Congratulations to Sayako Mitchell on her selection as a Junior Medalist for High Scholarship for 2022-23. The award celebrates top undergraduate students by recognizing outstanding academic record. Medalists are selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses.
Mitchell came to the UW with a variety of interests, which she has explored by taking a wide range of classes, from classics to STEM, and working in the UW’s Tateuchi East Asia Library. She chose to major in applied mathematics: data science because the skills she’s learning apply to many fields. She also developed a fascination with linguistics after an introductory class inspired her to take several others. Saya is engaged in the UW Interdisciplinary Honors Program, and is interested in natural language processing and the ethics of AI. She enjoys live music, coding, and exploring Seattle by foot to de-stress and discover new areas of the city.
After graduation, Mitchell hopes to combine her skills in applied math and linguistics to investigate natural language processing and directly affect change in the field.
Congratulations on this remarkable accomplishment and outstanding milestone!