Class of 2021 Program Graduates

Bekele Babo (he/him/his)

Husky Leadership Certificate; CELE Fellowships
Post- Baccalaureate Bachelor of Science

"In All Your Ways ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, And He Shall DIRECT YOUR PATHS." Proverbs 3:6

Denise Martinez-Castillo (she/her)

Dream Project Mentor
Early Childhood & Family Studies & Communication

I would like to take this time to thank everyone who has supported me in my journey at UW which includes my family and friends. Thanks and love you all!

Fatima Jamal (she/her)

Husky Leadership Certificate
MIS & Management; minor in Health Studies & Informational Technology

Alhamdulillah for my family, friends, and everyone that supported me!

Jenny Almonidovar (she/her)

Early Childhood and Family Studies; minor in Japanese

Thank you to my Jumpstart Team with DLEC at the Beacon Hill Location. Finishing with a degree held online would not have been fun without you all. Thank you Angel, Christy, Mayrel, and Nataly.

Jolie Phan (she/her)

Riverways Volunteer, Jumpstart AmeriCorps Member
Bachelor of Science

Thank you to my family, friends, and mentors for all of their continuous support and encouragement!

Judy Khun (she/they)

Dream Project College & Career Readiness Assistant
American Ethnic Studies & Education, Communities, and Organizations

As a first generation student, my achievements are all thanks to my family and greater Khmer community for teaching me what resilience means.

Katherine Zhang (she/her)

Husky Leadership Certificate
B.S. Bioengineering

Thank you to my mentor and peers who have helped shape me into the leader I am today!

Kiran Pradhan (she/her)

Husky Leadership Certificate
B.S. Informatics

Thank you to the HLC team for creating such an incredible program and my mentor Lily for reflecting with me every week and encouraging me to stay balanced throughout my last stretch of college!

Luis Vicencio (he/him/his)

Husky Leadership Certificate
Business Administration–Operations & Supply Chain Management, Marketing; Minor: Diversity 

Huge THANK YOU! to Edward Stone, my HLC mentor!

Meena K Vasudevan (she/her)

Dream Project Lecture Lead & College and Career Readiness Assistant
Law Societies and Justice; minor in Education and English

Thanks Amma, Appa and all the mentors I've been lucky to have at UWDP! This is our win.

Mehria Ibrahimi (they/them)

Jumpstart Student Equity Officer & AmeriCorps Member
Public Health – Global Health & American Ethnic Studies

I would like to shout-out and thank our Jumpstart site managers Sala and Adanech for their unrelenting care and dedication to creating an anti-oppressive, culturally affirming, and joy centered atmosphere for our Jumpstart community. They have been incredible mentors and I've grown to be a more intentional and confident leader with their continued support throughout this year. I am so grateful and happy to have shared brave space and conversations with both them and our other incredible student leaders in Jumpstart during my time of service.

Mikayla Carson (she/her)

Husky Leadership Certificate, WI-SPR ‘21
Business Administration

Thank you to my amazing mentor Bob!

Rosa Mendoza Feliciano (she/her)

Dream Project College and Career Readiness Assistant
Education Communities and Organization & American Ethnic Studies; Minor: Diversity

I want to thank the Dream Project for making this experience memorable and all the new friends I made during this time. A special shout out to Eric Lopez for being a fantastic supervisor these past three years. Dream Project holds a special place in my heart!

Shubhangi Bansal (she/her)

Husky Leadership Certificate
Business Administration: Information Systems

I thank my family and mentors for their constant support helping me learn what I didn't know about myself.

Tiana Arzuaga (she/her)

Riverways, Husky Leadership Certificate
Psychology; Minor: Diversity, & Education, Learning, and Society

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my educational years, especially my mom and grandma! I would also like to say thank you to the CELE team for giving me additional opportunities during college to further enrich my education!