Cohort 5: 2022-23
Hey! I'm Natan and I intend to major in Computer Engineering. Some of my interests include music, board games, volleyball, and a variety of other things. I have always dreamed of being a professional musician (I play on the worship team at church and make music by myself), but never felt like trying to make a living out of it was my calling. Thus I settled on Computer Engineering mainly because I've always been interested in Science and Math and I think that learning to work with computers will be incredibly useful. Still, I think I can still achieve my goal of being a musician, and though I may not get a job out of my playing, I think the most important part is being the best that I can be in worship with God.
This is my first year at UW so I look forward to meeting new people in the STEM field. My main goal for my time at UW is to get through the Computer Engineering program because working with computers and physical hardware has been interest that I've had since I was young. I also love playing and reading about anything fantasy related so I'm open to talking about it with anyone.
Hello my name is Josh. Some of my interest are mountain biking and a little bit of drawing. My goals for the future are either become a computer scientist or a teacher. I am still thinking about other options, but I do not know what kinds of fields I want to be a part of. I hope I can enjoy my time here at UWT and have a great year!
Hi! My names Rosemary, I'm a 17 year old computer science student from Olympia. I really enjoy computer science, and math, but my main interests outside of school include indie video games, cooking, and coffee!
Aziz Al Jubeer
Hello! My name is Aziz. I am an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Washington Tacoma. I graduated from Bonney Lake High School with an interest in many occupations including Psychology and IT. My hobbies include playing video games, tennis, and reading (on a good day). I am aiming to be myself and do what makes me happy while making my family proud and becoming the best IT you have ever known.
Hello, I'm Quienten Miller. I'm a freshman pursuing a BS in Computer Science. I love programming and hope to enter the software development field after graduation. I also like listening to music and gaming.
Hello! My name is Christina Situ and I plan to major in B.S. Computer Science. I like to code, but I also enjoy activities like drawing, video games, sports, reading, and anything that’s fun. My goal is to become a software engineer or network security at a company.
Hello! My name is Nathaniel Mann. I am an 18-year-old junior majoring in Computer Science and Systems. Taking the intro to programing during running start sparked my interest in the field and made me want to take more courses like it. My hobbies include building keyboards, working out, and making drinks. One of my goals is to be able to learn more about as many aspects of computer science as I can.
Hi I am from Sumner Washington and graduated from Sumner high school. I am currently a full time student and UW tacoma planning on majoring in computer science. I like to keep and active lifestyle which includes going outside, socializing with friends, and doing resistance training. It helps me keep a positive attitude throughout my day. One think I truly find important to me would be my social circle around me. This could be certain friends, colleagues, and family members. I believe that your are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with and I try to surround myself with people that have the same morals and goals as me to push me further.
Yosan Habte Tesfay
Hi! My name is Yosan Tesfay, and I am a Computer Science major. In my free time, I love to try and cook new foods, watch shows, and exercise. As I work towards my degree, I am excited to see what skills and connections I gain.
Hello! My name is Hanaan Ali, and I am going into Information Technology. I love henna, traveling, and learning languages! I am currently studying Arabic so that it can become my third language. In the future, my goal is to become a validation engineer or an IT security analyst.
Hey! My name is Jay. I'm 19 years old and a freshman here at UWT, and I intend to major in Mechanical Engineering. In my free time I love going to the gym, reading manga, sometimes playing chess, also I have a longtime passion for cars, and I usually work on them during the weekends with my uncle. Over the summer of 2022 I did get to intern at Kenworth which is a semi-truck company, and I was responsible for mounting the engine to the chassis, connecting the driveline to the transmission, and a couple of other tasks. Overall, it was a cool experience (almost lost a finger), and it made my passion for building things stronger.
My name is Fatoumata Diallo, I am first year student at UWT majoring in biomedical sciences with a minor in global health. I am originally from Guinea, which is in west Africa. In my free times I like to paint, and watch shows. I’m really interested in going into the medical field to become a doctor and I hope to make an impact in underrepresented communities as well as do research.
Hello I am Henry. I enjoy many things, like games, music, etc. On the scholarly end, I like my science and math. I am happy to be part of this wonderful program. I hope that I can continue my future and find a good career for myself
Hello, I’m a first generation US college student in my family, which originates from India. I’m an illustrator and I build models for fun. My goal is to graduate college in order to pursue my dream as a neurologist.
Hello there! My name is Liam Coalman, (which is a rather ironic last name considering my major is Environmental Science)! Currently I am 18 years old, and I am attending my first year at UWT after graduating from TCC and Peninsula High School. I enjoy traveling with my family and watching anime in my free time.
Hi, my name is Favor Gesinde! It's my first year at UWT and I am planning to major in Biomedical Sciences. I went to high school at Curtis High. I participated in the running start program in TCC and was able to earn an Associates in Biology during that time. My dream career would be a physician and I would also like to participate in medical research!
Hello, My name is Drew. I am from Kent, Washington and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. I am planning on majoring in Information Technology because I love learning more about technology. Being a part of the Access in STEM cohort has been an incredible opportunity for me and I can't wait for what the future holds.
