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The communications team conveys the Graduate School’s commitment to diversity and graduate students’ success by supporting fundraising, recruitment and retention and professional development efforts.

Annie Pellicciotti, director

Additional support

We direct, design, create and maintain our online presence that serves the Graduate School’s audiences. In addition, we gather, coordinate and disseminate information of interest and importance to UW graduate students, Graduate School staff, University leaders, the UW campus and the community, and collaborate with units campus-wide to share content and cross-promote news and successes. Communications vehicles include the Graduate School website, social media channels, regular enewsletters to grad students and staff, public presentations and institutional reporting.

Location and contact

100 Gerberding Hall (map →)
General inquiries:
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The advancement team aims to increase philanthropic gifts benefiting all UW graduate students. We focus on graduate education giving opportunities that transcend disciplinary boundaries and impact the entire University. Specifically, our advancement efforts focus on enhancing and supporting diversity, interdisciplinary programs, recruitment of top students and the UW Press. We also work closely with the UW Press development team to augment their efforts to generate private support for the publication of outstanding scholarly books.

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Public Lectures

The Graduate School’s public lecture series, funded by the Jessie and John Danz, Walker-Ames and Mary Ann and John D. Mangels endowments, shares the UW’s academic expertise with general audiences through lectures that are promoted in collaboration with the UW Alumni Association.

Yvette Moy, director

Additional information

Lecturers have included educator Geoffrey Canada, author Amy Tan, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and statistician Nate Silver.


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Graduate Student Affairs

Graduate Student Affairs uses a holistic approach to supporting graduate students through student-centered services & programming, timely resources, and intentional tri-campus partnerships.

Bill Mahoney, Associate dean of student & postdoc affairs

Additional support

We strive to promote the well-being of our diverse graduate student body in our tri-campus network by providing programming, offering direct help to plan for success, helping with mentoring, assisting with issues specific to first-generation grad students, and much more, so they can thrive and be successful at the university and beyond. We are located in Loew Hall on the Seattle campus.

Our Staff

  • Bill Mahoney (, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Student & Postdoc Affairs
    • Office hours in person per public health guidelines M, W, Th (8 a.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Working remotely on F (8 a.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Loew 302, Seattle campus
  • Jaye Sablan (, M.A., Assistant Director of Graduate Student Affairs
    • Office hours in-person per public health guidelines M – W (9 a.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Working remotely Th & F (9 a.m.–5 p.m.)
    • Loew 304, Seattle campus

Location and contact

305 Loew Hall, Box 352191 (map →)

Staff can generally be reached 8 a.m.–5 p.m. PT, Monday–Friday

Additional Resources

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Office of Graduate Student Equity & Excellence

In support of the University’s outreach, recruitment and retention of Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander students, GSEE presents networking and professional development opportunities for graduate students throughout the academic year, in collaboration with graduate programs and campus units.

Carolyn Jackson, director

Additional support

GSEE’s recruitment efforts include sponsoring a series of Prospective Student Days, in which admitted graduate students visit the Seattle campus as they weigh the UW’s offer of admission. 

Location and contact

G-1 Communications (map →)
206.543.9016 or 800.524.9122

Would you like to schedule time to speak with a GSEE staff member? Please fill out our online “connect with GSEE” form.

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Equity & Justice in Graduate Programs

The Graduate School believes that fostering diversity and inclusion in education is a paramount responsibility as we prepare our students to be effective leaders in local and global societies.

Our support and programming is designed to help our students of color thrive while at the university and beyond.

Ralina Joseph, associate dean

Location and contact

Loew Hall (map → 

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