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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.
Office Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 8 AM – 5 PM, Thursday 8 AM – 3 PM, Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Testing Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Evening Testing: Available by appointment– please email email@example.com
- Tuesday, October 3rd , 8 AM – 11 AM (Fire Drill)
- Wednesday, October 11th
- Friday, November 10th
- Thursday, November 23rd
- Friday, November 24th
Phone: (425) 564-2498
Office Location: U001
TTY/Teletype for Deaf or Hard of Hearing: (425) 564-6189
Fax: (425) 564-5110
Disability Resource Center U001
3000 Landerholm Circle, SE
Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484
Meet the DRC Staff
The Disability Resource Center Front Desk Team
The Front Desk Team helps students get started with the DRC, schedule tests, request accommodations, connect with Access Specialists and schedule check-ins. If you have a question about the DRC or don’t know where to start, reach out to us!
Director: Marisa Hackett (she/her)
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.
Assistive Technology Access Specialist: Raymona Baldwin (she/her/ella)
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.
General Access Specialist: Catarina Colaço (she/her)
Catarina was born in Portugal. She speaks Portuguese and Spanish fluently. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Washington University, and was a Bellevue College student.
In her free time, she enjoys baking, dancing, and traveling.
Mental Health Access Specialist: Jessica Moller (she/her)
Jessica has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University 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.
Alternative Format Access Specialist: Ali Steenis (she/her)
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, 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.
Front Desk Coordinator: gillian Bearbow-Nedblake (she/her)
gillian 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.
Accommodations Coordinator: Tessa Coffelt (she/they)
Tessa is a former student of Bellevue College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biosciences. In her free time, you can find her cuddling with her family’s dog Tigris, crocheting, knitting, re-reading the Percy Jackson series for the millionth time or spending her time outdoors enjoying the beautiful trails nearby.
Testing Coordinator: Jeremiah Swagger (he/him)
Jeremiah provides students with a safe, distraction-free testing environment. 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.
Front Desk Assistant: Sin Black (they/them)
A former student at Bellevue College, Sin understands the importance of the Disability Resource Center in their studies. They are passionate about ensuring students are supported and encouraged through their journey here at Bellevue College.
In their free time, they enjoy exploring this planet, reading, and trying new foods. They also admittedly stare at the stars a little too much!
Accommodations Assistant: Jessica Ryan (she/her)
Jessica got her Associates of Arts from Bellevue college and then transferred to Central Washington University where she got her Bachelor’s of Science in Anthropology with a minor in Museum Studies. She has two dogs, multiple fish, a few snails, and dozens of shrimp. In her free time, she can be caught knitting and crocheting, and will often have yarn and needles with socks cast on hiding in her purse.
Getting to the DRC and Parking
Disabled Parking on BC’s Main Campus
If you have a disabled parking placard you do not need to purchase a parking pass. Please be sure to display your placard correctly to avoid getting a ticket.
You can park:
- In street parking, for free, or in any parking space that is time restricted (including metered parking). This doesn’t apply to areas reserved for special types of vehicles (fire lanes, loading zones, reserved spots, etc.).
- In a Staff or Daily Parking Lot that is closer to your destination than a Student Lot.
- In any specially-designated disabled parking space. Van-accessible spaces are designed for use by wheelchair vans. Use them only if you drive a wheelchair van or no other disabled parking spaces are available.
You can’t park in zones or areas:
- Where stopping, parking, or standing of all vehicles is prohibited.
- Reserved for special types of vehicles (fire lanes, loading zones, etc.).
Parking on BC’s Main Campus
The closest lot to U001 is Student Parking Lot 4 (Permit Required). Daily Parking Lot 12 has metered parking for $2.
For more campus maps, visit BC’s Campus Maps.
Directions to the DRC Office in U001
If you’re already on campus: From the open square area by 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 (Student Lot): 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 (Daily Lot): 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 BC’s 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 Eastgate Way. The ramp will merge you onto 150th AVE SE heading North. Go straight 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.
If you’re driving From Issaquah: follow I-90 westbound. Take exit 11. After exiting, follow the signs for 150th Ave SE. At the stoplight, turn left onto SE Eastgate Way. Move into the right lane and turn right at 150th 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 13, 2023