Information Diversity Ambassadors (iDA) are a group of volunteer undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students who act as contacts for prospective students. Get the student perspective regarding your questions about specific iSchool programs, attending the UW, living in Seattle, and tips for funding your education.
Please connect with us (firstname.lastname@example.org) during your application process. iDAs can help you with the following:
- Give feedback on your personal statement (MLIS, MSIM) and/or your research statement (Ph.D.).
- Arrange visits with iSchool faculty.
- Offer tours of the iSchool and the UW campus.
- Direct you to resources for underrepresented minorities, such as the Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP).
For more information about each program, please check out our upcoming Information Sessions.
iDiversity Ambassadors for Ph.D. in Information Science
Verónica Guajardo, Ph.D. Candidate
Self-Identifiers: Immigrant, Chicana/Latina, first generation college student
Hometown: Born Jalisco, Mexico, raised in Central Valley of California
Degree: UCSC, BA; MFA, UTEP
Organizational Affiliations: SACNAS, MESA, Purple Group
Research and/or Professional Interests: Technology and Social Change, Immigration and Migration, Networks and Community, Photo Voice, STEM & Education Equity
iDiversity Ambassadors for Master of Science in Information Management
Tiffany Ku (Full-Time), Cathy Bahn (Mid-Career), Gada Gaurar (Mid-Career)
iDiversity Ambassadors for Master of Library and Information Science
Cristal Fiel (Online), Benni Rose (Online)