Congratulations three students who were named to the Husky 100 - Patience Komba, Doctor of Global Health Leadership and Practice (DrGH), Sandra Urusaro, MPH, Global Health; Graduate Certificate in Global Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children, and DGH Communications student assistant, undergraduate Sophie Li, BS, Public Health – Global Health. 

The purpose of the Husky 100 program is to recognize the outstanding work and achievements of students who are making the most of their Husky Experience.  

Our student are leaders and innovators. They apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future.

Patience Komba, Doctor of Global Health Leadership and Practice (DrGH) 

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Patience shares, “The UW has been a pivotal platform for linking my past experiences with my future aspirations in global health leadership. Through my doctoral studies, I have deepened my knowledge and skills in health system strengthening, focusing on policy, governance, and the evaluation of digital health initiatives. My growing interest in global health justice has further enriched this experience.  I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with global experts and continuously learning from an extremely supportive network of supervisors, advisors, mentors and colleagues. The vibrant UW community has provided me with an immersive Husky experience, enabling me to forge meaningful connections and engage deeply in a transformative educational journey.” 

Sandra Urusaro, MPH, Global Health; Graduate Certificate in Global Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children 

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Sandra notes, “My time at the UW has been rich with meaningful connections, intellectual growth and opportunities for collaboration and learning. From teaching roles to focused volunteer work to supporting impactful research projects in Seattle and beyond, I’ve been fortunate to deploy acquired technical skills with guidance from supportive mentors. As I advance in my career, I carry a refreshed sense of responsibility, an enhanced toolkit that will enable my contribution on an array of topics and areas of focus in global public health, and an invaluable network of inspiring colleagues.” 

Sophie Li, BS, Public Health – Global Health, DGH Communications Student Assistant 

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 Sophie explains, “During my time at the UW, I have come to recognize that stories are the foundation of human experience, serving as the threads that weave together the fabric of our shared history, identity and culture. By immersing myself in the narratives of others through my public health studies and internships, I developed a greater appreciation for perspectives different from my own and learned how stories and interdisciplinary research can be utilized as tools for advocacy and action. With the skills and knowledge I have acquired at the UW, I am ready to translate stories into impact; I aspire to use evidence-based approaches to address health inequities and ultimately improve accessibility of healthcare services.” 


Read more about all of the Husky 100 recipients, including many talented students from the School of Public Health (SPH).