National Newsletter

Husky National – Spring 2019

Featured Stories

Husky Giving Day!

Giving Day IconApril 4 is UW’s first Husky Giving Day. Join us for 24 hours of opportunities to come together and support the people, programs and causes you care about most. Encourage fellow Dawgs to join too and use #HuskyGivingDay on social media. Help bring in a gift from every state in the nation! Husky Giving Day Site

Rose Bowl Day of Service

UW Cheerleaders and MascotBefore the Huskies faced the Buckeyes in the 105th Rose Bowl game, a combined day of service gave everyone something to cheer for. Washingtonians and Ohioans joined forces to help at Goodwill Southern California’s holiday donation drive, in-house art studio and retail store. See the Video

Give the Gift of Time to a Student

Two StudentsJust one day. That’s all it takes to help a Husky. Huskies@Work is a unique job shadowing program that connects alumni and students for a “day in the life” in the professional world. Job shadowing can be either in-person or virtual and alumni across the country are invited to apply. Apply Today

Purple Pride in the Beltway

Alexis and others from a DC Dawgs eventFor over two decades, Alexis Babcock, ’97, has served as a volunteer with the DC Dawgs. From building a team to creating diverse programming, she shares her insights on how to create an engaged Husky community no matter where you live. A Husky Community for the Long Run

The Conversation of Dance

Alice GostiHow would you dance the concept of apathy? What moves would you perform to demonstrate the complexities of immigration? Alice Gosti, ’08, is exploring how dance and movement create a common language for the human experience. Converse with Choreography


Hoops with Huskies

UW Player with the ball Late March
Congrats to our Men’s Basketball team for making it to the NCAA Tournament. Be sure to wear your purple and gold on Friday as we cheer them on! Catch all the Action

Dawgs on Wall Street

Adam Brotman Apr. 2, 2019
On April 2, NY Huskies will gather for an evening with J.Crew’s President and Chief Experience Officer, Adam Brotman, ’95. All Huskies are invited, regardless of your industry. Register Today

Walla Walla Wine Weekend

Event graphicApr. 26–27, 2019
Gather with friends in Eastern WA the weekend of April 26-27 to explore wineries and tasting rooms that are connected to UW. Register Now

Husky Baseball in SoCal

UW Baseball player May. 17. 2019
When Husky Men’s Baseball heads to SoCal on May 17, UW alumni are planning to attend and cheer. For more details, contact Kendra Hall.


Alumni Spotlight

Jeff’s Corner

Jeff Adams HeadshotUWAA’s out-of-state trustee, Jeff Adams, ’04, shares updates from across the country and reflects on a winter full of Husky activity from coast to coast. Head Down to Jeff’s Corner

Salmon Sisters Land on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

Salmon Sisters foundersUW alumna Emma Teal Laukitis, ’18, and Claire Neaton, grew up working on their family’s fishing boat in Alaska. Inspired to raise awareness of wild and sustainable seafood they founded Salmon Sisters, a clothing line that gives back. Read the Story in National Fisherman

Keep Nature Close at Hand

Hands at workNalini Nadkarni, ’83, leads a biology laboratory at the University of Utah but that doesn’t keep her from getting outside and making connections between scientists and the world beyond museums and classrooms. Learn More in Columns 

Heart for Healing: Supporting Mental Health in Schools

Kendall FujiokaKendall Fujioka, ’14, represents southeast Los Angels County’s ABC school district on a state-wide mental health working group where she helps create recommendations for legislation to support youth mental health throughout California schools. Follow Her Story

Alumna Brings “Forest Schooling” to Asheville

Lauren and some of her studentsLauren Brown, ’12, is laying the foundation for the environmentalists of our future. Learn how she’s turned a class project into a preschool that teaches students to care for the Earth and their fellow humans. Go Outside With Lauren

D.C. Alumna Takes Classic Role With a Twist

Yesenia IglesiasAs the first woman of color to portray Mrs. Cratchit in the Ford Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, Yesenia Iglesias, ’14, shares her thoughts on representation, both on the stage and in her community. Take the Stage With Yesenia

Campus Connections

Foster’s Epic Climb

Graphic“Phenomenal” is no overstatement. Since the year 2000, UW’s Foster School of Business has risen 31 places, on average, across the three leading MBA rankings—considered the key indicators of overall school quality. Follow the Journey

Karli Berger’s Passion Never Rests

Karli BergerKarli Berger’s daily schedule is packed, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. The mechanical engineering senior has made the most of her Husky experience, pursuing everything from a spot on UW’s Cheer team to robotics. Keep Up With Karli

Students Blast Off in New Mexico

Students setting up for a blast offUW’s student-run rocketry organization, the Society for Advanced Rocket Propulsion put its rocket to the test against more than 110 other teams from across the globe in the Spaceport America Cup. The rockets ranged from eight to 20 feet in length and are designed to reach up to 30,000 feet. Take Flight

Missouri Alum Comes Back to UW

Patrick and his wifeA heart transplant shouldn’t be the defining event in one’s life, according to Patrick Weston, ’92. A two-time transplant survivor, his remarkable life is an odds-defying story worth reading. Read it in Columns

Ron Simons, ’01, is Making a Difference

Ron SimonsUW Foundation Board Director, Ron Simons, ’01, is more than just an actor, entrepreneur and Tony-award winning producer. He’s also a dedicated philanthropist and social change-maker. Meet Ron

Keep Connected to UW!