Meet the Recruitment & Outreach 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
What I love about UW: Everything about UW is constantly evolving and presents new opportunities for growth!
Assistant Director, Recruitment and Outreach
Hometown: Olympia, WA
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. GonzalezAssistant Director, Pre-College Programs
Hometown: Mabton, WA
What I love about UW: I love the large size of this institution. To me it means it has so much to offer!
Tommy SegundoOutreach Admissions Counselor & American Indian/Alaska Native Recruitment Coordinator Tommy visits students all over the state of Washington.
Hometown: Seattle, WA (Skyway represent!)
What I love about UW: The diversity. This institution attracts people from all over the globe. You can meet people from all walks of life and learn about so many different cultures outside of the classroom. This will only add to your education.
Candice N. GarzaOutreach Admissions Counselor & Hispanic/Latino Recruitment Coordinator Candice visits students from eastern Washington.
Hometown: Othello, WA
What I love about UW: Opportunity. There is so much to explore and discover at UW! It gave me the chance to do some amazing things, including study abroad and an internship with the Seattle Mariners. I found what I was passionate about and found rescources to help me tap into that passion. It really changed my life for the better!
Va'eomatoka "Toka" ValuOutreach Admissions Counselor & Pacific Islander Recruitment Coordinator Toka visits students in South King County and the greater South Puget Sound Region
Hometown: Lapaha, Tongatapu by way of Kent, WA
Minor: Diversity About Toka: Toka works closely with the Our Future Matters Youth Advocacy Group in Burien/White Center in addition to teaching cultural dance in his local Tongan community. Toka is an avid student of the arts and devotes as much time to it as possible while also making sure he helps his fiance in planning their upcoming wedding this July - catch Toka on the road and say hi! What I'm reading right now: "The Gods of Guilt" by Michael Connelly
What I love about UW: The size...while it may be overwhelming to most, it simply means there's a lot to discover here each and every day!