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In Honors since: 2021

Hometown: Pullman, Washington

Pronouns: He/Him/His

About me: Hello! My name is Om and I am a second year student majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and potentially Economics. I am interested in Public Policy and hope to somehow combine the medical, economic, and policy fields in the future! My hometown of Pullman, Washington is near the Washington-Idaho border, and Seattle has been a great change of pace. The Honors Program has also provided me with a lot of cool experiences, including studying abroad in Sweden. I also feel like I have gained new perspectives in every honors class I have taken, leading to several new interests in material culture, Seattle history and infrastructure, education, and communication! Outside of classwork, I am a student researcher at a microbiology lab and am part of a few clubs on campus. And when I am not doing those things, you can probably find me playing soccer or tennis, reading, walking around random neighborhoods, playing the violin, or just sitting around. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

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Email: osahaym@uw.edu

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Academics

General area(s) of study: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Current or intended majors: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Economics

Current or intended minors: Public Policy

I would be willing to talk about the following courses/subjects: Introductory Biology sequence, Introductory Economics, Introductory Public Policy, Organic Chemistry, STAT 311, C LIT 240, HONORS 230 (Play and Material Culture), HONORS 231 (Revealing the Unequal Burden of COVID-19), HONORS 391 (Cultural landscapes of Seattle and the Salish Sea Region), HONORS 220 (Storytelling in the Sciences), HONORS 231 ("Western Civilization" and Global Public Policy)

I would be willing to tutor other Honors students in following courses/subjects: Introductory Biology sequence, Introductory Economics, Introductory Public Policy, Organic Chemistry, STAT 311, C LIT 240, HONORS 230 (Play and Material Culture), HONORS 231 (Revealing the Unequal Burden of COVID-19), HONORS 391 (Cultural landscapes of Seattle and the Salish Sea Region), HONORS 220 (Storytelling in the Sciences), HONORS 231 ("Western Civilization" and Global Public Policy)

Housing Experience

  • Honors Living and Learning Community (LLC)
  • Off-Campus Housing

Activities

Study Abroad: Sweden: Justice in the Nordic Region

Research: Fuller Lab at the Department of Microbiology

Leadership: Honors Peer Mentoring Program, Terry Hall Council

Clubs/RSOs: Kinspire UW, Special Olympics, iGEM, Microphiles

Student Leadership Participation

Current Peer Educator: 2023