I started at the Career & Internship Center as a counselor in 2004. Over the 15 years that followed, I spent periods of time coordinating our grad student programs, managing our front desk and student employee teams, supporting the employer relations team, leading our data and assessment initiatives, and directing our multi-faceted internship operations. In 2019, I was hired as the center’s Executive Director. In this role, my big picture vision is that all UW students will be able to 1) identify the skills employers want, 2) gain experience to enhance their skills, 3) articulate their skills and experiences to potential employers, and 4) successfully take a good-fit next step. Undoubtedly, this is a big undertaking! Smaller goals in service to my larger vision include supporting our dynamic staff, fostering cross-campus collaborations, humbly seeking feedback, pushing myself to address problems creatively, and using data to inform decision-making. If you have ideas about how we can best support students, don’t hesitate to reach out.
My “hobbies” include wrangling two high-spirited daughters, breaking up fights between two ridiculous cats, holding babies in the nursery at church, and occasionally working on a creative project.
Associate Director of Employer & Student Engagement
I’m a proud 2005 alumnus of the University of Washington Geography department and now enjoy the opportunity to help support employers, and connect my fellow Huskies with meaningful job and internship opportunities at great organizations that span the Puget Sound, country and even the globe.
I oversee an Employer & Student Engagement team that manages contact with thousands of employers annually – virtually through our Handshake board, on-site with employers through our Bridge Mentorship and Site Visit programs, or on-campus through our On-Campus Interview, InfoSession and Career Fair opportunities. How can we help you make your next great hire?
Associate Director & Career Coach
I have worked in the UW Career & Internship Center since 2004 and very much enjoy coaching students and recent graduates in everything and anything career related. The UW is a special place and I welcome the opportunity to collaborate with departments, programs, faculty, staff and most importantly, students.
I have worked in career services since 1993 and earned my master’s degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis and my bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University in Bellingham.
I love live music (big & small concerts), music discovery, half-marathons, roadtrips and outdoor adventures.
I have been with the Career & Internship Center since June of 2015 and am a Career Counselor who can help undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni with any career related questions, problems, or concerns. I am a generalist career counselor, but have a keen interest in helping students in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am currently developing workshops that will help build “career” into the curricula and conversations of academic advisors and departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. I very much enjoy talking with students and alums on anything regarding UW life and career development and will work with you individually, or in small and large groups.
I have been in Seattle since 2006, arriving with a master’s degree in history from Northern Arizona University. I worked previously as a graduate student instructor and academic advisor in the Department of History at the University of Washington before joining the Career & Internship Center as a career counselor. I became enamored by career counseling while helping UW’s Department of History develop a professionalization and internship program for its undergraduate students and I am inspired to do this work full time now.
Assistant Director & Career Coach
I provide career coaching to UW students and recent grads on a wide variety of career related topics. We can chat about anything from major exploration to salary negotiation. The journey from college to career rarely follows a direct path, so I’m here to provide resources and a listening ear in developing a career strategy that works for you. I also support the Employer & Student Engagement side of things, which connects UW students to the broader world of work, and contributes to overall professional development.
I grew up in Vancouver, WA and then spent the next 10 years living all over the country. I received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Communication from Colorado State University, and a Master of Education in Counseling & Student Affairs from the University of West Georgia. I am happy to now be in the PNW, enjoying the coffee, the rain, and Pac-12 football.
Assistant Director of Employer & Student Engagement
As a member of the Employer & Student Engagement team, I facilitate connections between students and employers though various mentorship programs, company site visits, panels, and other programming. I help students explore the world of work, make connections, and understand how non-linear career pathways can develop.
I’m originally from Toronto, Canada, and made my way across the continent to attend Washington State University. While earning a degree in Psychology, I competed for Cougar swimming in breaststroke and sprint freestyle. Following graduation I worked in recruiting, before making the transition to higher education. Outside of work I enjoy camping, live music, and traveling.
Handshake Experience Manager
I support students, alumni, and employer partners by managing the online recruitment database serving UW Seattle and UW Bothell: Handshake. Whether you’re a student looking for a relevant career opportunity, an employer looking to build brand awareness on campus, or a UW advisor looking to assist students in their career and internship goals, I can help!
I am a graduate of Gonzaga University’s School of Business but am excited to be a Husky as well. After a variety of professional experiences, I’m happy to be at UW in the Career and Internship Center. In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, and traveling.
As the Internship Success Manager, I am excited to help students explore, find, and acquire high-quality internship experiences. I mainly work with UW staff, campus advisers, and employers to develop programs and processes that ensure students can access and thrive in these meaningful outside-the-classroom opportunities.
I grew up in San Jose, CA and received my Bachelor’s in Political Science and Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. My first job after college was in grassroots political activism in the Washington D.C. area. In that position, I worked with college student volunteers and found that higher education and student affairs was a great fit for my career interests. I came to UW for my Master’s degree in 2015, and prior to this role I have worked with student leadership programming and undergraduate research at the UW.
