Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Myndee Ronning

Myndee Ronning

Degrees:  B.S. Speech Communication, MS Information Technology Administrative

Languages spoken: English

Hometown and high school:  Coos Bay, OR // Marshfield High School

Favorite class in college:  My favorite class in grad school was Organizational Development and Leadership

Favorite place on campus: Quad in spring when the cherry trees are blooming

Sylvie Shiosaki

Degrees: B.A., Geography, Minors in Education, Learning & Society and International Studies

Languages spoken: English

Hometown and high school: Vashon, WA/ Vashon High School

Favorite class in college: Geography 478 Social Justice & the City

Favorite place on campus: Mary Gates Hall – It is a one stop shop for multiple resources that help students succeed at UW, such as CLUE for free tutoring, Disability Resources for Students, the Career & Internship Center, and more.

Rose Nguyen

Degree: B.A., Human Services

Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese

Micah Hatchie

Degrees: Bachelors (American Ethnics Studies) Minor (Anthropology)

Languages Spoken: English, Hawaiian, Hawaiian pidgin

Hometown: Haleiwa, Hawaii

High School: Waialua High and Intermediate School

Favorite class in college: Anthropology study abroad to Tahiti

Favorite place on campus: Husky Stadium, Rainer Vista

Claudia Valenzuela

Degree: B.A. in Psychology & Spanish. Minor in Education, Learning & Society

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Hometown: Quincy, WA

High School: Quincy High School. Go Jackrabbits!

Favorite classes in college: The full exploration seminar course in Tahiti!

Favorite place on campus: The Quad! It’s gorgeous, it’s a great place to hang out with friends during the nice weather, and it brings out a smile in me every time I walk through it.

Autumn Forespring

Degree: B.A., American Indian Studies

Languages Spoken: English

Hometown: Olympia, WA

High School: Centennial High School

Favorite classes in college: AIS 308, American Indians and the Environment; AIS 379, Powwow: Tradition and Innovation

Favorite place on campus: The wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House. When I was first admitted to the UW, my dad drove me all the way up to campus and we walked around for an hour trying to find the IH. When we found it, he told me “See? This is where you belong”. And it was true. I met my best friend in the IH office a few years later, and now she is my roommate! I even spent my 21st birthday pulling an all-nighter in the IH kitchen, helping to put on the Taking Back the Dinner event in 2019.

Ammara Touch

Degree: B.A, American Ethnic Studies; B.S., Biology (Ecology, Evolution, Conservation); Minors in Oceania/Pacific Islander Studies & Diversity 

Languages spoken: English, Khmer

Hometown/high school: Kent, WA / Kentridge High School

Favorite classes in college: AAS 250 (Asian American Oral Histories), AIS 375 (Indigenizing Conservation in a Changing Climate)

Favorite place on campus: ECC (Ethnic Cultural Center)

Laura Valenzuela

Degrees: B.A., Sociology

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Hometown: Quincy, WA

High School: Quincy High School

Favorite class in college: EDUC 216 (Thriving On The Path To Happiness)

Favorite place on campus: Ethic Cultural Center (ECC)

Jane Hailemariam

Year: Senior

Hometown: Shoreline, WA

Affinity Group: African American/Black

Major: Public-Health:Global Health

Minor: Nutritional Science

Languages Spoken: English

Why I came to the UW: I was just really gravitated towards UW and it was the best option in all aspects!

Lesley Kamoto

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Affinity Group: Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Major: Geography

Minor: Business &OPIS

Languages Spoken: English + Tongan

Why I came to the UW: I couldn’t see myself pursuing such a high quality education, anywhere else.