Graduate Spotlight

Aug. 16, 2018 ⋅ Categories: Grantee Stories

Soo, WWIN Star Scholar and graduate of University of Washington BA Political Science

We educate women because it is smart. We educate women because it changes the world. ~ Drew Faust

When Soo began her tenure as one of our first WWIN Star Scholars, she exemplified the traits and characteristics we look for in a WWIN woman.  She was determined, tenacious, courageous and had a clear plan to complete her college journey. Coming from South Korea with little support from her family, and little knowledge of the English language, she was determined to be the first in her family to earn a college degree. Her experience as a cross country runner provided her with an understanding of what it meant to achieve her goal. She knew that it would take a strong work ethic, focus, and the support of her teammates to challenge and empower her to succeed. With the financial support and mentorship, she received from her classmates and her silent cheerleaders at WWIN she achieved her goal.

After 4 years as a Star Scholar, we are pleased to report that Soo earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington.  Upon graduation she shared, “As I reflect on my time as a college student, I am very grateful for the support WWIN has given me. I believe the past 4 years were essential in determining my academic interest and creating a professional network by maintaining relationships with alumni to pursue a career in human resources. Thank you so much for believing in the organization and the women WWIN supports. You are making a huge difference and a positive impact to the women with different backgrounds.”

To add to this good news, Soo just contacted us to let us know that she has landed a job with Nordstrom in Seattle as a Recruiting Coordinator! It is so exciting to watch the women of WWIN achieve their dreams and change the world.