• New students must complete the Connect 1, 2, 3 Admission Process including New Student Orientation (NSO) before meeting with an advisor
  • Advising for bachelor’s degree programs is handled by the chair or program manager for your bachelor program of interest. They can give you specific information about the degree and its requirements
  • Running Start students must meet meet with a running start advisor

The Advising Team

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Melissa Martinez

Interim Director of Advising


Pronouns: She/Hers All About Melissa Education: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University Fullerton (CSUF) in 2004 and a Master’s of Science in Education with a Specialization in Higher Education from CSUF in 2012.  What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College cares about you, not just as a student, but a whole …more about Melissa Martinez

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Cesar Rangel, M.A.

Humanities & Communication / Business Transfer Pathway Advising


Advising Specialty: Humanities & Communication Pathway, Business Transfer Pathway, 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 the University of Washington. Hobbies and/or interest: In …more about Cesar Rangel, M.A.

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Crickett Watt

STEM (Engineering and Computer Science) Advising


Advising Specialty: STEM (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 …more about Crickett Watt

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Heather Woods

Technology & Data Advising


Advising Specialty: I will be advising for the Technology & Data Pathway. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers All About Heather Education: Bachelor of Science, Speech & Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle.  Masters of Education, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Seattle University. What can Bellevue College do for you? Bellevue College has …more about Heather Woods

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Jonny Diehl

STEM | Pre-Professional Health Advising


Jonny offers in-person advising appointments on Wednesdays & Thursdays 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 …more about Jonny Diehl

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Marina Melnik

Health Sciences Advising


Marina offers in-person advising sessions on Wednesdays & Thursdays 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 …more about Marina Melnik

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Nate Goodman

Associate Director of New Student Programs


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


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


Shavón offers in-person advising appointments starting on Mondays & Tuesdays 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 …more about Shavón English

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Stephanie Zamora

New Student Advising


Advising Specialty: New Student 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


Teresa offers in-person advising appointments on Wednesdays & Thursdays 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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Yanhan Zhao

Business and Technology & Data Pathways


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 March 30, 2023