Meet our McNair Staff!
The staff is composed of a program director, associate director, counseling services coordinator, and two graduate advisors who are in the process of obtaining doctoral degrees.
The EIP/McNair staff welcomes you to drop in or schedule an appointment to meet with us. Please see the Advisor Schedule if you would like to make an appointment with a specific Graduate Advisor. Each advisor's e-mail username is listed below.
All e-mails should be addressed to user at u.washington.edu
Gabriel Gallardo, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
Dr. Gallardo earned his Ph.D. in Geography. His research interests include the geography of race and ethnicity, Latino settlement in the U.S., and the socio-spatial dimensions of ethnic economies. His dissertation research focused on the social, economic, and geographic dimensions of African American, Chinese, Korean, and Mexican entrepreneurship. He is also interested in minority student access to graduate education and graduate retention issues.
Gene Kim, Ph.D.
Associate Director of McNair & Early Identification Program, OMAD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1999-2001, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education.
Ph.D. Education 1999, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
M.S. Counseling 1995, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Gene's research and life interests/experience
Rosa E. Ramirez, M.S.
Counseling Services Coordinator
Rosa is a UW graduate with a B.A. in
Art History. She also holds a Masters of Public
Administration degree. She has been working for the Office
of Minority Affairs and Diversity full time now for the last
7 years. She is very interested in learning about other
cultures and languages. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in
Graduate Student Advisor
Brooke Cassell is a third year graduate student in the School of Forest Resources, and this is her first year with McNair/EIP. Her research interests are fire ecology, reconstruction of fire histories using tree-ring studies and restoration ecology. She grew up outside of Chicago, IL and obtained her BA in Sound Recording at Columbia College Chicago in 2003.
Raj G. Chetty
Graduate Student Advisor
Raj Chetty is a PhD candidate in the English Department,
with research interests in Caribbean literature and
culture across English-, French-, and Spanish-language
regions, black diaspora studies, postcolonial literary
studies, and performance studies. His dissertation
analyzes connections between radical theater projects
and movements by Trinidadian, Dominican, and Jamaican
playwrights. He holds a BA in English from UC Riverside,
and an MA in English from Brigham Young University. This
is his first year with McNair/EIP.
Our Recent Volunteer Intern!
Roxana Chiappa Baros
Roxana is a first year masters student
in the College of Education. Her research interests are in
the doctorate education, internationalization of higher
education and the strategies of equity that countries
implement to deal with issues of poverty, equity and
Roxana grew up in the north of Chile,
Copiapó, and obtained her bachelor degree in Social
Communication at the University of Santiago of Chile
(USACH). Since 2007 until 2011, she worked as an
institutional researcher in the Studies Department and
Institutional Analysis in the same university.
Contact us today!
173G Mary Gates Hall Box 352803 University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-1271 Phone: 206-543-6460 Fax: 206-543-2746 email@example.com
The University of Washington McNair Scholars Program is a TRIO Program funded by the United States Department of Education, and the University of Washington, and the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity(OMAD).