Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

We’re here for you!

Our MOR team is dedicated to compassionate student service, community outreach and quality programs that will prepare students for the UW applications process. In order to provide the most supportive experience for students, our admissions counselors are each dedicated to one of our affinity groups and are members of that group. We’re here to support you through your journey to the UW, so don’t hesitate to reach out!

Our Team

  • Jaime Soto, M. Ed

    Director

    He/Him

  • Sylvie Shiosaki

    Assistant Director

    She/Her

  • Rose Nguyen

    Program Manager

    She/Her, Southeast Asian Affinity Group

  • Micah Hatchie

    Admissions Counselor

    He/Him, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Affinity Group

  • Laura Valenzuela

    Transfer Admissions Counselor

    She/Her, Latino/a Affinity Group

  • Nelson Wynn

    Admissions Counselor

    He/Him, Black/African American Affinity Group

  • Jared Edge (Kuwlkadim)

    Admissions Counselor

    He/Him, Alaskan Native/American Indian Affinity Groups

Jaime Soto, M. Ed

Director

He/Him
206.685.3033

Degrees: M.Ed., Organizational Leadership; B.A., Sociology

Languages spoken: English and Spanish

Hometown and high school: Toppenish, WA / Toppenish High School

Favorite class in college: Sociology of the Family

Sylvie Shiosaki

Assistant Director

She/Her
206-543-4528

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Degrees: B.A., Geography, Minors in Education, Learning & Society and International Studies

Languages spoken: English

Hometown and high school: Vashon, WA/ Vashon High School

Favorite class in college: Geography 478 Social Justice & the City

Favorite place on campus: Mary Gates Hall – It is a one stop shop for multiple resources that help students succeed at UW, such as CLUE for free tutoring, Disability Resources for Students, the Career & Internship Center, and more.

Rose Nguyen

Program Manager

She/Her, Southeast Asian Affinity Group
206.685.2557

Degree: B.A., Human Services

Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese

Micah Hatchie

Admissions Counselor

He/Him, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Affinity Group
206-616-0460

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Degrees: Bachelors (American Ethnics Studies) Minor (Anthropology)

Languages Spoken: English, Hawaiian, Hawaiian pidgin

Hometown: Haleiwa, Hawaii

High School: Waialua High and Intermediate School

Favorite class in college: Anthropology study abroad to Tahiti

Favorite place on campus: Husky Stadium, Rainer Vista

Laura Valenzuela

Transfer Admissions Counselor

She/Her, Latino/a Affinity Group
206-685-6463

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Degrees: B.A., Sociology

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Hometown: Quincy, WA

High School: Quincy High School

Favorite class in college: EDUC 216 (Thriving On The Path To Happiness)

Favorite place on campus: Ethic Cultural Center (ECC)

Nelson Wynn

Admissions Counselor

He/Him, Black/African American Affinity Group
206-221-7193

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Degree: Bachelors in Psychology w/ Animal Behavior Focus (UW Seattle)

Languages spoken: English

Hometown/high school: Friday Harbor, WA / Friday Harbor Highschool

Favorite classes in college: Animal Behavior, Animal Communication, and Zoo Animal Lab

Favorite place on campus: My favorite places on campus are the IC, the residence halls, and the Burke-Gilman Trail.  The IC got me through the rigorous science and math courses, The residence halls allowed me to meet some of my best friends while working as an RA, and the Burke showed me the natural beauty of Seattle while linking me to its farther flung locales.

Jared Edge (Kuwlkadim)

Admissions Counselor

He/Him, Alaskan Native/American Indian Affinity Groups
206-685-3022

Degrees: Bachelors in American Indian Studies and Indigenous Archaeology

Languages Spoken: English, Lushootseed

Hometown: Marysville/Tulalip, WA

High School: Marysville-Pilchuck High School

Favorite class in college: ANTH 0401(Decolonization in Museums), and ARCHY 469 (Canoe Class)

Favorite place on campus: The Intellectual House