Audrey Eidt

 “What you dream to do, who you aspire to be, and how you do it is guided by inevitable struggles. Overcoming these weaknesses allows us to be successful, but we all need a starting place to go. And that is SAI.” –Audrey Eidt



When I first opened the door to Dianne’s studio as a high school freshmen, I was an introverted student with the ambition to become a fashion designer. I had been sewing since I was eight years old, and learned how to pattern make, adjust garments, and eventually design my own clothes while at Dianne’s. One of my favorite things I learned is draping, and making circle skirts. I also began to make mood boards, and draw fashion figures although drawing wasn’t my strength. I always felt it was easier to sew. But as I became a junior in high school I began to question if fashion design was the career I really wanted to pursue. After all, just because designing and sewing was a hobby I liked, it didn’t mean I had to do it as a job. I then did a mind mapping session with Dianne which was extremely helpful. Through this I realized that my intellectual capabilities caused me to be the academic and goal oriented person I know myself to be. I found that fashion design wasn’t the best fit for my identity, and instead decided to enter medicine, a field where I would be able to foster my analytical thinking skills.

When senior year rolled by, the college process was very stressful because I didn’t know where to start. It took me a while to find colleges, decide a major, and write what seemed like tons of essays. Without the advice, countless hours of essay editing, and moral support from Dianne, I would not be where I am today. The School of Art and Innovation allowed me to find out who I am as a person, and challenged me to think creatively.

Thanks to my experience at SAI, I got into one of my first choice schools and found a major that I am excited to enter. This has been one of my most valuable experiences, and everything I learned from essay writing techniques to interview practice well help guide me to be successful in years to come.

2022 University of Washington
– Major: Biochemistry
– Minor: Microbiology
2018 School of Art and Innovation


2010 Paul-Robeson Scholar-Athlete Award.

Student of the Quarter 2012 for Decency and Compassion.

Awarded for Outstanding Academic Excellence 2014.

Pacific Fabrics Sewing with Knits Contest 2nd place Award 2014.

Achieved national rank of 21, and state rank of 15 in the National French Test (le Grand Concours) 2015.

AP Scholar with Honor 2017.

Interlake Saints Award for 100+ community service hours 2017.

Interlake Saints Fan of the Season Award 2017.

Seal of Biliteracy in French 2018

4.0 GPA Scholar Medal 2018