Wien Sillevis Smitt

UW Honors Staff

Wien Sillevis Smitt

Wien Sillevis Smitt

Peer Adviser

hpeeradv@uw.edu

Here in Honors I… support students as a peer advisor by helping them navigate the opportunities and resources available to them at the UW. I also assist Honors staff with a variety of projects relating to outreach, administration, and honors events.

I like thinking about and studying… the relationship between literature, politics, and valued knowledge! One of my favorite past-times is reading and I’ve found that, in many instances, the fictional testimonies brought forward by authors can be more insightful and generative than any traditionally academic work. This became the basis for my Comparative History of Ideas senior thesis!

My first week in college… I tried many, many different restaurants on the Ave, got food poisoning, and went to a Dawg Daze event every day! I also met some of my best friends, a few of whom I work with as a Tour Guide, and all of which I still talk to today!


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