Q Center


Advising Program

Cat (they/she) has a Masters in Social Work from UW (’13) and believes you are expert of your experience and is at the Q Center to support you in getting what you want from your time at UW.  Cat can provide:

  • Crisis support and safety planning
  • Finding a queer friendly therapist or doctor
  • Connecting with resources
  • Many other things!  Just ask.

Contact Cat at cunnic@uw.edu to make an appointment to meet. Cat meets in person Tuesdays from 2:30pm-4pm and Thursdays from 1pm-4pm.  Cat can meet by appointment over skype, gchat, and phone.


Alexis Howell (she/her) is a second year graduate student working toward a concurrent Masters in Public Administration and Law degree, and is running the Q Center’s advising program. She received a B.A. in political science from Cal Poly, SLO in June 2013. She hopes to work as an attorney working to make the law work for people, that is, working with traditionally underserved populations get access to justice as well as teaching them how to make it work to their advantage. Alexis has experience with mentoring, and is available for one-on-one advising and coaching with students, or will gladly pair you with a peer for a continued mentoring relationship.  Come and see her if you’d like to:

  • Rant about school
  • Explore your sexuality and gender identity
  • Address mental health concerns
  • Talk about adjusting to university life
  • Discuss coming out

Alternatively, you can come talk to Alexis about anything and everything! Her door is always open! Alexis can be found in the Q Center from 3-6pm Monday-Friday.  If these hours don’t work for you, feel free to schedule a different time. You can request an appointment by emailing aehowell@uw.edu, and specifying a date and time. She will get back to you within 24 hours with her availability.


Eric Buley (he/they) is a first-year graduate student providing one-on-one advising and coaching at the Q Center. He received his B.A. in 2010 and has been working with students in domestic and international settings during the past five years. He’s happy to chat about whatever’s on your mind. Topics may include:

  • School, friends, family, or other relationships
  • Sexual orientation
  • Coming out
  • Anything! For real, he’s down to chat about whatever you want!

Eric is in the Q Center on Mondays (10am-6pm), Thursdays (1:30-6pm), and Fridays (2:30pm-6pm). If these hours don’t work for you, feel free to schedule a different time. He has an office in the HUB or is happy to stroll around campus and chat—whatever you prefer! You can request an appointment by e-mailing ebuley@uw.edu and specifying a date and time. ¡Se habla español!


Appointments with the Director

If you are wanting to set up a meeting time with Dr. Jen Self, you can book a 30 minute time slot. To make an appointment, please contact uwqcenter@gmail.com and specify which date and time slot you would like to book. You will receive a confirmation email once you are on Dr. Self’s calendar.

Not meeting with the director? Feel free to stop in and say, “Hi!”


Appointments with Assistant Director

Jaimée Marsh is available for appointments and drop-in advising (when available). To make an appointment, please contact uwqcenter@gmail.com and specify a day and time you would like to meet. You will receive an email confirming your appointment.