Tobiason Student Fellow 2016
Hilary Vo, English (Writing Emphasis) & Classics ’18
Inaugural Fred L. Tobiason Outdoor Learning Scholar
As the 2016 Fred L. Tobiason Outdoor Learning Scholar, thanks to funding by the Wiancko Charitable Foundation and the Fred Tobiason Endowment, I was able to work full-time for 10 weeks with Professor Wendy Call, doing preliminary research for a book proposal she is developing. The book will be a creative writing guide on “sense of place” which paired well with the personal essay project that was also a part of my research grant: an autobiographical, research-based, nonfiction essay collection about my lived experience in various urban nature sites in Tacoma, including the old PLU golf course.