Advising Program


daniela baumgarthuber advisingDaniela is a first year graduate student at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, and is running the Q Center’s advising program concurrently with Yang. She received a B.A. in psychology from Brown University in 2010. Her professional interests include person-centered, social justice oriented counseling, existential psychology, and LGBTQ affirmative therapy. Daniela has experience with mentoring, and is available for one-on-one advising and coaching with students.  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 Daniela about anything and everything! Her door is always open! Daniela’s practicum hours at the Q Center are Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 am to 5 pm. If these hours don’t work for you, feel free to schedule a different time. You can request an appointment by emailing, and specifying a date and time. Daniela will get back to you within 24 hours with her availability.


yang chen advisingYang is a first- year graduate student at the School of Social Work, providing one-on-one advising and coaching at the Q Center. She will provide a comfortable and welcoming space for you.  Feel free to talk to her:

  • If you have concerns about your school life
  • If you are confused about your sexual orientation
  • If you are thinking of coming out
  • And many more

You are more than welcome to come and talk to her about anything that’s on your mind. Even if you just want to take a walk and casually chat, she will be there for you. Additionally, Yang speaks Chinese, so if you are an international student, don’t hesitate to come and talk!

 Yang will be at the Q Center on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 am to 5 pm. It is better if you contact her by email before you come in. Her email address is    


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