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Three students receive Jackson School Hellmann Scholar Award 2023-24

May 30, 2024

This year, three students were selected for a Donald C. and Margery S. Hellmann Scholarship.

Unique to the Jackson School, this annual award provides a $5,000 stipend to support the education and training of a Jackson School undergraduate major with demonstrated excellence in international studies, clear interest in a career in international affairs, and with a strong and creative commitment to promoting the international public good.

We recently asked them a few questions about their journey while at the UW and Jackson School, from how the award will support their research and learning pursuits to how they decided to major at the Jackson School, favorite classes, advice to prospective students interested in becoming a Jackson School major and more.

  • Taisha Bayliss

    Taisha Naomi Bayliss, ’24

    Meet Taisha Naomi Bayliss, B.A. Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Philosophy, June 2024

    “When I realized Latin American and Caribbean Studies to me, that was a thing I could do, I just lit up and immediately decided this was the thing. And just like that, I was double majoring and finding the intersection between these two disciplines for myself.”

    Hometown: Playas de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

  • Brennan Chang

    Brennan Chang ’24

    Meet Brennan Chang, B.A. International Studies (General), Japanese, minoring in Linguistics, East Asian Languages & Cultures, June 2024

    “I believe the Jackson School is an opportunity to discover and explore many multiple interests and passions all at once.”

    Hometown: Seattle, Washington

  • Milan Hortencia Suárez headshot in graduation cap and stole

    Milan Hortencia Suárez ’24

    Meet Milan Hortencia Suárez, B.A. Global & Regional Studies, June 2024

    “The School has influenced me to evaluate events holistically, specialize in the topics I’m passionate about, and aim high in my academic and professional careers.”

    Hometown: San Mateo, California