Hello. I am Ann Trail and I am one of the advisers in the Gateway Center. I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and attended Georgetown University, where I earned a B.S. in Chinese. From there I moved to Bloomington, Indiana where I pursued graduate studies in Comparative Literature at Indiana University. While there I had several TA-ships, in French, Chinese, Comparative Literature and in a special summer program similar to Upward Bound. I held FLAS fellowships for two years.
I began my advising career at UW a little over 20 years ago, and after a few years left to be a full-time mother. When my youngest entered school, I came back to the UW to work towards a master's degree in linguistics. I returned to advising in September of 2006 and have been thrilled to discover the work to be even more rewarding than I remembered.
My special areas here in the Gateway Center are pre-medical and pre-dental advising, individualized studies advising and foreign language testing. I also serve on the graduation committee and the individualized studies committee.