Meet Sarah Davis, a Senior in Electrical Engineering
Sarah Davis has always wanted to design tools for the benefit of others. Her passion for problem-solving and desire to give back to her community led her to pursue a degree in electrical engineering. At the UW, Sarah has focused her studies on sustainable energy systems and devices. And she has taken advantage of internship opportunities. As an intern at a wind energy investment firm, she performed research, gave presentations and learned real-world engineering skills.
When Sarah was looking at colleges, she was attracted to the diverse community at the UW. In her freshman year, she co-founded a Middle-Eastern discussion group that brought together students from different backgrounds to have a peaceful dialogue. In engineering, she knows that diversity and open discussion can strengthen teamwork and collaboration, and she wants to help make her field a place where people from all backgrounds come together, share ideas and solve problems.
Scholarship support not only helps to relieve the financial burden of a top-notch engineering education, but it has enabled Sarah to take on exciting opportunities, such as internships and student groups, that enrich her educational experience. She is able to spend her free time volunteering, as an active member of the Muslim Student Association on campus, as a docent for the Poulsbo Marine Sciences Center, and at ROOTS, a homeless shelter for young adults. For Sarah, the scholarship takes her another step closer to becoming an engineer who can make a difference in the world.