I am so excited to nominate Carissa Mayer for Celebrating UW women. As this has been Carissa’s first year, she has done a tremendous job of acclimating to the campus and excelling professionally within the department. Carissa is always willing to go the extra mile for her co- workers and staff especially. As an RD she is constantly taking time to meet and support her students, taking care to reach out to them when they have had a hard week or eventful night on duty. Carissa also advises the SEED student group, is widely committed to sustainability initiatives not only within her building but on the campus in general. Her passion for working with students really shines through with her advising of all of the various students she supervises while making time for others even during the busiest times of the year. I so enjoy working with her and am looking forward to watching her grow and continue on in the department, positively impacting each student she interacts with.