Michelle Bagshaw serves as an Associate Teaching Professor and Field Faculty member in the UW School of Social Work Office of Field Education, working with graduate and undergraduate students. Michelle’s area of practice interest and experience include services for children, youth, older adults, families and higher education.
Michelle began her career with youth in a crisis-residential setting and continued to work with young adults in employment programs, independent living for teens aging out of foster care, and in supporting higher education access for youth in foster care. Michelle also worked for five years in a child-abuse prevention program for parents. She consulted as a parent educator with foster parents and adoptive families focusing on transracial and open adoption. For the past three years Michelle has worked with older adults experiencing depression.
Michelle’s experience in higher education and student development includes academic and educational advising, career counseling and residential life. She has worked in higher education for more than two decades at a variety of institutions, including the University of Washington, Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, Green River College and the Art Institute of Seattle.
Michelle received her MSW from the University of Washington and earned a M. Ed (Student Affairs) and BA degrees from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.