Gabriela Romero (Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies; Psychology BA ‘23)
Fund for Education Abroad Scholar, 2021 (deferred)
Gabriela is a transfer student from South Seattle College, currently in her junior year at UW Tacoma. Throughout her college journey she has truly began to find herself through my studies. She says: “My education is easily one of the most important things to me, and I feel immensely grateful to be able to study at the University of Washington Tacoma. I am currently in the midst of declaring a double major in Psychology and Ethnic, Gender, & Labor Studies and very much look forward to continuing on to attain my PhD in Psychology. My passion is people, and although I am not entirely sure of what my future holds, I know that whatever profession I chose will be centered around helping people live more fulfilling, happy lives. I strongly believe that every human being, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status, deserves to have their needs met in order to thrive in their communities.” Gabriela is hoping to study abroad in an intensive Spanish language program.
Brooklyn Jennings (Law & Policy/Human Rights, BA ‘23)
Brooklyn's future goals are to graduate from University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree and apply for a Washington-based law school. After law school, Brooklyn hopes to work as an attorney with specialization in immigration law.
Brooklyn's top 3 goals for the time abroad:
Increase Spanish vocabulary and boost confidence when speaking Spanish.
Have meaningful interactions with host family and other local Peruvians.
Learn how to inspire other First Gen/non-traditional students to study abroad.