Chris Shaeffer, General Undergraduate STEM Advisor

Office: DISC – 352M
Front Desk: 425.352.3746

Chris joined the School of STEM in early 2014, and since then has been the primary advisor for most of its undergraduate major programs.

  • Spring 2014 – Autumn 2019: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
  • Autumn 2019 – Winter 2022: Computer Science & Software Engineering (CSSE) and Applied Computing
  • Winter 2022 – Autumn 2022: Biology and Chemistry
  • Autumn 2022 – Winter 2023: Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
  • Winter 2023 – Present: Chemistry, Physics, and Interactive Media Design (IMD)

His interests include teaching and learning languages (ask him about his free Japanese lessons!), exploring culture and the great outdoors, physical and mental health, charcoal drawing, organizing things, creating diagrams/flowcharts, algae, and designing tabletop games.


  • Winter 2024 (projected) – Licensed Massage Therapist; Discoverypoint School of Massage; Seattle, WA
  • Spring 2022 – Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development; University of Washington; Bothell, WA
  • Autumn 2009 – Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs; Temple University Japan (TUJ); Tokyo, Japan
  • Spring 2005 – Exchange Student; Kanazawa Fushimi High School; Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan