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Outstanding Alumni: Jamie Gum and Fred Leach

Jamie Gum and Fred Leach sure have a lot in common.

Both were recipients of two Mary Gates Research Trainingship grants. Both participated in the UW Psychology Honors Program and graduated Summa Cum Laude this past spring. Both were winners of the Guthrie Prize for best undergraduate papers in 2004.

Now, with bachelors degrees and National Science Foundation Fellowships in hand, both have begun their Ph.D. work at Stanford University this fall. And on a more personal level, both Jamie and Fred were married over the summer--to each other. It’s a fairy-tale ending (and beginning), to a story filled with the thrilling pursuit of research, the rush of academic conquest—and, of course, true love!