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    Newton Austria-Ball

    (They/Them/Theirs)

    Hometown: Federal Way, WA

    Cultural Affinity Group: Asian

    Major: Pre-Major (Biology)

    Fun Facts: I taught my cat how to do tricks over quarantine

    Why did you choose UW Bothell: I love the campus size and how comfortable I feel talking to my professors

    Bio: I plan to go into biology so that I can peruse pharmacy school in the future to become a doctor of pharmacy. Some things I enjoy doing for fun are playing the piano or lyre that I have at home, painting, writing, and playing cozy video games. I also enjoy spending time with my cat and cuddling with him whenever I’m cold because he is like a space heater in bed.

    Miriam Bandala

    (She/Her/Hers)

    Hometown: Puebla, Mexico

    Cultural Affinity Group: 
    Hispanic & Latina

    Language(s) Other than English Spoken: 
    Spanish

    Major: Business Administration

    Minor: Public Policy


    Fun Facts: 
    I’m currently learning American Sign Language (ASL).

    Why did you choose UW Bothell? 
    I chose to attend UW Bothell because of the small campus, the opportunity to work closely with instructors, and to meet other transfer students.


    Bio: 
    I grew up in Shoreline, WA. However, I currently live in Lynnwood. I am the first in my family to attend a university. I transferred from Shoreline Community College, where I received an associate's degree in business. I am a DACA recipient/undocumented student. In my spare time, I like to watch documentaries, play Uno, and clean my house. This summer, I will be studying abroad. I’ll be connecting with local businesses and visiting some historical sites.

    Mia Chalhoub

    (She/Her/Hers)

    Hometown: Lynnwood, WA

    Cultural Affinity Group: 
    Lebanese-American

    Major: 
    Law & Policy

    Campus Clubs & Organizations: 
    Women in Business

    Fun Facts: 
    I love tea!

    Why did you choose UW Bothell?

    I wanted a school with small class sizes and a thriving community.

    Bio: 
    I love to crochet, watch movies and sleep in. I am now and forever a cat person, but I still love dogs.

    Gurkirat Singh Guiliani

    (He/Him/His)

    Hometown: Punjab, India

    Cultural Affinity Group: Asian


    Languages other than English: 
    Punjabi, Hindi

    Major: 
    Computer Science

    Fun Facts: 
    I like writing poetry, running and playing outdoor games

    Why did you choose UW Bothell?

    I chose UW Bothell because of the small cohort size. This helped me to interact with the Professors and get to know more about their research work. Currently, I am part of Professor Min Chen research group.

    Bio: 
    I like exploring new things. Right now, I am trying my hand at new dishes. In my free time, I like solving sudoku. Always ready for any outdoor activities!

    Gaia Limosani

    (She/Her/Hers)

    Hometown: Milan, Italy

    Cultural Affinity Group: Italian


    Languages other than English: 
    Italian (fluently), Spanish (advanced level)

    Major: 
    Business Administration (first year admit), Global Studies

    Campus Clubs & Organizations:
     Women in Business

    Fun Facts: 
    I moved 11 years ago from Italy!

    Why did you choose UW Bothell?

    I chose to attend UWB because it gave me a chance to learn how to be more independent in smaller steps than usual; usually, people move straight into the dorms at 18, but I had the chance to live at home and commute to school, and next year will be living on campus as a Residential Advisor. As a Business student, I was also really grateful that I was admitted into my major as a freshman since that is giving me a chance to double major in Global Studies as well. When I had the chance to tour the school last year, I was able to see the diversity and inclusiveness that I hadn't noticed at other colleges.

    Bio: 
    Outside of school, I love to bake and try new recipes. My favorite recipe I've made so far was an Italian cheesecake with fresh peaches. I usually try to make Italian recipes since I'm from Italy, and my mom is an Italian Personal Chef, so I want to keep the family traditions going. I actually got into baking a few years ago after watching all of the Great British Baking Show seasons, and have now started to branch out and try my own things. I often use baking to relax and as a way to show my appreciation for others.

    Ashish Nagar

    (He/Him/His)

    Hometown: Kota, India

    Cultural Affinity Group: Asian


    Languages other than English: 
    Hindi, Rajasthani

    Major: 
    Computer Science

    Fun Facts:
     I enjoy cooking (Indian cuisine mostly), playing badminton, and writing.

    Why did you choose to attend UW Bothell?
    The smaller campus size offers a unique advantage in fostering stronger connections with professors and building a tight-knit community among a diverse group of students.

    Bio: 
    I have a strong passion for staying updated on the latest tech innovations, and I am particularly fascinated by the entire process of transforming technology ideas into user experiences. This is why I am currently pursuing my degree in computer science. In my free time, I love hosting dinner gatherings for my friends, preparing delicious home-cooked meals. Additionally, I have a deep interest in screenplay writing, whether it be for movies, shows, theater dramas, or YouTube scripts. Ultimately, my goal is to establish a service that supports and equips artists with the essential tools they need to succeed.

    Vedanti Pawar

    (She/Her/Hers)

    Hometown: Mumbai, India

    Cultural Affinity Group: Asian


    Languages other than English: 
    Marathi, Hindi

    Major: 
    Computer Science

    Fun Facts:
     I try to talk to people in their native language, especially Japanese

    Bio: 
    I dance and I also loved playing COD. One time I convinced my parents that playing video games is good for your brain by showing a TEDx Talk. Only to realize after a few months, that the talk was about playing games on the PC and not on the phone. I did not watch the entire video and it cost me my vision. Don't worry, my eyes are fine, but if you show three fingers by being two feet apart from me, I'll read it as a letter XD. Just Kidding. I chose ML, DL, and AI-related courses because the math section excites me. Building machine learning pipelines is also fun!

