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.
Please tell everyone your new title and a little bit about your professional background.
My new title is the Program Coordinator in the Running Start Office. I previously worked at Seattle University in the Disability Services and South Seattle College as a college coach/mentor in the Pre-College TRiO Programs. I am finishing up my masters’ degree in Student Development Administration at Seattle University
What drew you to apply to Green River?
I absolutely love the campus and the environment that surrounds it. My mom’s family was raised in Maple Valley, so I am very familiar with the area and want to give back to this community. I also am passionate about working with the student population that GRC serves.
On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
I listen to a little bit of everything, but my favorite music is Rock (Heavy Metal, Modern, Punk, and Alternative). I also like to listen to Hip Hop, Rap, some electronic music, and I love folksy/chill kind of music.
What was the very first job you ever had?
My first job was working at a Youth Center. I got to work with middle school and high school students in a Boys n Girls Club-like setting every day after school. I got to chaperone field trips, plan events, and help the students with homework.
What about your new position is most exciting for you?
I’m excited to be working in a full-time position that supports my education. Since my own time in Running Start, I have wanted to give back to that program. I am also excited about the Running Start Club that is associated with our office and hope to be a supportive role in that!
What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
I just got connected with GDEC and I am super excited to participate and contribute to that. I’m hoping I can find a way to grow with Green River. I am very excited for the possibilities that Green River has to offer me.
What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?
- Being nominated for Student Employee of the Year at WWU
- Getting accepted into Seattle University’s Student Development Administration M.Ed program
- Being offered the Program Coordinator position at the Running Start Office here at GRC
If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?
I’ve never really had any other nicknames because Tori is technically not my first name so getting everyone to call me Tori seems like a nickname to me haha
For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
I love to sing and dance, I can play the piano and sing
I also have been told I have a good sense of humor and people tend to laugh when I talk to them so maybe some stand-up?
If G.R.E.E.N. were an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?
G – Grrrrrreat
R – Retro
E – Energetic
E – Extra
N – Nifty