UW Graduate School

Maria Blancas

Maria-BlancasLatino/a Scholars Graduate School Fellow

Grad major: Health Services

Hometown: Quincy, WA

Undergrad institution: University of Washington

Undergrad major: Medical Anthropology & Global Health

Why did you decide to attend graduate school?

This is the most popular question… There are so many different reasons. Most importantly because I wanted to gain new skills and knowledge that I will be able to share with my community.

What are your career plans post-graduate school?

My plan is to be able to return to Eastern Washington and continue to work alongside the seasonal farmworkers in my community.

What advice would you give undergraduates thinking about graduate school?

Look for a program that will support your interests and passion. Keep a close network of support throughout your application process. Don’t be afraid to talk to faculty and students before and during your application process.