About Me: Balqisa

Taken in Tokyo near the famous Sensō-ji Temple in Asakusa.

Hello Everyone! My name is Balqisa. I am graduating senior majoring in Medical Anthropology and Global Health with a minor in diversity. This is my first ever Archeology class and I am excited to learn and break some of the preconceived notions I may have. Within Anthropology as a whole, my interests surround inequality and how that affects our health and wellbeing.

Outside of class, I love spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy traveling and learning more about other cultures. In my free time, I love hiking, painting, and photography.

About Me: Victoria

Aloha, everyone! My name is Victoria Ann Toribio Tirado. I am an undergraduate student studying at the University of Washington double-majoring in Medical Anthropology and Global Health and Early Childhood and Family Studies. I did my capstone project on the importance of storytelling in a child’s cognitive and social development by way of mental frameworks, identity building and early introduction for novelty in learning. I truly love the aspect of archaeology that pieces together stories of peoples and places from remnants of the past.

Daughter of two amazing parents and little sister of an incredible lady as well as a furry, four-legged good-boy. Was born in New York but lived for much of her childhood on the island of Oahu (HI), she has called the PNW her home since 2001. She will be graduating from the University of Washington in the year 2020 and will later pursue Nursing School and, with high hopes, a DNP!