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UW Biology student Tawni Rodríguez Ng named 2023 UW Homecoming Scholar

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 12:00

UW Biology student Tawni Rodríguez Ng was recently named a 2023 UW Homecoming Scholar. The Homecoming Scholars honors six extraordinary students across the UW whose stories exemplify Husky adaptability, tenacity and resolve. Each student receives a scholarship and is recognized at the Homecoming football game on Sat. Oct. 21, 2023.

Tawni, a determined 29-year-old Chicana, defied expectations and overcame generational trauma to achieve her dreams. From her cosmetologist roots to her contributions at NASA and Bioregenerative Life Support Systems, her journey exemplifies resilience. Yet, her aspirations extend beyond personal success. She envisions humanity expanding its role in the universe, a catalyst for positive change. This aspiration shines through her involvement with UW Trans Collective (UWTC), an organization dedicated to promoting trans joy and resilience within the gender queer community. Tawni and UWTC provided cosmetology workshops, empowering liberation from cis-normative ideals. Their collaboration embodies inclusivity in our ever-expanding world.

Congratulations, Tawni!

Read all the Homecoming Scholars' profiles on the UWAA website.