Office of Global Affairs Study Abroad Scholarships:
Alannah Johson (Biomedical Science, BS 2021)
Alannah Johnson will be participating in The Gambia Study Abroad Internship Program. She was encouraged to apply for this study abroad program by her mother who did not get the chance to experience study abroad when she was younger. Alannah loves wild life and the large variety of species of animals all over the world. She hopes to work in the veterinary field after college. Allanah says, "It all started with watching Animal Planet as a child. I wanted to help animals and give them a chance that they may not have had without some help. I hope to one day work all over the world to give animals the second chance that they deserve, and I believe going on this program will give me a taste of what I can really do for the world and the animals that roam it."
Ryan Piatt (Intended Major: Politics, Philosophy and Economics, BA 2022)
Ryan is a sophomore at UW Tacoma with a passion for experiencing new cultures and perspectives. He is a Michigan native, veteran, and first generation college student. Ryan is participating in The Gambia Study Abroad Internship Program in winter 2020, which he chose in the hopes of viewing the developing world from a new angle. While Ryan has some international experience, he is excited about working more closely with locals and more authentically interfacing with Gambian society. His long term goals include working in international diplomacy, perhaps for the UN.
Moriah Rhone (Biomedical Science BS 2021))
Moriah is a first generation college student who will be participating in The Gambia Study Abroad Internship Program in winter 2020. This is Moriah's first time going abroad and she is excited to learn about the health, lifestyle, and community of The Gambia through a hands-on internship experience. Moriah currently works at the UWT Library and looks forward to more opportunities to travel, grow, and meet other people.
Alexis Wilhelm (Biomedical Science, BS 2021)
Alexis will be studying abroad in The Gambia Study Abroad Internship Program during the Winter 2020. She loves the medical field and is looking forward to sharing her talents and compassion throughout her internship. Alexis is hoping to make an impact on someone's life and create unforgettable memories.