Where do you work and what do you do?
I am currently the College Readiness Coordinator at South Seattle Community College. I am responsible for providing the College Readiness Academy Workshops (topics include COMPASS testing, financial aid, 4-year/2-year comparisons, etc.), outreach, and advising to students at West Seattle High School. I also work as a Graduate Intern for Tacoma Community College in the Office of Student Life. My responsiblities there include advising, facilitating leadership training, and developing a leadership acrredited course at TCC.
Interesting fact about you:
Something that not a lot of people know is that I’m born and raised in Oahu, HI. After 6 years of living here, I’m slowly becoming a “Washingtonian” but still a local girl at heart! I’m also a Foodie, a musical junkie, and a Girls & Game of Thrones Fanatic.
How do you de-stress?
Sitting on my porch with my favorite magazine and coffee in hand is what I call a perfect “de-stresser”. I am a huge believer in retail therapy, and also taking quality time to spend with friends & family.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I see myself happily content in both my personal and professional life. My ultimate goal is to move back home to Hawaii working as a Student Life Assistant Director or Program Coordinator in one of UH’s Community Colleges. I hope to facilitate leadership development training within the Community Colleges, working specifically with low-income, and at-risk students of color.
What would you like to see within SUSDA?
Weekend events would definitely something I’d like to see more of. Being a “non-traditional” student (living off-campus & part-time), it’s hard to find the time during the week. Creating events that are more “commuter” & “part-time” student friendly would be a great way to get even more connected to the program.