Meet Neurodiversity Navigators Staff

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Sara Sanders Gardner (they/them)

Director, Adjunct Faculty


Sara Sanders Gardner is the openly autistic designer and director of Bellevue College's nationally recognized Neurodiversity Navigators program (NdN), which began in 2010 and has grown to serve over 300 students in tiered services. Sara leads a team of staff, faculty, and peer mentors, designs curriculum, and works to support disability inclusion and accessibility across ...more about Sara Sanders Gardner (they/them)

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Jamie Boyd (she/her/)

Program Manager


Jamie Boyd received her AAS-DTA from Seattle Central College, and took many classes from Bellevue College while completing her degree.  She has a B.S. in Health Psychology & Integrated Wellness from Bastyr, with a minor in research.  She volunteered as a peer mentor for Community for Youth & Communities in Schools before starting with Neurodiversity ...more about Jamie Boyd (she/her/)

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Nav A. Gator

Program Assistant

  • Email:
  • Phone: 425.564.2764
  • Office Location: B131, below the Planetarium
  • Office Hours: M-F 8 AM - 5 PM


If you have questions, I'm the one to ask! Please either email me at or use our Contact Us page! Since Neurodiversity Navigators has a small full-time staff, I take care of answering your questions! I can also make appointments for current students. If you are a future student, please attend an Information Session ...more about Nav A. Gator