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New Student Services/ Family Outreach

Western Washington University
516 High Street, Old Main 300
Bellingham, WA 98225-9016

(360) 650-3846
Fax: (360) 650 4545
nssfo@wwu.edu

Meet our Team

Professional Staff

Ronna Biggs

Ronna Biggs

In addition to working at NSSFO, Ronna is also a Certified Mindfulness Teacher and teaches meditation through the WWU Faculty & Staff Wellness Program as well as in the Bellingham community. As an outdoor enthusiast, Ronna loves Western’s proximity to the arboretum with its rich bird and wildlife habitat. Originally from the big city of Oysterville, WA, Ronna has lived in Bellingham for over 20 years and loves it!

Kate Stevenson

Kate Stevenson

Kate has worked and lived in Bellingham since 1996 when she came to WWU for her undergraduate degree. In addition to working at NSSFO, Kate teaches fitness classes for the Faculty & Staff Wellness Program. In her spare time you can find her dancing and playing with her 2 kids and wonderful husband.

Jeannine Woelkers

Jeannine Woelkers

Jeannine is originally from the suburbs north of Detroit. She always says, "I’ve got Motown in my blood." She loves the music from that time and place. However, she knew instinctually when she was about 5 years old that she needed to get out of Southeast Michigan. Which she did when she was 19. Since then she has lived in many different places all over the US and in Japan. In her younger days, she lived on a homestead in Alaska for a short time, mastered the Eskimo roll in a kayak and snorkeled on a coral reef in Guam. Her time in Bellingham and at WWU is the longest she has stayed/worked in one place since she started roaming at 19. "Hmmm, might be time for a change..." she thinks.

Student Staff

Bailey Duran

Bailey Duran

Bailey is majoring in Human Services and minoring in Leadership Studies because she is passionate about helping people! In her spare time, she loves to listen to music or relax with friends by the bay. She is originally from Eastern Washington. She practices mindfulness and is an active member of WWU’s Happy Club, and is an intern at the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Chancellor Gardiner

Chancellor Gardiner

Chancellor is currently double majoring in Design and Visual Journalism with a minor in Art History. He spent five years in Japan living on a military base where he traveled to multiple countries in Southeast Asia. He was a part of his high school's yearbook, newspaper and drama department. He loves to spend his time procrastinating homework and raising two rats, named Ruby and Rebel.

Lorraine Wong

Lorraine Wong

Lorraine is pursuing a double degree in Computer Science and Chinese. She is a member of WWU's Association for Women in Computing where she is passionate about promoting diversity in STEM. She also volunteers at the Creators and Innovators Club for girls at Kulshan Middle School. When she is away from the computer, and other technology gadgets, she enjoys cooking, reading and crocheting.

Lead Orientation Student Advisors

Auna Carter

Auna Carter

Major: Community Health
Minor: Sociology

Katie Micheletti

Katie Micheletti

Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders; Spanish

Lena Rachinski

Lena Rachinski

Major: English Literature with Secondary Education

Collin Smolsnik

Collin Smolsnik

Major: Environmental Studies

Jessica Vangel

Jessica Vangel

Major: Journalism
Minor: Film Studies

Orientation Student Advisors

Malynne Castro

Malynne Castro

Major: Art Education

Tiffany Chamberlain

Tiffany Chamberlain

Major: Chemistry

Kaitlin Clogston

Kaitlin Clogston

Major: Political Science
Minor: Psychology

Sam Crotty-Thomas

Sam Crotty-Thomas

Major: Business Administration -
Management
Minor: Communications studies

Molly Engelberg

Molly Engelberg

Honors program
Major: Communications
Minor: Theatre - Stage
Management

Brooke Hannan

Brooke Hannan

Major: Psychology of Human Development - Elementary Education

Hope Harmon

Hope Harmon

Major: Humanities -
Liberal Arts; History
Minor: Sociology

Julia Karkkainen

Julia Karkkainen

Major: Business Administration
Minor: Communications

Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy

Major: Computer Science
Minor: Communications

Lara Mangulabnan

Lara Mangulabnan

Major: Kinesiology -
Pre-Health specialization
Minor: Business Administration

Beatriz Morales

Beatriz Morales

Major: Biology
Minor: Law Diversity and Justice

Rachel Myers

Rachel Myers

Major: Sociology
Minor: Women & Gender; Sexuality studies

Britney Taylor

Britney Taylor

Major: English Major -
Creative Writing

Megan Warren

Megan Warren

Major: History and Social Studies