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Annie Edwards (she/her/hers) Is a recent 2024 UW Bothell graduate. She got her B.A. in Health
Studies. She was on the UW Bothell Black Student Union board in 2023-2024. She plans on
applying to graduate programs soon. She has a passion for learning about underrepresented groups
in healthcare and how to advocate for them. She hopes her work can reflect that passion.

Ayla Badr, currently a junior majoring in health studies, aspires to pursue a career in health
administration upon graduation. Her research primarily delves into the health disparities prevalent
among minority communities within the United States. With an eye towards contributing further
knowledge to the health sector, Ayla aims to enhance resources available for underserved

Chuck Frickin-bats is a queer, non-binary, disabled sex worker and sex worker advocate (who is
obsessed with bats and goats). (They always wear crop tops and have headphones on, obsessively
listening to Sleep Token). After starting sex work in 2010, they quickly got involved in community
advocacy and it is what drives their education. Chuck is interested in creating educational material to
teach healthcare professionals and the public about the societal and health impacts of occupational
stigma on sex workers. They also want to create access to healthcare for sex workers and other
marginalized communities. “Nothing about us without us.”

Dalia Abraham (she/her/hers) is an Eritrean American third year undergraduate student at the
University of Washington Bothell, pursuing a degree in health studies and a minor in biology. After
graduating, she intends to apply to physician assistant school where she will continue her studies as
a PA student in hopes of becoming a pediatrics physician assistant. During her free time, she enjoys
reading, spending time with my family, and hiking.

Elise Bao is a senior undergraduate student at University of Washington Bothell, graduating in
Summer 2023 with a Bachelor of Art in Health Studies. Elise currently works with people with
neurodevelopmental disabilities as an Intern. Driven by her desire for learning more about the
complexities of the human brain, she wants to pursue a career in psychiatry. In her free time, she
likes to try new food and discover new places with her family and friends.

Emma Uderski (she/her, they/them) is a second-year undergraduate student at the University of
Washington Bothell, majoring in Biology and minoring in Health Studies. They are passionate
about the biological sciences and supporting humans and animals in their community as a Veterinary
Assistant at the PAWS Spay & Neuter Clinic and plan to apply to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
program in late 2025. In her free time, Emma enjoys knitting, reading, and attending live music

Faith Lambert (she/her) is a fourth year undergraduate student. She is a biology major and
chemistry minor with a career interest in cancer research. As a lifelong learner, she plans to attend
graduate school and earn a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology, immunology, or pathobiology.
She aspires to someday lead her own research team to tackle the most prominent issue in healthcare
today. Outside of classes, she engages in activism and educational advocacy as the club president
of the Alliance 4 Sustainability at UWB. In her downtime, she enjoys writing free-verse poetry and
working on her fantasy-turned-sci-fi book series.

Giselle Mak (She/her/hers) is a fourth-year undergraduate student studying Health Studies major
and Biology minor. She currently works as a dental assistant, and she is interested in pursuing
dentistry upon graduation. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her family and friends in her
free time.

Gursimar Tonk (She/Her) is a second-year Biology major and Health Studies minor with political
aspirations. Her passion for biological sciences extends to her interest for health-related lab research
and exploring the intricacies of public health. Intrigued by the social dimensions of health, she aims
to connect her health studies knowledge with her interest in politics at various levels of governance.
She finds joy in occupying herself in the dynamic landscape of American politics, from local
community issues to federal policies. Beyond academia and politics, she enjoys indulging in her
hobbies, which include listening to music, watching YouTube, staying updated on pop culture, and
keeping up to date with current American political news. Her enthusiasm for learning continually
drives her exploration of new subjects and her dedication to the pursuit of knowledge.

Halle Egan (she/her/hers) is a first-generation college student at the University of Washington
Bothell, majoring in Health Studies and minoring in Biology. Following graduation in June 2025,
she plans to further her education at medical school to become a surgeon. She currently works at
a bariatric surgery center as a scrub technician and wants to pursue endoscopic and laparoscopic
surgeries in her career. In her free time, she enjoys reading and riding horses, along with spending
time with her family, friends, and animals.

Hoda El Anany (she/her/hers) is a junior pursuing a double degree in Business Administration and
Law, Economics, and Public Policy with a minor in Human Rights. She has a passion for music
and loves attending concerts. In her professional career, she has been working as an Administrative
Assistant for UW Medicine. Following her anticipated graduation in Spring 2026, she intends to go
to law school with a passion for international law and policy.

Hyojeong Kim is a junior at the University of Washington Bothell, majoring in health studies and
minoring in biology. She aims to continue her education by attending dental school post-graduation
to embark on a career path as a dentist

Karla Alvarez is currently a junior at the University of Washington Bothell. She plans to graduate
in 2025, with a bachelor of arts in Health Studies. Professionally, she aims to be successful and
strive for a work-life balance. Personally, she wants to travel more and expand her knowledge
of different cultures. Her educational goal is to graduate with a 3.0 gpa or higher. Her favorite
pastimes are listening to music, doing martial arts, building Legos, reading, and spending time with
friends and family.

