2010 Scholar

Joseph J. Nelson
Central Washington University

Joseph J. Nelson
As a student of Central Washington University, Joseph strives for excellence in every aspect of his life. At Central, Joseph is seeking a degree in biology with a minor in chemistry, preparing himself for medical school. He is also the President of the Native American Student Association on campus and an active member of the Varsity Track & Field team. As a member of the Yakama Nation, Joseph is deeply rooted to the traditions of his culture and hopes to one day become a physician on his reservation. In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors, fishing along the Columbia River where he calls home.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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