Staff

Undergraduate Advising | Graduate Programs | Academic Services | Operations | External Relations


Undergraduate Advising

Eva Navarijo

Eva Navarijo, Director

Advisor for the following IAS majors: 

  • Earth System Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematical Thinking & Visualization
  • Science, Technology & Society
  • American & Ethnic Studies
  • Culture, Literature & the Arts

The Director of Undergraduate Student Services & Advising oversees the IAS academic advising unit and provides leadership for IAS admissions, enrollment management, and course scheduling. Also advises students pursuing IAS majors to support their intellectual and personal development.
Phone: 425-352-5350
Email IASadv@uw.edu

Eva's bio


Jessica Trenkamp, Senior Academic Advisor

Advisor for the following IAS majors: 

  • Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
  • Community Psychology (last names A - L)
  • Media & Communication Studies (last names A - L)
  • Society, Ethics & Human Behavior (last names A - L)

Responsible for providing academic advising to undergraduates in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, as well as assisting in the training of IAS advising staff. 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

Jessica's bio


Nhi Tran

Nhi Tran, Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Advisor for the following IAS majors: 

  • Global Studies
  • Law, Economics & Public Policy
  • Community Psychology (last names M - Z)
  • Society, Ethics & Human Behavior (last names M - Z)

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

Nhi's Bio


 Graduate Programs

Miriam Bartha

Miriam Bartha, Director
Supervises the IAS Graduate Programs and External Relations. For Graduate Programs, oversees operational plans and stewards program assessment, development, and implementation. For IAS more generally, provides strategic leadership for the development of external relations, staff, and organizational plans.
Phone: 425-352-5427 | Email: MBartha@uw.edu

Miriam's bio


 Academic Services

Rachel Foote, Curriculum Planning & Assessment Specialist
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


 Jung Lee, Assistant Director of Academic Services

Manages the admissions process for IAS undergraduate programs and leads the IAS curriculum planning process. Also coordinates the annual D.C. Seminar on Human Rights and stewards IAS scholarships.
Phone: 425-352-5271  
Email: junglee5@uw.edu

 Jung's bio


Sakara Buyagawan

Sakara Buyagawan, Program Coordinator
The Program Coordinator for Academic Services plays a vital role in consistent, successful delivery of academic programs for students, including course management, curriculum documentation, admissions processing, time schedule development and maintenance, and front desk operations for our busy advising office.
Phone: 425-352-3576 | Email: sakara04@uw.edu

Sakara's bio


 Operations

Jennifer Keene

Jennifer Keene, Director of Finance and Operations
Oversees fiscal management, operations, and academic HR and payroll processes.  Performs process improvement, strategic planning, and implementation.  Provides leadership for staff development.  Leads the IAS Operations Team.   
Phone: 425-352-5073 | Email: keenej2@uw.edu

Jennifer's bio


Carmen Staab, Budget and Fiscal Analyst
Monitors spending on all IAS budgets and performs budget reconciliations.  Handles travel funding requests. Maintains an accounting of startup/research, CAWG, and RIG funds available to faculty.  Initiates payroll processes, including appointments, FTE changes, leaves, costing allocations, and additional compensation.
Phone: 425-352-3279 | Email: crs6@uw.edu

Grace Ryan

Grace Ryan, Program Coordinator for Operations and Events
Provides coordination and communications for IAS events, public lectures, and performances, as well as daily operations.  Provides technical support for faculty HR processes such as appointment/reappointment, reviews, and promotion & tenure.  Supports faculty searches, onboarding, and development.
Email: gnryan@uw.edu

Grace's bio


 

Lauresa Babko, Fiscal Specialist
Processes reimbursements for faculty, staff, and visitors who have out-of-pocket expenses related to travel and other purchases.  Processes and submits payments for invoices and honorarium.  School-level expert for travel and purchasing questions.
Email: iasfacre@uw.edu

Lauresa's bio


 External Relations

Miriam Bartha

Miriam Bartha, Director
Supervises the IAS Graduate Programs and External Relations. For Graduate Programs, oversees operational plans and stewards program assessment, development, and implementation. For IAS more generally, provides strategic leadership for the development of external relations, staff, and organizational plans.
Phone: 425-352-5427 | Email: MBartha@uw.edu

Miriam's bio


Andrew Shinn, Communications and Events Manager
Leads communications strategy and management for IAS. Oversees web development, story development and placement, production of newsletters and promotional materials, and social media for IAS, and evaluates the effectiveness of communications, outreach, and marketing efforts.
Phone: 425-352-3415 | Email: shinn@uw.edu

Andrew's bio


Lisa Olason, Alumni and Community Relations Manager
Manages alumni programming and community engagement for the School of IAS. Her role involves cultivating relationships with IAS constituents which support and strengthen the School of IAS and UW Bothell.
Phone: 425-352-3136 | Email: LOlason@uw.edu

Lisa's bio


photo of Victoria Sprang

Victoria Sprang, Associate Director of Advancement, Advancement and External Relations
Leads the School of IAS efforts to foster deep, coordinated involvement in fundraising and programming to cultivate and nurture positive external relationships that create funding opportunities for the school.
Phone: 425-352-3716 | Email: vsprang@uw.edu

Victoria's bio