Kori Cantwell (she/her/hers) is a first-generation senior at UW Bothell, graduating in Spring 2024
with her Elementary and Special Education dual-teaching certifications. Her goal as a teacher is
to build meaningful relationships with students and create a loving classroom community. As an
educator, she plans to learn more about how trauma affects students and how best to support them in
her classroom. She has worked as a peer writing consultant at UWB’s Writing and Communications
Center as well as a nanny and toddler teacher. In her free time, she loves to read, write, spend time
with her friends, travel, and crochet.

Layla Youssef (she/her) is a first-year graduate student studying Museology. She graduated with
a BA in Global Studies and American Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on postcolonial studies,
human rights, cultural histories, all of which influence her work in museums. Her interests in
museum work lie in curation and exhibit design for cultural and history museums, specifically
in understanding how interpretation of exhibits impacts the ways visitors understand the world.
She plans to design exhibits depicting underrepresented histories and integrate community-based
curation practices in museums, libraries, and archives. In her free time, she enjoys visiting local
coffee shops, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and writing stories.


Liam Hunter (he/him) is a sophomore double majoring in LEPP & Psychology with a minor in
Human Rights. He currently works as a peer writing consultant at UWB’s Writing & Communication
Center. In June 2025, he plans to graduate and move on to UW Seattle Law School. Liam intends
to use his multicultural background to support his endeavors towards becoming an international
intellectual property (IP) lawyer.

Luis Cruz (he/him/his) is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington Bothell. He
is currently pursuing a major in Chemistry and a minor in Creative Writing. After graduating, he
plans on pursuing a career as a scientific researcher in the pharmaceutical field. Scientifically, he
is interested in the research and development of new medicines. In his written work, he enjoys
analyzing internet culture, music, and film through a critical literary lens.

Nadira Hajimohamed (she/her/hers) is a third-year University of Washington Bothell student.
She is a Health Studies major who will graduate in the spring of 2024. After graduating, she plans
on pursuing dental hygiene and starting a Master of Science in community health and social justice
program at UWB hopefully in Fall 2024. She grew up in Renton, Washington, and loves going on
nature walks, painting, and reading.

Nicole Vicente (she/her/hers) is in her senior year, graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Health
Studies and minoring in Biology. She intends to take her DAT in a couple of months and apply to
Dental School for the 2024-2025 application cycle, hoping to pursue a career in pediatric dentistry.
Growing up as a Filipino-American, she has emphasized her community service within her church
that resides in South Seattle through teaching kids, mentoring youth, and continuing volunteer
services for local homeless shelters. She is currently working as a pediatric dental assistant and an
undergraduate researcher at the Ruohola-Baker Lab at UW Medicine. She enjoys spending time in
nature such as camping and hiking and loves to cook for the people she loves.

Phillip Gruenemay is a senior undergraduate at UW Bothell who will graduate during the 2023-
2024 academic year with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Studies. During his
junior year, he took the Independent Undergraduate Research class, in which he meshed two of
his many interests – Movies and American History – throughout three research papers to see how
movies of the silent era were influenced by the sociohistorical events that were unfolding during
their production and release. The paper published in this journal is the first of those research papers.
Phillip wants to thank Dr. David S. Goldstein and Professor Louise Spiegler for their invaluable
mentorship during the creation of these research papers and his academic career at large.

Ryan Van Vuitton is diligently working towards completing an interdisciplinary degree
encompassing psychology, health studies, and data visualization. Post-graduation, he remains open
to various opportunities, aiming for stability in his career endeavors before making significant
decisions for the future.

Shakambari Ramachandran (she/her/hers) is a third-year transfer student in the Psychology
program. She is interested in research, which is what prompted her to publish her paper in the
CROW. She hopes to do more research work in the future. Currently she is a part of the Marketing
club and NAMI, and in her spare time she volunteers to teach art and tutors young children in
English. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies, and painting.

Steven Suarez (he/him) is in his senior year at the University of Washington, Bothell. As an Applied
Computing major, he is passionate about the fields of math and computer science. Specifically, he
is interested in quantum computing. During his time in college, he has also come to learn a lot
about social and economic justice and wants to use his voice to empower people of oppressed and
underprivileged backgrounds, especially in STEM. Outside of academics, he loves taking long
afternoon hikes on the Sammamish River Trail, having spontaneous meetups with his friends,
playing tabletop games and hanging out with his Golden Retriever.

Xuantao (Rico) Zhang (He/Him) is a dedicated third-year undergraduate student at UWB,
pursuing a major in Chemistry with the goal of becoming a dentist. Inspired by his family’s
involvement in the medical field, he is passionate about leveraging his scientific knowledge to
help alleviate people’s pain and improve their well-being. He finds great satisfaction and a sense
of accomplishment in contributing to the health and happiness of others. Beyond his academic
pursuits, he is a multifaceted individual with a love for music. In his free time, he enjoys playing the
saxophone or guitar, viewing music as an integral part of his life that brings joy and balance to his
endeavors. As he continues his educational journey and works towards his aspirations in dentistry,
he remains committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those around him, both through
his scientific endeavors and his passion for music.

Yahya Wardak is a senior. He is currently majoring in Health Studies and minoring in Biology.
He plans to purse a career in public health. He wants to share his research project regarding his
proposal to understand the journey of adolescents misusing opioids, which is a severe public health
problem in the United States. He wants to be part of an effort that works to create an intervention
method for this crisis. Yahya is very excited to have is work be published by The CROW. During
his free time he enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, and watching movies.

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