- Heidi Anderson
- TRIO Academic Advisor/Coach
- Full Bio
Degrees: BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Naropa University
Master of Theological Studies (MTS), The Iliff School of Theology
Brief Bio: As a first-generation college student, Marie is passionate about ensuring academic opportunity for all students. Prior to TRIO SSS, she was the Associate Director of GEAR UP at Central Washington University, helping lead an $18 million federal grant that supported the college-going aspirations of regional middle and high school students. She was recently named Poet Laureate of Ellensburg. In this role, she’ll be sharing her love of poetry throughout the Ellensburg community, including in K-12 classrooms. Marie is a mental health advocate and a volunteer with NAMI and The Stability Network.
Degrees: BA Psychology, Western Oregon University (WOU)
MS Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University (OSU) Thesis: “Family, Community, & Tribal Influence on Native American Student Success”
Brief Bio: Racheal earned her BA in Psychology at Western Oregon University in 2012, and her MS in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University in 2016. Her master's thesis, “Family, Community, & Tribal Influence on Native American Student Success” brought attention to the supports and barriers experienced by Native American students at OSU with the intention of addressing educational gaps.
Professional Activities: 2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Advising Collaborative Vice-Chair representing Special Programs; Memberships: NACADA, NAEOP, National Tutoring Association
Degrees: BA, Film Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas
MFA, Film Editing, American Film Institute Conservatory
Brief Bio: Maria has worked in higher education since 2006, when she started as a professor in CWU’s Film program. In 2021 she shifted her career focus to advising and student success. Maria’s passion is to advise, support, and advocate for students who face barriers to achievement in higher education, so she’s grateful to be working with Academic Achievement Programs and the TRIO team.
Brief Bio: Betty work's at the TRIO office as an office assistant, this is her third year attending CWU in pursuit of my undergrad(B.A.) she is double majoring in Psychology and Sociology.
Brief Bio: Zaray is pursuing a BA in Early Childhood Education with a minor in child development. She is a sophomore at CWU.