People - Mentor Network

To aid UW Anthropology students in exploring educational and career opportunities, we have started a mentoring network comprised of UW Anthropology alumni, including many who live and work in the Seattle area. Our mentors have valuable and unique experiences and perspectives that can benefit current students, especially those hoping to gain insights from professional anthropologists pursuing a variety of academic and non-academic careers.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Catherine Zeigler at

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Social Science and Incubators Lead at EarthLab, University of Washington
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Manager of community engagement and community-based research at Environmental Health-Public Health Seattle & King County
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Senior Archaeologist and the Pacific Northwest Cultural Resources Practice Group Leader at Cardno
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Affiliate Assistant Professor, Research Associate, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
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Project Archaeologist, Perteet, Inc.
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Affiliate Associate Professor, Executive Director of the American Anthropological Association
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Product manager and user researcher, University of Washington
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Affiliate Assistant Professor, King County Archaeologist
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Development Consultant, Lazord Foundation
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Washington Sea Grant social science program lead, and liaison to NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC).
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Policy assistant for the Centro SOL Migrant Health Policy Group
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Senior Regulatory Affairs Coordinator at the University of Washington