UW Graduate School

Student & Alumni Profiles

Jennifer Hunter

What were marriages like before Christianity?
Jennifer Hunter is trying to find out.
Doctoral Students
Interdisciplinary Programs

Enrique Saldarriaga: Calculating Disease

Enrique Saldarriaga won the Graduate School's
Three-Minute Thesis Competition
for his research on mathematical modeling
of infectious diseases.
Doctoral Students
Public Health

Juliet Torres: Creating Space

Juliet Torres is breaking barriers and inspiring other Latinx students
Master's Students
Healthcare

Megan Wing: Fulbright Recipient

Megan Wing is the Fulbright recipient of 2022-23.
Master's Students
Education

Rachele Hurt

Master's student Rachele Hurt is uplifting her community through access and resources.
Master's Students
Public Health

Yiyuan Wang

Yiyuan Wang wants transportation to be sustainable, accessible and affordable.
Doctoral Students
Interdisciplinary Programs

Matthew Frank

A member of the Navajo Nation, Matthew Frank's doctoral research in social welfare will focus on Native experiences that center community strength.
Doctoral Students
Social Work & Criminal Justice

Jovani Azpeitia

Students from marginalized backgrounds bring strengths to schools that are rarely acknowledged as assets. Ph.D. student Jovani Azpeitia
is looking to change that.
Doctoral Students

Beth Halsne

Beth Halsne won The Graduate School's Three Minute Thesis Competition for her research on the power of patient input in picking prosthetic feet that work best for them.
Doctoral Students
Master's Students

Amber Khan

Academia and the outdoors can be isolating for graduate students of color. Ph.D. student Amber Khan is changing this with the group UW POC Outdoors.
Doctoral Students

Keisha Bharath

Keisha Bharath knows the past holds lessons. That's why she's using her Fulbright award to study sustainable urban design and planning, and give back to her home of Trinidad and Tobago.
Doctoral Students

Kimberly Perkins

Bias is a safety issue. Pilot Kimberly Perkins is using her doctoral research to prioritize psychological safety within the airline industry.
Doctoral Students

Kelly Mack

Doctoral student Kelly Mack shows how taking time for dialogue around accessibility leads to more inclusive experiences for everyone.
Doctoral Students

Ather Sharif

A car accident changed how Ather Sharif thought about accessibility. Now, he's changing others' minds, too.
Doctoral Students

Dwight Sablan

Master's student Dwight Sablan wants to use data science to combat climate change, helping communities near the equator, like Guam, where he grew up.
Master's Students

Nick Maurice

An advocate for equitable representation in science, doctoral student Nick Maurice was awarded the 2021 Graduate School Medal.
Doctoral Students

Mike McCarthy

Dual careers in the military and education have helped Mike McCarthy define—and then redefine—what it means to be a leader.
Doctoral Students

Christie Lee Gan

As computers aggregate massive amounts of information, Data Science master's student Christie Lee Gan is sharing her love of finding concise conclusions in large data sets.
Master's Students

Donavan Jackson

Donavan Jackson views his doctoral studies as a way to provide opportunities for Native American students and others from underrepresented backgrounds in academia.
Doctoral Students

Juan Zavaleta Berdeja

Juan Zavaleta Berdeja had a question that drove him to graduate school. In answering it, he hopes to effect educational change for students.
Master's Students

Nathalie Thelemaque

Doctoral student Nathalie Thelemaque is studying infrastructure's impact on the environment and communities so she can create sustainable systems.
Doctoral Students

Kim Meier

Kim Meier received the 2020 Postdoc Mentoring Award for supporting students in the Vision + Cognition lab.
Postdoctoral Fellows

Mindy Cohoon

Near and Middle Eastern Studies doctoral student Mindy Cohoon studies how Iranian and Iranian American women experience disinformation and harassment on gaming platforms amidst the U.S. 2020 election.
Doctoral Students

Lin Hongxuan

The doctoral graduate uncovers how Islam and Marxism shaped Indonesian history
Doctoral Students

Lexi Walls

Little was known about coronaviruses five years ago when Lexi Walls made them the focus of her doctoral research
Doctoral Students

Charlton Callender

Callender's research shows U.S. maternal mortality rates deserve local attention
Master's Students

Charles Kiene

On a circuitous journey through higher education, Kiene found a niche in studying groups like Reddit and Discord
Master's Students

Ashley Ruba

Conducting research with infants is no small feat, but the 2019 doctoral graduate has already made important contributions to emotions research.
Doctoral Students

Daniel Lee

When things don’t go according to plan, Daniel Lee finds opportunities to innovate in molecular engineering.
Master's Students

Collen O'Connor

The bioengineering doctoral student is supporting a more diverse field of STEM learners through community outreach
Doctoral Students

Jorge Cisneros

The applied mathematics doctoral student has found support and mentorship in a diverse community of STEM graduate peers across the U.S.
Doctoral Students