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Spring highlights: Some honors and awards for Jackson School students

May 13, 2020

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We are pleased to announce two undergraduate students at the Jackson School of International Studies 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.”

Victoria T. Tyron

Victoria T. Tyron

Roshni Sinha

Roshni Sinha

  • Victoria T Tyron is a double major in International Studies and Communication
  • Roshni Sinha is pursuing a double-major in International Studies with a focus on international human rights and a B.S. in Medical Anthropology

In addition, Polly Woodbury, a master’s degree student in public health and social work and recipient of a Southeast Asia Center Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Cambodia) and Canadian Studies Center Corbett Scholar Sierra Red Bow, a major in American Indian Studies and Environmental Science & Resource Management, received the honor of being named to this year’s Husky 100 list.

The Husky 100, an annual award, 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.

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Conor Cunningham

Another undergraduate student, Conor Cunningham, who spent 2019-2020 as a Boren Scholar in Latvia, has been named as one of 22 UW students and recent alumni finalists for a national Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship 2020-2021. He will use his Fulbright grant for open study and research in Moldova.

Cunningham represents one of only 14 UW undergraduates or recent alumni to have received the award. Learn more about his research and Jackson School courses, including with faculty Jessica Beyer, and advice to prospective and current students.

Rocia Araujo, Education, Communities & Organizations and International Studies majors, was selected as a Fulbright alternate for English Teaching Assistant-Secondary, South Korea.

Another student, Yogasai Gazula (B.A. International Studies, 2020) received a Critical Language Scholarship, a U.S. State Department summer study abroad program for students to learn languages considered essential for America’s engagement in the world.