UW School of Social Work

4101 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105-6299

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Main Phone: 206-543-5640
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Stan de Mello

Stan de Mello


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Stan de Mello is a lecturer, field faculty, Affiliate Faculty-Canadian Studies and a member of the Community Centered Integrated Practice concentration. He has been on faculty at the Native Education Centre, Vancouver, University of British Columbia and the University of the Fraser Valley. Stan has a sustained interest in First Nations community development and has worked extensively with urban and rural communities in Canada and the United States. He has also been involved in developing field education sites and institutional relationships in Kenya, UK, Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Canada.

Karen Wollemborg

Karen Wollemborg


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Karen Wollemborg joined the Office of Field Education as a lecturer in 2021, after relocating to Seattle from New York City. 

Wollemborg has a particular interest in increasing access to supportive mental health care for youth. As a licensed clinical social worker, she began her career providing child and adolescent outpatient mental health services. After several years in community-based work with families, Wollemborg transitioned to school-based mental health, serving both as a clinician and consultant to schools that had on-site mental health programs for students. 

Edward Stone

Edward Stone


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Prior to joining the Admissions Office at the School of Social Work, Edward worked at the University of Washington’s Burke Museum in education and administration, and previously at the University of Idaho’s Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology in educational outreach and collections. Since 2010 he has worked with various Tribes and affiliates in Washington and Idaho in order to support and uplift Native Education programming and promote Native voices.