History – Outstanding Senior 2022

Bailey Rose Inama

Snoqualmie, WA

Degrees and Majors:

  • Bachelor of Arts in History

Honor graduation status

  • Summa cum laude

Clubs, Organizations, Leadership, Service

  • Treasurer, Black Leaders of Transcendence and Influence
  • WSU KZUU DJ Personality
  • Member, History Club
  • Member, English Club
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa

Undergraduate Research

  • “Re-Storying” Social Justice: Constructing Coalition at the Intersections of Theory, Community, Positionality, and Practice” – 2022 SURCA
  • The Future is Now in Session: Teaching Intersectionality with Young Adult Literature:  Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English convention

Award & Recognition

  • Top Ten Senior Award
  • Howard C. Payne Award for Excellence in Research Nominee
  • Presenter, National Conference for Teaching English
  • Participant, Western Museum Association Boise Conference

Honored Faculty and Mentors

  • Dr. Noriko Kawamura, History
  • Dr. Theresa Jordan, History

Faculty Comments

“Bailey Inama already displays many of the attributes possessed by our department’s most successful graduate students. She is dependable, thoughtful, and consistently illustrates serious dedication to her studies. She is also unquestionably deserving of our recognition as Outstanding Senior.” –History Faculty Statement

Personal Statement

Thank you to my friends, family, and faculty at WSU who reminded me that It was more important to grow each day than be perfect from the start. You all have instilled me with the confidence to always seek out opportunities to learn.”

Future Plans

Following commencement, Bailey will attend graduate school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She would like to work in education curriculum development.