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.
I’m the new Curriculum Program Manager in Instructional Support. I was previously at the State Board working on the ctcLink project, missed being on a campus the entire time. Prior to that spent 14 years at Bellevue College in Enrollment Services.
What drew you to apply to Green River?
The same thing that drew me to Green River to be a student: location, campus feel, the programs, and opportunities here.
On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
What was the very first job you ever had?
I was a housekeeper at a Victorian bed and breakfast in Port Townsend while in high school.
What about your new position is most exciting for you?
Learning processes/procedures and relationship building that is required to manage the curriculum at the college
What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
Become the subject matter expert in implementing change to curriculum and programs.
What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?
- Travel-Been to Australia, New Zealand, British Isles (UK, Ireland, Scotland), Caribbean, Mexico, and planning more.
- My home, I love to garden and take care of our animals (horses, dogs, cat, fish, and any wildlife running around the property).
- The self-awareness that higher education is my passion and the opportunity to do what I love.
If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?
I don’t want to limit the creative expression of my new co-workers, but it could be anything; the crazier, the better.
For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
My best hidden talent is my ability to sleep anywhere — on a bus, plane, boat — you name it, I can sleep there.
If G.R.E.E.N. were an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?