Hello, my name is Rachael McCurrie, I like animal facts, zoology, cartoons/animation, and I'm an artist. One of my goals is to graduate for University of Washington with a degree in environmental science. One of my dreams is to study aboard or visit other countries.
My name is Salma and I’m a first generation college student intending to major in biomedical sciences. I enjoy reading, watching tv and spending time with my friends and family. My passion is to help improve community health whether it be in a clinical or research setting. I’m really glad to be a part of the ACCESS program because of the resources it provides me to succeed.
My name is Robyn Watkins, I'm a sophomore intending to major in civil engineering. . I'm originally from Alaska, but I moved to Washington when I was younger and have now been living here for more than 10 years. . I like to spend my time gardening, raising my chickens, and gaming.&nbs. My main career goals are to be able to reform the public transportation system to better serve more people, and to be able to redesign urban areas so that people are able to fully enjoy the many possible benefits available in urban environments.
Cohort 4: 2021-22
Hello! I am a Junior studying Computer Science here at UW. I am quick to learn new ideas and am looking to expand my skill set to a wider range of problem domains within the field of Computer Science. As I am extremely passionate about both web and mobile development. Ultimately, I am looking forward to learning even more about technology and its interdisciplinary applications in the real world.
"My name is Daniil Filienko, and I am currently a Computer Science student with a junior standing. I was born and lived at Ukraine for 12 years, and, by God's grace, have been living in the United States of America for 6 years. God willing, I would hope to acquire a position in a field of Software Engineering or Data Science at a company or pursue further education in Computer Science. I also enjoy reading books."
Hello, it's me Baerajuowk!
I am a 19-year-old, first-gen freshman at UWT. I decided to major in Biomedical Sciences because of my interest in chemicals and medicine making. I am a part of STEM Access on campus and enjoy learning all things STEM-related. Some other things I like doing are running track, playing soccer, eating healthy foods, and reading.
Hello! My name is JR (“Jay-Are”) and I plan to major in B.S. Computer Science. I like to program in Python and Java but also do other activities such as video editing, running, and video games.
Hey!! My name is Anuvir and my prospective major is Computer Science. In 2019, I took a summer program called Girls Who Code and that’s where I learned that I love coding. I’m really interested in pursuing a job in UX/UI Design and my dream is to go study abroad sometime in the future to Seoul or Switzerland.
"My name is Lwazi Mabota, I am a 19-year-old freshman here at the University of Washington Tacoma. I graduated from Lincoln High School and intend to major in Computer Science and Systems. In my spare time, I enjoy programming side projects, flying drones, reading, meditation, and lifting weights. I aspire to gain experience within the technology field and combine my software talent with my drone expertise, helping others and building my business.
A computer science major and math minor, I’m passionate about mathematical patterns in daily life and their real-world applications. It is my goal to reacquaint others with the suppressed love of mathematics through the use of technology. I’m a first-generation student and a military child. In my spare time, I love to create 3D latte art and crochet, both of which involve math and logic!
Cohort 3: 2020-21
"My name is Aseel A., I'm currently an 18-year-old freshman here at UWT, and I like having fun as much as possible. I'm really interested in science so I'm hoping I'll graduate with a BA in biomedical sciences. I aspire to be a pharmaceutical scientist in the future, but I think I'll be happy with any lab research career."
"My name is Alex Thompson. I am an 18 year old freshman and I really like music! I play 5 different instruments and I am hoping to eventually learn more. I am hoping to get a BS in computer science and become successful in my career in the future. I am generally pretty shy at first, but when I get to know you a bit I am much more friendly and approachable! I hope I will be able to become good friends with all of you guys!"
"Hi, my name is Calvin Beardemphl, and I'm from Tacoma, Washington, and I graduated from IDEA high school. I am planning on majoring in Computer Science. I love playing with my dog, hanging out with friends, and watching nature documentaries."
"Hi I'm Jacqualynne Smythe and I am currently studying biomedical sciences with an intention of pursuing a career as a physician assistant. In my spare time I enjoy listening to music, reading thriller and mystery books, and going hiking."
Olayinka Elizabeth Faulkner
"My Name is Olayinka Faulkner and I intend to major in Biomedical Science. My interests include photography, cooking and going on adventures."
"My name is Amtoj Kaur, I just turned 19 this past week and I am a freshman at UWT. In terms of my major, I am really interested in either doing Computer Science or Computer Engineering and in terms of hobbies I love reading about historical events and just history and mythology in general. A few interesting things about me are that I am bilingual (technically trilingual) and I am double-jointed."
"Hello, my name is Abdijibar Hassan. I intend to major in Computer science. I enjoy playing basketball, being outdoors, and hanging out with my friends. I also love learning new languages, and I'm quadrilingual."
Mohamed Ahmed Fahiye
"My name is Mohamed Fahiye and I am currently a freshman at UWT. I plan on majoring in computer science. I like outdoors activities as well as indoors."
Sahra Abdirahman Jama
"My name is Sahra Jama, and I graduated from Kentwood High School and also Green River College. This is my first year at UW Tacoma, and I am planning on majoring in Biomedical Sciences and minoring in Health and Society. In my free time, I really enjoy watching K-dramas, catching up with friends, and also baking!"
