Tuesday, September 6, 2022

The School of Social Work welcomes Kidesti Tadesse, who will coordinate School-wide academic and student employment in her role as human resources manager. She will also support the School’s Social Development Research Group. 

Kidesti (pronounced kĭ-dĭ-stē) comes from College Possible Washington, an organization that works with higher-ed institutions in partnership with Americorps to identify student employment opportunities following graduation. She brings more than 12 years of experience in academic affairs and recruitment to the School’s outstanding team of HR managers—Michelle Birdsall, Donald Berg and Abby Zorn. 

Kidesti holds a BS in human development and family studies from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s in Education with a focus on instructional leadership from Neumann University in Pennsylvania. She can reached at kidesti@uw.edu or 206-616-7233. Her office is located on the second floor of the social work building, room 210G. We have sent a separate communication to those with whom Kidesti will work directly.

We want to extend the warmest welcome to Kidesti and thank all of you for your patience as we complete the process of filling critical positions at the School of Social Work.