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. 


Kara AdamsKara Adams 
Director, Community Engagement 





Natalia DybaNatalia Dyba
Director, Global Initiatives 




Layla TaylorLayla Taylor
Program Manager, Community-Based Learning and Research





Laura Hollingswoth

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



Lily CasonLily Cason
Program Manager,
St. Edward Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC)




Jay.jpeg Jay Nawash. Ph.D.
Interim Director of Research & Creative Projects for Undergraduates
and Merit Scholarships & Awards




Pam-UWB.jpgPam Ehrbar
Working on special projects supporting the Offices of Sponsored Research and Connected Learning




Sarah-Verlinde-Azofeifa-portrait.jpg Sarah Verlinde-Azofeifa
Administrative and Communications Manager
Marketing, Communications, Digital Badging, and New Projects
Phone: 425.352.3795

Supports the Offices of Sponsored Research and Connected Learning.



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




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