CIRCLE

Meet Our People

 

Felipe Martinez (he/him) | Executive Director, CIRCLE

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Favorite café in Seattle: Simply Desserts in Fremont

Fun Fact: I have worked/studied at four different Pac-12 schools.


Dan Zhu (she/her) | Assistant Director, CIRCLE

Languages spoken: Mandarin Chinese, English

Favorite café in Seattle: Spicy Chongqing in Renton

Fun Fact: I am a mother of two little boys.


Sarah Pauling (she/her) | Unite UW Program Manager 

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Favorite café in Seattle: Don’t know yet. Still learning! 🙂

Favorite Book: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson


Ziyan Bai (she/her) | Student Programs Project Manager

Languages spoken: English, Mandarin Chinese

Favorite place to eat in Seattle: Tian Fu in Northgate

Fun Fact: My research area is graduate education, including access, student experience, finance, and education outcomes.


George (they/them) | Program Coordinator 

Languages spoken: English

Favorite café in Seattle: Modern Japanese in Phinney

Favorite Book: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman


Iman Janoo (she/her) | Social Media Coordinator 

Languages spoken: English, Urdu, and some Spanish!

Favorite place to eat and café in Seattle: Cesar’s Indian Restaurant and Happy Lemon boba!

Favorite Book: The Selection series by Kierra Cass


Jacklyn Li (she/her) | Social Media Coordinator

Languages spoken: Mandarin Chinese, English

Favorite place to eat in Seattle: Shiro’s

Fun Fact: I named my cat after the Emperor of China’s Tang Dynasty


Linh Trần (she/her) | Student Success & Well-being Coordinator

Languages spoken: English, Vietnamese

Favorite café in Seattle: Coffeeholic!

Favorite Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


Siya Nkosi (he/him) | Digital Content Coordinator 

Languages spoken: IsiZulu, English, SiSwati, Mandarin Chinese, Xhosa, Afrikaans.

Favorite café in Seattle: Armistice Coffee Roaster

Favorite Book: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga


Tiana Arzuaga (she/her) Program Coordinator

Languages spoken: English

Favorite café in Seattle: Cafe Kleo in Lynwood (close enough)

Favorite Book: Looking for book recommendations 🙂


Anuujin Ider (she/her) | Program Assistant

Languages spoken: Mongolian, English, Russian

Favorite place to eat in Seattle: Pink Door

Favorite Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Kahled Hosseini


Muskan Bawa (she/her) | Peer Advisor

Languages spoken: Hindi, English

Favorite place to eat in Seattle: Joey’s

Fun Fact: I have traveled to 15 countries


Shubhangi Bansal (she/her) | Student Advisory Board Chair

Languages spoken: English, Hindi

Favorite place to eat in Seattle: Korean Tofu House in U-District

Fun Fact: I have two first languages (English and Hindi)!