Shannon Hong

UW Honors Staff

Shannon Hong

Shannon Hong

Communications & PR Intern

shong07@uw.edu

Here in Honors, I… assist with communications, community engagement, and event production. Outside my internship, I direct the Honors Peer Mentoring Program, where I support my peers in developing leadership skills and navigating mentoring relationships.

I like thinking about & studying… the intricacies of the nervous system at the intersection of healthcare, research, and technology. As a senior at UW majoring in Neuroscience, I’m exploring these interests by promoting motor plasticity in animal models and optimizing digital health interventions for pediatric chronic pain. I’m also passionate about disseminating scientific knowledge in accessible ways through graphic design and journalism.

My first week in college… I met with student-inmates at a prison unit to develop a group project for my first Honors course. This once-in-a-lifetime experience transformed my perspectives on education access and incarceration, and engaging in such interdisciplinary learning was the perfect way to begin my journey in the Honors Program.


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