Lauren Holbrook, Jolie Phan and Nadia Siddiqui (pictured, left to right) are Bioengineering seniors actively connecting what they learn inside and outside the classroom to make a difference in our communities and beyond.
The UW recognized three students from the Department of Bioengineering for the prestigious Husky 100, a program that honors outstanding work and achievements of students who are taking full advantage of their time at the University of Washington.
Undergraduate seniors Lauren Holbrook, Jolie Phan and Nadia Siddiqui are among the 100 undergraduate and graduate students selected from the UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses, based on their experience actively connecting what happens inside and outside of the classroom and applying what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future. Through their coursework, research, volunteer and leadership efforts, internships and jobs, they have created their own Husky Experience.
The selection process this year was highly competitive, with 1,729 nominations and 597 applications from all three UW campuses. Students are selected based upon their demonstration of a mindset of discovery, commitment to fostering an inclusive community, capacity for leadership, readiness for life’s next steps and willingness to experience learning beyond the classroom. Members of the Husky 100 are eligible to receive exciting benefits and to participate in a range of activities and opportunities.
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Research experience with faculty mentor: Nancy Allbritton, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean and professor of bioengineering
Highlights: Outreach Chair, UW Biomedical Engineering Society; Mentor, BioExplore; Transplantation Services assistant, UW Medicine
“From optimizing cell isolation technology for better cancer immunotherapies to working alongside the UW kidney transplant team to reimagining STEM outreach for a virtual world, my diverse experiences at UW shape my professional, personal and intellectual identities as a scientist, leader, mentor, advocate and interdisciplinary learner. I strive to apply my unique perspectives at the intersection of healthcare, technology and social justice to promote accessible and inclusive science.”
Hometown: Renton, WA
Research experience with faculty mentor: Kim Woodrow, associate professor of bioengineering lab
Highlights: Corps member with Jumpstart, working in preschool classrooms; Teaching Assistant with UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars; Volunteer with ROOTS Young Adult Shelter and Harborview Medical Center
“Through research and community engagement, I have been afforded by the UW the opportunity to see the intersections of technology and humanity. This opportunity has allowed me to continue to authentically support diverse and marginalized populations. At the UW, I have discovered ways to center humanity and foster sustainability and equity in all of my fields of interest, which informs the kind of leader I hope to become in my local community and in biomedicine.”
Major: B.S.: Bioengineering, Bioethics
Hometown: Vancouver, WA
Research experience with faculty mentor: Jennifer Davis, assistant professor of laboratory medicine and pathology and of bioengineering
Highlights: Volunteer with Rohingya Refugees, Hope Foundation; undergraduate Teaching Assistant at UW; Project Intern, United States Senate
“My time at UW has been filled with opportunities to connect with others, learn from new experiences and broaden my perspective. These opportunities have allowed me to see healthcare through different lenses: innovation in bioengineering, the social determinants of health in bioethics, and the need for expanding healthcare access through policymaking and outreach. I look forward to continuing my work at these intersections to make healthcare more equitable and to supporting others in my journey.”
Meet the Husky 100
Lauren, Jolie and Nadia join the following previous BioE Husky 100 recipients: undergraduates Anna Craig, Sofia Jepson, Amanda An Nguyen, Parker Ruth, Vidhi Singh and Eric Yang, and Ph.D. student Trey Pichon (2020); undergraduates Caleb Ellington, Ritika Jain, Divya Lakshmanan, Sarah Slack, Mohammed Mushtak Talib and Renae Tessem (2019); undergraduates Robyn Langevin, Solomon Muche and Caleb Perez, and graduate students Nuttada Panpradist and Ty Youngblood (2018); undergraduates Camille Birch, David McIntyre, Connor Tsuchida and graduate students Shivani Gupta and Jonathan Tsui (2017);and undergraduates Ian Andrews, Krittika D’Silva, Natacha Comandante Lou, Anastasia Nicolov and Dominic Tran and graduate student Gary Liu (2016).