Class of 2019-2020

Olivia Arnold:
Olivia is a Speech and Hearing Sciences major. She is a part of UW’s Aphasia Research Lab and the NSSLHA club.

Alaya Atko:
Alaya majors in Psychology and is fluent in English and Lithuanian. In her free time, she volunteers at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the PBMU working with children. She also is part of the dance community at UW and was a speaker of the 2020 TedxUofW.

Claire Bacon:
Claire is an International Studies major. She is an officer for the Jackson School Student Association, a staff writer for The Daily, and has worked for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell on immigration casework.

Amanda Bai:
Amanda majors in Environmental Science and Resource Management. She also minors in Urban Ecological Restoration and is actively involved with cultural organizations on campus such as FIUTS and the International Students Mentorship Program.

Sanne Casello:
Sanne is majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Art History. She has served as the fundraising chair and vice president of the Neurobiology Club and is investigating the relationship between stress and addiction as an undergraduate researcher.

Claire Cowan:
Claire is pursuing a major in International Studies and a minor in Dance. She has studied abroad in South Korea and was a program leader for Unite UW.

Yordanos Elala:
Yordanos is pursuing a degree in Public Health and is passionate about wanting to deliver medical care to rural areas across the world. He has been an active volunteer in both Seattle and Ethiopia.

Forrest Golic:
Forrest is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major and a Mary Gates Research Scholar. He volunteers for numerous organizations throughout the community and loves backpacking, hiking, fishing, and photography.

Claire Gupta:
Claire is a Law, Societies, and Justice major, pursuing minors in Entrepreneurship and Human Rights. She was a UW Honors Achievement Award Recipient and a United Nations Youth Assembly delegate.

Sara Heller:
Sara is double majoring in Psychology and Law, Societies, and Justice. She interns at Seattle Children’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine unit and is a Peer Health Educator.

Riley Hume:
Riley is a Mechanical Engineering major and an avid rock climber. His interests include working one-on-one with middle and high school students to improve their math skills.

Lauren Kim:
Lauren is double majoring in Political and Environmental Science. She currently works at a law firm and is very passionate about international security.

Yean Kim:
Yean is majoring in Economics and minoring in International Studies. He is the youngest member of the Tolo Class of 2020 as most of his own peers are still in eighth grade. He has experience in research regarding the IMF’s response in Korea during the Asian financial crisis, the dot-com bubble and its present relevance, nuclear weapons proliferation, and the North Korean nuclear crisis.

Claire Malarkey:
Claire is pursuing an honors degree in Philosophy as well as a minor in Marine Biology. She has been a teacher in the Philosophy for Children program and has worked as a national park ranger.

Sierra Marlow:
Sierra is a Business Administration major and Nutritional Sciences minor. She is a member of Friend to Friend America and Husky Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Hana Morris:
Hana is a Bioengineering honors student who is an undergraduate research assistant for the Institute of Protein Design. She was a National Merit Scholar semifinalist in high school and loves climbing, hiking, skiing, and horseback riding.

Kevin Nguyen:
Kevin is a Physiology major and a research assistant for the Marcinek Lab which studies sarcopenia. He is the secretary for the Neurobiology Club and has volunteered for WestSound Orthopedics Clinic and Harrison Medical Center.

Takuma Okamoto:
Takuma majors in Chemical Engineering and minors in Chemistry. He is the president and founder of the Drone Engineering Research Team is a full-time intern at Ecolab where he is responsible for maintaining various cooling towers around UW, Harborview Medical Center, and even the Space Needle.

Malgorzata Radka:
Malgorzata is pursuing a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She was a Swedish Medical Center Health Scholar and is very passionate about sharing her Polish heritage with others through groups such as Młodzi Polanie.

Emily Rathbone:
Emily is pursuing a degree in Chemistry and volunteers actively with Hub City Foursquare Church. In 2018, she received both the President’s Award for Educational Excellence and Washington State Honors Award.

Marium Raza:
Marium majors in Biochemistry and Comparative History of Ideas. She actively volunteers in the community and is the founder of Elixir which connects uninsured and undocumented individuals with local free clinics.

Elizabeth Revilla:
Elizabeth is an Environmental and Resource Management major as well as a Quantitative Sciences and Environmental Studies minor. She enjoys volunteering with the Catholic Newman Center and spends a lot of time helping the homeless community in Seattle.

Connor Sullivan:
Connor majors in general Biology and minors in English and Quantitative Science. He works as a veterinary assistant and is very passionate about helping animals as well as the Seattle community.

Praewpetch Unakul:
Praewpetch is a History major and German minor. She is the vice president of the UW Thai Student Association and has just returned from studying abroad in Vienna, Austria.

Diana Van Hoosier:
Diana is double majoring in International Studies and Comparative Religion. She is a boxing trainer and an undergraduate research assistant. Her passions include Russian literature and mentoring children.