University of Washington Student Panel

Recorded Thursday, September 24 at 12:00 AM

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School information

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Ask current UW students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!

Guest Moderator: David Chehey

Meet the panelists: Sage, Jailene, Angie, and Allessandra

Sage is a senior pursuing a Bachelor or Arts degree in Communication and minor in Informatics. She currently is interning at TokitaBethune and previously was a project management intern at UW C21. She is the event coordinator for HerCampusUw, Marketing and recruitment coordinator for AIESEC, and a member of Korean Student Association. In her free time she loves hanging out with friends, trying out new restaurants/cafes, and swimming.

Jailene is a senior pursuing her Bachelors in Social Work and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. She was raised in Yakima WA, a small town two hours east of Seattle. Jailene is a Mexican-American first-generation student and has goals to open her own practice centered on providing affordable and accessible mental health counseling for BIPOC and low-income families. Jailene has worked through UW with AmeriCorps Jumpstart serving early learning centers in low-income neighborhoods to work towards bridging the education gap. Outside of School, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, hiking, and exploring the PNW.

Angie is a senior, double majoring in Communication and Sociology with a focus in education, advocacy, and social welfare. She is the Organizing Committee President in the national nonprofit AIESEC, a project manager of a talented team of engineers working to develop a website designed to help students throughout college, and a sister of the Sigma Kappa sorority. She enjoys crafting, gardening, canoeing, binging Netflix, spending time eating with friends, and going on road trips.

Allessandra is a senior from Seattle, Washington who started college at 16. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Minor in Information Technology. Allessandra is interning at Boeing, as a Facilities & Asset Management Analyst. She also has had experience competing in Hackathons for UI/UX Design. She was part of a Business Fraternity called Alpha Kappa Psi. She has been part of the ASUW student government and has also been involved in various marketing leadership roles. She has also published two research papers. In her free time she enjoys kayaking and painting.

School information

University of Washington

Seattle, WA
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Undergrad College: San Diego State University '12

Major: Bioengineering

Graduate College: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MS; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, MD '23

Work Experience: I have worked as a research scientist in cardiology, including research developing models to study the heart using stem cells - one of which is going to the International Space Station in 2022! While not as exiting, I have also worked in the health insurance industry.

My Admissions Story: I found an advisor I trusted and used their advice and any help they offered. Only good things came from having an extra set of eyes to look at essays and complete applications. The key for me was to find that person early on, and build that advisor-advisee relationship.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Nikki and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
8:10@anonymous:How is financial aid at U of W?
10:52@anonymous:What was your freshmen year like?
12:52@anonymous:What is dorming like? Do we have to live on campus dorms freshmen year?
15:24@anonymous:Do you have any advice for high school juniors in regards to getting prepared for college?
17:45@oliviaz2:Does it feel really competitive? What's the deal with applying to majors?
21:18@anonymous:What is the food/meal plans like?
23:27@anonymous:How easy or difficult is it to get involved in research opportunities?
25:17@anonymous:what can you expect in terms of class sizes?
26:47@anonymous:Why did you choose UW over other schools you got in to?
29:17@swethaaaand:are there a lot of out of state students? if so, are they welcomed and is it easy to find a community?
30:20@anonymous:Does the campus feel safe walking around in the evening from let’s say library back to your dorm?
32:22@anonymous:When did you realized what major you want to take in college? Did you think about it in high school?
36:09@angxw:Is campus integrated into Seattle, enclosed within the city, or sort of off to the side?
37:06@rishitab:What do you suggest in terms of transportation?
38:33@catherine.furtado:Are the jobs available on campus, if so what are a few?
42:38@anonymous:What's the weather like in Seattle? Does the rain ever feel like too much?
45:59@anonymous:Do you have office hours with the professors?
48:42@anonymous:What extracurriculars did you list in your application?


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