Future Alumni

Student Alumni Ambassadors

Student alumni ambassadors are a group of students hired to serve as the link between the UW Alumni Association and current UW students. They engage with the wide range of people who make up our Husky community, from alumni and university officials to prospective and fellow students.

Student alumni ambassadors serve a one-year term from September to June and are recruited in early spring.

Meet the 2019–2020 student alumni ambassadors!

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Carly Bainbridge

Hometown: San Rafael, CA
Class: Senior
Major: International Studies and Law, Societies & Justice
What do you love most about the University of Washington? I love how many opportunities come up in a huge school with a vast network of people. The UW is always shocking me with how many opportunities arise and how many people are there to support and mentor me. Also, the mentorship among school departments, alumni and UW staff has been a huge help.
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? After four short years, they will be alums looking for a way to stay connected with UW. Being a part of this organization as early as possible allows people to make connections that can help them as students and after they graduate. This can be both socially or professionally.
Fun fact: I am a certified scuba diver and I love to travel.
Dream job: Working at the UN
In my free time I like to: Hang out with friends, explore new cities, try new food and run.


Juliana Bushnell

Hometown: Edmonds, WA
Class: Junior
Major: Public Health/Global Health
What do you love most about the University of Washington? I love how many opportunities there are available at the UW. From research to clubs and beyond, every student has the chance to make as much of their time here in any way they want, which I think helps a huge school feel more personalized.
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? The UWAA has so many inclusive programs to help enhance students’ Husky experience while at the UW and their trajectory beyond graduation.
Fun fact: One time when I was working in Alaska, I stumbled upon a brown bear in the wild.
Dream job: Professional chef
In my free time I like to: Explore!


Hanzel Gregorius

Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia
Class: Junior
Major: Business Administration – Finance
What do you love most about the University of Washington? UW Athletics and diversity
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? UWAA acts as a bridge and community between students and alumni and provides multiple opportunities for students to be involved professionally as a member of the Husky family.
Fun fact: My birthday is the same as my favorite athlete who played for my favorite team.
Dream job: General manager/coach for a sports team
In my free time I like to: Watch all kind of sports (football, American football, basketball, badminton and other sports, you name it!)


Mihret Haile

Hometown: SeaTac, WA
Class: Sophomore
Major: Business Information Systems
What do you love most about the University of Washington? I truly love the amazing advocates who support my pursuit of higher education. From Undergraduate Diversity Services to the Educational Opportunity Program, there is always an adviser ready to assist me.
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? It is crucial to understand all the resources available to you as a Husky. After graduation, the connection to the purple and gold community does not go away. With UWAA, your relationship with the University continues as you begin your career. This UWAA network is massive and here to support your future endeavors.
Fun fact: I cannot live without my native food, ingera. I eat it at least every other week.
Dream job: International business liaison
In my free time I like to: Dance at salsa socials and dog sit.


Olivia Harber

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Class: Sophomore
Major: Intended for Laws, Societies & Justice and Community, Environment & Planning
What do you love most about the University of Washington? The Husky community and availability of opportunities and resources.
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? Students can see how willing alumni are to provide opportunities and connect with current Huskies. We have a great deal we can learn from those who were in the same position we are in and how they built off their UW education.
Fun factMy neighbor is the actor who played the butler on the Disney show Jessie.
Dream job: Lawyer for the ACLU
In my free time I like to: Read, explore Seattle and all its food, pet dogs and run.


Waleed Khan

Hometown: Edmonds, WA
Class: Junior
Major: Public Health and Education, Communities, and Organizations
What do you love most about the University of Washington? The beautiful campus and the diversity
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? The association helps students make the most of their Husky experience! For example, the association offers programs like career treks, scholarships, Huskies@Work and post-graduation events! By being connected to the UWAA, not only do students have the opportunity to enhance their Husky experience, but they have the chance to learn and grow as an individuals as well.
Fun fact: I run my very own decor and design business, specializing in event backdrops.
Dream job: Healthcare professional
In my free time I like to: Explore the outdoors and create art.


