New Employee Spotlight – Mouy-Ly Wong

We’d like to take a moment and recognize our newest employees to Green River. Please take a moment to learn more about them, in their own words. 

Wong,-Mouy-LyPlease tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.
I am the new Basic Skills Transitions Advisor at the Master Achiever Center (MAC). After graduating from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s in Business Management, I worked for Boeing as a Financial Analyst. While pursuing my Master’s in Curriculum and Instructions from Lesley University, I worked as an ESL Coordinator for Americorps.  After receiving my Master’s, I started my advising career as an Educational Planner at Green River and worked ten years at Highline College where I served as an Academic Advisor and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor during the first six years. I also had the opportunity to work with ESOL, GED, and ABE students as a Transition Advisor for four years.

I started working at the MAC in January and have already met many amazing staff, faculty and students.

What drew you to apply to Green River?
I have always enjoyed working with ESOL, GED and ABE students and I feel that the MAC advisor position is the right fit for me at this time.

On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
I enjoy listening to 95.7 (The Jet) and National Public Radio for fun music and current events.

What was the very first job you ever had?
My first job was working at my parents’ bakery. The best perk of the job was eating all of the freshly made donuts to my heart’s content!

What about your new position is most exciting for you?
The most rewarding part of my work is helping students to achieve their educational goals and seeing them successful while overcoming the many challenges and barriers they face.

What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
During my first year, I would like to assess the needs of our students and work collaboratively with staff and faculty in developing resources/services that will support student transition.

What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?
Three things that I am most proud of accomplishing are: being first in my family to receive a Master’s Degree; my Americorps experience; and my experience in working with students.

If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be?
I don’t have a nick name, but many people said that I am cheerful.

For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
I don’t have any hidden talent, but I enjoy nature photography.

If G.R.E.E.N. where an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?

Great Results = Engagement + Encouragement + Nourishment

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