Born from a few GPAs discussing the need for support and development opportunities for graduate advisors, GPAA was created in 2015 as an official professional organization serving the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses. The purpose of GPAA is to define a space for graduate and professional advisors to collaborate, facilitate the sharing of best practices in graduate advising, represent graduate advisors to larger constituents, and identify and implement areas for professional development.

Be sure to start or renew your GPAA membership for 2018-2019!  Dues are only $20 per year.  Find more information on our membership page!



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GPAA facilitates informal opportunities for GPAs to come together to learn, ask questions, and share best practices on a variety of topics relating to advising, student engagement, orientation, and more!

  • GPAA, APAC, and AEP are pleased to announce a self-compassion workshop for UW advisors!  This session will provide useful tools for managing stress and learning resilience.  RSVP is required.  Check our Upcoming Events page for more information!

  • 5/11/18 - Congratulations to GPAA co-founder and Graduate Program Manager at Biology, Marissa Heringer!  Marissa will soon be departing for UW Bothell, where she will be the Assistant Director for Academic Services for the School of Educational Studies.

  • 5/4/18 - Congratulations to our incoming Executive Board members!  We are pleased to welcome Marie Angeles, Heather Werckle, Gary Winchester, Sharon Meriwether, and Joe Eckert to the team.  Current board members' terms end on June 30th.