"My name is Jeffrey Jarzomb and I had the privilege of being UW Germanics’ Max Kade scholar for the past academic year. Before coming to the University of Washington, I attended California State University Long Beach, where I earned a BA and MA in German Studies. In studying German I discovered a unity of my interests in literature, philosophy, history, and teaching. Fortunately, I am able to continue pursuing these interests under the tutelage of our qualified, knowledgeable, and kind faculty members.
Over the past year at UW I have learned and done more than any other period in my life: completing coursework, studying French, presenting at conferences, tutoring language students, organizing events, co-curating film series, restarting the UW German Club, and helping promote the study of German on campus. I can say with complete honesty that this has been the best year of my life so far and I look forward to several more here at the University of Washington."