Congratulations to four College of the Environment students recognized in the 2022 Husky 100!

The Husky 100 actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future. Through their passion, leadership and commitment, these students inspire all of us to shape our own Husky Experience.

Included in this year’s Husky 100 are Blade Hampson Medina from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and Hanna Lester, Nasra Mohamed and Lillian Williamson from the Program on the Environment.

Blade Hampson MedinaBlade Hampson Medina

San Diego, CA
B.S., Environmental and Forest Sciences

“My Ho-Chunk name is JāJā̜p here ga, “He who is Lightning” and through the power passed down from my ancestors I have succeeded in making a positive impact in my community. With the support of my family and friends I have persevered through the challenges I have faced in my college career and I am forever grateful for them showing me the strength I didn’t know I had. In life, you will take Ls and Ws no matter what you do. It is up to you to decide whether those Ls stand for losses or lessons.”

Hanna LesterHanna Lester

Woodinville, WA
B.A., Program on the Environment

“My time at UW has taught me how to approach ideas with an open mind and an interdisciplinary lens. Through my studies of both economics and the environment, I have learned of the many ways that our human and natural systems are interconnected. I hope to become an advocate for the sustainable and equitable conservation of our world and its vital natural resources. I want to create a future in which both people and planet can thrive, and economic, environmental, and social justice prevails.”

Nasra MohamedNasra Mohamed

Auburn, WA
B.A., Program on the Environment

“As the daughter of Somali immigrants, I strive to amplify the voices of marginalized communities. As a future physician and researcher, I look forward to applying the knowledge and skills I’ve gained in advocacy, health education, and the School of IAS to promote health equity among refugee and immigrant communities. My UW experience has allowed me to foster mentorships across the UW campuses, helping me to explore my passion for research and community engagement.”

Lillian WilliamsonLillian Williamson

Shoreline, WA
B.A., Program on the Environment

“My Husky experience has taught me my potential as a leader, an activist, and a scholar. I study the intersections between issues of injustice and the climate crisis, and have spent my time at the UW working to make tangible change for my communities as a lobbyist, a sitting Commissioner for the City of Seattle, and the Director of the ASUW Queer Student Commission. I plan to continue this work by pursuing a law degree with a focus in environmental law after I graduate.”

Meet all the the 2022 Husky 100 recipients »