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: Ezra Beaver

Vice-President: Scott Jackson

Secretary: Katie Thompson

Treasurers: N/A

Social Chairs: Mike Chang and Jack Cheney

Members at large: Wataru Tanoue, Mikaela Freeman, Natalie Lowell, Sarah Towne, Colleen Crotty

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 2014-2015 school year, those representatives are:

Graduate & Professional Student Senate

Megan Desillier

Brian Tracey

Student Representative to Faculty Meetings

First year representatives: Jillian Lyles, Seth Sivinski

Second year representatives: Peter Best, Colleen Crotty