Scholars Report Great Fall Semester

Scholars at Radio Camp Celebration
ThreeSixty Scholars attend the MPR Radio Camp celebration. From left to right: Samantha HoangLong, Kai Sanchez-Avila, Danielle Wong and Zekriah Chaudhry.

ThreeSixty scholars spent fall 2019 studying and working abroad, creating programs, while also gaining recognition at the University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences.

Danielle Wong – 2016 Scholar 

Danielle is wrapping up her studies as a senior studying journalism with a minor in Justice Peace Studies. This year, Danielle was nominated and voted by St. Thomas students, faculty and staff as a finalist for the prestigious Tommie Award, an honor granted to a senior who best represents the ideals of St. Thomas Aquinas through scholarship, leadership and campus involvement. This summer, Danielle will be interning as a photographer at the Star Tribune. 

Samantha HoangLong – 2017 Scholar 

This fall semester, Samantha kicked off her junior year as news director of the student news organization TommieMedia; in the spring, she makes the move to studio director of TommieMedia’s broadcast program. Samantha has also been interning for PBS NewsHour’s Under-Told Stories Project and traveled to India in November to report on various water issues. Over January, she is studying multicultural communications in Honolulu, Hawaii.  

Zekriah Chaudhry – 2018 Scholar

Zekriah kicked off his sophomore year studying abroad in Rome. Over the course of four months, he traveled across Italy and jetted off to additional adventures in Athens, Paris, and Copenhagen. Meanwhile, Zekriah also studied classes in philosophy, English, art history, and Italian. Zekriah will be returning to St. Thomas in the spring.

Zekriah in Rome 2019
ThreeSixty Scholar Zekriah Chaudhry spent fall 2019 studying abroad in Rome.

Kai Sanchez – 2019 Scholar

In her first year at St. Thomas, Kai has applied herself to both her academics and the many extracurricular opportunities campus has to offer. Currently, she hosts a radio show through KUST called “Kai-POP,” which explores the music of K-pop and the culture around it. Kai’s hoping to add another show in the spring to share the music of Chicanx/Latinx culture. 

Anika Bowie – Alumna of note

Since she graduated from Hamline University in 2014, Anika has made strides as a leader in the Twin Cities community through her activism and advocacy. In 2019, Anika ran for St. Paul City Council Ward 1 and was coined the “daughter of St. Paul’s Historic Rondo neighborhood.” Currently, she serves as the Vice President for Minneapolis NAACP and as the lead campaign organizer for MN Restore the Vote.