Mikaela Seelke

Environmental Sciences and French, UW to McMaster University, 2022-2023 Killam Recipient
Headshot of Mikaela Seelke. She wears gold-rimmed glasses and a white and gold-checkered shirt.


My name is Mikaela Seelke and I am in my second year with the University of Washington studying Environmental Sciences and French. I spent the majority of my life in Washington state, but have lived in central Texas for the past several years. I decided to move back to Washington to start university and to be involved more in the environmental programs the Pacific Northwest offers. I am excited to be attending McMaster University to continue my second year studying Environmental Sciences and French.

I am really looking forward to learning more about the environment from another country’s perspective through my courses and opportunities around campus with my peers and other departments. I hope these connections and my involvement in the Killam Fellowship will aid me in interacting with environmental issues and solutions on a global scale. I am also looking forward to being in a community of students that share a passion for learning new languages, specifically French, and the language’s influence on history, culture and a wider society. I am very excited to experience another academic setting, but also looking forward to connecting with an international community of students with similar passions and different perspectives!