UW Alumni Tours

Meet the team & Contact us

UW Alumni Tours staff


Kate Rickard, Director

Kate Rickard is the Director of UW Alumni Tours and is proud to lead one of the largest and most successful alumni travel programs in the U.S. Prior to this role, Kate led non-profit educational programs, and worked in the travel industry both on the travel planner and tour operator sides of the business. She brings a passion for building inclusive community and creating transformational experiences for UW travelers.

Kate’s journeys have taken her around the globe and some of her most memorable destinations include Ireland, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia, Czech Republic, and New Zealand. She lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and when she isn’t traveling, she loves hiking with her family and their dog, Cedar.


Naomi Lindsey, Associate Director

Contact us

If you have any questions about a specific tour, please call the trip’s Tour Operator directly – just be sure to let them know you’re with the UW. They will be able to answer all your questions about pricing, itinerary details, and travel arrangements.

Odysseys Unlimited: 1-888-370-6765 (Mon-Fri 9am-7pm EST)

AHI Travel: 877-223-9274 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm CST, Sat 9am-2pm CST)

Go Next: 1-888-918-8954 (Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm CST)

Orbridge: 866-639-0079 (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm PST)

Lindblad Expeditions: 833-985-1261 (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm PST)


For general information about the UW Alumni Tours program, feel free to contact us:

UW Alumni Tours
University of Washington Alumni Association
Box 359508
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone: 206-685-9276 or 800-289-2586
Fax: 206-616-3863
E-mail address: uwaatour@uw.edu