Congratulations to Donya Derakshani for being chosen as a 2019 Gonfaloniere for UW Commencement!
Each year the UW’s schools and colleges select students to lead their degree candidates into Husky Stadium during the Commencement procession. These students are called gonfalonieres, because they carry the school’s gonfalon, a banner that hangs down from a crosspiece and bears that school’s name and symbol. Following tradition borrowed from the Italian Renaissance, the gonfalonieres represent some of the UW’s most accomplished students.
Donya is graduating this Spring with a BS Biochemistry degree.