Congrats to the College of the Environment students chosen to receive Husky 100 recognition in 2019! The award recognizes 100 undergraduate and graduate students from across all three University of Washington campuses — including Saulyman Corr, Zaya Delgerjargal, Alexis Dittoe, Claire Kasinadhuni, Catherine Kuhn and Yaamini Venkataraman from UW Environment — for making a difference inside and outside of the classroom. More than 1,800 nominations and more than 600 applications were received during this year’s highly competitive selection process.

Saulyman Corr, B.A., Environmental Studies and 2019 Husky 100 recipient.

Saulyman Corr

Bellevue, WA
B.A., Environmental Studies, B.A., Dance

“I have had a very unexpected Husky Experience. While I was here at the University of Washington, I planned to study environmental studies and dance. But, through many volunteer opportunities and classes on education, I found myself increasingly invested in education as it affects the lives of marginalized communities. Reflecting on my own educational trials, hardships, and relating to the experiences of others has led me to continue to pursue education as a graduate student!”

Zaya Delgerjargal, B.A., Economics, B.A., Environmental Studies, and 2019 Husky 100 recipient.

Zaya Delgerjargal

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
B.A., Economics, B.A., Environmental Studies

“I am a thinker, a passionate economist, and an aspiring environmentalist. Throughout my undergraduate years I have served different communities as a teacher, a writer, and a researcher. My Husky Experience has shaped me to become a global citizen. I will now work to push boundaries in human society to attain sustainability and inspire many others to stand up for their values.”

Alexis Dittoe, B.S., Oceanography, B.S., Nursing, and 2019 Husky 100 recipient.

Alexis Dittoe

Everett, WA
B.S., Oceanography, B.S., Nursing

“Oceanography highlights the connectedness of the environment; nothing is arbitrary in ocean systems – everything has an impact. I see my experience at the University of Washington the same way. Through diverse experiences including nursing and oceanographic research, UW Nurse Camp leadership, and implementing sustainable mentorship programs within the School of Nursing, I have had the opportunity to pursue my passions while advocating for others in their pursuit of science and higher education.”

Claire Kasinadhuni, B.A., Environmental Studies and 2019 Husky 100 recipient.

Claire Kasinadhuni

Edmonds, WA
B.A., Environmental Studies

“I have been a farmer at the UW farm for two years and the co-president of its affiliated club, The Dirty Dozen. I believe in the power of food to heal people. It is an underrated solution to fix a lot of current day problems and to build community. I want to work toward educating people on nourishing their bodies, their souls, and healing the land.”

Catherine Kuhn, Ph.D., Environmental & Forest Sciences and 2019 Husky 100 recipient.

Catherine Kuhn

Courtland, KS
Ph.D., Environmental and Forest Sciences

“My research addresses global environmental change in rivers, lakes, and streams. I develop new methods combining satellite data, field surveys, and big data analysis to understand how inland waters are responding to human activities. I am equally committed to creating institutional change in order to make science a safer and more inclusive space. I am proud to be at an institution that prizes innovation alongside equity and I believe diversity can catalyze scientific innovation and growth.”

Yaamini Venkataraman, Ph.D., Aquatic & Fishery Sciences and 2019 Husky 100 recipient.

Yaamini Venkataraman

Cupertino, CA
Ph.D., Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

“As I become firmly rooted in my field, I am prepared to tackle the big questions surrounding climate adaptability of shellfisheries and to advocate for more diverse voices in science. Inspired by my own experience with imposter syndrome, I boost community-building efforts in my department to provide necessary support to my peers.”

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