TRiO Staff

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    Dr. Patricia Hunter

    Associate Dean, Director
    (425) 739-8361
    Kirkland Campus, East Building, E214B

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    Dr. Patricia Hunter

    Lisa Anderson happily joined the TRiO Projects as an Advisor in July 2016, and previously worked in Disability Services at Everett Community College. Lisa grew up in the Seattle area, graduating from Everett Community College and Central Washington University before earning a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle in 2013. Lisa’s personal experience of navigating the college system with a disability informs her work with students. She enjoys sharing with students in their educational journey. Her favorite aspect of student services is working with students to increase their skills for success and leadership.

     
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    Erin Smith

    Assistant Director
    (425) 739-8353
    Kirkland Campus, East Building, E214B

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    Erin Smith

    Erin Smith graduated in 2006 from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Elementary Education. She is currently working on a Master’s of Science in Management and Leadership Degree through Western Governor’s University and is set to graduate January 2017. Erin has worked with TRiO at LWTech since 2007 as an advisor, coordinator, and Assistant Director. She has a passion for working with underrepresented students from the moment they walk into higher education to the moment they graduate and beyond.

     
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    Tien Do

    Tien Do has worked for LWTech TRiO since 2008 when he graduated from Washington State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. During his two years at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington, Tien worked as an undergraduate assistant for Upward Bound, a TRiO program that provides college preparation and support to eligible high school students. Tien is also an alumni of Upward Bound and Student Support Services TRiO programs.

     
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    Edmundo Montoya

    Ed began working for LWTech in 2015 after moving from his home state of Texas. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in 2008, and his Masters of Education in Educational Psychology degree from UTEP in 2014. While attending UTEP, Ed completed his master’s internship at the Student and Support Services Department which, set him on the path of beginning his career in Student Support Services and TRiO. Having been a first generation, low-income student himself, Ed understands the support needed to help those who are unfamiliar with the college process.

     
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    Lisa Anderson

    Lisa Anderson happily joined the TRiO Projects as an Advisor in July 2016, and previously worked in Disability Services at Everett Community College. Lisa grew up in the Seattle area, graduating from Everett Community College and Central Washington University before earning a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University Seattle in 2013. Lisa’s personal experience of navigating the college system with a disability informs her work with students. She enjoys sharing with students in their educational journey. Her favorite aspect of student services is working with students to increase their skills for success and leadership.