Our Team

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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

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Archana Alwar

Adjunct Mentoring Lead


¬°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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Jen Anderson

Faculty Development Lead


I began teaching at Bellevue College as an adjunct Communication Studies Instructor in 2007 and became a full-time faculty member in 2013. Prior to coming to BC, I worked in the non-profit sector and taught at Green River Community College. I have the pleasure of teaching a variety of courses at BC: Introduction to Communication, ...more about Jen Anderson

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Stephanie Brommer

Faculty Development Curator


My path to college teaching wound through a decade of newspaper reporting. My experiences covering current events, including riots, protests, politics, crime, community, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires in the Los Angeles area, ultimately led me to the field of holistically studying humans and culture and cultural variation. While earning my doctoral degree in Anthropology with ...more about Stephanie Brommer

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I have been passionate about sustainability education, which focuses on interconnections between social injustice and environmental degradation, since my junior year in college and I have worked to promote it within higher education for 20 years. I began managing a Climate Justice project at BC in 2018 and have had the pleasure of working with ...more about Sonya Doucette, Climate Justice Lead

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Tim Jones

Tenure Track Mentoring Lead


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

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Aris M. Andrade

Faculty Commons Program Manager


I was selected as the Faculty Commons Program Manager in January 2015. I manage the Faculty Commons budget, operations and logistics including tracking expenses and processing stipends, coordinating the Faculty Commons workshops and offerings, collecting workshops' data, maintaining the Commons website and SharePoint site, managing the Faculty Commons space, and the Surface Loaner programs. In ...more about Aris M. Andrade