Advisors

Important

  • New students must complete the New Student Checklist including New Student Orientation (NSO) on Canvas and attend a New Student Enrollment Session (NSE) before meeting with an advisor
  • Advising for bachelor’s degree programs is handled by the program manager (PM) and/or program chair for your bachelor program of interest. They can provide you with specific information about your degree of interest, its requirements, and an educational plan for that program.
  • Running Start students with remaining high school completion requirements must meet with a Running Start Advisor.

The Advising Team

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Catherine Lopez

New Student/Exploratory Advisor

Biography:

Advising Specialty: New Student/Exploratory Advising Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Languages: English, Tagalog (conversational) , and Bisaya All About Catherine Education: Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) What can Bellevue College do for you: College is full of new experiences. It can be overwhelming at times, but the staff at Bellevue College especially …more about Catherine Lopez


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Cesar Rangel

Humanities & Communication Advising

Biography:

**Cesar is currently on leave and will return in late September** Advising Specialty: Humanities & Communication Advising and the University Transfer Center Specialist Pronouns: He/Him/His All About Cesar Education: Associate of Arts from Bellevue College; Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences from the University of Washington; Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from …more about Cesar Rangel


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Crickett Watt

Engineering and Computer Science Advising

Biography:

Advising Specialty: Engineering and Computer Science Pronouns: She/Her/Hers All About Crickett Education: Associates in Nursing, Maricopa Gateway College, bachelor’s in Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage, Masters of Education with emphasis on counseling and career counseling, University of Alaska Anchorage What advice would you give a student: For each class, get a study buddy. You don’t have to …more about Crickett Watt


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Eli Ballesteros

Program Coordinator

Biography:

Pronouns: He/Him/His All About Eli Education: Bachelors in Anthropology (Currently completing master’s in information management Specializing in User Experience and Information Architecture) What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College can help open many doors to opportunities for you weather that be in 2-year, 4 years, or certificates! No matter your situation Bellevue College …more about Eli Ballesteros


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Jonny Diehl

STEM | Pre-Professional Health Advising

Biography:

Advising Specialty:  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) advising including computer-related fields, engineering, general science, etc. Also Pre-Professional Health advising including pre-Medical, pre-Dental, pre-Pharmacy, pre-Veterinary, etc. Pronouns: He/Him/His All About Jonny Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brigham Young University Idaho; Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California …more about Jonny Diehl


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Lincoln McElwee

New Student/Exploratory Advising

Biography:

Advising Specialty: New Student/Exploratory Advising Pronouns: He/Him/His Please Note: Lincoln is currently not taking appointments All About Lincoln Education: Master of Arts in English with a Creative Writing-Poetry concentration from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF); Bachelor of Arts in English with an additional major in Political Science from CSUF; Certificate in Teaching and Writing from …more about Lincoln McElwee


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Marina Melnik

Health Sciences Advising

Biography:

Advising Specialty: I advise for the Health Science Pathway, which includes many programs within Health Sciences, Education & Wellness Institute (HSEWI) Pronouns: She/Her/Hers All About Marina Education: Bachelor of applied science in Information Technology and Administrative Management from Central Washington University. What can Bellevue College do for you? Bellevue College can help you reach your …more about Marina Melnik


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Nate Goodman

Associate Director of New Student Programs

Biography:

Advising Specialty: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Pathways. Pronouns: He/Him/His All About Nate Education: Bachelor of Science in Earth and Space Sciences from the University of Washington, Washington State Geologist in Training License, Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College …more about Nate Goodman


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Sarah De Witt

Health Sciences Advising

Biography:

Advising Specialty: Health Sciences Pronouns: She/Her/Hers All About Sarah Education: Bachelor of Art in Communication and Psychology from Seattle Pacific University, Master of Education from Central Washington University What advice would you give a student? It might seem daunting to ask your questions but never be afraid to ask them! Navigating college can be confusing …more about Sarah De Witt


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Shavón English

Visual & Performing Arts Advising

Biography:

Advising Specialty: I advise for the Visual & Performing Arts Pathway Pronouns: She/Her/Hers All About Shavón Education: Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Studies and Bachelor of Science in Human Development from the University of California, Davis; Master of Education in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies from California State University Sacramento. What advice …more about Shavón English


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Stephanie Herrera

Business Advising

Biography:

Advising Specialty: Business Pathway Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Please Note: Stephanie is currently not taking appointments All About Stephanie Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a focus in Management & Marketing from Seattle University What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College is a place for growth and knowledge, offering a supportive environment where …more about Stephanie Herrera


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Stephanie Zamora

New Student/Exploratory Advising

Biography:

Advising Specialty: New Student/Exploratory Advising Pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Ella Languages: English, Spanish, and American Sign Language (minimal) All About Stephanie Education: Associate of Arts in Sociology from Los Angeles Valley College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University Northridge (CSUN), Master of Science in Counseling, specializing in College Counseling and Student Services from California State …more about Stephanie Zamora


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Teresa Descher

Social Sciences, Public Service & Community Engagement / Student Athlete Advising

Biography:

Advising Specialty:  Social Sciences, Public Service & Community Engagement Pathway and Student Athlete advising. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers   Contact Information How to contact Teresa: Microsoft Teams


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Tong (Hester) Liu

Front Desk Work Study Student

Biography:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Languages: English and Mandarin All About Hester Education: Associate of Early Childhood Education from Bellevue College, Bachelor of Computer Science From Bellevue College. What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College offers various support services to help students succeed, including tutoring, counseling, advising, and career services. These services aim to support students …more about Tong (Hester) Liu


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Veratta Pegram-Floyd

Director of Student Orientation, Advising, and Retention | Interim Humanities and Communication and Technology and Data Pathways Advisor

Biography:

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers All about Veratta Education: Undergraduate: Bachelor in Social Work with an additional major in Sociology; Graduate: Master of Education in Student Development Administration, both from Seattle University #ProudDoubleAlumna #jeSUit What can Bellevue College do for you: Combined with the work you are willing to put in and are dedicated to, Bellevue College can …more about Veratta Pegram-Floyd


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Yanhan Zhao

Business Advising

Biography:

Advising Specialty: I advise for the Business and Technology & Data Pathways. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers All About Yanhan Education: Bachelor of Arts in International Trade from Liaoning Normal University; Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Management from SUNY Potsdam; Master of Education in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania. What can Bellevue College do …more about Yanhan Zhao


Last Updated April 25, 2024