Stacy Evans

Title: Administrative assistant, Office of Graduate Studies.

Duties: Fielding questions about the program from prospective students; organizing applications and recruitment visits; enrolling new students; helping incoming students settle in; organizing classes; keeping track of grades, tests, and evaluations; organizing annual committee meetings for each student; scheduling students' thesis defenses.

Started at TSRI: 1996. "The graduate program had less than 100 students when I started. Now there are about 170."

Goal: "I want the students to feel comfortable coming to me if they need anything."

Thoughts About the Job: "I've got the best job at the institute. I like the variety. Every day is different. I enjoy interacting with the students and watching them progress in the graduate program and in their personal lives."

Background: Grew up in Washington State, north of Seattle. Associate of science degree from Kelsey-Jenney College. After graduation, work in the dean's office at her alma matter.

Extracurriculars: Crafts such as quilting, sewing, cross-stitching, and jewelry-making; outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, and canoeing with her husband, Tom.



"I want the students to feel comfortable coming to me if they need anything," says Stacy Evans of the Office of Graduate Studies. Photo by Kevin Fung.