Student Organizations

The Coastal Society (TCS)

The University of Washington hosts a student chapter of The Coastal Society, a national professional organization of “private sector, academic, and government professionals and students dedicated to actively addressing emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships, and promoting communication and education.” The UW Student Chapter of TCS hosts several professional networking events a year (“Blue Drinks”), and participates in service projects. TCS offers an excellent opportunity for students to engage in a professional environment and learn about potential career fields. To learn more about The Coastal Society, please visit or for the Student Chapter, use the link on the left menu. 

President: Laura Nelson

Vice-President: Chelsea Kahn

Secretary: Laura Deighan

Treasurers: Annika Saltman and Mike Tillotson

Social Chairs: Jesse Harms and Jessie McGrath

Board: Katie Graziano, Sam Macks, Saiontoni Sarkar, and Bill Whiteaker

Marine Affairs Student Association (MASA)

The Marine Affairs Student Association is the student governing body for the School.

MASA 1st Year Representative: To Be Determined

MASA 2nd Year Representative: To Be Determined

Student Representatives

SMEA students sit on a variety of School, College and University Organizations in order to represent the interests of SMEA. Each class at SMEA gets a representative (and sometimes an alternate) for each organization. For the 2012-2013 school year, those representatives are:

Graduate & Professional Student Senate

Emily Kelly

Student Representative to Faculty Meetings

First year representatives: To be determined after start of new school year in September

Second year representatives: Sam Macks, Ben Antonius