University Marketing & Communications

Sarah Shanahan

Associate Director, Finance & Operations

Finance & Operations

Telephone: 206-685-0224


I oversee the finances and operations of the University Marketing & Communications team. I work closely with the Advancement Finance & Administration team and other administrators across the university to provide coordinated administrative support for the UW’s strategic communications priorities.

Where are you from?

I was born in Aurora, IL (home of Wayne and Garth), raised in Kirkland, WA (birthplace of Costco) and currently live in Eureka, CA (still trying to figure out its claim to…).

What’s your dream vacation?

My dream vacation is sitting on a beach with my husband, watching my kids build sand castles and boogie board.