Meet the Instructor

Anu Kulkarni Hastings

Anu Hastings, the communications and outreach specialist for the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, is a marketing and communications professional who's passionate about storytelling at the intersection of creative and analytical thinking, content strategy, data-driven marketing and project management. 

Her background includes technology marketing at high-growth Seattle-area startups Indix (acquired by Avalara) and Apptentive. Hastings has also held contract consulting roles at Microsoft across teams like Employer Branding, Azure Cognitive Services and One Commercial Partner. Before that, she was in the cinema and media studies Ph.D. program at the UW Department of Comparative Literature.