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Speak to an Adviser

The advising staff in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) is here to help students through academic guidance and support.

HCDE Academic Services provides empathetic and personalized advising to engage students in their pursuit of personal, academic, and professional exploration. We challenge students to be inquisitive, creative, and thoughtful global citizens.

We request that students wear masks for in-person advising appointments. If you are unable or uncomfortable wearing a mask, please schedule a virtual appointment or email askhcde@uw.edu to discuss alternative options. 

HCDE Advising Staff

Kathleen RasconKathleen Rascon

Director of Academic Services
Contact for PhD advising

Schedule appointment
khorenst@uw.edu // 206.543.4257

Zoom Drop-Ins for Current HCDE Students: Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30pm

Alex LlapitanAlex Llapitan

Senior Academic Counselor
Contact for MS and UCD advising
Schedule appointment
alex310@uw.edu// 206.221.6230

Zoom Drop-Ins for Current HCDE Students: Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm

Meghan OxleyMeghan Oxley

Senior Academic Counselor
Contact for BS advising
Schedule appointment
what@uw.edu// 206.543.1798

Zoom Drop-Ins for Current HCDE Students: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm

HCDE Peer Advisers

VJVijayalaxmi Padmanabhan

Graduate Peer Advisor (Master's and UCD Certificate)

Schedule appointment
askhcde@uw.edu

placeholder imageShefali Kumaran

Undergraduate Peer Advisor (Bachelor's)

Schedule appointment
askhcde@uw.edu

placeholder imageChau Nguyen

Undergraduate Peer Advisor (Bachelor's)

Schedule appointment
askhcde@uw.edu

Faculty Advisers

If you have specific questions about curriculum or research in our programs, or want further information than our advising staff have provided, contact the relevant faculty listed below.

Brock Craft, Associate Teaching Professor
Director of HCDE's undergraduate program
bcraft@uw.edu 
Faculty member and adviser for current and prospective undergraduate students.

Tyler Fox, Associate Teaching Professor
Director of HCDE's Master's and Certificate programs
foxt@uw.edu
Faculty member and adviser for current and prospective MS and User Centered Design (UCD) Certificate students, Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC) for the UW Graduate School.

Sean Munson, Associate Professor
Director of HCDE's PhD program
smunson@uw.edu
Faculty member and adviser for current and prospective PhD students.