Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Nattu Abraha

Nattu Abraha

Year: Junior

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Affinity Group: African American/Black

Major: Business Administration

Languages Spoken: English, Tigrinya

Why I came to the UW: No other school in the state has the network and access to professional and academic resources like UW. There is a a community for everyone if you’re willing to find it.

Angela Lopez

Year: Junior

Hometown: Wapato, WA

Affinity Group: Hispanic/Latinx

Major: Double majoring in Psychology and Sociology

Minor: Diversity

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Why I came to the UW: I chose to attend the University of Washington because I wanted to take action in expanding my horizons to interact with people from various different cultural groups. I truly believe that attending this school has given me a multitude of knowledge and experience with many different people that have made me more conscious of my position and identity at this school and how I can utilize it to help others as I move forward as an individual.

Fatima Gbla

Year: Junior

Hometown: New York City

Affinity Group:African American/Black

Major: Molecular, Cell, Developmental Biology

Languages Spoken: Mandinka, English

Why I came to the UW: I chose to come to UW because of the many opportunities and resources it provides for those interested in STEM and the proximity to my family.

Thiên Thanh (Tina) Nguyễn

Year: Senior

Hometown: Born in Sàigòn, raised in Seattle, WA! (among 3 other states we don’t talk about)

Affinity Group: Southeast Asian

Major: Informatics + Applied Mathematics

Minor: Business

Languages Spoken: Vietnamese, Spanish, English

Why I came to the UW: I chose to come to UW because I knew I would thrive with the abundant opportunities available at a big school 🙂 … and financial aid because I get to graduate debt free!

Tristan Hopkins

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Puyallup, Washington

Affinity Group: American Indian/Alaska Native

Major: Intended LSJ

Languages Spoken: English

Why I came to the UW: I chose to come to the University of Washington because it has always been my number one school for a very long time and once going to college became serious I had exceptional grades and determination to know that UW was and is the best fit for me.