UWPA

Who We Are

The University of Washington’s Postdoctoral Association – UWPA – is an organization run by postdoctoral researchers for postdoctoral researchers. It is served by an executive committee, elected by peers, who have generously donated their time and efforts to improve the state of postdoctoral affairs at the University of Washington. It relies on donations from the University as well as outside partners to run programming as well as to serve as an advocate for postdocs at the University.

2019-20 UWPA Officers and Committee

 

Karla-Luise Herpoldt Julie Van De Weghe Becca Bluett
Co-Chair

Institute for Protein Design

Co-Chair

  Pediatrics Genetic Medicine

Treasurer/ Secretary

Biochemistry

 

herpoldt@uw.edu julievdw@uw.edu

rjblu8@uw.edu

Ajasja Ljubetic

Parenting Group Chair

Institute for Protein Design

ajasja.ljubetic@gmail.com

 Andrew Valentine

Networking Chair

Chemistry

ajsval@uw.edu

Anzela Niraula

OPA Liaison

Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

aniraula@uw.edu

                                                    
jameslaing
Kim Meier

Diversity Alliance Liaison & Union Liaison

James Laing

Bothell Liaison

 

Anna Ting

SLU Liaison

 

Psychology Atmospheric Sciences  Immunology
kimmeier@uw.edu laingjr@uw.edu tingha@uw.edu
 
Tapomayukh “Tapo” Bhattacharjee

Webmaster

Computer Science

tapo@cs.washington.edu

Alexis Kaminski

 

Webmaster

Applied Physics Laboratory

kaminska@uw.edu

Constance Kolbe

 

Webmaster

International Studies

constanze.kolbe@gmail.com

 

 
Ayo Olanrewaju

Diversity Alliance Liaison & Communications Team

Mechanical Engineering

ayokunle@uw.edu

2018-19 UWPA Officers and Committees

Co-Chairs: Julie Van De Weghe (Pediatrics), and Karla-Luise Herpoldt (Bioengineering)

Secretary: Becca Bluett (Neuroscience)

Treasurer: Becca Bluett (Neuroscience)

Networking Chair: Andrew Valentine (Chemistry)

Social Media: Alex White (Psychology)

Seattle Campus Liaisons: Bothell- James Laing (Atmospheric Sciences), SLU- Anna Ting (Immunology), and Seattle Children’s- Vanessa Coelho Santos

Webmasters: Mandy Williams (Bioengineering) and Tapomayukh “Tapo” Bhattacharjee (Computer Science)

Parenting Group: Ajasja Ljubetic (Bioengineering)

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Liaison: Anzela Niraula

Postdoc Union Liaison: Alex White (Psychology) and Kim Meier (Psychology)

Postdoc Diversity Alliance Liaison: Kim Meier (Psychology)

General board member: Alexis Kaminski (Applied Physics)


2017-18 UWPA Officers and Committees

Co-Chairs: Julie Van De Weghe (Pediatrics), and Karla-Luise Herpoldt (Bioengineering)

Secretary: Winnie Ho (Biology)

Treasurer: Amy Stone (Immunology)

Policy: Toni Ferro (Computer Science and Engineering)

Social Network: Sandi Spencer (Genome Sciences)

Seattle Campus Liasons: Bothell- James Laing (Atmospheric Sciences) and SLU- Amy Stone (Immunology)

Webmasters: Mandy Williams (Bioengineering)

Parenting Group: Stefanie Mack (Atmospheric Science) and Cristina Valensi


2016-17 UWPA Officers and Committees

Co-Chairs: Caitlin Hudac (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences), Julie Van De Weghe (Pediatrics), and Pedro Fonseca (Computer Science and Engineering)

Secretary: Caitlin Hudac (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)

Treasurer: Julie Van De Weghe (Pediatrics)

Policy: Pedro Fonseca (Computer Science and Engineering)

Social Network: Wilfred Poppinga (Pharmacology) and Sandi Spencer (Genome Sciences)

Seattle Campus Liasons: Bothell- James Laing (Atmospheric Sciences) and SLU- Alison Kell (Immunology)

Webmasters: Mandy Williams (Bioengineering) and Zhou Yu (Physiology and Biophsyics)

Board Members: Karla-Luise Herpoldt (Bioengineering), Heather Gustafson (Bioengineering), and Katharina Esser-Nobis (Immunology)


2015-16 UWPA Officers and Committees

Co-Chairs: Caitlin Hudac (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) and Sascha Krause (Microbiology)

Secretary: Vivek Nandakumar PhD (Genome Sciences)

Treasurer: Naveen K. Neradugomma PhD (Pharmaceutics)

Board-Member: Leron Vandsburger PhD (Chemical Engineering)

Social: Juan Pablo Esquivel PhD (Bioengineering), Nerea Alayo PhD (Electrical Engineering) and Ronald Hause PhD (Genome Sciences)

Webmaster/Social Media: Sinchai Tsao PhD (PostDoc Alumni)

Parenting Group: Adam Warner PhD (Genome Sciences) and Calvin Mok PhD (Genome Sciences)

OPA Liaisons: Aric Colunga PhD (Medicine-Hematology), Jessica X. Chong PhD (Pediatrics) and Ronald Hause PhD (Genome Sciences)


2014-15 UWPA Officers and Committees

Co-Chairs: Sinchai Tsao (Pediatrics) and Rita Yu (College of the Environment)

Secretary: Adam Taylor (Chemical Engineering)

Treasurer: Emma Timmins-Schiffman (Aquatic and Fishery Sciences)

Social: Juan Pablo Esquivel (Bioengineering), Calvin Mok (Genome Sciences)

Webmaster/Social Media: Abigail Schindler (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)

Parenting Group: Shannon Ewanick (College of the Environment) and Adam Warner (Genome Sciences)

OPA Liaison: Hannah Chapin (Biochemistry), Jessica Chong (Pediatrics), Amy Stone (Immunology), Jody Wright (Genome Sciences)

Departmental Reps (always looking for more):
Ryan McMahan (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences)
Brian Connelly (Biology)
Selin Tosun (Chemical Engineering)
Jasper Van Den Bosch (I-LABS)
Roie Shlomovitz (Physics)


2013-14 UWPA Officers and Committees

  • Co-chairs
    • Calvin Mok (Genome Sciences)
    • Adam Warner (Genome Sciences)
  • Secretary
    • Abigail Schindler (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences)
  • Treasurer
    • Ryan McMahan (Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences)
  • Webmaster, Parents Group Liaison
    • Shannon Ewanick (Forest Sciences)
  • Publicity
    • Jessica Kuong (Pathology)
  • Social/Networking
    • Lucia Vojtech (Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology)

2012-13 UWPA Officers and Committees

  • Co-chairs
    • Lucia Vojtech
    • Ferhat Ay
  • Secretary
    • Tammy Stawicki
  • Treasurer
    • Ryan McMahan
  • Webmaster
    • Adrienne Roehrich
  • Publicity
    • Jessica Kuong
  • Social/Networking
    • Martin Kircher
    • Rajiv Giridharagopal
  • Parents Group Liason
    • Michael Konopka