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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Medha Raman

Medha Raman


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Formerly a student at UW, Medha has been focused on social justice work around education and criminal justice policy reform. She has interned at the ACLU of Washington and the US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and volunteered with the Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project and UW Dream Project. Most recently, she completed her thesis on the political framing of supervised drug consumption sites in King County.

Michael S. Spencer

Michael S. Spencer


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Mike Spencer is a UW Presidential Term Professor in Social Work and the director of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Oceanic Affairs at the University of Washington Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Social Welfare ('96).  Prior to his return to UW, Mike served as the Fedele F. Fauri Collegiate Professor of Social Work and Associate Dean for Educational Programs at the University of Michigan. He is of Native Hawaiian descent and is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools (’83).