Meet the Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment Team!

The R&O team of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity is dedicated to compassionate student service, community outreach and quality student programs that will prepare students for the rigorous UW applications process. Learn more about each team member by clicking their picture!

Stephanie Y. Miller

Assistant Vice President for Recruitment, Outreach and Pre-College Programs

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Attended: Garfield High School (The James A. Garfield!)

Major: BA in Anthropology, Western Washington University

Graduate Studies: Policy Studies, UW Bothell

About Stephanie: Stephanie has a wide range of experience in Enrollment services and Administration at the University of Washington. She has helped coach and mentor some of the most influential leaders in the UW community both on and off campus which is a particular point of pride and passion for her.

What I'm reading right now: "Island Beneath the Sea" by Isabel Allende

What I love about UW: Everything about UW is constantly evolving and presents new opportunities for growth!

Merissa Tatum

Assistant Director, Recruitment and Outreach

Hometown: Olympia, WA

Attended: Northwest Christian High School

Major: BA in Sociology

Graduate Degree: M.Ed in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

About Merissa: I am so blessed to be in the profession that I'm in, because I get to live out my passion each day! I love to help people figure out their short and long term goals, and develop the necessary steps to achieving them.

In my spare time, I enjoy music of all kinds, I'm a tv show junkie and I enjoy the company of good people.

Two interesting facts about me - my faith and love for Jesus Christ is the most important thing to me, and I'm absolutely obsessed with the color pink!

What I'm reading right now: "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander

What I love about UW: I love helping students pursue their dreams of going to college! Regardless of their race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, or if they’re first generation: all students should have access to higher education. Seeing them go from high school through the application process, to having them join us on campus the following fall… makes my job worthwhile! I have an obligation to give back to my community, paving the way for the next generation to come!

Carlos D. Gonzalez

Assistant Director, Pre-College Programs

Hometown: Mabton, WA

Attended: Mabton High School

Major: BA in Sociology

About Carlos: In my spare time I enjoy reading and watching documentaries on historical events and people. I prefer college sports over the pros.

What I'm reading right now: "1493" by Charles Mann

What I love about UW: I love the large size of this institution. To me it means it has so much to offer!