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Undergrads, FLAS students named to Husky 100 list

April 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce three Jackson School students and three Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship students have been named to the University of Washington’s Husky 100 list for their leadership, scholarship and “making a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future.”

  • Brian Crist, B.A. ’17 –  Brian has been named as one of the Husky 100 due to his involvement with the University of Washington’s student veteran population. Brian worked for the newly-created Office of Student Veteran Life for the last year, and has had the extraordinary opportunity to interact with and advocate for a population that is near and dear to him, as a veteran himself.
  • Monica Airut Murphy, B.A. French ’17 – From studying abroad in France, to service-learning with refugee and immigrant youth in Seattle, to getting involved on campus with the Human Rights Society UW as the Creative and Design Director, and serving as the Public Relations Chair of Order of Omega, her Husky Experience has allowed her to immerse herself within diverse communities. Inspired by the immigration story of her family, she focuses her studies on human rights and migration. As her knowledge deepens, her passion for human rights grows. With optimism and dedication, Monica aspires to pursue a career that promotes and protects the rights of immigrants and refugees around the world.
  • Ian Bellows, B.A. ’17 – Ian is a scholar, activist, and adventurer. His work as an outdoor leader with Cascade Leadership Challenge instilled in him the importance of collaboration, exchange, and pursuit of adventure. His UW experience provided him the intellectual community and fieldwork opportunities to combine his unique perspectives as a mountaineer and development scholar to fight for a more thoughtful and durable Himalayan adventure travel paradigm.

The three students with Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, a program that is managed by the Jackson School with U.S. Department of Education funding, are:

  • Ian Bellows (B.A. Geography/BA International Studies ’17) is a 2016-17 South Asia FLAS Fellow in Hindi. The FLAS Fellowship has supported Ian’s acquisition of Hindi language skills and study of the Himalayan adventure travel industry.
  • Feruza Ghias (B.A. Community Psychology and Society, Ethics & Human Behavior, Education minor ’17) was a 2015 Russia, East Europe & Central Asia FLAS Fellow in Russian. She used the FLAS Fellowship to support her study of Russian in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan with the School of Russian & Asian Studies.
  • Isatou Jallow (LL.M. Sustainable International Development Law ’17) is a 2016-17 West Europe FLAS Fellow in French.

The Husky 100, an annual award launched last year, recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW.