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!

Meet the StARs

Zoe Stadler

Zoe StAR Photo

Portland, OR

Theatre Arts

Skylar Tibbetts

Skylar StAR Photo

Seattle, WA

English - Literature and Creative Writing

Sam Hagshenas

Sam StAR Photo

San Diego, CA

Political Science, History

Rianne Ellingwood

Rianne StAR Photo

Spokane, WA

Operations Management, minor in Entrepreneurship

Nathaniel Gaines

Nathaniel StAR Photo

Bellingham, WA / Stapleton, GA

Human Services, Minor in Education and Social Justice

Mitchell Marquez

Mitchell StAR Photo

Vancouver, WA

Human Services, minor in Spanish

Matthew McBroom

Matthew StAR Photo

Vancouver, WA

Management Information Systems

Katelyn Power

Katelyn StAR Photo

Silverdale, WA


Jude Ahmed

Jude StAR Photo

Redmond, WA

German, Economics/Political Science

Jonah Bettger

Jonah StAR Photo

Vancouver, WA


Jaclyn Samson

Jaclyn StAR Photo

Woodinville, WA

Urban Planning and Sustainable Development

Israel Valladares

Israel StAR Photo

Yakima, WA

Filmmaking through Social Justice (Fairhaven College)

David Kipnis

David StAR Photo

Simferopol, Ukraine

Computer Science

Dagny Safon

Dagny StAR Photo

Redmond, WA

Physics, English - Creative Writing Emphasis

Cora Bern-Klug

Cora StAR Photo

Iowa City, IA

Urban Planning and Sustainable Development

Bianca Vaca

Bianca StAR Photo

Everett, WA


Austin Countryman

Austin StAR Photo

Enumclaw, WA

Biology: Secondary Education Emphasis

Chase Jackson

Chase StAR Photo

Camas, WA

History/Social Studies

Tate Shishido

Tate StAR Photo

Papak?lea, HI

Business and Sustainability

Mikayla Swanson

Mikayla StAR Photo

Tacoma, WA

Human Services

Ally De La Cruz

Ally StAR Photo

Mukilteo, WA

Behavioral Neuroscience

Will Barror

Will StAR Photo

Rockville, MD

Business and Sustainability

Graciela Gomez

Graciela StAR Photo

Seattle, WA

Human Services

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Elizabeth StAR Photo

Kennewick, WA

Language, Literacy and Cultural Studies; Minor in Education and Social Justice

Frances Golla

Frances StAR Photo

Lynwood, WA

Communication Studies

Liz Rosales

Liz StAR Photo

Sequim, WA

Early Childhood Education; dual endorsement special education

Sydney Fuller

Sydney StAR Photo

St. Louis, MO

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Madison Boesch

Madison StAR Photo

Fort Collins, CO


Teryn Brodish

Teryn StAR Photo

Colorado Springs, CO

Behavioral Neuroscience

Claudia Cooper

Claudia StAR Photo

Delafield, WI

Visual Journalism

Nick Parker

Nick StAR Photo

Seattle, WA


Grant Chou

Grant StAR Photo

Woodinville, WA

Computer Science

Adah Barenburg

Adah StAR Photo

Coupeville, WA

Political Science/Philosophy/Economics

Evarosa Perry

Evarosa StAR Photo

Cheney, WA

International Business and French

Cooper Grove

Cooper StAR Photo

Maple Valley, WA


Lara Mangulabnan

Lara StAR Photo

Mukilteo, WA

Kinesiology: Pre-Healthcare Specialization