We are pleased to announce three Jackson School 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.”
Adrian Alarilla (M.A. Southeast Asia, 2018): Throughout his work as a community organizer, filmmaker and film scholar, Adrian has been passionate about telling stories. He believes that through sharing each other’s stories, we can begin to understand each other’s diverse identities and experiences better, and ultimately feel a greater sense of connection with others: “Through my current and future work, I hope to continue to nurture these interconnections in order to help our community learn more about Southeast Asia and ourselves,” he says.
Kaia Boonzaier (B.A. International Studies and Economics, 2018) has been named as one of the Husky 100 for her passion about protecting natural resources and wildlife. During her time at the UW, her desire to make meaningful and positive change in the world has become further ignited and focused: “The lessons that I have learned here about resilience, innovation, and leadership will stay with me as I fight for environmental justice.”
Henry Milander (B.A. Business Administration, International Studies, Near Eastern Studies, 2018) has been named as one of the Husky 100 for his leadership and service. Henry have sought to help develop students – himself included – into leaders who care about our community, are cognizant of pressing issues and have the tools to foment positive change: “We recreate our learning environment daily as we direct our own academic pursuits, reformulate questions and seek new answers. Ultimately, connecting this learning to our civic-mindedness and passion is how we can make tomorrow a brighter day.”
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.