Israel Valladares

Israel wearing a black t-shirt and smiling in front of a blossoming cherry tree on campus.


Yakima, WA


Filmmaking through Social Justice (Fairhaven College)


I'm really into video games, specifically fighting games like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter V. I'm a passionate hip-hop/rap fan, and I love animation!

What I like most about Bellingham.

I like the fact that we are right in between the mountains and the sea here in Bellingham. I also love all of the parks here in the area.

Why I chose my major.

I chose my major because I believe social justice is very important. Additionally, I love film and the Fairhaven College allowed me to combine these two subjects I am passionate about!

What I like most about Western.

I like the focus on the success of all students. The professors have all been absolutely wonderful as well!