B.S. URS 2011
Thu-Huong Nguyen is a dual degree student in the Department of City and Regional Planning, and the School of Arts and Sciences with a major in Africana Studies. She came from a Seattle public school and is the first in her family to attend college. For her, CRP provides a wonderful combination of small classes with plenty of hands-on projects, discussions with experienced professors who are very accessible, social-justice minded classmates, and countless academic and research opportunities at the undergraduate level. She was able to visit Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Brazilia with the Brazilian Cities Program, and travel to post-Katrina New Orleans on multiple occasions to volunteer and do field research. After finishing her bachelor of science degree, she hopes to continue higher education in the fields of social policy and urban planning. She feels that the URS academic experience has fully prepared her to take on such an endeavor.