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

  • Myndee Ronning

    Director

    She/Her

  • 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

  • Claudia Valenzuela

    Admissions Counselor

    She/Her, Latino/a Affinity Group

  • Autumn Forespring

    Admissions Counselor

    She/Her, Alaskan Native/American Indian Affinity Groups

  • Alicia Finch

    Admissions Counselor

    American Indian/Alaska Native Affinity

  • Mimi To

    Admissions Counselor

    She/They, Southeast Asian Affinity

  • Geneva Thompson

    Admissions Counselor

    She/Her, Black/African American Affinity

Myndee Ronning

Director

She/Her
206.685.3033

Degrees:  B.S. Speech Communication, MS Information Technology Administrative

Languages spoken: English

Hometown and high school:  Coos Bay, OR // Marshfield High School

Favorite class in college:  My favorite class in grad school was Organizational Development and Leadership

Favorite place on campus: Quad in spring when the cherry trees are blooming

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

Claudia Valenzuela

Admissions Counselor

She/Her, Latino/a Affinity Group
206-616-7712

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Degree: B.A. in Psychology & Spanish. Minor in Education, Learning & Society

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Hometown: Quincy, WA

High School: Quincy High School. Go Jackrabbits!

Favorite classes in college: The full exploration seminar course in Tahiti!

Favorite place on campus: The Quad! It’s gorgeous, it’s a great place to hang out with friends during the nice weather, and it brings out a smile in me every time I walk through it.

Autumn Forespring

Admissions Counselor

She/Her, Alaskan Native/American Indian Affinity Groups
206-685-3033

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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.

Alicia Finch

Admissions Counselor

American Indian/Alaska Native Affinity
206-685-3022

Degree:  B.A. Communications

Languages spoken: English

Hometown/high school:  Spokane, WA, Lewis & Clark High School

Favorite classes in college:  Entomology

Favorite place on campus: On the shore looking out to Lake Washington

Mimi To

Admissions Counselor

She/They, Southeast Asian Affinity
206-221-6495

Degree: B.A. Education, Communities, and Organizations; Psychology

Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese

Hometown/high school: Seattle, WA; Ingraham High School — go Rams!

Favorite classes in college:  EDUC 251: Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity and PSYCH 345: Social Psychology

Favorite place on campus: Suzzallo Library Reading Room, it was my favorite place to study!

Geneva Thompson

Admissions Counselor

She/Her, Black/African American Affinity
206-221-7193

Degrees: Medical Anthropology/ Global Health

Languages Spoken: English

Hometown and high school: Tacoma, WA, Puyallup High School

Favorite class in college: PSYCH 210

Favorite place on campus: Alaska Airlines Arena