Raven Alexander

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Assistant Director for Diversity & Outreach

Contact:

206-616-6536
ravena (at) cs.washington.edu

Room 134 in the Paul Allen Center
box 352350


Hello!

I've been an advisor in CSE since 2007, and I became CSE's Assistant Director for Diversity & Outreach in 2016. Along with advising students, I oversee our K-12 outreach, coordinate policies and programs to improve access to CSE and computing, and serve on CSE and College of Engineering diversity committees. I also manage CSE's admissions processes. 

In 2013, I earned my Masters in Education at the UW in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. My graduate work focused on improving policy and student programs to support underrepresented students in engineering. I earned my Bachelors from UW in 2006, in Interdisciplinary Visual Art and the Comparative History of Ideas. I wrote my Bachelors thesis on how high school architecture impacts students' college aspirations. I was born in Seattle, grew up in Everett, and attended Mariner High School.

As a student, I studied abroad in Berlin, worked at The Daily as the Design Chief and the Arts Editor, and interned at the College Success Foundation. I also worked as a peer counselor, Orientation Leader, program assistant for the Washington State Achievers scholarship, an intern at a design studio downtown, and editor of The Anthology Project (a travel journal from the Comparative History of Ideas department). 
 
I volunteer in Ecuador with Timmy Global Health, and lived in Beijing for three months in 2012. I like to travel, go to plays at The Seattle Rep and ballet at PNB, and I have a small dog named Buster.  :)  
 
Buster dog on a walk.