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 name is Yuliya (Julie) Kotelevskaya and my title is Program Coordinator in the Career and Advising office. I’ve worked in the Career and Advising office for about four years. I first started as a work study, then worked part-time in CAC as well as Running Start and the Welcome Desk. I recently graduated from Gonzaga University with my Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology. In the fall, I will start my Masters in Criminal Justice at Seattle University.
What drew you to apply to Green River?
During my time as a student at Green River, I fell in love with the beautiful campus, environment and the people here. I had a great experience here at GRC and I wanted to be able to share my experiences and struggles with current and prospective students.
On the car ride to work, what do you listen to?
Whatever is playing on my Spotify, which consists of Adele, James Arthur, Kane Brown, Dan & Shay, Halsey, Khalid, Sam Smith, and Calum Scott.
What was the very first job you ever had?
My work study position in Career and Advising.
What about your new position is most exciting for you?
I am really excited to be working with students again. I enjoy making connections with students and being able to help them. It’s also great to be back and working with an amazing team!
What is one thing you’d love to accomplish in your first year at Green River?
I would like to find more ways to help students and prepare them for GRC. I want to help students feel welcome, comfortable, safe and part of the Green River community.
What three accomplishments are you most proud of in your life?
- Graduating from Gonzaga University with my Bachelors
- My senior thesis which focused on mass shootings in the media, and how the media’s coverage of these attacks is linked to copycat attacks.
- Being accepted into Seattle University. I’ve always wanted to attend, and now I have the chance to!
If your coworkers were to give you an office nickname, what would that be? Why?
Princess or diva, I’ve been called that many times in the office. I love the color pink, glitter and all things that sparkle.
For Green River’s annual talent show (this doesn’t actually exist), what hidden talent would you showcase for everyone?
I would sing, or make French macarons.
If G.R.E.E.N. were an acronym for something, what would each letter stand for?