Quinn Wyatt, '23

BA, History
Quinn Wyatt, in a black winter coat, jeans, black knit cap, grey mittens, and brown boots, poses with a brown and white dog in a snowy landscape.


Quinn Wyatt is an undergraduate studying history and Arctic Studies. He began attending the UW in fall 2020 after transferring from South Seattle College. Quinn grew up in Seattle and has a longstanding interest in the Arctic, largely stemming from a love of books. He works at a collectively run bookstore, Left Bank Books.

He decided to pursue the Arctic Studies minor after taking Arctic 200: Indigenous Diplomacies and International Relations in the Arctic with Jason Young. He was drawn to the program for its opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and small UW community with international connections. He found a renewed interest in learning about Arctic histories, Indigenous politics, and the impacts of colonialism. Quinn plans to connect his two focuses of history and Arctic Studies, and in doing so, challenge his own preconceived notions about the Arctic.