Dream Project

October 12, 2018

Meet Our New Staff for 2018-2019

Meet Our New Staff for 2018-2019

By Katie Juhnke, Matt Knutson and Eric Lopez


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Katie Juhnke started her role as the Curriculum Development Coordinator for the Dream Project in early September.  She is a recent graduate from the University of Washington Tacoma with a degree in Ethnic, Gender, and Labor studies.


Matt Knutson was a mentor in Dream Project for two years as an undergraduate, as well as a member of the 9/10th Grade Outreach team for one year. He joined as a mentor at the beginning of his junior year, and started his new role as an AmeriCorps member at the beginning of September. He will be acting as the Student Support Coordinator for the Dream Project during this upcoming year.


Eric Lopez serves as the newest full time staff member for the UW Dream Project. Eric’s main role as Manager of Community Relations is managing partnerships with all of the our partner schools and overseeing the College & Career Readiness Assistants program. He also supports the High School Leads in leadership development and mentoring practices. Before coming to the Dream Project he was working at a re-engagement program for 16-21 year olds at Shoreline Community College.