Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Student ambassadors are here to help prospective students learn about the University of Washington Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program. They have a wide variety of experience and interest! If you are interested in connecting with a student ambassador, please email Emily Batlan, our professional development specialist.

Barb Tisi

Student Ambassador — First-year UW MHIHIM student

Barbara TisiI was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, and moved to Coon Rapids, Minnesota, where I spent most of my childhood. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks where I majored in medical laboratory science. I started my professional career in transfusion medicine at Mayo Clinic before moving to Washington. It was while working at the University of Washington Medical Center that I discovered I wanted to make a career change. I had substantial experience in the clinical side of medicine, but I was curious about getting into management and leadership. I realized I would have to further my education to achieve this goal and found that the University of Washington Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program aligned with my interests. I’m now a first-year student in the program; what I like most about it is the amount of support we get from faculty and staff. Class sizes are small, and I feel like my voice is heard. I’m interested in learning as much as I can and applying my skills to transforming the health care industry, especially as it pertains to the integration of technology in health care.