Advising Team

Crystal Eney

Director of Student Services

Jenifer Hiigli

Academic Adviser - Lead

Austin Browning

Academic Adviser & Career Counselor

Chloe Dolese Mandeville

Program Manager for Diversity & Access

Leslie Ikeda

Academic Adviser

Maggie Morris

Academic Adviser - Senior

Chelsea Navarro

Academic Adviser

Pim Lustig

Course Coordinator

We know that some students may find themselves struggling with financial, academic, technology related, medical or other issues during the Covid-19 crisis.  If you are struggling with an issue that you would like to notify the Undergraduate Advising team about, we encourage you to fill out this confidential survey.  Your answers will only be viewed by a few members of the advising staff. While we cannot promise to meet all of your needs, we'd like to know where our students are struggling and at least try to connect you with additional resources if we can't outright help directly. 

Welcome to CSE Advising!

Our mission is to:

  • Provide helpful information and guidance to prospective and current CSE students
  • Foster a school atmosphere where all students feel welcomed and included
  • Review and update Allen School services and policies to ensure CSE students receive an excellent educational experience

CSE Advising Office: Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering, CSE2 170.  Check-in at the front desk for all appointments.

Email us: ugrad-advisor(at)cs(dot)washington(dot)edu

Undergraduate Advising Calendar

Upcoming school events and advising hours are listed on the CSE Undergraduate Calendar.

Speak with an Adviser

We are happy to speak with you! There are many ways you can contact an adviser to have your questions answered.  Please note all spring 2020 meetings will be virtual.

Quick Question Advising Sessions:

Quick Questions will not be held over Summer 2020 will resume at the start of Autumn Quarter. Advisers are still available and happy to chat via scheduled appointments or over email. 


Schedule Appointment

If you are unable to make it to a Quick Question advising session or need a longer appointment with an adviser (about 20 - 30 minutes), please schedule an appointment online. You may generally request an appointment up to 3 weeks out (high school prospective students up to 60 days out). If you are not able to easily make it to campus, we have remote advising appointments available as well. 


You can reach us at 

Speak with a CSE Peer Adviser

The Allen School has peer advisers who can talk with current UW students about planning for the major and CSE admissions, course planning, internship prep, connecting with research, and generally being a successful student.  Peer advisers can talk about CSE courses, getting started with research or teaching, landing internships, getting involved with the Allen School or in the UW, and so much more. CSE peer advisers are not available during the summer quarter. 

Meet them here:

There are many ways you can contact a peer adviser to have your questions answered:

Quick Question Advising Sessions: Peer advisers will be available during Quick Question advising sessions and you can request to meet with one when you sign-in for quick questions. Hours for these sessions are listed on the CSE Undergraduate Calendar. Quick Questions are not available during the summer. 

Peer Adviser Advising Appointments: If you are unable to make it to a Quick Question advising session or need a longer appointment with a peer adviser (about 20 - 30 minutes), please schedule an appointment online

Personal Statement Review: For applicants applying to the Allen School through the current UW student admissions pathway, peer advisers can provide personal statement review. Please note that Allen School academic advisers are unable to provide personal statement review. During your appointment, a peer adviser will review your rough draft and provide suggestions and edits based on their knowledge of the current UW student admissions pathway to the Allen School. Please note that personal statement review is only available for current UW students and is not available for prospective high school or transfer students. 

Email: The peer advisers can be contacted via email for questions, feedback, and advice. They can be reached at 

Undergraduate Resources

All CSE Undergraduates are automatically subscribed to the Allen School Undergraduates & 5th Year Masters Discussion Board. (contact advising if you don't have access to this EdStem Discussion Board)

For job postings, current Allen School students should be added to the Allen School Career Board.