May 5 2020

Four University of Washington College of Education students have been named in this year’s cohort of the Husky 100.

"The Husky 100 include undergraduates and graduate students who have founded start-ups, conducted research and advocated for social justice," said UW Provost Mark Richards. "They work on campus and in our communities. They are leaders and innovators. The one thing they share is that they are all making the most of their time as Huskies."

Representing the College are:

Read reflections from each of the students on how they are making the most of their time as Huskies.  

Andrew Hu

“I see myself as someone who can bridge the communities of CS (computer science) and education. Using my background as a teacher and as a researcher, I aim to prepare future generations of CS teachers in K-12 by working in teacher preparation, curriculum development and policy.”

Kaixin Li

“I am committed to supporting young children and their families by conducting rigorous and equity-oriented research. I believe in the power of the first five years in children’s lives, thus wanting to study early childhood development to promote high-quality early learning experiences. My research interest focuses on education policies involving non-dominant groups and low-income households.”

Ishmael (Ish) Miller 

“Racial inequities have been pervasive throughout educational organizations. As a UW student, I have learned theory and put into practice my understanding of how educational leaders recognize the expertise of minoritized communities and make visible non-dominant forms of leading. My goal as an educational leadership scholar-practitioner is to help design leadership practices and craft learning environments rooted in providing culturally-sustaining experiences for youth and staff.”

Misrak Tekeste

“My Husky journey emphasizes that it is never too late to finish what you have started and to overcome conditions that hindered your growth. As a woman and a first generation immigrant college student, my Husky Experience has allowed me to develop my leadership abilities. Inspired by my cross-cultural understanding, I envision working with causes that aim to create opportunities of hope and economic and educational capacity building for diverse communities of the globe.”

The Husky 100 recognizes 100 students from the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses who are making the most of their time at the UW. These students use their passions, creativity and leadership to make a difference on campus, in their communities and in the future.

Contact

Dustin Wunderlich, Director of Marketing and Communications
206-543-1035, dwunder@uw.edu