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Masks are still required in the DRC, even while optional on campus. Please put on a mask before entering the office.

Our Hours

Fall Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM

Testing Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM

Evening Testing:

Available by appointment– please email drc@bellevuecollege.edu

Closures:

  • Monday, October 17th
  • Friday, November 11th
  • Thursday, November 24th
  • Friday, November 25th

Mailing Address

Disability Resource Center, U001

Bellevue College

3000 Landerholm Circle, S.E.

Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

Meet the DRC Team

Front Desk Program Coordinator: gillian Bearbow-Nedblake (she/her)

Front Desk staff Gillian holding her cat, Liz. Liz has black and grey stripes with a touch of orange, a white belly, and white front paws and back legs.

Phone: 425-564-2498

Email: DRC@bellevuecollege.edu

TTY for Deaf & Hard of Hearing: 425-564-6189

Fax: 425-564-5110

gillian is one of the folks responding to DRC@bellevuecollege.edu emails and editing the website! She has an Associate Degree in Arts & Science from Bellevue College, which was completed through the Running Start program. In her free time she enjoys playing with her many cats, knitting, and spending time outside hiking and biking.

Director: Marisa Hackett (she/her)

Headshot of DRC Director Marisa Hackett

Phone: 425-564-2392

Email: Marisa.Hackett@bellevuecollege.edu

Marisa has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, both from UW. She has previously worked in disability services at several other colleges within the state and has provided services in community settings. Her philosophy centers on creating and providing an equitable educational environment for students with disabilities utilizing the lenses of Disability Justice and the Social Model of Disability. In her free time she enjoys dancing, yoga, hiking, and cuddling with her cat.

Assistant Director for Deaf Services: Katelynn Creeley (she/her)

Headshot image of Katelynn Creeley

Phone: 425-564-4159

Email: Katelynn.Creeley@bellevuecollege.edu

Katelynn has a Bachelor’s Degree in American Sign Language Interpreting from Western Oregon University and a minor in Deaf Studies. She enjoys spending her free time volunteering in the Deaf and Deafblind communities, as well as attending events and workshops advancing her education. When Katelynn isn’t busy with her “hands up’ she enjoys reading, being a barista, cooking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. 

Mental Health Access Specialist: Jessica Moller (she/her)

Front Desk staff Jessica holding her grey and black striped cat, Marvin. He also has white feet.

Phone: 425-564-2498

Email: Jessica.Moller@bellevuecollege.edu

Jessica is the other person responding to DRC@bellevuecollege.edu emails.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Gonzaga University in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Human Services from Northeastern University.  In her free time she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time with family and friends.  Feel free to ask Jessica about her naughty cat, Marvin.

Assistive Technology Access Specialist: Raymona Baldwin (she/her/ella)

Headshot of Raymona Baldwin, a white-appearing woman with shoulder length brownish-red hair wearing a gray jacket against a out of focus backdrop of buildings.

Phone: 425-564-2015

Email: Raymona.Baldwin@bellevuecollege.edu

Raymona is a generalist, working alongside individuals with all types of disabilities and barriers. Learning disability software, and the application of mobile technology are favored areas of practice. She enjoys participating in researching, writing, speaking, and presenting about ideas related to disability and technology.  Raymona earned professional certifications in Assistive Technology from Georgia Tech, University of Pittsburg, and RESNA (Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Society of North America). Raymona attended the UW’s Summer Assistive Technology Institute.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University, and participated in the worker retraining program at Seattle Central College.  Raymona’s Master’s Degree is in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Washington University.  She enjoys the arts: attending concerts, teaching others about vintage jewelry, and learning yoga theory.

Alternative Format Access Specialist: Ali Steenis (she/her)

Headshot image of Ali Steenis wearing a white shirt in front of pink roses.

Phone: 425-564-2605

Email: Ali.Steenis@bellevuecollege.edu

Ali joined the team in January 2021. Blind since birth and passionate Ali joined the team in January 2021. Blind since birth and passionate about disability justice, Ali understands the importance of education equity and the difference accommodations can make in school for disabled students. She received her B.A. in Global Development Studies and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Disability Studies from City University of New York. In her spare time, Ali enjoys cooking new foods with her partner, playing a good game of hide and seek with Bodeen, running, or riding horses with friends.  Wherever you find Ali, you are sure to find her guide dog Bodeen taking a snooze under a table or enthusiastically targeting an elevator (his favorite task). Please remember that while his sweet and wiggly personality could melt even the hardest hearts, Bodeen has a very important job to do and must not be distracted.

