Meet Piper Reynolds, Director for Alumni Affairs for the UW School of Medicine

Piper shares about herself, her background and her plans for continuing to strengthen the UW School of Medicine alumni and student community in her new role.


Headshot of Piper Reynolds, brunette white woman with a short bob against a green leafy backgroundDear UW School of Medicine Alumni Community,

I am honored to introduce myself as your new director of alumni affairs for the University of Washington School of Medicine.

I am a Washington native, having grown up in the small woodsy town of Snohomish, roughly 30 miles outside of Seattle. I graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in community health, which launched my passion for the field of health and medicine. My husband is a nurse with the Multiple Sclerosis Center at UW Medical Center – Northwest. We have truly become a “purple” family with northwestern roots and a lifelong interest in supporting the health and well-being of others. We have two children who keep us very busy, our son Dawson (age 9) and daughter Pema (age 7), and I’d be remiss not to include our beloved black lab Sammie as well.

I come to the University of Washington with 15 years of nonprofit experience, having served as the director for healthcare provider engagement with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In this role, I cultivated relationships with healthcare providers across the western United States, coordinated continuing medical education programs, facilitated professional volunteer committees and created mentorship opportunities for students interested in the field of neurology.

I have long dreamed of working at the UW and hoped to find a position that would enable me to continue collaborating with healthcare providers, an aspect of my previous job that I greatly valued and appreciated. So the director of alumni affairs role is a dream come true for me.

I have personally seen and felt the transformative power of a community that comes together behind a strong and inspiring mission. By working together as a united community, I am certain we can realize our mission of creating a robust and thriving network of alumni, faculty and students who connect with one another and support each other and their UW School of Medicine through advocacy, volunteerism and celebration.

As alumni of the UW School of Medicine, you are an integral part of our past, present and future, and we are grateful for your continued support and involvement. I am inspired by your dedication and commitment to improve the health of the public, and I am excited to work with all of you to continue to build and strengthen our alumni and student community.

We know our UW School of Medicine alumni care for patients in every corner of the five-state WWAMI region and beyond. Now is a great time for you to get involved, whether that’s participating in student shadowing or joining other mentorship opportunities throughout the year. Watch for updates on these and more in our monthly alumni e-newsletter and on this website.

Please reach out to me at any time — I am eager to connect with each and every one of you.

With gratitude,

Piper Reynolds
Director for Alumni Affairs
UW School of Medicine