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Year at UW: Fourth

Hometown: Seattle, WA

About me: Hello, I'm Abby! I am a fourth year student in the UW Interdisciplinary Honors program. I am double majoring in both Neuroscience and Biology with a minor in Marine Biology. I have enjoyed interspersing Honors courses among my introductory STEM courses as a way to expand my academic experience and form closer connections with my professors and fellow students. I lived in Honors housing (Terry Hall) and have taken honors courses about climate science, human pain, invented languages, juvenile incarceration, and Latin-American music. Ask me about undergraduate research, hiking and good food near campus, navigating STEM majors, and the deepest fish in the ocean. I love talking with prospective honors students and am happy to answer any of your questions, just send me an email!

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Email: aavh9@uw.edu

Academics

General area(s) of study: Natural Sciences

Current or intended majors: Neuroscience, Biology

Current or intended minors: Marine Biology

I'd be willing to talk about/tutor the following courses/subjects: Honors Field Studies, Honors Interdisciplinary courses, Honors Study abroad, introductory STEM courses (math, biology, physics, chemistry), Friday Harbor Laboratory, Neuroscience curriculum, Advanced Physiology, Biomechanics, Data Science, Marine Biology, Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Housing Experience

  • Honors Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Other Student Housing

Activities

Research: Neuromuscular dynamics in hawk moths (Daniel Lab), skeletal reduction in deep sea fish (Friday Harbor Laboratories). I have presented at UW and national conferences.

Volunteering/Service: University YMCA

Leadership: Undergraduate Research leaders Honors Community Ambassadors

Clubs/RSOs: Northwest Women, Hiking Club, SeaDawgs, Phi Beta Kappa national collegiate honors society

Scholarships: Honors Undergraduate Scholar Award, Undergraduate Research Travel Award, Ellie Dorsey Prize, Mary Gates Research Endowment Scholarship