Q Center


Advising Program

Our advisers and graduate assistants at the Q Center are available at the Q Center to meet with students to talk about and offer resources on a variety of topics.


Graduate Assistants:

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 can meet by appointment over Skype, Gchat, and phone.

Tuesday: 2:30-4:00PM
Thursday: 1:00-4:00PM

Lor (they/them/he/his) believes that his role in helping people is to create a supportive, nonjudgmental space for people to acquire “tools” to augment the knowledge they already hold about themselves and help people address life’s burning questions. Questions and topics such as:

  • How do I navigate school now that I am living away from home?
  • Now that I am away from home I want to use this time to understand my gender expression, identity, my sexual orientation
  • I am not sure about my career choice and want to talk to someone before I go to talk with a career counselor
  • I just need someone to talk to can I make time to with you?
  • Or anything else you have on your mind

Lor Anderson has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Washington (‘14), and a Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology from Bastyr University (‘11). He was at the Q Center during his final year in the MSW program for his practicum as a student advisor and advocate. You can reach him by email at: lor19and@uw.edu.

Monday: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM-3:00PM

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! Feel free to schedule a different time if these hours do not work for you. 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.

Monday: 3:30-6:00PM
Wednesday: 3:30-6:00PM
Friday: 12:30-3:00PM

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!

Feel free to schedule an appointment with Eric at a different time if these hours don’t work with you. 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!

Monday: 10AM-6PM
Thursday: 1:30-6:00PM
Friday: 1:30-6:00PM


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 qcenter@uw.edu 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 qcenter@uw.edu and specify a day and time you would like to meet. You will receive an email confirming your appointment.