Diana Park, '18

BS, Oceanography; Earth and Space Sciences; Geology


Choosing to minor in Arctic Studies was something totally unexpected for me. I took ARCTIC 200: Indigenous Diplomacies and International Relations in the Arctic in my first quarter at UW and fell in love with the culture and discussion about the Arctic environment. At that point, I decided to minor in Arctic Studies, and it has been one of the best decisions I have made. Learning about the Arctic environment and how it is associated with international relations and Indigenous Peoples connected my background in oceanography and geology to current geopolitics in the Arctic.