Hey everyone! My name is Katy Tiernan and I am proud to be a sophomore at the University of Washington Bothell majoring in Environmental Science. I was born and raised in Olympia, Washington, where I enjoyed going to music festivals and concerts. Aside from being an Orientation Leader and attending school, I also work part-time as a barista at Starbucks. I love making people laugh, seeing them smile, and helping others as much as possible. The friendly, down-to-earth environment at UWB is what attracted me most to the school, along with the smaller class sizes. After a year, I have met numerous people who I've connected with in class and through friends who have made my first year unforgettable. Having classes with familiar faces is always conforting and makes each class more enjoyable. I hope you are all excited to learn more and get the year started!