Sabrina Tatta

Undergraduate Advisor and EMIS Graduate Advisor
Sabrina Tatta



Sabrina Tatta (she/her) is the Undergraduate Advisor and EMIS Graduate Advisor at the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies (UW JSIS) Office of Academic Services (OAS).

Here at JSIS OAS… I advise prospective JSIS students and declared majors on course options and how to complete a major or minor with us. I help students interpret and implement university and departmental policies, guide students towards academic and experiential resources and opportunities, and organize student-facing events that build community and connection among faculty, students, and staff.

I like thinking about… how to cultivate meaning, purpose, and connection for myself and others. At work I do this by helping students connect the dots academically, experientially, and socially. 

My first year in college… I was excited to move to the United States from the hills of Formia, Italy, to pursue a BA in English at the University of Puget Sound. I made friends by borrowing enormous pots from the cafeteria to cook Italian meals for fellow-students in our community dorm kitchen. I was shocked to find I could not purchase wine at the grocery store for the Bolognese sauce or amaretto for the dessert I wanted to make for the dorm because I wasn’t 21.

Fun facts: Some of the personal highlights of working at UW have been teaching Italian and leading study abroad programs for the Law School and the Law, Societies, and Justice Department. When not at work, I enjoy hosting dinners for family and friends or volunteer-baking and cooking for local  501 (c)(3) nonprofit orgs such as Community Loaves (a grassroots bread and cookie home-based volunteer brigade) and Teen Feed (a local non profit that provides meals for homeless youth).


  • University of Washington, M.A. in Italian Literature
  • University of Puget Sound, B.A. in English with Honors