Meet an Advisor


BEFORE contacting our office, please read our method to Plan Your Classes and our FAQs to see which of your questions have already been answered.

Scroll for information about our advising team.


When to Contact Us

If you can’t find the answer to your academic advising question online, then please contact us to make an appointment! The best time to make an appointment is as soon as the schedule for the next quarter is published.

We don’t schedule appointments during the first week of the quarter. At these times, we only do drop-ins to answer quick questions.

Some advisors offer limited drop-in advising on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the quarter. Inquire with our office about this option.

If you have questions about a Bachelor degree program at Bellevue College, please contact the chair or program manager for your program of interest. They’ll be able to give you specific information about the degree and its requirements.


Make an Advising Appointment

  1. Find your academic advisor (below).
  2. Know your student identification (SID) number or look it up here.
  3. Call our office at (425) 564-2212 or drop by the 2nd floor of the B building above Student Central during office hours to schedule an in-person appointment.
  4. Be sure to arrive on time for your advising appointment, or it may be given to another waiting student.

Unfortunately, we’re NOT equipped at this time to make appointments online or via email.


*NEW* Sign up for a Group Advising Session

Starting Winter 2018, Bellevue College Academic Advising will be offering Group Advising Sessions for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Pre-Professional Health fields.

  • Students in their first few quarters at Bellevue College will benefit most from these sessions.
  • Please come with questions! We can discuss class planning, prerequisites for your program, transferring to a university, useful educational planning tools and resources, and more.
  • These sessions will last up to 1.5 hours (students are not required to stay the whole time) and will serve up to 10 students per session.
  • Signing up for these sessions can be done online:

Appointment Cancellations

We value the time that we spend advising students like you, and we ask that you value our time as well.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment for any reason, please call our office as soon as possible.


Our Team

Emily Kolby

Director

Biography:

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Puget Sound; Master of Education in Student Affairs Administration from Western Washington University What can Bellevue College do for you: Introduce you to instructors who are passionate about their subject matters in small class sizes; introduce you to a variety of clubs and activities; …more about Emily Kolby


Cesar Rangel

Transfer Program Coordinator

Biography:

Education: Associate of Arts in Foreign Languages 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 my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with my son Pedro. Favorite Quote: “The pages …more about Cesar Rangel


Deanne Eschbach

Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences Advisor

Biography:

Advising Specialty: I advise students interested in transfer and majoring in the Social Sciences and the Arts & Humanities. Education: Bachelor of Arts, Education, Teacher Certification in Physical Education; Bachelor of Arts, Parks and Recreation, Western Washington University. What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College can provide students with the opportunity to pursue …more about Deanne Eschbach


Eli Heller

Advisor for Undecided/Exploratory Students

Biography:

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Literary Journalism and Art History, University of California, Irvine, Master of Education in Student Development Administration, Seattle University. What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College will provide you with a plethora of degree and program options to choose from, plenty of ways to learn both inside and outside …more about Eli Heller


Gary Lindberg

Advisor for Undecided/Exploratory Students

Biography:

Advising Specialty: Exploratory / Undecided Education: Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Central Washington University, Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies, Trinity College, Associate of Arts and Science, Shoreline Community College What can Bellevue College do for you: This is a great school to gain a well rounded education prior to transferring to a bachelor degree …more about Gary Lindberg


Jonny Diehl

STEM & Pre-Professional Health Advisor

Biography:

Advising Specialty: STEM advising including computer-related fields, engineering, general science, etc. Also pre-health/professional field advising including pre-Medical, pre-Dental, pre-Pharmacy, pre-Veterinary, etc. Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brigham Young University Idaho; Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California Davis. What can Bellevue College do for you: This is a great …more about Jonny Diehl


Melissa Martinez

Advisor for Undecided/Exploratory Students

Biography:

Advising Specialty: Exploratory / Undecided Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton; Master of Science degree in Education with an Emphasis in Higher Education from California State University, Fullerton. What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College is a …more about Melissa Martinez


Paula McPherson

Business Advisor

Biography:

Advising Specialty: Business transfer students. Education: Bachelor in Physical Education by University of Santo Andre – Sao Paulo- Brazil; Master in Education from University of Washington. What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College can provide a comfortable place for students to succeed. The Business transfer program is a great place to start for …more about Paula McPherson


Tony Vo

Health Sciences Advisor (HSEWI Division)

Biography:

Advising Specialty: Health Sciences Advisor (HSEWI Division) Education: Bachelor of Arts in American Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies concentration), Bachelor of Science in Public Health, University of Washington, Master of Education in Education Policy and Management, Harvard Graduate School of Education. What can Bellevue College do for you? Bellevue College is full of possibilities. From all the enriching student …more about Tony Vo