Jo Golden


College Major: Bachelors of Arts in English, Creative Writing Emphasis; Master’s in Adult and Higher Education

About Me

I grew up overseas in Korea and Singapore before moving to Washington to attend high school. I thought I wanted to go to college in Seattle, California, or on the East Coast, but after visiting different university campuses, I fell for Western and beautiful Bellingham – especially its proximity to two big cities and being only minutes from the water.

I was excited about the opportunities I would have as an undergraduate and found it a great value for an excellent education. Western challenges its students to think critically about the world around them and fosters individuality and independence. I was unsure what I wanted to study, but with the guidance and encouragement of professors on campus, I quickly found the direction I wanted to take.

Western helped me step out of my comfort zone and gave me incredible experiences as a student. I traveled, was a crew coxswain, had the opportunity to have my work published, and got involved in several clubs on campus. I have spent the majority of my professional career working in higher education, and love working in an industry of lifelong learning. I am excited to help and support students with their college search processes as they pursue their educational passions and goals.