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2018 Authors


Hanna Ashagre is a senior at UW Bothell and will graduate in Fall, 2018, with a B.A in Health Studies and a minor in Health Education and Promotion. Hanna currently holds a A.A. degree from Shoreline Community College. Hanna is interested in the following areas of study: Advocacy, Psychology, Social Justice, and Research. Her areas of interest in the future include: Effects of social determinants of health and health disparities; how they impact a person’s quality of life; and, find solutions for the issues. Hanna believes to find solutions for health intervention and prevention, one first needs to see the root cause of the problem.

Sydney Beaumont will graduate in Fall 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Graduate school to become a Physician Assistant. Once a Physician Assistant, Sydney hopes to contribute to her community by working with Indian Health Services giving back to her tribe, Cowlitz. Her experience includes Medical Assisting in an Obstetrics and Gynecology office as well as Urgent care. She also volunteers for Hope and Health assisting with creating reusable feminine hygiene packs for women in the villages of Tanzania. Sydney is excited to be part of The CROW and to advance her scientific writing skills for future research.

Magdalena Brooks will graduate Spring 2019 from UW Bothell with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science: Conservation and Restoration Ecology. She transferred to UWB from Bellevue College where she earned an Associate in Arts and Science degree. Magdalena enjoys hands-on learning and scientific research. She is excited to have experienced the peer reviewed publishing process that The CROW provides, and to share what she has learned with others.

Amman Nega is a sophomore at University of Washington Bothell, and I am grateful to publish my final paper on vampire fiction which I wrote in my B WRIT 135 course which I took this past autumn quarter.

Thi Nguyen will graduate with a Bachelor’s in Health Studies and a minor in Diversity this June. She is interested in social justice, and enjoys working with vulnerable populations. As of now, she will be entering the work force as a Program Coordinator for a disability program. She will also be continuing education by getting her Master’s in Social Work. With her degrees, she hope to start my own non-profit organization and help people in her community.

Alexa Russo graduated from UW Bothell in fall 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Studies. Upon graduation, Alexa continued her work in the UW Bothell Sustainability Office where she manages outreach, education, communication, and metrics. Alexa is passionate about inspiring collective action through connecting people with the earth, and continues to do so in her position.


Antoinette (Anny) Smith will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Studies with minors in both Health Education and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. She plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. Anny is also a graduate of Yakima Valley College, earning an Associate Degree in Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in the field of geriatric and rehabilitation nursing as well as working as a home Hospice Nurse Case Manager in Snohomish County. She currently sits as the vice-chair on the Redmond Human Services Commission and spent two years volunteering with Friends of Youth at the Landing. Anny is able to achieve all these things with the support of her husband, Alex, and her 4 adult children. Working with the Crow to publish her research proposal has been an invaluable experience and one that she is thankful for having. The experience has given her a well-rounded view on the research process that will be essential for her future educational endeavors.

Thy Tran will graduate in June 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies. She plans to gain a few years of experience in the healthcare industry before pursuing graduate school for a Masters in Health Administration. Her passion for working with children in under resourced communities and experience growing up in Vietnam are what motivated her to write this journal article. Thy’s other interests are health education and promotion, community health, and global health. Her ultimate personal and career goal is to help increase access to healthcare in her community and her hometown in Vietnam.

Zachary Weldon will graduate in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a career that will utilize his passion for research, and health studies. Along with biology, he also holds interests in chemistry, physics, and programming. He currently holds an A.A. degree from Cascadia College and biotechnology lab technique experience from Shoreline Community College. Zac is currently studying gut microbiomes as part of undergraduate studies. He believes that The CROW presents him with the exceptional prospect to experience the rigors and rewards of academic publishing


Mudasir Zubair will graduate in June 2018 from the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences with a Double-major in Media-and-Communications program and Science- Technology-and-Society program. Despite is spending most of his time studying in the relationship between technology, our environment, and people, he also interested in biology, arts, psychology, and writing. His passions include doing artwork, enjoying nature, and learning more about how technology can be potentially used to make the world a better place. He is going to enroll in the Master of Policy Studies program in Autumn 2018.

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