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

  • Sylvie Shiosaki

    Interim 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

  • Nelson Wynn

    Admissions Counselor

    He/Him, Black/African American Affinity Group

  • Jared Edge (Kuwlkadim)

    Admissions Counselor

    He/Him, Alaskan Native/American Indian Affinity Groups

  • Autumn Forespring (She/Her)

    Admissions Counselor

    She/Her, Alaskan Native/American Indian Affinity Groups

  • Ammara Touch

    Admissions Counselor

    She/They, Southeast Asian Affinity Group

  • Laura Valenzuela

    Transfer Admissions Counselor

    She/Her, Latino/a Affinity Group

Sylvie Shiosaki

Interim 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

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

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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

Autumn Forespring (She/Her)

Admissions Counselor

She/Her, Alaskan Native/American Indian Affinity Groups

Degree: B.A., American Indian Studies

Languages Spoken: English

Hometown: Olympia, WA

High School: Centennial High School

Favorite classes in college: AIS 308, American Indians and the Environment; AIS 379, Powwow: Tradition and Innovation

Favorite place on campus: The wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House. When I was first admitted to the UW, my dad drove me all the way up to campus and we walked around for an hour trying to find the IH. When we found it, he told me “See? This is where you belong”. And it was true. I met my best friend in the IH office a few years later, and now she is my roommate! I even spent my 21st birthday pulling an all-nighter in the IH kitchen, helping to put on the Taking Back the Dinner event in 2019.

Ammara Touch

Admissions Counselor

She/They, Southeast Asian Affinity Group
206-616-7712

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Degree: B.A, American Ethnic Studies; B.S., Biology (Ecology, Evolution, Conservation); Minors in Oceania/Pacific Islander Studies & Diversity 

Languages spoken: English, Khmer

Hometown/high school: Kent, WA / Kentridge High School

Favorite classes in college: AAS 250 (Asian American Oral Histories), AIS 375 (Indigenizing Conservation in a Changing Climate)

Favorite place on campus: ECC (Ethnic Cultural Center)

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)