"My name is Gracelyn and my intended major is biomedical science. A few things that interest me are singing, dancing, and playing instruments, all of which I have been doing for most of my life. I’m also really interested in foreign language and a few of the ones I’ve been studying/learning include French, Korean, Japanese, and ASL."
"My name is Angelynna Pyeatt, or if that’s too long, some people call me Angie. I’m from Tacoma, WA, moved around here and there in-between, graduated from Mount Tahoma High School in 2020 *may my senior year rest in peace* I’m officially a sophomore at UWT, intending to major in C.S.S. I love to read, relax and spend time with my dog. "
"Hello, my name is Jovany Cardoza-Aguilar, I intend to major in computer science. I enjoying listening to music and learning new skills, I strive to constantly improve myself in one form or another."
Alyssa Kun Theth
"My name is Alyssa Kun Theth. I am a freshman at UW-Tacoma, and am aiming to get a Bachelor's in Biology. I like to draw, play games, and sleep."
"My name is Dung Nguyen. I'm an freshman at UW and planning to major in computer science. I enjoy reading (novel, manga, etc...) yoyoing (toy skill), gaming and watching anime. I enjoy variety of interests and becoming a web developer (or software, engineer dev) is my general career goal which is why I am here at UW. Nice to meet ya."
My name is Dilnoza. I am from Central Asia and live in Olympia, WA. I haven't declared my major yet, but I intend to major in Computer Science. I enjoy learning something new, especially new languages. I already know four languages: Russian, Tajik, Uzbek, and obviously English! I love baking, traveling, and hiking.
Cohort 2: 2019-20
"Hi, I’m Jasmine Davis and I intend to major in Computer Science and Systems. Along my four year journey I intend to look into minors that would ultimately help me be successful in becoming a software engineer. Developing software is a dream job of mine because I’d like to give back to my community."
"Hello! It is my first year at UWT and I am studying Biomedical science with a minor in engineering. I love listening to music, working out, and drinking various types of coffee."
"I am from Kent, Washington, and graduated from Kentwood High School. Currently, I am studying Biomedical Sciences here at UWT. Some things I enjoy are going to the gym, playing sports, and spending time with friends."
"I am from Federal Way, Washington and graduated from Decatur High School. I am planning on majoring in Biomedical Sciences here at UWT. I love to do makeup and play with my dog. First-Generation college student that’s going to graduate in 2023."
“Hello, my name is Tina! This is my first year at UWT and I am learning how to understand the phenomena of how technology connects and disconnects people. Aspiring computer science major."
"I like to dance and listen to music. I intend on majoring in computer science. I’ve really enjoy my time at UWT so far, it’s especially fun getting involved with the clubs on campus."
"I am Raz, I moved with my family from Europe to the US in 2018 and I am pursuing a computer science degree here at UWT, my dream school. In my spare time I like playing video games and going to the movies with my friends."
Cohort 1: 2018-19
Jace William Shirreff
"I am from Puyallup, Washington, and graduated from Puyallup High School. I am currently here at UWT planning to major in computer science. I like to go on hikes, play tennis, and hang out with friends. I've played tennis for the past 6 years and enjoyed it the whole time. I've been on many hikes and enjoy seeing nature."
Gabrielle (Gaby) Nunez
"To start off, I am a first-generation student here at UWT. It is difficult to navigate through a college environment with little experience from family members to help guide me through this new setting. Luckily, there are many resources here on campus that have made UWT a welcoming community that aids in bringing students together. I show up with an eagerness to explore the new opportunities offered at UWT and try my best to discover new strengths and passions that I can use to aid myself and others."
"Hiya, my name’s Jenna! I’m 19 years old and a proud autistic gal. I love learning about the human body and I hope that someday I can help all sorts of people with that knowledge!"
Jaylene Concepcion Delgado
"I signed up for this scholarship to help me succeed in getting a bachelors degree in mathematics. My previous high school was Todd Beamer and I came to UWT for my freshman year in 2018."
"I am a diligent, yet high-octane student ready to pursue the goals that I have set for myself. However, these goals come with help and passion of the community around me. Stay together. Be boundless."
"I've lived in Tacoma my whole life. I enjoy playing volleyball and have played competitively for seven years. I am very interested in science and am planning on doing cancer research for a future career."
Melia Norene Walker
"Artist, programmer, aspiring UX Designer. "
Jonathan Joe Mai
"My name is Jonathan Mai, but my friends and close peers call me Jon. Something unique about me is that I'm a photographer. I also can speak two other languages, Vietnamese fluently, and a decent amount of Spanish."
Isaac Spencer Goin
(Donor supported Pre-Med program)
"Hello, my name is Isaac Goin and I am a first-gen student from Vancouver, WA. My passion is to help and care for people and that is what is driving me to pursue a career as a doctor and is why I am so happy to be a part of the ACCESS Stem cohort."
"I love to play tennis! I still have a lot to learn, but I also have a lot of fun with cooking."
"It's my first year at UW Tacoma and right now I'm studying environmental science :-)"