Lab Support Team
Our team of coordinators are here to help with your lab and/or class needs. Our mission is to enable your STEM related endeavors. Read bios below to get to know us better. For contact information, click here.
Lab Manager and Biology Lab Coordinator
Christy leads STEM's Laboratory Management team. She also works in the biology teaching labs, supporting lab sections. Prior to joining UW Bothell in 2006, Christy worked as a research technician at Pioneer Hi-Bred, Iowa State University, and University of Oregon.
Kelly provides direct lab instructional support by coordinating lab and field-based labs for biology curricular areas. Kelly promotes a culture of safety and ensures compliance with lab safety regulations. She engages with faculty to aid in the planning and development of existing and new lab courses and activities. She also purchases, operates and maintains laboratory instruments and equipment; and supervises and trains student lab assistants.
Chemistry Lab Coordinator
Dr. David Symon provides instructional support for three chemistry lab spaces. He provides in-lab assistance to faculty and students. He works with faculty to develop new lab exercises and redesigns existing experiments to be more efficient and effective. He maintains chemistry labs and oversees chemistry lab safety compliance by setting up lab equipment, inspecting, testing, adjusting, and repairing chemistry instrumentation and writing standard operating procedures. David also trains others in the safe and effective operation of chemistry lab equipment and instrumentation.
Electrical Engineering Lab Coordinator
Mechanical Engineering Lab Coordinator
Jacob coordinates instructional support for three mechanical engineering labs and a machine shop, managing all equipment and use of space. He assists faculty with developing new courses to support the growing mechanical engineering degree and develops and proposes new lab exercises from a general idea or fundamental engineering concept. He also reviews and redesigns existing experiments to be more efficient and effective.
Physics Lab Coordinator
Sam started his UW Bothell adventures in Autumn 2006 as part of the school's inaugural freshmen class, pursuing a business degree. But sophomore year he fell in love with chemistry and never looked back. As a student, he worked for the Writing and Communication Center, the Career Center, and the Office of Student Life as an Orientation Leader. He also founded The Husky Herald newspaper, and served as Editor-in-Chief for its first 3 years of publication. In the summer of 2011, after graduating with a BS in Environmental Science with a focus on earth systems sciences, he worked as a member of the Jaffe Research Group, investigating various field trapping methods for different semi-volatile mercury compounds using GC/MS analysis. Sam joined STEM in January 2013 as a part time Chemistry Lab Coordinator. These days you can find him on the 3rd floor of Discovery Hall in the physics teaching labs.
Environmental Science Lab Coordinator
Marcella is the granddaughter of Italian immigrants and holds a dual citizenship, Brazilian and Italian. She was born and raised in Southeast Brazil. She spent most of her childhood going to her grandfather’s farm and learning about the importance of agriculture and sustainability, which inspired her to pursue her degree in the environmental science field at Sao Paulo State University/Brazil. In 2012, after spending six months at University of Tokyo/Japan as an exchange student, Marcella completed her Masters in Soil Science in Brazil, and soon after she moved to WA state to earn her Ph.D. in Forest Soils at UW.
Marcella is married with two daughters (4 years old Stella and 2 years old Sarah). In her free time, she enjoys cooking, swimming, travelling and exploring the beauty of the PNW region with her family. An avid swimmer, from ages 10 to 17, Marcella participated in regional and national tournaments across Brazil.
Lab Instrumentation Coordinator
James supports instrumentation across all divisions of the School of STEM at UW Bothell. He corroborates with several other lab coordinators in the teaching and research mission of the school of STEM.
In November 2022 James joined UW Bothell school of STEM as the lab instrumentation coordinator. He grew up in Marysville, WA with his parents, younger brother, and older sister. He was a member of boy scouts, 4H, tennis, basketball, and volleyball. Today, he enjoys hiking, sailing, surfing, and snowboarding.
In 2017 James graduated Western Washington University with a B.S. in Chemistry. Prior to UW Bothell, he worked at an environmental laboratory for five years working as an organic analyst moving all the way up to organics supervisor.
Who to call?
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Lab Staff Contact Information
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