Outside of work, you can probably find me cooking up a new recipe, playing ultimate Frisbee, or hiking and camping.
As a career coach, I assist current students and recent alumni with career exploration, telling your academic and professional story, and gaining confidence in the transition from college to career. While I work with students from any major, I have a background in the Arts and a strong interest in supporting pre-major and second year students in the College of Arts and Sciences. My goal is to create comfortable spaces where students can take risks, get creative, and problem solve.
I grew up in Seattle, but spent nine years in the Midwest where I earned a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College and a Master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from Indiana University. Prior to joining the Career and Internship Center staff in 2017, I spent three years working as the undergraduate academic advisor for the UW School of Drama.
Outside of work, I enjoy running half marathons, singing, watching live theater, and testing out new recipes.
As a Pre-professional Career Coach, I am excited to be a resource and partner as students explore careers in health and law, build their leadership skills and prepare to apply to professional graduate programs.
I grew up in the city of Detroit, and attended the University of Michigan, a large public research university similar in many ways to UW. While there, I studied Political Psychology and wrote for the Michigan Daily newspaper. My career path has taken many turns along the way, from volunteering at an orphanage in Honduras to teaching ESL in an under-resourced elementary school in Washington, DC as a Teach for America corps member. Before coming to UW, I directed the Ready, Set Transfer! program at the Seattle Community Colleges, helping students transfer to universities to continue their studies in Science and Engineering. Throughout these experiences, I have learned more about what I like to do and what I am good at, so that I could seek out new opportunities that combined both of these things.
I am excited to be helping UW students identify and play to their strengths, while confirming that their chosen career path is a good fit with their skills and interests.
As a pre-professional career coach, I work with students in their educational, professional, and personal goals as well as explore their interests and opportunities in their desired fields. Currently, I am specifically serving pre-law and pre-health students and alumni. I look forward to working together and ultimately, defining what success means to you!
Born and raised in Seattle and a long-time husky, I graduated from the UW with a BA in Communications and minor in Education, Learning, and Societies (ELS). I also earned my Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from the UW School of Social Work with a focus on Community-Centered Integrative Practice. Two of my most memorable UW experiences were studying abroad in Hong Kong and being a mentor in Dream Project! Before coming to the UW, I worked at Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) as a Youth Program Manager primarily working with immigrant and refugee youth in Seattle and South King County. In my spare time, I love to travel, play with my dog, read a good book, play badminton, and take on various arts and crafts projects.
As a Career Coach, I help students discover career pathways that honor and build on their education, interests and professional/personal goals. Having worked as an advisor for community colleges in Washington, and having myself been a transfer student, I understand the challenges and benefits of being someplace new, fitting in and making the most of available opportunities. As students look to the future, answering the questions, “What do I want to do?” or “What are my next steps?” can sometimes seem daunting; but it doesn’t have to be. Working with a Career Coach can be a really amazing and exciting way to learn more about yourself and the many possibilities that abound as you complete your studies at UW.
Growing up, my father’s job took us to a variety of Air Force Bases across Japan and America, which gave me great appreciation for seeing new places and meeting new people. After years of moving, I found myself in the city of Spokane, where I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs at Eastern Washington University. After a few more cross-country moves, I returned to Washington, and got my Masters in Teaching from Saint Martin’s University. I have worked in both the public school system as an ELL and Special Education Teacher, and in higher education as an Academic Advisor and Program Manager for Veteran Services. When not at work, you can find my hanging out with my family, searching for treasures in thrift stores or trying out new salsa recipes found on Pinterest.
Director, Career Center @ Engineering
Hi Huskies! I came to the University of Washington in May 2015, after a 17-year engineering career at Boeing. I’m a native Washingtonian and hold a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (Cal Poly) and a Master of Science in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (New Mexico State). I’m never far from a volleyball court & can be found either playing or coaching high school & club teams. I live in the Mill Creek area with my husband, two daughters and my 200 pairs of shoes.
As a Career Coach at the Career Center @ Engineering, I guide Engineering students in exploring and securing fulfilling careers and internships throughout their academic journey at UW. Previously, I worked at Columbia University’s Center for Career Education and also worked as a High School Mathematics teacher prior to my Higher Education career. I received bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from University of British Columbia and master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. I look forward to listening to your stories and learning about unique skills and strengths that you bring to the campus, as well as any career-related concerns and questions you may have!
As a Career Coach at the CC@E (Career Center @ Engineering), I help engineering students from every level and discipline with their career-related questions. I previously worked at UBC, in Vancouver, Canada in a variety of roles in student services, program management, and advising. Beyond higher education, I have worked in the public sector, and as a private consultant specialization in geospatial analysis. You can also often find hosting local board game / tabletop game events.