About the UWAA

GOLD Alumni Council

TOP ROW: Nancy Thomas, ’14; Maggie Mattmiller, ’20; Luis Vicencio, ’21; Karla Ciccia, ’15; Gina Topp, ’17; Emma Spickard, ’19; Sayako Kawashima, ’21. BOTTOM ROW: Claytin Zhang, ’21; Annie Chan, ’19; Nidhi Kumar, ’21; Nia Prabhu, ’21; Linda Koa, ’98, ’16; Jacob Morrison, ‘17, ‘22; Njeri Thande, ’19.

Join the GOLD Alumni Council

Recent UW graduates can play a powerful role in building community among new alums and rallying support for current students. This is your chance to get involved! If you have received any degree or credential (whether at the undergrad, masters or doctoral level) from the UW in the last 10 years, you are qualified to apply. GOLD Alumni Council members serve for a term of two years.

Applications are now closed for the 2023 GOLD Alumni Council season.
Please check back in fall 2024 for the next round of applications. 

Composed of University of Washington Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) alumni, the UWAA GOLD Alumni Council strives to engage, connect and inform the dynamic community of recent UW grads through UWAA events, programs and membership. The Council serves graduates from each UW campus and represents most UW schools and colleges.

“If you’re interested in having a tremendous amount of input in the direction of future UW alumni-focused campaigns and activities, this is a great outlet and channel to do so — while also building up your professional and personal network.” — past GOLD Alumni Council member

In collaboration with the UWAA, the GOLD Alumni Council explores new ways to serve and connect the larger community of new alumni, with special focus on personal and professional development, racial equity, and social and service opportunities.

The GOLD Alumni Council plays a vital role in reaching out to the new generation of alumni and fostering a Husky community that welcomes all members. GOLD Council members have contributed to a number of the UWAA’s most popular events, including:

  • Serving as hosts for the UWAA’s Career Conversations program
  • Supporting as ambassadors at the UWAA’s Husky Social events
  • Staffing a GOLD UWAA tent at Alaska Airlines Dawg Dash to connect with recent graduates
  • Serving as ambassadors at the UWAA’s summer sports programs with Seattle Storm, Sounders and Mariners

The GOLD Council bridges the gap between current students and alumni, providing professional and personal opportunities, events, and relevant information to both groups. As a GOLD Council member, you get to be the one to help facilitate this — making it incredibly easy to access such a vast network of current and former students of the UW and further develop your connection to the “pack.” — past GOLD Alumni Council member

Meet the Current GOLD Alumni Council


Annie Chan, ’19

Karla Ciccia, ’15

Sayako Kawashima, ’21

Linda Koa, ’98, ’16

Nidhi Kumar, ’21

Maggie Mattmiller, ’20

Jacob Morrison, ‘17, ‘22

Nia Prabhu, ’21

Emma Spickard, ’19

Njeri Thande, ’19

Nancy Thomas, ’14

Gina Topp, ’17, ’21

Luis Vicencio, ’21

Claytin Zhang, ’21

“The UWAA GOLD Alumni Council is an incredible way to give back and also exercise my strategic thinking in a way that’s productive for helping grow the community and institution I love the most!” — past GOLD Alumni Council member

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