"Husky 100" Selects Four Economics Students

Each year, 100 students are chosen to be part of the Husky 100, which spans all three campuses, includes both undergraduate and graduate students, and covers all areas of study. Students are chosen for this honor for making the most of their time at the UW.

The Department of Economics is thrilled to announce that four of our outstanding undergraduate students have been selected as part of the Husky 100. Each student has written a little something about themselves.

Salem Abraha My experiences have taught me that change does not come from the outside, but from within. I am not doing this world, my community, nor myself justice by remaining silent in the face of injustice. UW has given me the opportunity to master the skills that will help in my pursuit for political, social, and economic liberation for the entire black diaspora. It is time to be the movement.

Delgerzaya Delgerjargal
I am a fourth-year economics and environmental studies major. During my studies at UW, I came across various research opportunities and explored my true passion in protecting the environment. As the study of the allocation of resources, economics allowed me to understand how markets function and how it can affect people's and firms' behaviors through incentives and market forces. Thus, I will combine environmental studies and economics to improve the effectiveness of environmental policies and study how environmental and natural resources should be managed in an economically viable way, so that healthy environment and future generations can coexist. My Husky Experience was so full of amazing leadership and research opportunities, and I can't be more grateful than I already am for who I have become as a result of these experiences.

Abigayil Talkington In my lifetime, the global community must address pressing challenges that span the social, environmental, and political. I hope to work toward transforming institutions to better suit the world, as I imagine it could be. The UW allowed me to start that journey by researching in the Mediterranean and Argentina, planning conferences on leadership and trade, lead on boards and councils, serve as a mentor, a Resident Advisor, and organize student lobbying opportunities for the ASUW.

Justin Tinghao Wang
Through my Husky experience, I have learned the importance of understanding myself and defining my own goals. It was my resilience and positivity that encouraged me to make an impact by serving the underrepresented communities. Whether solving blood donation problems, creating internships for other international students, tutoring in an alternative high school, teaching in the reservation area, or building a new RSO, I felt passionate about creative problem solving and building a supportive community. Last but not least, I am very grateful for all the help and resources from the Department of Economics and the UW.