The Office of Connected Learning Team

The Office of Connected Learning includes: Community-Engaged Learning and Research, Global Initiatives, the Collaboratory, Research & Creative Projects for Undergraduates, and the Environmental Education & Research Center at St. Edward State Park.

Most staff work a hybrid work schedule, the best way to contact them is through email. Contact the Connected Learning team with general questions by emailing

Carolyn Brennan portraitCarolyn Brennan
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Responsible for supporting research administration and connected learning for the UW Bothell campus. 
Office: UW2-124


Kara AdamsKara Adams 
Director, Connected Learning
In my role, I oversee Community-Engaged Learning and Research, the Collaboratory, co-lead the Digital Scholars program for pre-major first generation students, support the development of student experiential programs, and manage budget and team administration.


Natalia DybaNatalia Dyba
Director, Global Engagement and Connected Learning Assessment
My role is to connect students, faculty and staff to global opportunities, both in-person and virtually. I also oversee how the Office of Connected Learning measures the impact of our efforts.



Jesi-Egan-portrait.jpgJesi Egan    
Director, Research and Creative Projects for Undergraduates





Jesus Govela

Jesus Govela
Collaboratory Space Manager
Manages all operations, services, and ongoing projects in the Collaboratory space while fostering a welcoming, equitable, and connected community.



Ludmilla Kortchak portraitLudmilla Kortchak
Connected Learning Advisor
Phone: (425)-352-3144


My role is to connect students to hands-on, experiential learning opportunities and support them in their pursuit of competitive scholarships, fellowships, and awards.


Lily CasonLily Cason
Program Manager
UW Bothell at Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC) in St. Edward State Park




Sarah-Verlinde-Azofeifa-portrait.jpg Sarah Verlinde-Azofeifa
Administrative and Communications Manager
Phone: 425.352.3795

Supports the Offices of Sponsored Research and Connected Learning with administrative and marketing work.


Amanda Sendele portraitAmanda Sendele
Program Coordinator
Phone: 425.352.3528
Supports the Offices of Sponsored Research and Connected Learning with administrative work.



Student Staff

Special thanks to the student staff that help us with advising and running programs 

  • Jadyn Marie de Jesus, CELR
  • Yeabsira Almaw, CELR
  • Drake Monfregola, Collaboratory
  • Samantha Brown, Collaboratory
  • Giuliano Bussadori, Collaboratory
  • Oksana Moraleja, Collaboratory
  • Amy Lin (Pin-Yu Lin), Connected Learning, Website editor
  • Jennie Ha, Global Initiatives, Peer Study Abroad Advisor
  • Israel Rodarte-Levvi, Global Initiatives, Peer Study Abroad Advisor
  • Zitong Li, Research & Creative Projects for Undergraduates
  • Mohamoud Ahmed Hassan, NextGen Civic Leader Corps Student Coordinator


Office location
Truly House
18140 110th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
47.759598, -122.193003

We also do some advising at the Student Success Center.

Mailing Address
Connected Learning - UW Bothell
Box #358569
17927 113th AVE NE
Bothell, WA 98011