Our Staff

All of our staff are online and working from home! Please feel free to reach out to any of us if you have a question or if you want to get engaged in a student organization or one of our programs. We’re also connected to many resources both on and off campus. If you need something during the COVID-19 outbreak, please let us know so we can help.

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Amanda Arboleda

Student Involvement Specialist


Amanda Arboleda comes to Bellevue College with nearly 10 years of higher education experience working within student facing roles including performing arts, cultural affairs, ROTC/veteran services, and college athletics. A two-time alumna of Arizona State University, Amanda holds a master’s degree in Higher and Postsecondary Education, as well as a bachelor’s degree concentrating in Mass ...more about Amanda Arboleda

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Amy McCrory

Supervisor, Student Business Center & Student Engagement Front Desk


Amy McCrory has been with Bellevue College since 1997 -- working first for Enrollment Services and the Assessment and Testing Center before moving to the Disability Resource Center in 2008.  Amy has worked in many different positions in each department and brings these experiences to her work at Student Engagement. In managing the Student Business ...more about Amy McCrory

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Chris (Hristo) Stoynov

Program Manager, Student Engagement Finance & Travel


Chris has worked in Student Engagement for more than 10 years, managing all finances, travel, and risk management for the department. He holds a B.S. in Geology and Mineral Exploration from the Institute of Mining and Geology in Sofia, Bulgaria, an M.S. in Geology from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Geology from ...more about Chris (Hristo) Stoynov

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LaMeshia Reese-Taylor

Program Specialist, Leadership Institute Advisor


LaMeshia graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2010 after double majoring in Applied Developmental Psychology and Children’s Studies.  In 2012, she graduated from Oklahoma State University with a master’s degree in Counseling and is currently under supervision to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  As advisor to the student government and student legislative teams, she ...more about LaMeshia Reese-Taylor

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Lisa Salkind

Program Manager, The Watchdog


Lisa Salkind came to Bellevue College in 2010 after a long career in the advertising industry followed by several years assisting nonprofits with sponsorship procurement. She sells advertising and manages day to day operations for the Bellevue College student newspaper, The Watchdog, which employs approximately 40 students annually and is published weekly when the college ...more about Lisa Salkind

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Tess McMillan

Website Manager & Social Media Specialist


Tess McMillan came to Bellevue College mid-career to study programming and art, and while a student, received the Washington Award for Vocational Excellence. Her independent study capstone, "Images Without Sight," featured former DRC Director Susan Gjolmesli and was exhibited in the Bellevue College Gallery Space. Prior to Bellevue College, she worked at Microsoft Learning, building ...more about Tess McMillan