Academic Adviser Celebrates a Decade with UW


Undergraduate Economics academic counselor Patrick Pineda is ringing in ten years of supporting students at the University of Washington.

Patrick is a Seattle native and a University of Washington Alumnus, earning his BA in American Ethnic Studies. In September of 2006, shortly after finishing his undergraduate studies, he began working as an Academic Counselor Intern in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. He was brought on as a full time Academic Counselor in October of 2009, and joined the Economics Department as a Senior Academic Counselor in January of 2010.

In addition to helping hundreds of both admitted and pre-major students navigate the department each quarter, Patrick is the undergraduate department's go-to adviser for all things study abroad. His dedication to fostering community extends beyond his role in academic advising as well. Outside of work, Patrick can be found working alongside the Filipino American Student Association, where he coaches students in the Sayaw Dance Troupe.

Patrick’s patience and kind disposition is apparent to anyone who knows him, and we are so appreciative to have him on our team. Thank you for all of your hard work, Patrick!