By Rachel Reichert, Applied Mathematics Administrator
I am very excited to have joined the Department of Applied Mathematics. I had heard that this department had dedicated competent staff and exceptionally wonderful faculty and I can honestly say my expectations have been far exceeded. Beginning with my training from Keshanie Dissanayake (retired administrator) who did an exceptional job in providing a clear hand-off in duties and responsibilities and continuing with the excellent staff and faculty that have been very patient as I work through my learning curve in my administrative role. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been hired into such a fantastic department.
It is clear to me that great work has been done in this department in administration and I am very excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with both staff and faculty as we seek to ensure our administration keeps pace with the changing university environment.
On a personal note, I am second generation alumni at the UW (my father did his undergraduate degree here and I did both my undergraduate and master degree here) and am native to Seattle. I love the area and am so happy that I have been able to support the education and research mission of the UW for most of my career.
Feel free to stop by my office or send me an email. I would love to meet you!