Our Special Guests For Inclusion & Equity: Key Strategies For Career Services Professionals – Seattle

Career Services Institute
July 9 | University of Washington, Seattle
Featured Guests for Inclusion & Equity: Key Strategies For Career Services Professionals

Keynote: Natasha Martin
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Seattle University
Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

March 8th 2017 – Natasha Martin, associate vice president for institutional inclusion & chief diversity officer.

Appointed by President Sundborg in September 2017, Professor Natasha Martin is the inaugural Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion for Seattle University. She served as Associate Vice President for Institutional Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer for the 2016-2017 academic year, as well as Co-Chair of the university-wide President’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence 2014-2016. Her leadership experience also includes three years of service as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development in the School of Law.

Professor Martin has served the institution for 16+ years as a faculty member in the School of Law at Seattle University where she has taught Employment Discrimination, Advanced Topics in Employment Discrimination, and Professional Responsibility. The main thrust of her interdisciplinary academic work centers on contemporary workplace realities and understanding the complex legal, organizational, cultural and behavioral dynamics that impact the inclusion of women, people of color and other marginalized individuals.

In addition to her teaching and scholarly engagement, Professor Martin is an active contributor in many professional settings. A frequent presenter at national conferences, Professor Martin is an engaged contributor to academic and community dialogues on diversity and inclusion matters. Dedicated to broad notions of inclusivity, Professor Martin was appointed twice to the Washington State Gender and Justice Commission and was named to Lawyers of Color’s 50 Under 50 List of minority law professors making an impact in legal education in the 2014 Law School Diversity Issue.
Before joining the legal academy, Professor Martin spent several years as in-house employment legal counsel and in private law firm practice focusing on employment discrimination litigation. She also served as a federal judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. She is a proud graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, the only historically black Catholic university in the nation and earned a law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.

Professor Martin is inspired by nature and the human spirit, and treasures moments spent with her husband, daughter and their doodle.


L. Lincoln Johnson
Associate Vice President, Student Life
University of Washington

Lincoln Johnson has 29 years of progressive senior leadership in higher education at myriad  institutions (large and small, faith-based, regional, and flagship) and works diligently to help make the lives of college students brighter and successful. In his current role as Associate Vice President for Student Life, Johnson provides leadership and direction to seven units within Student Life including the LGBT Resource Center and Student Veteran Life.


Tim Wilson, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Student Development
Seattle University

Dr. Tim Wilson serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Development. Prior to becoming the Assistant Vice President of Student Development, Dr. Wilson served as Seattle University’s Director of Student Activities for more than six years. Dr. Wilson is primarily responsible for facilitating the division’s assessment efforts, managing the budget and serving as a liaison to campus partners such as Human Resources and the Student Development Administration program. In addition to his role in the Division of Student Development, Dr. Wilson has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Student Development Administration program. Dr. Wilson holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia, a M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont, and a B.S. in Marketing from San Diego State University

Student/ Alumni Panelists

Josh Dawson, Alumnus, Guest Panelist

Alejandro Huante, Student, Guest Panelist

Selene Poulsen, student, Guest Panelist

Courtney Smith, Student, Guest Panelist

Moderator: Tim Wilson, Dean of Student Affairs, University of Washington, Bothell

University Administrators & Employers Panelists

Jon Olivera, Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives & Outreach, University of Washington, The Career and Internship Center, University of Washington
PhC in History from University of Washington
M.A. in History from Northern Arizona University
B.A. in English Language and Literature from University of Colorado

Kristina Kwan, Assistant Director, Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University
M.A. in Counselor Education from San Jose State University
B.A. in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley

Robin Neal, Director, Educational Opportunity Program at University of Washington, Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
M.Ed in Education Administration – Higher Education
B.A. in Speech Communication from Washington State University

Lily Nguyen, Management Consultant at Accenture
B.A. in Business Administration: Operations and Supply Chain Management; Information Systems from University of Washington Foster School of Business

Moderator: Lincoln Johnson, AVP, Student Life, University of Washington, Seattle

By Sonia Herman
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