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Rhodes Scholar Eliana Hechter
Rhodes Scholar Eliana Hechter. Photo by Mary Levin.
She plays Ultimate Frisbee, dabbles in creative writing and started at the UW when she was only 14. Now UW senior Eliana Hechter has a crown jewel for her already impressive résumé—she is one of 32 Americans chosen for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this year. An 18-year-old math major, Hechter is also a research assistant at the UW Center for Cell Dynamics and a TA for an advanced calculus class. She is the 35th UW student to be named a Rhodes Scholar since the first scholarship was awarded to a Washington graduate in 1904.