Head shot of Caroline Shelton, DirectorCaroline Shelton, Youth Protection Coordinator (she/her)

I have over 20 years experience supporting children and youth in school, community and non-profit settings. My work history emphasizes professional education and training, organizational capacity building and program quality improvement. In the past I have worked with the Harborview Children’s Response Center and Early Achievers, a Washington state quality rating and improvement initiative for licensed child care. I received my MSW (Multiethnic Practice) in 2001 from UW.


Head shot of Laura Harrington, Youth Protection SpecialistLaura C. Harrington, Deputy Youth Protection Coordinator (she/her)

My experience and interests include working in sexual violence prevention, program evaluation, and community building and outreach. In 2019, I earned my MSW (Administration & Policy Practice) and MPH (Health Services) from the UW. Prior to graduate school, I worked as an academic adviser in the UW Honors Program, and before that, earned my undergraduate degree in Women Studies from UW as well. I’m excited to serve the UW community in this new role!


Sydnie Vo, Program Assistant (she/her)

I am a Seattle University Alumni with a B.B.A. in Business Management and am currently studying to receive my M.A. in Communications at the UW. During my undergraduate years at Seattle U, I was involved with cultural and community-based organizations that have influenced my interests in DE&I, community engagement and outreach, and HR relations. I am excited to grow and assist the team of the Office of the Youth Protection Coordinator and be a part of the UW family!