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Honors' Alums and International Scholars: Where are they Today?

Oct 22, 2010

UW's Undergraduate Academic Affairs tracked down three Honors' Alums who received international scholarships or fellowships to see what they were up to these days, and here are their impressive results:

When Allyssa Lamb, ’04, earned her bachelor's degrees in classics and Biblical and ancient near east studies, she had her future pretty well mapped out: earn a master’s in Egyptology from Oxford University on her Rhodes Scholarship, then on to a Ph.D. for a career in academia furthering the fields of classics or Egyptology. So how is she now considering practicing criminal law?

As an undergraduate, Paul Javid, ’06, worked with renowned computer science professor Ed Lazowska on a system that enabled rural women involved in microfinance projects to keep records and complete transactions over mobile phones. Learn about Paul’s other work using technology to meet the needs of people in developing communities.

Even though she already speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic and some Italian, Vi Nhan’s, ’08, day at the office is spent in a classroom learning Japanese for six hours a day, plus homework. As a new Foreign Service officer, Vi will be stationed in Osaka, Japan, in 2011 so she joins other Foreign Service officers learning additional languages on a Washington, D.C., campus and diligently prepares for her service abroad.

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