Congratulations to Environmental Studies student, Kristen Smith, one of UW’s 2017 Husky100!
The Husky100 recognizes outstanding students on all three University of Washington campuses who are making the most of their time in college and exhibiting leadership, passion and drive. As interim provost and executive director Jerry Baldasty notes, this honor is reflective of the caliber and spirit of a student body that “gain the skills they need to prepare for rewarding careers in industry, community and life.”
Kristen has a passion for environmental education and fostering environmental stewardship in young students.
For her Environmental Studies Capstone, Kristen worked with Seattle Tilth to find ways to support environmental educators so they could in turn help autistic students succeed in their programs. She worked in Seattle Tilth’s Children’s Garden as an instructor and observed and documented teaching practices that worked for students with autism.
The Husky 100 students will be recognized at a special event on April 10.