B.A. in History M.A. in History, Greco-Roman emphasis
Case Load Assignment: Running Start, Business Transfer, General AA/DTA
Clark Employee since Jan. 8, 2018
• Worked admissions at WSU Vancouver. This entailed reading transcripts and understanding how credits transferred from other institutions into WSUV. Fifty per cent of our transfer students came from Clark College, thus I know how our credits transfer toward various WSUV degrees.
• Worked at Warner Pacific University and advised for the Human Development and Health Care Administration. I have knowledge of the Oregon community colleges and the AAOT.
• Currently an Academic Advisor at Clark College. I advise primarily transfer student (traditional and Running Start).
• I have taught COLL 101 and currently teach the entire US history survey courses. I have taught US history at various institution since 2011.
• Mountain or rode biking with my wife and friends • Playing with my baby daughter • Cooking meals for family and friends. • Playing basketball whenever I get the chance • Watching Lakers and Patriots games • Strength training at my garage gym • Binging on awesome Netflix shows with my wife • Going to the movies whenever a new Marvel movie comes out • Listening to music and chilling at home • Playing video games (on the rare occasion that I get to!)
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, University of Washington, Seattle Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Concordia University, Portland
Case Load Assignment: Health Occupations Programs
Clark College Employee since March 2016
I joined the Penguin Nation in 2016, bringing more than 15 years of student services experience to my current positions as an Academic Advisor and COLL 101 Instructor. Before making my way to Clark, I served in a variety of roles at Lower Columbia College including Director of International Student Programs, Executive Director of Foundation & College Development, Scholarship Program Administrator, Retention Program Manager, Advising & Testing Manager, and Coordinator of Entry Services & New Student Orientation. Student success has been at the center of everything I've done and it continues to be the biggest joy in my work.
I love helping students understand and navigate the college environment, and find their sense of belonging. I also love being a resource and a support to students through each step of their educational plan. I look forward to being a part of your team at Clark!
Away from work, I love running, traveling, and baking (fruit pies are a favorite). My husband and I are the proud parents of two recent college graduates (yay!). We love hanging out as a family, playing games, taking road trips, and doing anything outdoors in our beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Oregon State University Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership, Higher Education/Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University with a certificate in Academic Advising
Case Load Assignment: AST-2 Engineering and Computer Science, Professional/Technical Programs including Network Technology and Computer Technologies, Cybersecurity and transfer degree students
Clark College Employee since 7/10/2017
While working as an undergraduate work-study in the engineering department at Oregon State University, I started to think about advising as a career option. After graduating and figuring out that I needed more education, I looked into graduate programs. Not being a strong student myself, I found this incredibly intimidating but found an amazing higher education master’s program that provided me opportunities for growth and learning.
After finishing my program, I went on to work at several 4-year institutions on both sides of the country, including public and private and have specific experience advising within the areas of engineering and computer science. I worked on the registration side of student affairs at another local community college before coming to Clark College to return to advising. I love helping students make sense of higher education and take ownership of their own education and future.
Degrees: M.S. in College Student Services Administration (minor in Adult Education) – Oregon State University B.A. in Human Development (minor in Psychology) – WSU Vancouver AAS in Early Childhood Education – Clark College
Case Load Assignment: Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Areas of Study
Employment History: Certified Appreciative Advisor, 2019-Present COLL 101 Instructor, 2016-Present Academic Advisor, Professional/Technical Programs, 2015-present Academic Advisor, Health Occupations/Education, 2010-2015 Clark College Admissions Counselor, 2008-2010 Washington State University Vancouver International Student Advisor, 2007-2010 Washington State University Vancouver The Art Institute of Portland Director of Student Development/Student Development Coordinator, 2004-2008 The Art Institute of Portland Academic Advisor, GTA, 2002-2004 Oregon State University
I like to explore my creative side in my spare time, I sew, make jewelry, take pictures, and even taught myself how to knit on youTube. I volunteer as an Art Discovery teacher at my local elementary school as well.
B.A. in Political Science Minors -Women’s Studies and Psychology @ Central Washington University
Case Load Assignment: Running Start, General AA/DTA
Clark Employee since July 2017
I’ve worked in the community college system for almost 19 years! I used to manage the Running Start Program at Lower Columbia College and coached volleyball there as well. I’ve also worked in the Scholarship and Foundation offices.
I am active in the volleyball community. All of my daughters played or still play club volleyball and I am still coaching. My oldest daughter is the head coach at Woodland High School!
I have one daughter who graduated from Running Start and is currently at Central Washington, and my youngest will be starting her second year of Running Start in the fall! My husband is also currently attending Clark.
I binge watch NETFLIX and love going to the movies. I’m also a foodie, so when you come in to see me let me know of any good places to try!!
Bachelor of Arts: Social Science Master of Science: Educational Leadership & Policy Graduate Certificate: Teaching Adult Learners
Case Load Assignment:
AA-DTA, BMRP, Business Non-Transfer, Culinary, Welding, Diesel, Network Technology, Computer Technology, Business Technology, Mechatronics
Clark Employee since October 2016
Before joining the advising team at Clark College in 2016, I held a number of roles in higher education at both public and private institutions. I have worked in admissions and recruiting, enrollment and registration, textbook and materials merchandising, and student services.
I love coffee, cooking, everything about houseplants, and learning new things. I am always looking for an opportunity to escape to the coast, and I love being outside. I enjoy watching live music, action movies, funny TV shows, and DIY videos on YouTube. Barbara Kingsolver and Anne Tyler are my favorite authors, the New Orleans Saints are my favorite NFL team, and there's almost always some baking experiment in my oven. I have a passion for crafts, rearranging furniture, being on the water, and dancing in my living room.
