Staff

Academic Advising | Academic Services | Operations | External Relations


Academic Advising

Eva Navarijo

Eva Navarijo, Director of Academic Services

The Director of Academic Services oversees the IAS academic advising unit and provides leadership for IAS academic services which includes admissions, enrollment management, and course scheduling. Also advises graduate and undergraduate students pursuing IAS majors and degrees to support their intellectual and personal development.

Interim Graduate Advisor for the following degrees:

Phone: 425-352-5350
Email: IASadv@uw.edu (Undergraduate Students); iasgrad@uw.edu (Graduate Students)

Eva's bio


Wisam Berry

Wisam Berry, Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Advisor for the following IAS majors:

  • American & Ethnic Studies
  • Community Psychology
  • Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
  • Science, Technology & Society
  • Society, Ethics & Human Behavior

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

Wisam's Bio


Monique Taylor

 Monique Taylor, Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Advisor for the following IAS majors:

  • Culture, Literature & the Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Media & Communication Studies

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 


Nhi Tran

Nhi Tran, Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Advisor for the following IAS majors: 

  • Conservation & Restoration Science
  • Earth System Science
  • Environmental Science—no longer admitting
  • Environmental Studies
  • Global Studies
  • Law, Economics & Public Policy
  • Mathematical Thinking & Visualization

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


Miriam Bartha

Miriam Bartha, Outgoing Director of Graduate Programs and Graduate Program Advisor (on leave Winter/Spring 2022)

From 2013-2021, supervised the IAS Graduate Programs and External Relations, with responsibility for strategic operations, recruitment and outreach, admissions and student advising.
Email:MBartha@uw.edu

Miriam's bio


 Academic Services

 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


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


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

Kelly Stockman McKee

 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


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

Andrew Shinn, Communications 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

 


 

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