Degrees: AA Business, Yakima Valley Community College, BAS Information Technology Administration Management (ITAM), Central Washington University (CWU), and MS ITAM, CWU.
Areas of Focus: Gina is the Administrative support for the Academic Achievement Programs. She helps assist students and staff wherever they might need to succeed in their academic adventure.
Brief Bio: Earned a BAS and MS in ITAM here at Central Washington University. She helps supervise the student staff, process applications, and tutoring. She helps with the data entry in preparation for the Annual Performance Report. As a first-generation student herself she understands the importance of a support system and is always there to help whenever she can.
Professional Organizations: National Tutor Association
Degrees: BA Biology, Central Washington University, MS Biology, Central Washington University
Thesis: “Enhancement of Visceral Leishmaniasis Due to Passive Transfer of Leishmania Major Immune Serum in BALB/C Mice”
Area of Focus: Working with disadvantaged first generation, low-income college students and college students with disabilities to assist them in completing a degree in college.
Brief Bio: Heidi earned her BA in Biology at Central Washington University in 2011, and her MS in Biology from Central Washington University in 2015. As a TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) participant, Heidi had the opportunity to work as a graduate assistant in the TRIO program, working as an academic advisor. It was through this work that she found her passion working with students with the same background as herself where she could make a difference in their lives helping them achieve success in higher education.
Professional Activities: NACADA (National Academic Advising Association), NAEOP (National Association of Educational Opportunity Programs), NTA (The National Tutoring Association), WLA (Washington Lavender Association, Incoming Secretary), USLGA (United States Lavender Growers Association), ASCFG (Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers).
Degrees: BA Psychology, Western Oregon University, MS Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University (OSU)
Thesis: “Family, Community, & Tribal Influence on Native American Student Success”
Areas of Focus: Advising students who are first generation, live with disabilities, or come from a low-income background.
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 masters 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: Memberships: NACADA, NAEOP, and NTA (The National Tutoring Association).
Judith is a current CWU graduate student in the Law and Justice program. In 2020 she graduated from CWU with her BA in Law and Justice and she minored in Political Science and Philosophy respectively. During her undergraduate career, she was a teacher's assistant in the Law and Justice Department and worked in the Financial Aid Department. As a first-generation college student, she is driven by her passion for learning and helping others succeed in every way possible.