Connected Learning - Husky Catalyst Program

2022 Digital Scholars Cohort

2022-2023 Digital Scholars Cohort

Congratulations to the new UW Bothell Digital Scholars Cohort! As a Digital Scholar, they will join a supportive community and gain digital skills that employers are looking for! These skills include digital marketing, data analytics, social media, and data visualization.  Students will participate in a 3-quarter program through December 2022.

The Scholars:

Daniel Dirdala

Pre Major, Computing and Software Systems

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Drake Monfregola

Pre Major, Interactive Media Design and Mathematical Thinking & Visualization

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Salwa Tecleab

Pre Major, Business 

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Minh Tran Than

Pre Major, Accounting

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Jordy Solorio Valdovinos

Pre Major, Business 

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Itzetl Vixtha

Pre Major, Media & Communications Studies 

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Brian Yuan

Pre Major, Computing and Software Systems and Business 

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Sumaya Yusuf

Pre Major, Applied Computing and Statistics 

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Jayrene Zheng

Pre Major, Computing and Software Systems

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Qiqi Hu, Digital Scholars Student Lead

Computing & Software Systems

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Leadership Team

  • Dr. Hsinmei Lin, IAS/FYPP Lecturer
  • Kara Adams, Community Engagement & Connected Learning Initiatives
  • Qiqi Hu, Computing & Software Systems student


Contact Kara Adams by email at

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Thank You WSECU

This program is made possible thanks to a generous gift from Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU).