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Academic Services and Advising Industry Partnerships & Events Communications Computing Fiscal & Grants Advancement Center Staff


Julie Kientz

Julie Kientz
Department Chair

428 Sieg Building

Summer Dela Cruz Parkes

Summer Dela Cruz Parkes

428 Sieg Building

In office: M/Th, 9 am–6 pm
Remote: Tu/W/F 8 am–5 pm

  • Strategic Planning
  • Department operations and finance
  • Human Resources
  • Staff recruitment/hiring
  • Budgeting and projections (non-sponsored budgets)

Stacia Green
Assistant to the Chair

428 Sieg Building

In office: M/W, 8 am-4 pm
Remote: T/Th/F, 8 am-4 pm

  • Appointments with the Chair
  • Academic human resource requests
  • Instructor appointments
  • Adjunct and affiliate new and reappointments
  • Faculty and visiting student visa requests
  • Faculty and committee meeting scheduling

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Jane I. Skau
Office Manager and Building Coordinator

428 Sieg Building

In office:
T/W/Th: 9 am – 6 pm
F: 9 am - 5 pm
Remote: M: 9 am – 6 pm

  • Mailing/shipping/receiving
  • Office equipment (e.g. copier, water dispenser, office supplies)
  • Building access, keys, building safety
  • Equipment check-out (for STF equipment, please email Scott Rivers)
  • Conference rooms scheduling
  • Facilities requests (e.g. custodial, surplus, moving)
  • HCDE front desk student assistants
Academic Services and Advising

Advising appointments

Kathleen Rascon

Kathleen Rascon
Director of Academic Services

423 Sieg Building

In office: M/Tu/W, 8:30 am – 5 pm
Remote: Th/F, 8:30 am – 5 pm

  • HCDE student services events and programming
  • PhD academic advising
  • PhD, MS, UCD, and BS program and admissions committees
  • Handshake and MyGrad administrator
  • CoE and UW graduate school liaison and DEI staff representative

Alex Llapitan

Alex Llapitan
Academic Counselor, Senior

423 Sieg Building

In office: 
Tu/W/Th, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Remote: M/F, 8 am – 5 pm

  • MS and UCD academic advisor
  • MS and UCD program and admissions committees
  • CoE and ABET staff liaison
  • Oversee peer advisor program

Meghan Oxley

Meghan Oxley
Academic Counselor, Senior

423 Sieg Building

In office: M/W, 8 am – 5 pm
Remote: Tu/Th/F, 8 am – 5 pm

  • BS academic advisor
  • BS program and admissions committees
  • CoE and ABET staff liaison

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Alanna Robins Daniels
Program Coordinator

428 Sieg Building

In office: Tu/W/Th, 9 am – 6 pm
Remote: M/F, 9 am – 6 pm


  • Time schedule planning and submissions
  • Ordering textbooks, track and dispersing course evaluations
  • IASystem Coordinator
  • HCDE admissions
  • Academic services events


Industry Partnerships & Events

Melissa Ewing

Melissa Ewing
Program Manager, Outreach and Events

428 Sieg Building

In office: F, 9 am – 5 pm
Remote: M/Tu/W/Th, 9 am – 5 pm

  • Alumni, corporate, and industry relations and outreach
  • Outreach to industry and non-profits for Capstone sponsorship
  • Mentor programs
  • Department and alumni events

Leah Pistorius

Leah Pistorius
Communications Manager

428 Sieg Building

In office: W, 9 am – 6 pm
Remote: M/Tu/Th/F, 9 am – 6 pm

  • HCDE website and social media
  • HCDE newsletter and Designing Up magazine
  • News about HCDE students, faculty, and researchers
  • Branded swag and printed materials

For IT support, email

Fiscal & Grants

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Laura Davis
Grants Manager

428 Sieg Building

In office: Tu/W, 9 am – 6 pm
Remote: M/Th/F, 9 am – 6 pm

  • Pre/post award management
  • Effort reporting (GCCRs/FECs)
  • Grant/gift processing and tracking
  • Startup/RCR tracking
  • WorkDay costing allocations
  • Budget reconciliation
  • Budget/PCA code assignments
  • Purchasing (blanket POs only)

Katia Jossa-Jouable

Katia Jossa-Jouable
Program Operations Specialist

428 Sieg Building

In office: M/Tu, 7 am – 4 pm
Remote: W/Th/F, 8 am–5 pm

  • Department operations and finance
  • Budgeting and projections (non-sponsored budgets)
  • Pre/post award management
  • Effort reporting (GCCRs/FECs)
  • Payroll, fiscal and human resources administration
  • Budget reconciliation
  • Budget approval

Allen Lee

Allen Lee
Fiscal Supervisor

428 Sieg Building
206.685.1558 |

In office: Tu/W/Th, 8:30 am–5 pm
Remote: M/F, 8:30 am–5 pm

  • Graduate and hourly student appointments (HR/Payroll)
  • Scholarship/fellowship/award disbursements (SDB)
  • ProCard/CTA (student travel) administration
    • For help with travel arrangements and itineraries, please contact one of the preferred UW Travel Agencies.
  • Purchasing (for blanket purchase orders (BPOs), contact Laura)
  • ARIBA/ProCard
  • Payments to individuals
  • Research subject payments (Tango/Amazon)
  • Non-PO invoices
  • Reimbursements (travel and non-travel), email

Liz Young

Liz Young
Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

014D Loew Hall

  • Engineering industry and foundation partnerships, with a focus on Career Center, faculty, and research programs
Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR) Staff

The CoSSaR office operates Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PST (closed from noon - 1 p.m.) The CoSSaR office in Sieg Building is typically open from Tuesday through Thursday when the team is onsite. Individuals interested in connecting with the center on Monday and Friday are encouraged to do so electronically as team members work remotely those days. 


Brie Yost
Program Operations Specialist

423 Sieg Building

In office: Tu/W/Th, 8 am – 5 pm
Remote: M/F 8 am – 5 pm

Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR)