Undergraduate Advising

Formal advising of undergraduates is conducted by departmental staff. As noted on the Areas of Study page, within the general requirements of the major, students choose one conceptual area of emphasis at the upper-division level. Curriculum “guides” for these emphases are provided by the Advising Office.

Advising Staff

Felicia 200x250Felicia Ishino, Director of Academic Services
E-mail: fishino@uw.edu
Phone: 543-8860
Office: CMU 118
Felicia advises undergraduate students pursuing or interested in the Communication major. She joined the Department of Communication in January of 2012, after previously working at North Seattle and Seattle Central Community Colleges, the College Success Foundation and Seattle Public Schools.  Felicia earned a BA in English and an MA in Higher Education Leadership and Policy, both from the University of Washington.
Gina Headshot 200x250N. Gina Aaftaab, Academic Advisor
E-Mail: gaaf@uw.edu
Phone: 543-8860
Office: CMU 118
Gina is an academic advisor at the Communication Department; she joined the Department Spring 2014. Gina has taught Anthropology courses at North Seattle College and University of Minnesota. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Minnesota, MA in Geography and BA in Geography and Political Science from University of Washington.
Arianna 200x250Arianna Aldebot, Head of Student Programs
E-Mail: aaldebot@uw.edu
Phone: 543-8860
Office: CMU 118
Arianna is the Head of Student Programs in the Department of Communication.   She focuses on professional development opportunities for students and the internship program.  Before this position, she served as Program Manager for Student Engagement and Activities at the University of Washington Bothell. She is also a National Association for Campus Activities Leadership Fellow.  She  holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in Student Development from Seattle University.
Erika 200x250Erika Samson, Coordinator of Student Relations
E-Mail: samsonej@uw.edu
Phone: 543-8860
Office: CMU 118
As the Coordinator of Student Relations in the Department of Communication, Erika serves as the information hub for the recruitment, retention, and support of students in the major, parents, University staff, and the broader public. From the time that they show interest in the major to the moment they become alumni, she serves as a mentor for students and helps with their engagement in professional development opportunities. Erika earned a BA in Communication with minors in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) and Education, Learning, and Society (ELS) from the University of Washington.
jessica albano 200x250Jessica Albano , research librarian
E-mail: jalbano@uw.edu
Phone: (206) 685-1637
Sign up for an appointment with the research librarian Jessica Albano http://tinyurl.com/k9nyoqdJessica is the Communication Research Librarian for the UW Department of Communication. She is available to help students and faculty with their research, teaching, building the Libraries communication-related collections, and more.For students, she can:
• Recommend the best databases to search for your research topic
• Track down tricky citations
• Help you to cite your sources
• Answer your questions via email, Facebook, IM, phone or in-person
• Meet with you individually to hash out your research topic or discuss research strategies
• Tell you about library services