Office of Global Affairs Study Abroad Scholarships:
Alicia Cassell (Communication, BA 2018)
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Alicia is studying communications and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2018. She looks forward to participating in the Intersections and Movements program in São Paulo, Campo Grande and Rio de Janiero, Brazil. She currently lives in Enumclaw and has a love of photography and hiking.
Alvin Ong (History, BA 2018)
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Alvin took a two-year break after graduating from Highline Community College in 2014. He mustered up the courage to continue his education at UW in the Winter of 2017. Since then, he has gained a renewed sense of purpose studying Chinese History, which has also piqued his interest in learning more about Buddhism.
Diamond O’Neill (Biomedical Sciences, BS 2019)
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Diamond will be participating in the Global Impact Volunteer Morocco program. During this program, she will get to provide volunteer services in health clinics while gaining a better understanding of community health. Diamond is excited to be immersed in the challenges of studying abroad while gaining new skills along the way.
Karina Oscoy (Social Welfare, BA 2018)
Karina’s parents immigrated to the U.S to seek out the "American Dream" when she was just one year old, in order to give her and her siblings better opportunities in life.
Marcos Vieyra (Law and Policy, Human Rights minor, BA 2020)
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As a first-generation student, Marcos dreamed of studying abroad but it never seemed to be attainable. He applied to study abroad in South Africa after some encouragement from faculty and was ultimately offered a spot in the program.
Preety Taya (Criminal Justice and Social Welfare, BA 2018)
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Preety will be attending Brazil: Movements and Intersections study abroad. She is a double major in social welfare and criminal justice. Preety currently works for a non-profit organization that helps children from low-income neighborhoods.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship:
April Lai (Business Administration, Economics minor, BA 2019)
April is a sophomore studying Business Administration at UW Tacoma. She will be learning and exploring in China with the UWT Past and Present program for Summer 2017. Coming from Chinese descent she is ecstatic to learn more about her background and study Chinese economics.
Arwa Dubad (Philosophy, Politics & Economics, Human Rights minor, BA 2018)
Arwa is honored to be studying in Brazil this summer with UW Tacoma Brazil: Movements and Intersections trip. She fell in love with South America during the summer 2016 when she had her first study abroad experience in Argentina.
Natalie Lawrence (Psychology, BA 2018)
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Natalie is a transfer student from the South Puget Sound Community College and came to UWT largely in part due to the generosity of the Next Step Scholarship donors. She is a member of the Global Honors Program and a research assistant in the Behavioral Health Psychology lab on campus.
Savontai Freeman (Ethnic, Gender, Labor Studies, BA 2018)
Savontai is a student and community leader: he works at UW Tacoma both in the Office of Student Transitions and as an MSL instructor, and works with the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program through Tacoma Public Schools. He has also worked on issues such as homelessness, poverty, and access to quality education and is looking forward to participating in the Sustainable Development in East Africa program during the winter 2018 quarter.
Ashley Richards (Sustainable Urban Development, BA 2018)
Ashley Richardson (Sustainable Urban Development, BA 2018) Ashley is a member of the Global Honors program and a 2017-2018 recipient of the Bamford Fellowship in Global Engagement. Ashley looks forward to studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa in September 2017, where she will be studying the education system in post-apartheid Cape Town.
Autumn Diaz (Psychology, BA 2018)
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Autumn will be studying abroad in South Africa through UW Tacoma’s Education and Urban Studies early fall exploration seminar, where she will be examining township community development, education, and racial disparities. She is looking forward to partnering with nongovernmental organizations while in South Africa to provide assistance to those in the township of Philippi.