Future Students

Speak to an Advisor

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

HCDE Advisors

Alex LlapitanAlex Llapitan

Academic Counselor, Senior
Undergraduate Program
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alex310@uw.edu // 206.221.6230

Kathleen RasconKathleen Rascon

Academic Counselor, Senior
Master's and Certificate Program
Schedule appointment »
khorenst@uw.edu // 206.543.4257

Kathleen HorenstPat Reilly

Director of Student Services
PhD Program
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preilly@uw.edu // 206.543.1798


Faculty Advisors

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

Brock Craft, Senior Lecturer
Faculty Undergraduate Advisor
Faculty member and advisor for current and prospective undergraduate students.

Tyler Fox, Lecturer
Faculty Master's and Certificate Advisor
Faculty Internship Advisor
Faculty member and advisor for current and prospective MS and User Centered Design (UCD) Certificate students, Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC) for the UW Graduate School.

Julie Kientz, Associate Professor
Faculty Doctoral Advisor
Faculty member and advisor for current and prospective PhD students.