AAS in Fisheries Management AA-DTA, BA in Human Development Master in Education
Case Load Assignment: General Transfer, Business Administration, Elementary Education
Clark Employee since 6/2005
After starting as a student in 2005, I started a work-study position in Financial Aid. After working this position, I found a passion to be in student affairs. A short time later, I began part-time in the advising office. I started working with the profession technical students, then with the health occupations, and then transitioned into the transfer-advising specialty.
After finishing my AA at Clark, I transferred to Washington State University Vancouver and completed my bachelor's degree in 2010. After a short hiatus, I returned to school in 2013 to get my Master’s in Education at Portland State University.
Being a native of the PNW I love anything outdoors. I grew up camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. On my off time from work I can usually be found hanging out with my family (Ohana is most important to me).
Seattle Seahawks are my team and I really want to believe Bigfoot lives.
Degree: B.S in Social and Behavioral Sciences -Linfield College
Case Load Assignment: Health Occupations
Clark Employee since January 2008
I began working at the Clark Advising Center in January 2008 as a work study student worker. Throughout the years, I have supported the front desk as an office assistant, served as a Retention Specialist, Professional/Technical Advisor and currently serve a part of the Health Occupations Advising team.
There isn’t much I don’t like to do if it involves being outside. Gardening, traveling, working out, and overall getting outside to “just do stuff” is my kind of thing. I am also a big animal lover. Unless there is a Blazer game on, you are not likely to find me in front of a TV. #GoBlazers
Education: A.A. General Studies, B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations, M.S. Management and Organizational Leadership
Clark Employee since: September 2006
• I've worked at Clark College for almost one-and-a-half decades, and started out as a part-time advisor for computer technology programs. Before Clark I worked in several industries including as a low-voltage technician, instructional technology specialist, video production assistant, and freelance web designer. I'm the current Director of Advising Services, and have a fabulous team of knowledgeable advisors and support staff who make my job quite enjoyable.
• I have taught MGMT 103 here at Clark since 2014 and dabbled a bit as adjunct instructor for our BASAM program.
• Spending quality time with my wife and three kids • Cooking for friends and family • Reading and researching (all things non-fiction, past and present) • Working on my stand-up routine • Playing video games on my vintage '80s and '90s game consoles
Student Affairs in Higher Education, M.A. - Indiana University of Pennsylvania Psychology, B.S. - St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Clark Employee since July 2018
For over 25 years I have focused on student success at both private and public colleges. My experiences include the following areas in Student Affairs: College Activities, Student & Residence life, Campus Conferencing & Event planning, and Transfer, Graduate & Continuing Education Recruitment & Admissions. In my most current role in Advising Services, I am energized daily by the commitment and diligence of our Clark Students. I look forward to meeting you and supporting your efforts!
Preferred Name: Tasaday Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts - Human Development (2002) from WSU; Master of Science Educational Leadership - Policy Foundation and Administration (2010) from PSU Clark College Employee Since - October 2011
I am a Clark College Alumna, having earned both the AAS in Culinary Arts and the AA in General Studies. These two degrees provided the skills and knowledge to work while continuing to complete my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. I've enjoyed my previous jobs as a peer mentor, admissions recruiter, international student advisor, alumni services director and advisor.
Outside of work, I enjoy family time with my husband and two elementary school aged children. We love a good family movie night, preferably after spending some time outside paddle boarding (when the weather is nice), bike riding or just running around in the yard. Of course, you'll find us in the kitchen baking up treats and trying out new recipes (although spaghetti and tacos are a favorite go-to).
The best part of my work is learning about others' goals to support and be a resource along the way. I'm amazed at the talent, strength and commitment that exists in our community.
Degrees: • Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy, Portland State University • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Portland State University • Associate of Arts DTA, Clark College
Clark Employee since November 2018, Academic Advisor since June 2019.Clark Penguin since January 2011.
Employment History: • Financial Wellness Coach, Clark College ~ November 2018 - June 2019 • Admissions Coordinator, University of Colorado Denver (College of Architecture and Planning) ~ January 2018 - June 2018 • Psychology Advisor¸ Portland State University ~ April 2015 - August 2017
Hobbies/Interests: • In my free time I like to rock climb, nerd out about personal finance, and spend time with my cats (KitKat & Tigger) and loved ones.
Degree(s): Social Work, B.S.W- George Fox University, Leadership in Higher Education, M.S.- Capella University
Case Load Assignment: Running Start, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, General AA/DTA, Business transfer and Biology transfer
Clark Employee since April 2015
I started working at Clark College as a part time Health Occupations Advisor and then became a Running Start Advisor. I now work full time as Academic Advisor specializing in all transfer degrees, nursing and dental hygiene, and Running Start. I also teach College 101. My job satisfaction stems from the opportunities I have to develop relationships with students, to partner with them in establishing goals and plans to achieve their educational goals, and to encourage and support them along the way. I look forward to getting to know you!
Taking family walks, trips to the park, playing games, and family movie nights with my husband and three kiddos is my absolute favorite. I love sunshine and enjoy every opportunity I have to take a trip to the beach or explore the beautiful northwest with friends and family.
I also enjoy:
• Watching my kids play soccer and participate in other extracurricular activities • Camping trips with friends from church • Weekend getaways and girl’s nights with my close friends • Planning family vacations and activities • Hosting gatherings at my house • Making photo memory books for my kiddos • Reading or napping in a cozy blanket on a rainy day • Listening to music while I clean/organize my house