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Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management

Student Ambassadors

Our student ambassadors are here to help prospective students learn about the Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program at the University of Washington. They have a wide variety of experience and interest in health care. If you'd like to connect one-on-one with our student ambassador, please email

Class of 2023

Samantha Chow, MHIHIM Candidate

Samantha Chow

Hi everyone! My name is Samantha, and I’m a student in the MHIHIM program. I recently graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Informatics at the UW. Toward the end of the program, I learned about the wide range of informatics implications within the health care sector and was especially drawn to accessibility, design and health literacy. I’m currently a full-time student, and am grateful to be able to further my education within this field.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the MHIHIM program so far. Our cohort is encouraging to one another, and I’ve enjoyed learning from their experiences. The faculty and staff are supportive, and they provide professional development resources and flexible class formats that take into consideration students’ busy schedules. I'm excited to be a student ambassador and hope to be a support system for new students.

Other things about me are that I grew up in the Bay Area and moved to Washington for undergrad. During my free time, I love to bake, travel and spend time with my family. I would be happy to chat about my experience in the program or answer any other questions!

Tim Yoon, MHIHIM Candidate

Tim Yoon

My name is Tim, and I'm very excited to be a student ambassador for the UW MHIHIM program. I was born and raised in South Korea, and I've lived in Southern California for the past 15 years. Seattle is my second home ever since I came here on business trips with my previous job, which is how I learned about the MHIHIM program. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor's degree in pre-med and biology in 2015. I currently work in the health care industry and was interested in further developing my career in health care.  

The UW MHIHIM program provides abundant resources to support our study, recruiting and networking. Everyone in the program is like a family member. The flow of the class is fast and contains many materials. The small class size means you can get to know almost all of your cohorts face to face and form long-lasting relationship. At first, it was hard to switch from a work mode back to a student mode, but I got familiarized quickly with my team and cohorts. The hybrid-flexible (or HyFlex) format of the program is perfect for me and allows me to manage my own time. 

I'm very excited to be a resource to prospective students and to represent the opportunities that are available as you pursue your goals and aspirations. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me!