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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!

Lisa Moeschler

Lisa Moeschler

Originally from Southern California’s agricultural region of Ventura County, Lisa loves fresh, farm-to-table food as well as wandering and being active in the outdoors. She moved to Northern California and spent the next several years living in the Bay Area as well as the Sierra Foothills of Nevada City, CA. During that time, she travelled nationally and internationally while supporting a professional mountain bike team. With her recent move to Bellingham, Lisa feels as though she’s hit the jackpot and is thoroughly enjoying all the natural beauty and outdoor lifestyle that the PNW has to offer! After work, you might find her trail running with friends, hiking with her Japanese Akita (Yuki), grilling something seasonal on the bbq, or mountain biking with her family.

Leah Sharaby

Leah Sharaby

Leah is a Western Washington University alum with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, as well as a certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, she never gets tired of exploring the Pacific Northwest, and her favorite part of Washington is the Olympic Peninsula. She loves to camp, hike, and recently took up skiing at Mount Baker. Leah also loves to travel, and spent a year studying abroad in Spain and 2 weeks in Taiwan as a WWU student. She has visited 17 countries so far! When she’s not in the office, you can find Leah cooking, trying new foods, water coloring, and spending time outside.

Student Staff

Bailey Duran

Bailey Duran

Bailey is a Human Services major, and is double minoring in Leadership Studies / Education & Social Justice! In her spare time, she loves to listen to music, relax with friends by the bay, or spend time with her tailless cat, Jinx! She was born and raised in Pasco, Washington! Bailey loves being a part of Bellingham’s community. She was previously an intern at the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, and now is an active volunteer at the local YWCA. You are most likely to spot Bailey out and about when it is sunny because she loves to wear fun sunglasses!

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 Chinese Language and Computer Science. She is a member of WWU's Association for Women in Computing where she is passionate about promoting diversity in STEM. She is a polyglot, and spent two summers participating in a study-abroad program in Beijing, China. When she is away from the computer, and other technology gadgets, she enjoys cooking, reading and crocheting.

2019 - 2020 Orientation Student Advisors

Lead Orientation Student Advisors

Hope Harmon

Hope Harmon

Major: Liberal Studies
Minor: History, Sociology

Kaitlin Clogston

Kaitlin Clogston

Major: Political Science
Minor: Psychology

Rachel Myers

Rachel Myers

Major: Sociology
Minor: Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Tiffany Chamberlain

Tiffany Chamberlain

Major: Chemistry


Orientation Student Advisors

Alec Bell

Alec Bell

Major: Theatre with Acting Concentration
Minor: Communications

Danny Thomas

Danny Thomas

Major: Environmental Science

Ella Rutledge

Ella Rutledge

Major: History
Minor: Communications

Emily Merry

Emily Merry

Major: Psychology
Minor: English

Emma Madsen

Emma Madsen

Major: Chinese, East Asian Studies
Minor: International Studies, Psychology

Gracie Lane

Gracie Lane

Major: Economics
Minor: Accounting, History

Julianna Smith

Julianna Smith

Major: Political Science, Human Services
Minor: Education & Social Justice

Lileigh Thomas

Lileigh Thomas

Major: Environmental Science
Minor: Leadership Studies

Liz Rosales

Liz Rosales

Major: Early Childhood Education,
Dual Endorsement in Special Education
Minor: Leadership Studies, Education & Social Justice

Mara Popescu

Mara Popescu

Major: Politcal Science, Sociology

Rachel Rhone

Rachel Rhone

Major: Communications, Creative Writing

Regina Gavryushchenko

Regina Gavryushchenko

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

Skyler Hall

Skyler Hall

Major: Outdoor Recreation
Minor: Psychology

Sydney Atchison

Sydney Atchison

Major: English (Literature), Communications
Minor: Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Vida Wight

Vida Wight

Major: Spanish, Dance Minor: Psychology