Prospective and current students exploring UW Marine Biology academic programs are invited to contact the Marine Biology Adviser. The adviser is available for appointments by phone, videoconferencing or in-person to answer your questions, connect you with resources on and off-campus, and assist with your academic planning.

Marine Biology Adviser

Marine Biology Adviser Joe Kobayashi

Joe Kobayashi
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Joe Kobayashi is an experienced counselor and academic program manager with over 10 years of experience at the UW College of the Environment. He provides academic advising, departmental career counseling, and academic program management for UW Marine Biology.

Request an appointment

  • View my shared calendar to find a time not already marked as ‘busy’: Marine Bio Adviser Calendar
  • Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 pm
  • Send appointment requests with your preferred time by e-mail to
  • Prospective students and families can meet with the adviser as part of a campus visit. This can be paired with a general UW campus tour and admissions info session.
  • Current students are encouraged to review & update their current Academic MyPlan ahead of appointments


campus map highlighting location of the Fishery Sciences Bldg

UW Marine Biology
116 Fishery Sciences, Box 355020
1122 NE Boat Street
Seattle, Washington 98195-5020

The Fishery Sciences Building is located on the Southwest side of the University of Washington campus along Pacific Avenue. Advising is located in the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences Main Office on the ground floor in suite 116. Students can check in with the front desk reception upon arrival.

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