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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Abby Daugherty (she/her)

Breckenridge, CO


Aiden Bartlett (he/him)

Bonney Lake, WA

Early Childhood Education

Ainsley de Guzman (she/they)

Vancouver, WA

Public Health with Epidemiology concentration, Minor in Dance

Allie Carr (she/her)

Long Beach, CA

Environmental Studies, Education & Eco-Social Justice Emphasis, Minor in Food Security & Policy

Allison Dickson (she/her)

Chehalis, WA

Biochemistry, Minor in Psychology

Amaya Coblentz (she/her)

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Science, Minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and Geography

Bri Lubinski (she/her)

Ellensburg, WA

English with Creative Writing Emphasis and Spanish, Minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Bria Yusaf (she/her)

Lynnwood, WA

Psychology, Minor in Communication Studies

Caitlyn Wilson (she/her)

Colorado Springs, CO

Environmental Studies with Justice and Community Resilience emphasis, Minors in Spanish and Anthropology

Carson Mangels (she/her)

Pullman, WA

History, Minor in Art History

Cassi Kiger (she/her)

Lake Tapps, WA

History, Theatre

Caton Coldicott (he/him)

Port Orchard, WA

Urban Planning & Sustainable Development, Minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Cecilia "Celee" Matheson (she/her)

Olympia, WA


Dylan Braund (she/her)

Poulsbo, Washington

Economics & Environmental Studies, Minors in Political Science and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Fiona Tracey (she/her)

Seattle, WA

Communication Studies, Minor in Business

Hannah Kelly (she/her)

Traverse City, Michigan

Psychology, Minor in Sociology, Disability Studies concentration

Josh Darroch (he/him)

Greenock, Scotland

Business Administration

Karenna Merritt (she/her)

DuPont, WA

Geophysics, Minors in Mathematics and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Kimiya Fanaeian (she/they)

Renton, WA

Public Health

Lark Troha (they/them)

Minneapolis, MN

Urban Planning & Sustainable Development, Minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Layne Boggan (he/him)

Maple Valley, WA


Lily Van Mullem (they/them)

Lewiston, ID

Sociology and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Luke Cañas (he/him)

Kent, WA

Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration

Megan Downer (she/her)

Vancouver, WA


Megan Monson Strom (she/her)

Renton, WA

Urban Sustainability

Melia Diaz (she/her)

Tri-Cities, WA

Anthropology, concentration in Archeology

Moose Abou-Harb (he/him)

Spokane, WA

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Olivia Dillemuth (they/she)

Colorado Springs, CO

Behavioral Neuroscience

Owen Barenburg (he/him)

Coupeville, WA

Computer Science, Minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Red Sheets (any pronouns)

Bainbridge Island, WA

Linguistics, English

Riley Benson (she/her)

Snohomish, WA

Political Science, Law, Diversity, & Justice (Fairhaven College)

Samantha Herlich (she/her)

Pleasanton, CA

Environmental Studies, Spanish, Minors in Environmental Education, Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Sophia Leo (she/her)

Bothell, WA

Communication Studies

Valentina Del Risco Sanchez (she/her)


Spanish and Art Education

Ysa Perez (she/her)

Seatac, WA

English Creative Writing, Sociology