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Meet our McNair Program Staff!

The EIP 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.
We welcome 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.

 

Professional Staff 


Gabriel Gallardo, Ph.D. 
Associate Vice President of Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity

email: gabegms@uw.edu


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              
    

email: genekim@uw.edu  

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

 

Graduate Student Advisors

Graduate Student Advisor

email: mcnair1@uw.edu

Wei Zuo is a Ph.D. candidate in English and a Master student in Economics at the University of Washington.  Her dissertation focuses on international undergraduate students' language acquisition and cultural adjustment at UW. Wei obtained her first Master’s degree in Education and second Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from UW in 2012. Wei is very enthusiastic about cross-cultural communication and language teaching. She worked as a GSA in the Language Learning Center (LLC) during 2011-2013 and volunteered at the Confucius Institute at Washington State (CIWA) for four years. She also served as a Chinese tutor at CLUE and English tutor at SAAS helping student athletes.  In her spare time, she is a MC at Chinese Radio Seattle, and she enjoys salsa dancing, badminton, and travelling.






Natalie Schmidt

Graduate Student Advisor

email: mcnair2@uw.edu

Natalie Footen is a PhD student in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.  Her work explores different aspects of Pacific Northwest prairie restoration and ecology, with an emphasis on the role of parasitic plants in the community.  She grew up on Whidbey Island and earned a B.S. in biology from UW before joining the Peace Corps and living in Senegal for two years. Her work there included agriculture, agroforestry, and public health.

 

 

Contact us today!

EIP is sponsored by The Office of Minority Affairs.

McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program 
173G Mary Gates Hall - Box 352803 
University of Washington 
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845 
206-543-6460 
eip@u.washington.edu