The Department of Economics is thrilled to announce that Ahna Kotila has been promoted to Academic Services Director of the Undergraduate Program. In this new role, she will continue to lead the undergraduate program by running the admissions process, working with students, and serving as the department’s course schedule and curriculum manager. In addition, Ahna supervises the second academic advisor and their graduate student assistant.
Ahna started in the department just weeks after graduating with her BA in Economics. As an academic advisor, Ahna is uniquely qualified to guide students as her own experience allows her to see things from the student’s perspective. That, coupled with her years of experience, makes Ahna integral to the department.
Over the years, Ahna has helped the department grow in size and stature. She helped to make the economics major competitive, which helps to ensure that our students receive the best education possible. The undergraduate program currently boasts almost 800 students and is regularly recognized within the college, thanks in large part to Ahna’s steady guidance and leadership.
Ahna and her husband Brian – who is also an alumnus of the department – are fervent Husky fans. They are season ticket members for both the football program, and men’s basketball, and Ahna can regularly be seen showing up her coworkers in Husky sports trivia. Ahna and Brian hope to eventually send their two kids to UW as well to continue the family tradition.
Please join me in congratulating Ahna!