    Karlo Rodriguez

    (He/Him/His)

    Hometown: Tracy, CA

    Cultural Affinity Group: Asian


    Major: Educational Studies 

    Minor: Information Technology


    Fun Facts: 
    I enjoy 80s pop music, walking around downtown looking at the sites and scenery, and casually playing the Sims

    Campus Clubs & Organizations Affiliation(s): Husky Herald Student Newspaper and Running Club

    Why did you choose to attend UW Bothell? 
    I enjoy the experience of being in a small campus while being in a large, diverse community. I get to meet the same people from previous and current classes, as I walk around the campus. In classes, professors want to get to know you and want to support your learning experience which allows me to learn more about the material and know that the professors are there to help you.


    Bio: 
    Although I consider myself as an introvert, I enjoy the experience of teaching and talking to people. I teach technology courses at a local community center over the summer, and I work with students on technology support at the campus library. I enjoy watching Spongebob SquarePants (yes, I am a college student) and also enjoy doing arts & crafts with something called Perler Beads.

    Roswell Sass

    (They/Them/Theirs)

    Hometown: Lake Forest Park, WA

    Major: Culture Literature, & the Arts

    Fun Facts: 
    I like to play Dungeons and Dragons!

    Why did you choose to attend UW Bothell? 
    I wanted to attend a smaller school with professors that I can get to know, and get more personalized help from. It's also been an easier transition from high school because the class sizes are more what I'm used to.


    Bio: 
    I'm a first-year here at UW Bothell! Some things I like to do for fun in my spare time are play video games on my Switch, listen to music, and cook new foods. One of my goals, after I graduate from UWB, is to be the first person in my family to get a Ph.D.

    Olivia Zheng

    (She/Her/Hers)

    Hometown: Mukilteo, WA

    Cultural Affinity Group: 
    Asian American 

    Languages other than English: 
    Mandarin, Fuzhounese

    Major: 
    Business & Media and Communications

    Campus Clubs & Organizations: 
    Marketing Club & Digital Design

    Fun Facts: I am a twin.


    Why did you choose UW Bothell: 
    Because it is easier to connect with professors and students

    Bio: 
    I enjoy outdoor sports/activities such as snowboarding, soccer, and flag football. I also like creating all types of art whether it’s from painting, sketching, or photography.

    Zaira Ganga

    (She/Her/Hers)

    Hometown: Santiago, Chile

    Cultural Affinity Group: 
    Latina

    Languages other than English: 
    Spanish and French

    Major: 
    Pre-Major (Math)

    Minor: Computer Science

    Campus Clubs & Organizations: 
    None currently

    Fun Facts: I enjoy listening to all types of music, currently I'm listening to kpop and exploring music from other countries.


    Why did you choose UW Bothell: 
    I chose UWB because I could imagine myself enjoying my time and utilizing the opportunities given to me to the fullest unlike in other schools. The people were also very supportive of one another and seeing this made me feel like UWB is a place where the friends you meet can become friends for years to come.

    Bio: 
    Whenever I'm bored or just need something to listen to I watch deep dives from different YouTube channels. Most recently, I enjoyed watching the channel called "Cruel World Happy Mind". I also am a pretty big fan of true crime and listen to "Eleneor Neale" for this type of content. Lastly, I enjoy watching comedic commentary youtube content, like "Danny Gonzales" or "Drew Gooden" for days when I need a good laugh

    Matthew Jimenez

    (He/Him/His)

    Hometown: Lynnwood, WA

    Cultural Affinity Group: 
    Asian 

    Major: 
    Premajor (Business)

    Campus Clubs & Organizations: 
    Eco Car club

    Fun Facts: Cars and motorsports are my main interests outside of school.


    Why did you choose UW Bothell: 
    The smaller campus and class sizes of UW Bothell was the main reason I wanted to attend, as I really enjoy being able to easily communicate and connect with my professors and peers because of this.

    Bio: 
    This is my first year here at UW Bothell and my intended major is business. I'm excited to see where that pathway will take me in the future. In my free time, I like hanging out with friends, playing video games, driving, biking, and going camping in the summer time.

    Elizabeth Andrews

    She/Her/Hers

    Hometown: Marysville, WA

    Cultural Affinity Group: 
    Asian American 

    Languages other than English:A little French


    Major:
    (Pre-major) Psychology


    Campus Clubs & Organizations: 
    None

    Fun Facts: I like to collect squishmallows!


    Why did you choose UW Bothell: 
    UWB really stood out to me because of the smaller campus size. I felt like it was easier to navigate as a first year student, and the class sizes are smaller which makes it easier to make connections with other people. The professors also take their time to try to get to know their students! The school is in the midst of growing, so it's fun to see how the campus grows and changes!

    Bio: 
    On my free time, I enjoy playing a wide range of video games, although I prefer RPG and relaxing games the most. I love to creative write, but it's sometimes difficult to find the motivation to put the words down. I've also been learning how to crochet, and it's my goal to be somewhat decent at it by the end of this year.