a person. If you have questions about the program, please do not hesitate to reach out! I am looking forward to meeting you.
Name: Chen-Wei "Wayne" Hu
Intended Graduation time: Spring 2022
Hi! I’m Chen-Wei Hu, or you can call me Wayne. I’m an international student from Taiwan who plans on studying Finance at UW Tacoma. I was born and raised in Taiwan, during my senior year of high school I joined an exchange program from International Rotary Club to Simcoe Canada, an agricultural community with a population of fourteen thousand people It gives me an opportunity to truly experience Canadian culture. This program allows me to meet some amazing people and other exchange students from all over the world during my 31 days road trip around the states at the end of my exchange year. There are many difficulties in regard to language, cultures, and social life that I went through, but I’ve learned from the experiences. Therefore, I want to share my experiences with others, especially those who have similar background as me, in order to guide them through possible differences they might encounter.
I'm very excited to be part of the Office of Global Affair to meet more people and participate in more campus activities to promote events as an OGA Fellow. I would love to connect with all of you. Please feel free to say hi and ask questions, its ok to not be ok I’m always here to listen!
Name: Ping Luarn
Intended Graduation Quarter: Spring 2021
Hello! I am an international student from Taiwan. I went to Shoreline Community College and got my associate degree in arts. I transferred to the University of Washington Tacoma in 2019 and I am currently majoring in Information Technology. When I was in Taiwan, I graduated from the National Taipei University of Business with an associate degree in Business Administration. However, I wanted to change my direction, so I decided to come to the United States to get my bachelor’s degree.
When I first came to the United States to study, I faced lots of challenges while being abroad alone. I understand what it feels like being away from your family and that is why I wanted to become a Global Affairs Fellow and help the international students at the UWT. I hope that by being a Global Affairs Fellow, I can help students to overcome culture shock, and feel more comfortable being at the UWT.
I am very excited to be a part of the OGA and would love to connect with new people. I am a huge foodie, so I am always down for some good food and bubble tea! :)