Student and Academic Services

Juanita Ricks

Juanita Ricks
Assistant Dean for Students

Open Office via Zoom, Friday's 8:00-9:00 am

  • Academic integrity and student concerns
  • Tutoring funds
  • SPH workshops and events
  • Dean's Advisory Council for Students (co-facilitator)
  • Student success services
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Daren Wade
Associate Director of Career Development

  • Career services and development

Noura Youssoufa
Assistant Director of Admissions and Outreach

  • SPH admissions administration
  • Student Outreach and Recruiting
  • Student Onboarding and SAS administration

Marlena Afereti
Student Success Manager

  • Manage SPH Office of the Dean funding and awards
  • Curate and publicize important resources for students
  • Lead SAS student event planning and execution, including SPH graduation

Chelsea Elkins
Access and Advocacy Coordinator

Office Hours, Wednesdays 2:00-3:00pm
Or Make an appointment

  • SPH access and accommodations support
  • DRS navigation
  • Promotion of inclusive and accessible design


The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations in the classroom, apply to Disability Resources for Students. For events outside of the classroom, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at