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Alumna Nicole Einbinder wins Pulitzer Travelling Fellowship!

May 23, 2017

Kudos to UW Honors alumna Nicole Einbinder graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism with highest honors as one of the top four students in her class. Nicole also received a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, which allows her to travel anywhere in the world to pursue a story. 

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"A year ago, I was finishing up my undergraduate degree at the UW. I was terrified of the future and unsure if I had what it took to make it in New York City. Looking back, I know I would never be where I am today if it wasn’t for the unwavering support and guidance provided by UW's Honors Program. The coursework and community challenged my mind and prepared me for the rigor of Columbia. It reaffirmed a commitment to always follow your passions and pursue something worthwhile and with the ability to make the world a better place.

Today, I know more than ever that I am meant to be a journalist. I love storytelling and, especially in today's political era, know that the craft is more important than ever. I cannot wait for the future ahead and just wanted to thank you for everything from my undergraduate years. I'm still in a bit of shock that I actually got a Pulitzer award and salutatorian. Hard work pays off and I know that I probably wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn't for UW Honors."

Hear that, pending Honors graduates? You are ready to face the world and do great things!! Our staff offers heartfelt congratulations to Nicole and looks forward to hearing from all of our graduates with any news, big or small. 

Read Nicole's Pulitzer bio here