Staff

***Listed in Alphabetical Order

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Ruqaiyah Alaji

Academic Administrative Assistant

Provides operational and administrative support for the IAS Operations Team with a specific focus on supporting Academic Human Resources processes and functions. Also provides general support for the Operations Team including clerical/administrative support for special projects and scheduling meetings.

Email: ralaji@uw.edu

Ruqaiyah's bio


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Jason Angeles

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Meets individually with students pursuing IAS majors and minors to develop educational plans as well as support students’ intellectual and personal development. Provides information on School and UW policies, procedures and requirements to current students, staff and faculty members.

Phone: 425-352-5350
Email: IASadv@uw.edu

Jason's bio


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Wisam Berry

Assistant Director for Curriculum and Academic Operations

The Assistant Director for Curriculum and Academic Operations plays a vital role in consistent, successful delivery of academic programs for students, including course management, curriculum documentation, time schedule development and maintenance, and front desk operations for our busy advising office.

Phone: 425-352-3576
Email: wyberry@uw.edu

Wisam's bio


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Sakara Buyagawan

Assistant to the Dean

The Assistant to the Dean is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Dean’s Office. The position serves as a communication liaison with campus and IAS leadership, as well as community leaders and alumni. 

Email: sakara04@uw.edu

Sakara's bio


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Veronica Childs

Academic Administrative Specialist

Responsible for managing processes and communications related to all routine AHR activities within the School of IAS. This includes hiring, new appointment processing, onboarding, reappointments, promotion & tenure, reviews, sabbaticals, and any attendant voting processes.

Email: vchilds@uw.edu


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Kristine Echert

Fiscal Specialist 

Provides support for the School of IAS in areas relating to general fiscal operations.

Email: iasfacre@uw.edu


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Crystal Galván

Graduate Programs Manager & Advisor

The Graduate Programs Manager & Advisor acts as lead advisor and oversees academic services for current and prospective graduate students in the Cultural Studies, Policy Studies, and Creative Writing & Poetics programs. Also has day-to-day responsibility for managing the annual cycles of recruitment and outreach, admissions enrollment, advising, and program completion.

Phone: 425-352-5350
Email: iasgrad@uw.edu (Graduate Students), galvanc@uw.edu (direct)

Crystal's bio


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Racquel Farrar

Communications Assistant

The Communications Assistant maintains the external IAS website, the internal IAS communications website, and IAS listservs. Also provides support in IAS news postings, calendar events, updating access and permissions, and monitoring the general information email. 

Email: farrar3@uw.edu

Racquel's bio


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Rachel Foote

Associate Director of Academic Operation

Provides data analysis to IAS Faculty, Staff, and Leadership in support of student enrollment, curriculum planning, course staffing, assessment, admissions, and enrollment management.

Phone: 425-352-3280
Email: rfoote@uw.edu

Rachel's bio


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Stephanie Lê

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Meets individually with students pursuing IAS majors and minors to develop educational plans as well as support students’ intellectual and personal development. Provides information on School and UW policies, procedures and requirements to current students, staff and faculty members.

Phone: 425-352-5350
Email: IASadv@uw.edu

Stephanie's bio


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Samantha Mafune

Academic Operations Program Coordinator 

Provides assistance with course management and curriculum support. Also provides support with time schedule construction, course fee approvals, syllabi documentation, and more.

Email: iassched@uw.edu

Samantha's Bio


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Kelly Stockman McKee

Administrator

Oversees fiscal and administrative operations for the School, including academic human resources/personnel, with responsibility for sustainable resource management; strategic planning; and decision support.

Email: kellysr1@uw.edu

Kelly's bio


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Eva Navarijo

Director of Academic Services

The Director of Academic Services provides leadership for IAS academic services which includes admissions, enrollment management, and course scheduling for graduate and undergraduate programs. The Director also oversees academic advising for IAS students.

Phone: 425-352-5350
Email: navarijo@uw.edu

Eva's bio


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William Schubert

Program Operations Assistant

Provides operational and administrative support for the IAS Operations Team and Dean’s office. Point Person for IAS Operations team in facilitating communication to support faculty requests. Point Person for IAS faculty and UW Bothell Fiscal and Audit Services (FAS) to facilitate the centrally supported reimbursement process. Provides assistance to faculty and staff seeking assistance with purchasing or reimbursement as well as the FAS staff processing these requests. Coordinates projects and process improvements as needed for the IAS Operations team.

Email: wschub@uw.edu

William's Bio


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Monique Taylor

Assistant Director for Student Outreach and Communications

Meets individually with students pursuing IAS majors and minors to develop educational plans as well as support students’ intellectual and personal development. Provides information on School and UW policies, procedures and requirements to current students, staff and faculty members.

Phone: 425-352-5350
Email: IASadv@uw.edu

Monique's Bio 


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Nhi P. Tran

Assistant Director for Student Success Initiatives and Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Meets individually with studnts pursuing IAS majors and minors to develop educational plans as well as support students’ intellectual and personal development. Provides information on School and UW policies, procedures and requirements to current students, staff and faculty members.

Phone: 425-352-5350
Email: IASadv@uw.edu

Nhi's Bio