Jacqueline (Jackie) Nguyen
Jackie is a Business Administration student concentrating in Management Information Systems and minoring in IT. She is interested in learning coding languages, dyeing her own hair, traveling internationally, and spoiling her cats. In Spring 2019 she studied abroad in the Czech Republic on the UW faculty-led program, CHID Prague: History, Memory, and Human Rights in Central Europe. Along her travels in Central Europe she learned about how historical political regimes affect intersectional identities of not only the majority population, but also overlooked minorities; such as learning about the Czech-Vietnamese minority residing in the Czech Republic in which she related to her own experiences as a Vietnamese (and Chinese) American residing in the United States. Other unique opportunities she experienced during her study abroad include visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial site in Poland, taking a lunch break sitting over the edge of a cliff in a German national park, and also going underground caving in Hungary.
Rachel Raymond is a 28 year old PNW born radical queer. An artist since birth, she’s dabbled in poetry and prose, performance, music, and photography. Earning her Associate of Arts degree from Seattle Central College in June 2017, and she is currently a double major in Interdisciplinary Arts and Interactive Media Design. She studied abroad with the UW, exploring Art History in Amsterdam, Brussels, and Berlin. The highlight of her program was being able to watch restoration experts work on the Ghent altarpiece. She believes that studying abroad is not only the best path way between cultures and peoples, but the most direct line to understanding yourself.