Alternative Format Manager: Jennie Wang (she/her)

Image of Jennie Wang

Email: Jennie.Wang@bellevuecollege.edu

Jennie was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys the weather in Seattle during the Spring and Summer seasons. Jennie has an Associate Degree in Arts & Science from Bellevue College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a minor in English from the University of Washington. She is dedicated to providing Alternative Media Accommodations to students and promoting inclusion and diversity. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her dogs, and playing video games.

Testing Coordinator: Jeremiah Swagger (he/him)

Headshot of Jeremiah Swagger.

Email: Jeremiah.Swagger@bellevuecollege.edu

In addition to providing students with a safe, distraction-free testing environment, Jeremiah assists with maintaining the MyDRC database and the DRC website.  When not doing work at home Jeremiah and Al the Octopus are getting through the pandemic by reading, cooking, binge-watching Top Chef and playing way too many video games.

Getting to the DRC and Parking

Parking on BC’s Main Campus 

Please note: those with disabled parking placard, decal, or tabs are legally allowed to use any parking spot on BC campus; read more at WA State Licensing – Disabled Parking. The closest parking, including disabled parking spots, is Parking Lot 4. Daily Parking lot 12 has metered parking for $2. 

For more campus maps than shown below, visit BC’s Campus Maps.

Directions to the DRC Office in U001

If you’re already on campus: many people find the easiest way to the DRC is to locate the open square area near the fountain in the middle of campus and turn around 180 degrees/East. Head east under the overpass connecting buildings A on your right and B on your left.  Upon reaching the flagpole’s round-a-bout, follow the right/South side up the hill past T building.  After T building is U building with the DRC on the ground level in U001.

If traveling by bus and getting off at the Kelsey Creek Road & Tye River Road stops: you’ll want to head South toward the B building.  There is a ramp and stairs down toward the main B building.  Continue through the main B building and out the other side.  There is a ramp and stairs going up to the street level where the flagpole’s round-a-bout is.  Go right around the round-a-bout and continue up the hill past T building.  After T building is U building with the DRC on the ground level in U001.

If you parked in Parking Lot 4: the lot is on the South side of the U building. Facing the building, go to the left/West side to the Northern/ground level entrance.

If you parked in Parking Lot 12: head to the north side of the parking lot, then follow the sidewalk going north behind the A building. When the path spits, take the right/Northeastern path towards the T building, and then west along the T building.

  • If you want to avoid stairs: Continue on the path north into the first floor of the T building, take a left down the hallway and take another left to reach the elevators. Take the elevators to the second floor. Exiting the elevators, take a right until you reach the end of the hallway and then take a left. At the end of the hallway on the right will be an accessible door that leads to a ramp. Follow the ramp east then turn south towards the U building and use the ground level entrance.
  • If you do not want to avoid stairs: Continue Northeast up the stairs to the U building ground level entrance.

Driving and Busing Directions to BCs Main Campus 

If you’re busing: routes 221, 226, 245, and 271 serve the stop nearest the DRC.  In either direction, you’ll want to get off the bus at the Kelsey Creek Road & Tye River Road stop.   

If you’re driving from Seattle: follow I-90 eastbound. Take exit 11A and follow the signs to 156th Ave SE. The ramp will merge you onto S 150th St heading North. Proceed through the first stoplight (SE Eastgate Way) and get in the left lane. At the second stoplight (SE 28th St) turn left into BC’s main entrance.  

Bellevue Major Roads Map with BC Marked in Red X

If you’re driving From Issaquah: follow I-90 westbound. Take exit 11. After exiting, follow the signs for 156th Ave SE. At the stoplight, turn left onto Eastgate Way. Move into the right lane and turn right at 148th Ave SE. Get in the left lane and proceed up the hill. At the stoplight (SE 28th St) turn left into BC’s main entrance.  

Last Updated September 16, 2022