The UW Recreation Creative Team supports Recreation’s marketing, communications, outreach, and web needs. We’re here to ensure that the programs we offer reach the appropriate audiences with fast, accurate, and appealing deliverables.

Our team can assist you in many capacities, including the following areas: web and print design, social media marketing, wordsmithing, photography and video projects, and outreach. The Creative Team currently consists of a marketing and communications manager as well as several student assistants. Together, we support Recreation’s overall presence across platforms.

Please send any inquiries for press or media to Cassidy Sanders-Curry, Marketing & Communications Manager, at

Need a project completed by the Creative Team? Please use our request form to let us know what you need. We will make every effort to complete your project in a timely manner. To do so, we ask that you submit your requests at least one month in advance when possible.

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Meet the students on the Creative Team

The UW Recreation Creative Team is led by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of our creative thinking to ensure our programmatic opportunities reach UW students and employees.

Ellie Petersen

Digital Communications Lead

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Hi! I am Ellie Petersen, a Photo/Media senior in the School of Art. My interest in art is driven by experiential and layered approaches, discovering new techniques and ways to present them to others is an endless space to explore!

Beyond creative projects, I love trying new things, but you can typically find me paddle boarding, collecting rocks despite not knowing what they are, or stringing up a hammock.


Elsa Zhong

Marketing and Communications Intern

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Hi, I’m Elsa Zhong, a Marketing/Information Systems senior in the Business School. My interest in marketing and branding is driven by a curiosity to learn about people’s minds and behaviors as well as the creative aspect.

I want to get marketing experience in a variety of fields, and here I am interning for UW Recreation. I’m excited to be part of a time capsule project and continue to tell the story of recreation on campus through this creative project.


Gabriela Bautista Ramos

Outreach Coordinator

A photo of Gabriela Bautista Ramos.
Hello, my name is Gabriela. I’m the UW recreation outreach coordinator. I’m an
international student from Mexico and currently I am pursuing a master’s degree in
communication and digital media. I’m really excited to be part of the creative team at
UW recreations. In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, and exploring new
places in Washington State.


Paige Anderson

Graphic Designer

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Hi, I’m Paige Anderson! I’m a transfer student from NYC and currently studying Fine Arts with a concentration in Drawing and Painting at the UW. My interest in graphic design comes from my passion for experimenting with color and illustrations to convey different thoughts and ideas through graphic storytelling.

When I’m not at work or class you can find me out on a run around my neighborhood or at home with my dog Sushi and cat Wasabi.


Punya Shetty

Web Management Lead

A phot of Punya Shetty.

I am Punya Shetty. A curly-headed human from Bangalore, India. I am currently pursuing a 2-year Early Career MSIM program from the iSchool with a specialization in Data Science. I am originally from Mangalore but have moved around quite a bit. (Fun fact: I have changed a total of 7 schools and this has made me super adaptable).
Travel and food are the 2 things that get me uber excited. I don’t discriminate between beaches and mountains. Love them both dearly <3

I am passionate about trekking and running. I hope to run a full marathon in this lifetime. (Managed to complete 21K until now)

My favorite hobby is binge-watching TV shows, and I love meeting new people.

Saleh Alzughaibi


A photo of Saleh Alzughaibi.

With heavy focus on filmmaking, Saleh uses his creative passion and skill to cut his way through various digital arts, namely, photography, graphic design, and motion graphics. Influenced by his outdoor-driven personality, his arts formulate a Pacific-Northwest inspired energy.



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UW Recreation’s programs, operations, and facilities are intended to be inclusive and accessible. If at any time, you have a need or concern please contact us, we encourage everyone to participate in our department offerings. For accommodation requests connected to a disability or health condition contact us at (206) 543-4590 or at Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible, preferably at least 10 business days.

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Robin Brooks
Marketing and Communications Manager