Our students come to us from all over the US and abroad. Around a fifth come from local colleges, finding life in the Pacific Northwest too compelling to abandon. We have representatives from UCSD, Reed College, Washington University (St. Louis), UC Davis, UC Berkeley, U. Georgia, and U. Michigan, among others. They come with backgrounds as diverse as their geographic origins, including engineering, medicine, neurobiology and physics. Some of our students begin as parents, and some become parents during their graduate work; see here for information about childcare resources.
Here is a list and some contact information for our current students. Some of our students have contributed profiles which might help to give an insider's impression of the graduate program.