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DRC Staff Rainbow Photo taken during 2021 remote work, each staff member using their webcam box to represent a different color or identity. Top Row: Jeremiah (Red), Ali (Orange), and Jessica (Yellow). Middle Row: Katelynn (Green), Raymona (Indigo), and Marisa (Violet). Bottom row: gillian (Trans flag colors), Jennie (Stop AAPI Hate), and AJ (Black Lives Matter).

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Hours of Availability

Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter Office Hours

Office Hours:  Monday to Friday 8AM-5PM

We recommend you call (425-564-2498) or email (DRC@bellevuecollege.edu) before stopping by due to reduced staff on-campus.

The DRC still requires masks. Please put one on before entering.

Testing Hours

On-campus tests must be scheduled in advance to begin between 9AM-12PM or 1PM-4PM Mon-Fri.

We continue to offer remote proctoring availability.

Mailing Address

Disability Resource Center, U001

Bellevue College

3000 Landerholm Circle, S.E.

Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

Meet the DRC Team

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.

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

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. She has an Associate’s 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.

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

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

Phone: 425-564-2498

Email: DRC@bellevuecollege.edu

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

Fax: 425-564-5110

Jessica is the other person responding to DRC@bellevuecollege.edu emails.  She has a Bachelor’s from Gonzaga University in Psychology and a Master’s 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.

Headshot of DRC Director Marisa Hackett

Director: Marisa Hackett (she/her)

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.

Headshot of AJ Duxbury, Assistant Director

Assistant Director: AJ Duxbury (she/her)

Phone: 425-564-2658

Email: AJ.Duxbury@bellevuecollege.edu

AJ graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa with a Master of Arts in American studies, focusing on marginalized students in higher education, and a Graduate Certificate in disability and diversity studies.  Prior to that she received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing.  Her previous work is largely in college housing at the University of Washington and Oberlin College where she brought a social justice lens to the work of creating safe, inclusive, and celebratory ‘home space’ and community for students.  She also had a stint at the Honors Program at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, where she helped accomplish establishing a requirement of all Honors faculty to be trained in Universal Design for Learning.  AJ enjoys taking and teaching dance classes, rock climbing, and does volunteer work with animal shelters, high school teens to support graduation, and grieving children.  She has also supported the DRC in the Interim Director role multiple times.

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Deaf Services Specialist: Katelynn Creeley (she/her)

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.  Katelynn has also served as the Interim Assistant Director for the DRC.

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.

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

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.

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

eText Access Specialist: Ali Steenis (she/her)

Phone: 425-564-2605

Email: Ali.Steenis@bellevuecollege.edu

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 graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Global Development Studies and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Disability Studies from City University of New York. Ali has been eager to pursue a career in disability services in higher education and is excited to apply her lived experience as a recipient of academic accommodations to how she supports students during their time at Bellevue College.  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.

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eText Manager: Jennie Wang (she/her)

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’s 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.

Headshot of Jeremiah Swagger.

Testing Coordinator: Jeremiah Swagger (he/him)

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 on each floor, is the Parking Garage.  This is also where any bus travelers coming from the North will be dropped off.  The 5th floor of the Parking Garage has daily metered parking for $2. 

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

Directions to the DRC Office in its new location 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 parking in the Parking Garage or 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.

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 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 May 19, 2022