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Meet Alice Lee, manager of the UW Visitors Center.

By UW Magazine Staff | September 2020

Alice Lee is the manager of the UW Visitors Center. Born in Taiwan, she moved to Vancouver, Washington, when she was 9 years old. When Lee isn’t helping visitors on campus, she’s drawing a comic strip based on her experiences, which she shares on the Fluffy Muffin Comics website.

What brought you to the UW?

“I chose the UW because it was in-state and had the best reputation. I didn’t really feel scared moving to Seattle because in Taiwan we lived in the capital, so it felt right living in a big city.”

Tell us about your job.

“When I saw this position at the visitors center open, I was interested. I had a really good experience as a student here and I wanted to come back.

“The best part of my work is the students. The visitors center couldn’t run without them, and I’m just here to support them as they help our visitors.”

What do visitors ask?

“People who come in ask mostly about campus tours or want maps and brochures. Sometimes they sit down in our lobby to rest or read a magazine. Or they want to know where to eat—what’s our favorite restaurant near the Ave. My favorite right now is Little Duck, which serves Chinese food.”

Even your dog is a Husky?

“I have a dog named Snowball. She’s an Alaskan Malamute, same as our mascot Dubs.”