BSN Alumna on Tribal Canoe Journey

Samantha Capoeman, UWB BSN '19, is a member of the Quinault Indian Nation and a nurse who is working in tribal clinics in the remote villages of Taholah and Queets on the Washington coast. While she was still a student at UW Bothell, Capoeman participated in the annual Tribal Canoe Journey, where she celebrated indigenous Coast Salish traditions with her family and community. Capoeman paddled five Quinault canoes 345 miles in 13 days around the Olympic Peninsula to the Lummi Nation. Capoeman hopes to become even more valuable to her tribe by applying her BSN degree and potentially Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in her community. For the full article, please visit the campus news blog.