Madeleine Kopf-Patterson

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Class: Sophomore
Major: Political Science and Environmental Science & Terrestrial Resource Management
What do you love most about the University of Washington? I love the enormous number of opportunities available to students and the incredible mixture of cultures I have had the chance to learn about from all of the other students.
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? The association can forge connections between students and alumni. Students get a unique understanding of their options for the future and get to see the range of applications for degrees from the UW. Many of the UWAA programs allow students to explore the opportunities that are available to them thanks to being able to connect with alumni.
Fun fact: My family and I submitted Mt. Adams the summer of 2018.
Dream job: I’m not sure yet, but I would love to do something to bridge the gap between environmental science and the environmental policies being made.
In my free time I like to: I love to do pretty much anything outside. In particular, I love skiing (mostly cross-country). I also love to hang out with my clubs around campus.


Kathryn Madden

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Class: Senior
Major: Accounting & HR
What do you love most about the University of Washington? I most love the life-changing opportunities that come from the UW.
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? The world becomes smaller on a daily basis due to globalization. Preparing yourself now, while you are still in university, to be an active part of this is critical. The UWAA introduces you to other students, professionals and alumni whom you may not have interacted with prior. Getting connected with UWAA now sets the stage for long-term success in post-UW life (yes, this will happen).
Dream job: Head of human resources for Guinness and a part-time yoga teacher, both in Dublin, Ireland.
In my free time I like to: Practice hot yoga (and a lot of it) and take walks with a soy caramel latte in hand.


Sophie Muro

Hometown: Camas, WA
Class: Junior
Major: Anthropology
What do you love most about the University of Washington? My favorite thing about the UW is the fact that I always get to be surrounded by so many talented and inspiring people; it’s so motivating! I also appreciate the fact that you are never too far from a coffee shop.
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? The UW community has been instrumental in providing me with experiences that have changed my heart and shaped me into a person that I am really proud of. By staying connected though the UWAA, I have the opportunity to support other students who are working through their collegiate journeys.
Fun fact: I am really passionate about baking, and I’m currently working on perfecting a Blueberry Scone recipe.
Dream job: I would love to be the curator of a community-based museum.
In my free time I like to: I’m a long-distance runner and spend a lot of free time on the trails around Seattle.


Serina Nguyen

Hometown: Mercer Island, WA
Class: Sophomore
Major: Business Administration
What do you love most about the University of Washington? The opportunities available to interact with and learn from a diverse group of students and faculty.
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? The UW has an extensive network of alumni available to students. It is important for students to take advantage of these opportunities to connect with alumni in order to develop professionally, expand their career interests and have the ability to foster collaboration and community beyond campus.
Fun fact: I am allergic to mangoes.
Dream job: Military anesthesiologist
In my free time I like to: Be outdoors!


Ireland Scheer

Hometown: Kent, WA
Class: Junior
Major: Political Science and International Studies
What do you love most about the University of Washington? I love the UW for how it has broadened my worldview and expanded my horizons through both classes and activities available on campus.
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? It’s important for students to get connected to the UWAA because of the wide array of opportunities it has to offer. Students have access to resources that can assist them with networking and career opportunities, as well as fun events around campus.
Fun fact: I’ve never drank coffee, my energy is purely derived from sleep.
Dream job: A certified forest therapy guide!
In my free time I like to: I like to go hiking, draw simple sketches and write poetry.


Henry Vickers

Hometown: Kenmore, WA
Class: Sophomore
Major: Economics/undecided
What do you love most about the University of Washington? A major part of what makes the UW great in my eyes is the community at large. Every day on campus I see myself surrounded by driven students, staff and alumni. To be able to develop my character among these people is a truly great opportunity.
Why is it important for students to get connected to the UWAA? Students that engage with the UWAA now have the opportunity to create community that they will be a part of beyond their time as a student. This will not only benefit themselves but also new and longtime members of the Husky family.
Fun fact: A favorite quote of mine, for it’s simplicity and guidance in life: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
Dream job: One that puts food on the table and happiness in many hearts.
In my free time I like to: Go on adventures! Downtown? Mt. Rainier? Really anywhere? Sounds great!