Staff

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


Undergraduate Advising

Eva Navarijo

Eva Navarijo, Director

Advisor for the following IAS majors: 

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

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


Monique Taylor

Monique Taylor, Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Advisor for the following IAS majors: 

  • American & Ethnic Studies
  • Culture, Literature & the Arts
  • Media & Communication Studies (last names M - Z)

IAS Undergraduate Academic Advisors meet individually with students pursuing IAS majors and minors to develop educational plans as well as support students’ intellectual and personal development. They provide 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


Drew Gamboa

Drew Gamboa, Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Drop-in Advisor for all IAS majors.


IAS Undergraduate Academic Advisors meet individually with students pursuing IAS majors and minors to develop educational plans as well as support students’ intellectual and personal development. They provide information on School and UW policies, procedures and requirements to current students, staff and faculty members.  
Phone: 425-352-5350
Email IASadv@uw.edu

Drew'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


Mateó Ochoa

Mateó Ochoa, Graduate Staff Assistant
The Graduate Staff Assistant (GSA) for Graduate Programs supports the successful operation of the IAS graduate programs (M.A. in Cultural Studies, M.A. in Policy Studies, and the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics) and to the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences as a whole, with a focus on internal and external communications, student recruitment, events, and administrative and research support on a variety of projects.
Phone: 425-352-3877 | Email: ochoab@uw.edu

Mateó'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 Assistant
The Program Assistant 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, Administrator
Oversees the administrative and financial activities of IAS. Leads administrative efforts around faculty HR processes such as promotion & tenure, appointment/reappointment, and recruitment.
Phone: 425-352-5073 | Email: keenej2@uw.edu

Jennifer's bio


Trang Nguyen

Trang Nguyen, Program Coordinator
Coordinates faculty searches and on‐boarding; faculty reappointment, promotion, and tenure processes; supports Faculty Council and Deans’ administrative meetings and initiatives; and oversees the IAS Dean’s Office operations.
Email: tdnguye@uw.edu

Trang's Bio


Carmen Staab, Budget and Fiscal Analyst
Monitors spending on all IAS budgets, performs budget reconciliations, and processes invoices. Handles travel funding requests. Maintains an accounting of startup/research, CAWG, and PIP funds available to faculty.
Phone: 425-352-3279 | Email: crs6@uw.edu


 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


Lauresa Babko

Lauresa Babko, Events Coordinator
Executes IAS academic, school, and public events; documents and tracks event activities; advises on event planning and development;  and supports IAS communications, publicity, and outreach.
Phone: 425-352-3553 | Email: lsmith09@uw.edu

Lauresa'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