Early Identification Program
Thank you for visiting our website! The Early
encourages and assists UW undergraduates from educationally and economically
disadvantaged backgrounds to enter graduate school via undergraduate research,
pre-graduate advising, seminars/course work(s), and social activities. We also provide
referral service for students interested in professional schools (Medicine,
If you've visited our Ronald E. McNair Scholars
Program you'll notice both EIP and McNair Program have three ultimate goals:
Enhance the probability of our undergraduate
students getting 1) admitted and 2) funded to various Ph.D. programs, and
ultimately have many more leaders via graduate education. This is usually
accomplished via undergraduate research, workshops, seminars, and social
Salient Features of Early Identification Program in relation to the
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program:
will notice in our current
Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program,
we can only serve25 students as it is dictated by the U.S. Department
of Education. Whereas in EIP, we have the opportunity serve greater number of
students with broader definition of the term "disadvantaged" (beyond first
generation, low-income, and traditionally underrepresented).
Interested in affiliating?
We hope and trust so! It's as easy as making an
appointment with an advisor.
EIP is open to all UW undergraduates.
The staff is composed of a program director, associate director,
counseling services coordinator, and two graduate advisors who are in the
process of obtaining doctoral degrees.
All e-mails should be addressed to user at u.washington.edu
Early Identification Program Professional Staff
Associate Vice President of Office of Minority Affairs and
Dr. Gallardo earned his Ph.D. in Geography. His research
interests include the geography of race and ethnicity,
Latino settlement in the U.S., and the socio-spatial
dimensions of ethnic economies. His dissertation
research focused on the social, economic, and
geographic dimensions of African American, Chinese,
Korean, and Mexican entrepreneurship. He is also
interested in minority student access to graduate
education and graduate retention issues.
Gene Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Director of
McNair & Early Identification Program, OMAD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1999-2001, University
of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education.
Ph.D. Education 1999, University
M.S. Counseling 1995, University
Gene's research and life interests/experience
Rosa E. Ramirez, M.S.
Counseling Services Coordinator
Rosa is a UW graduate with a B.A. in Art History. She also
holds a Masters of Public Administration degree. She has
been working for the Office of Minority Affairs and
Diversity full time now for the last 7 years. She is very
interested in learning about other cultures and languages.
She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in International Studies.
Graduate Student Advisors
Brooke Cassell is a third year graduate student in the
School of Forest Resources, and this is her first year
with McNair/EIP. Her research interests are fire ecology,
reconstruction of fire histories using tree-ring studies
and restoration ecology. She grew up outside of Chicago,
IL and obtained her BA in Sound Recording at Columbia
College Chicago in 2003.
Raj G. Chetty
Raj Chetty is a PhD candidate in the English Department,
with research interests in Caribbean literature and
culture across English-, French-, and Spanish-language
regions, black diaspora studies, postcolonial literary
studies, and performance studies. His dissertation
analyzes connections between radical theater projects and
movements by Trinidadian, Dominican, and Jamaican
playwrights. He holds a BA in English from UC Riverside,
and an MA in English from Brigham Young University. This
is his first year with McNair/EIP.
EIP is sponsored by
The Office of Minority Affairs.
Early Identification Program
173G Mary Gates Hall - Box 352803
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845