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Year at UW: Fourth

Hometown: Bellevue, WA

About me: Hi I am Savanna and this is my third year at UW. So far I have had a fantastic experience with the Honors program. My current majors are informatics and computer science. I originally came to UW having no idea what I wanted to study. Honestly, I felt a little lost during my first few weeks here at UW because I came from being homeschooled to this very large university, and I didn't have a major to cling to. That did not last long though because through Honors I found a great community quickly. I encourage anyone who even has the slightest interest in Honors to apply because I think it's such a great experience. I got involved in several RSOs last year and took a wide variety of classes. The university has so much to offer and I want to experience as much of it as possible! My first and second year I lived in the Honors community in the brand new and beautiful Terry Hall and worked at the Area 01 community center in Maple Hall. The summer after my freshman year I had the great privilege of doing the Honors study abroad in Rome.

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General area(s) of study: Engineering

Current or intended majors: Informatics, Computer Science

Current or intended minors: Philosophy

I'd be willing to talk about/tutor the following courses/subjects: Math, English, Computer Science, Honors classes, Biology, Informatics, Philosophy

Housing Experience

  • Honors Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing


Study Abroad: Honors Rome

Research: Computer Science Security and Privacy Lab

Volunteering/Service: Henry Art Gallery, Dawgs Crew, Tutor/mentor, Pipeline Project

Leadership: Officer for the Swing Kids club, ACM-W, SWE mentor, CSE SAC

Clubs/RSOs: swing, yoga, a cappella, biking, SWE, IUGA, Winfo, ACM-W, SAC

Internships: Software internship at Automic, Instructure, Starbucks

Campus Jobs: Area 01, TA, Peer Adviser

Scholarships: Stephanie Subak Memorial Scholarship