Meet Our Student Team

The StARs!

Student Admissions Representatives (StARs) serve as ambassadors for Western. These students represent a variety of academic programs and extracurricular interests, but they all have one thing in common: they are enthusiastic when it comes to working with prospective Western students and their families. They help students navigate the college search process by sharing their own personal experiences, leading campus tours and offering helpful admissions tips.

Click on a StAR's name to learn more about them and what they love about Western!

Want to join our student team?

Do you love Western and want to show prospective students all that the University life has to offer? The Office of Admissions hires for multiple positions each year. Interviews are conducted over Winter Quarter, with the position beginning the first week of Spring Quarter.

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Adah Barenburg

Coupeville, WA

Political Science, Philosophy, Economics

Ally De La Cruz

Mukilteo, WA

Behavioral Neuroscience, Pre-Med Track

Amaya Coblentz

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Kinesiology, Minor in German

Armando Ortiz

Bellevue, WA

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

Ashley Bobowski

Glennallen, AK

Human Services, Minors in Sociology and Sport Psychology

Austin Countryman

Enumclaw, WA

Biology - Secondary Education Emphasis, Minor in Environmental Education

Bianca Vaca

Everett, WA

Human Services, Minor in Psychology

Bria Yusaf

Lynnwood, WA

Biology, Minor in Leadership Studies

Caitie O'Connor

Anacortes, WA

English Literature

Cassidy Olsen

Minneapolis, MN & Spokane, WA

Environmental Science

Chiyo Aoki-Kramer

Seattle, WA

Behavioral Neuroscience, Minors in Psychology and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Claudia Cooper

Delafield, WI

Visual Journalism

Dagny Safon

Redmond, WA

English - Creative Writing Emphasis, Minor in Physics

Danielle Elliott

Snohomish, WA

Psychology and Sociology

David Kipnis

Simferopol, Ukraine

Computer Science

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Kennewick, WA

Elementary Education - Language, Literacy and Cultural Studies, Minor in Education & Social Justice

Emily Davis

Issaquah, WA

Anthropology - Archaeology Concentration, Canadian-American Studies

Evarosa Perry

Cheney, WA

International Business, French, Minor in Entrepreneurship

Frances Golla

Lynnwood, WA

Communication Studies

Graciela Gomez

Seattle, WA

Human Services, Minor in Anthropology

Grant Chou

Woodinville, WA

Computer Science, Minor in Mathematics

Jade Hedeen

Snohomish, WA

Communications , Minor in East Asian Studies

Jalen Watts

Washougal, WA

Business Management

Jon Cantu

Pasco, WA


Jonah Bettger

Vancouver, WA


Jude Ahmed

Redmond, WA

Economics & Political Science, German, Arabic

Kaitlyn Rice

Kirkland, WA

Computer Science, Minor in Psychology

Katrisha Andrada

Bothell, WA

Political Science & Social Studies, Bothell, WA

Krista Schafte

Everett, WA

Biology/Anthropology, Minor in Classical Studies and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Lauryn Haywood

Seattle, WA

Public Relations, Minors in Sociology and Journalism

Leah Swenson

Seattle, WA

Public Health

Liz Rosales

Sequim, WA

Early Childhood Education - Dual Endorsement Special Education, Minor in Leadership Studies, Education & Social Justice

Maddie Gard

Tucson, Arizona

Environmental Science, Marine & Coastal Science, Minors in Spanish and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Madison Gonzalez Boesch

Fort Collins, CO

Design - Illustration Certificate

Mitchell Marquez

Vancouver, WA

Human Services, Minor in Spanish

Nova Anteau

Olympia, WA

Undecided, Pre-Med Track

Rebeca Rodriguez

Shoreline, WA


Samantha Vargas

Cordova, Alaska

Cellular Molecular Biology

Sarah Hays

Puyallup, WA

Cultural Anthropology, Minor in Environmental Science

Spencer De Vries

Portland, OR

Linguistics, Spanish, Minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Tate Shishido

Papakolea, HI

Applied Math, Minor in Economics