Congratulations to Georges Motchoffo Simo, Hugo Pontes, and Irika Sinha, who have all been named to the 2020 Husky 100!
The Husky 100 honors 100 UW undergraduates and graduate students in all areas of study who actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities, and for the future. Through their passion, leadership, and commitment, these students inspire all of us to shape our own Husky Experience.
Georges Motchoffo Simo is a senior earning degrees in biochemistry and chemical engineering. Georges has been involved in many areas across the UW. He has served as the president of the UW student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, facilitated the Environmental Alternative Spring Break, and has been named a Mary Gates Scholar. Georges plans to attend medical school and is “excited to become a doctor who will impact communities in need.”
Hugo Ferreira Pontes is a senior earning degrees in biochemistry and chemical engineering. From the start of his time at the UW, he’s been focused on healthcare disparity, and has intended to use his education to help those in need. He has found his UW community in the research laboratory. Hugo plans to pursue a career in medical research, where he will engineer clinical applications to solve healthcare problems in underserved communities.
Irika Sinha is a junior pursuing three STEM majors: biochemistry, molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, and microbiology. She plans to one day lead a research group studying neurodegenerative diseases and has spent much of her time as an undergraduate in the research lab. Irika is an academic tutor at CLUE, and she is an active member of the chemistry honors society, Phi Lambda Upsilon. She is passionate about working to “decrease gender and race disparities in scientific fields across the globe.”
Congratulations to Georges, Hugo, and Irika! To see the whole list of students named to the 2020 Husky 100, visit: https://www.washington.edu/husky100/