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: Zaray is pursuing a BA in Early Childhood Education with a minor in child development. She is a sophomore at CWU.
Mia is from Graham, Washington and is currently studying ITAM with a specialization in cybersecurity. After graduation, Mia hopes to become a cybersecurity specialist in the law enforcement field. This is Mia’s second year with TRIO.
Jovana is a TRIO student and a senior, planning to graduate in summer 2023 with a bachelor's in Communication and a minor in Early Childhood. Jovana loves hanging out with friends and eating French fries.
Karli is a freshman and a new TRIO student. She is majoring in Graphic Design with hopefully a minor in Business. She grew up in East Wenatchee along with her beautiful Mom. She loves to read, write, and draw, and her favorite book right now is Verity by Colleen Hoover.