The Office of Connected Learning Team

The Office of Connected Learning includes: Community-Based Learning and Research, Global Initiatives, the Collaboratory, Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects, and the Environmental Education & Research Center at St. Edward State Park.

Most staff work a hybrid work schedule, the best way to contact them is through email. If you call the phone numbers listed, you will be asked to leave a voicemail. Your voicemail will be translated to text and delivered to staff members through email, where they will follow up with you soon after.

Contact the Connected Learning team with general questions by emailing

Carolyn Brennan portraitCarolyn Brennan
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Responsible for supporting all aspects of research
administration and connected learning for the UW Bothell campus. 


Kara AdamsKara Adams 
Director, Community Engagement 





Natalia DybaNatalia Dyba
Director, Global Initiatives 




Layla TaylorLayla Taylor
Program Manager, Community-Based Learning and Research





Laura Hollingswoth

Jesus Govela
Collaboratory Space Manager
Manages all operations, services, and ongoing projects in the Collaboratory space while fostering a welcoming, equitable, and connected community.



Lily CasonLily Cason
Program Manager,
St. Edward Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC)





Sarah-Verlinde-Azofeifa-portrait.jpg Sarah Verlinde-Azofeifa
Project and Fiscal Coordinator
Marketing, Communications, Digital Badging, and New Projects





Pam-UWB.jpg Pam Ehrbar
Administrative Manager
Phone: 425-352-3528
Administrative and program support for the Offices of Sponsored Research and Connected Learning



Jay.jpeg Jay Nawash. Ph.D.
Interim Director of Research & Creative Projects for Undergraduates
and Merit Scholarships & Awards





Office location
Truly House
18140 110th Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
47.759598, -122.193003

We also do some advising at the Student Success Center.

Mailing Address
Connected Learning - UW Bothell
Box #358569
17927 113th AVE NE
Bothell, WA 98011