Riverways Education Partnerships

Contact & Staff Info



Phone number

(206) 616-2302


(206) 616-4389

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Campus Location:

Mary Gates Hall 171

Mailing Address

Riverways Education Partnerships
University of Washington
Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-2805


Christine Stickler (she/her) is the founder and director of the Riverways Education Partnerships. She loves art, poetry, reading, kayaking, laughter and being outdoors. With her partner Jay, she is mother to Ella and Ana and grandma to Emilio and Taj. She feels honored and blessed to have worked over 35 years with amazing community partners and colleagues dedicated to educational justice as well as to the promoting the amazing creativity and resiliency of young people.

Christian (he/him/his) is the graduate staff assistant for the Riverways Education Partnerships and a sixth-year higher education doctoral candidate in the College of Education with a passion for understanding the experiences of first-generation Black male students, equity-minded transformational leadership, community development, and cultivating an inclusive campus environment for students.

Born and bred from Detroit, Michigan, he attended the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where he studied psychology with a minor in Afroamerican and African Studies. Before starting his master’s degree program in the autumn of 2014 at the University of Washington, Christian served with City Year Seattle/King County as an 8th grade mentor and tutor at a south Seattle middle school.

In his spare time, Christian enjoys ballroom dancing with his wife Ester, reading and singing to his newborn daughter Elise, volunteering, watching movies, and playing sports (i.e. basketball, football, soccer, ultimate frisbee). Christian is very excited to join the Riverways Team and support the Community Engagement & Leadership Education (CELE) Center!

  • Luisa Moreno, Education Equity Coordinator, Washington Service Corps – lsm23@uw.edu

Born and raised here in Seattle, Luisa (she/her) participated in Riverways as an undergraduate at the UW and is now excited to support it in new ways as the Americorp Education Equity Coordinator. She loves working with and learning from students and is grateful for the opportunity to join the anti-racist educational work Riverways engages in to support and uplift youth. When she’s outside of work, she likes eating big meals with her family, finding new books to read, and playing ridiculous board games with her friends. 

  • Richard Parra, Equity in STEM Coordinator, Washington Service Corps – parrar@uw.edu

Richard Parra (He/Him/His) is the Equity in STEM coordinator, Washington Service Corps for Riverways Education Partnerships. He loves reading and traveling, and is passionate about educational equity and STEM. He is excited to work with volunteer tutors and co-lead STEM ASB.

Saralyn Santos (they/them) is the STEM Engagement Coordinator for Riverways Education Partnerships. Having grown up in the Yakima Valley herself, Saralyn loves getting to work with Riverways’ programming in rural and tribal schools. Their favorite Riverways memory is launching rockets in Wapato during STEM ASB 2019. Outside of Riverways, Saralyn is a graduate student in UW’s Human Centered Design and Engineering program, and a dancer in the Sayaw Filipino Folk Dance Troupe.