Our Staff

Tonya Estes, Faculty Commons Chair

Tonya Estes

Faculty Commons Director


I began my teaching career in 1989 while living in Szeged, Hungary. I was finishing my undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College with an independent study contract, experiencing the cultural impact of the end of Communism there. I taught English to support myself and realized I loved grammar, language, and connecting with students. I …more about Tonya Estes

Archana Alwar, Faculty Commons Adjunct Faculty Mentor

Archana Alwar

Adjunct Mentoring Lead

  • Email: aalwar@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2127
  • Office Location: D104B
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Thursdays 9-11:30 a.m.


¡Bienvenidos! I am originally from Puerto Rico. I received my B.S. Degree in Business Administration with a major in Organizational Studies from the University of Puerto Rico. I went on to earn a M.A. Degree in Romance Languages with a concentration in Spanish Literature from The University of Memphis. I have been a part-time faculty …more about Archana Alwar

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Tim Jones

Tenure Track Mentoring Lead

  • Email: tim.jones@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2010
  • Office Location: A200B
  • Office Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Tue. through Thurs. and By Appointment


My name is Tim Jones. I teach Political Science at Bellevue College. I have a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington and I have been teaching full-time at Bellevue College since 2010. In spring 2017, I was selected as the Faculty Commons Tenure Track Mentoring Lead. Teaching Philosophy In my classes, I …more about Tim Jones

Miranda Kato, Project Based Learning Lead.

Miranda Kato

Project Based Learning Lead


Miranda Kato was born and grew up in Taipei Taiwan. She studied at National Taiwan University and majored in Philosophy.  She received her master’s degree from the Ohio State University with an emphasis in business consulting and adult education. Her doctoral study was in Human Resources Education from Boston University. She has managed strategic human …more about Miranda Kato

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Aris Andrade

Faculty Commons - Program Manager


Aris Morgan Andrade was selected as the Faculty Commons Program Manager in January 2015. Prior to that, Aris worked for the Bellevue College Library. In coordination with the Dean, she managed the Library’s budget ensuring the Library continued to provide high-quality information literacy resources, professional development for librarians and staff, as well as, providing optimal …more about Aris Andrade