Chinese international student Lin Gao, who recently graduated from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs, received the 2013 Daniel J. Evans Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership.
The award is presented to a graduating student who has had a record of leadership and service during their time at the Evans School. Nominees receive credit for work at the Evans School, within the university, and in the broader community.
Gao received the award for her work with international students. She worked with the department director of Literacy Bridge to recruit five first-year international students, mentored their work, and pushed them to be creative and confident.
Gao also works at the Odegaard Writing and Research Center, where she tutors Evans students in memo writing.
Lastly, Gao co-planned the school’s China-U.S. Panel 2013, which took place this past March. (end)