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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Ariana Cantu

Ariana Cantu


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Ariana Cantu's 26-year career spans migration and border issues, health care, housing, direct service, mental health, community organizing, advocacy, environmental justice and restoration, racial and social justice, and education. Both her community and applied research interests are in spatial justice, community-led efforts, and strategizing for transformative change from an asset vs. deficit lens.

Clara Berridge

Clara Berridge


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Clara Berridge’s research focuses on the ethical and policy implications of digital technologies used in elder care. She studies data and information technologies, such as remote monitoring systems and social robots, as well as the surveillance incentivized by AI of older adults and care workers. Across projects, she’s often thinking about privacy, power, and decision making about technology use. Dr. Berridge has also studied positive aging paradigms and nursing home culture change.

Beth Yu Simpson

Beth Yu Simpson


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Beth Yu Simpson is a proud graduate from the University of Washington School of Social Work CWTAP program, graduating in 2008. Following graduation, Beth worked at the Department of Children Youth and Families with a focus on adolescents and community engagement. In addition to her work at CWTAP, Beth is currently principal and co-founder of AIRE Consulting and Counseling, focusing on community and individual healing through the offering of therapy, consulting, and community building for BIPOC adoptees.

Glen Gonzalez

Glen Gonzalez


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Teaching Associate Glen Gonzalez’s instruction style combines his relevant life experience with more than 20 years of professional social service practice. Gonzalez has worked in refugee camps in the Balkan regions of Europe, mentored first-generation migrant farm workers in the Los Primeros/Las Primeras program, served as a pediatric mental health specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital’s inpatient psychiatric unit, and worked as a social worker for Northwest Defenders Association serving incarcerated adults.

Scott Winn

Scott Winn


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For the past 30 years, Scott Winn has been active in movements for racial, gender, queer and economic justice as a community organizer, educator and racial-equity consultant. In 1994, while a student at the School of Social Work, he was a founding board member of the Seattle-based Community Coalition for Environmental Justice, a people-of-color–led organization that organized with communities of color to challenge environmental racism.

Stephen T. Wilson

Stephen T. Wilson


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Stephen T. Wilson, lecturer, has been an adjunct faculty member since 1998. Since that time, he has consistently rated one of the School’s most effective and accomplished instructors.

 

Lara Thompson

Lara Thompson


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Lara Thompson graduated from Washington State University in 1992 with a bachelor's of arts degree in child, consumer and family studies and a minor in sociology. She began her employment with a private agency as a school-based case manager for homeless families whose children attended Seattle public schools.