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Contact Us


The friendly and welcoming staff members in the International Programs Office at Cascadia College are here to help!

Please contact us if you have any questions or if there is anything that we can do to be of assistance. We welcome inquiries in person, via email, mail, phone, and fax


International Programs
Cascadia College
18345 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: (425) 352-8415
Fax: (425) 352-8304

The International Programs Office is located in the lower level of CC1-042. Click here to view our campus map. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm or by appointment.


Get to Know Our Staff!


Cascadia’s staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have diverse educational experiences and professional connections.

They share Cascadia's dedication to a student-centered active learning environment. Meet some of our full-time staff and faculty members: 


  • Mari Acob-Nash, PhD

    Dean of International Programs

    Mari has over 26 years experience advising students and directing international programs.  She supports any and all efforts in supporting our students to become global citizens.  She strives to create an atmosphere of support at the International Programs office and believes a helpful, knowledgeable, professional international advising staff is essential to assisting international students and study abroad students with their educational success.   Mari has her Associate of Arts and Sciences, BA from University of Washington, Masters from Western Washington University and PhD in Educational Leadership from Oregon State University.  For fun, she loves walking, eating, photography and dancing.


    Phone: (425) 352-8218

  • Scott Han

    Assistant Director of International Marketing

    Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Hawaii, and an M.B.A from University of Washington.  Scott also has experience in various business industries, including marketing and finance.


    Phone: (425) 352-8273

  • Yukari Zednick

    Assistant Director of International Programs

    Yukari grew up in Japan and was educated both in Japan and in the US. After earning her master's degree in Linguistics from The University of Montana, she worked as an International Student Advisor at two other schools. She looks forward to meeting and helping students achieve their goals.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and gardening.


    Phone: (425) 352-8413

  • Shao-Wei Wang

    International Student Advisor


    Shao-Wei grew up in Taiwan and was educated both in Taiwan and in the US. She holds a Master's degree in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Before coming to Cascadia, Shao-Wei served as an International Student Advisor at the University of Missouri –St. Louis and the University of Oregon. Her passion and joy is derived from developing strong connections with international students. In her free time, Shao-Wei enjoys Zumba, shopping and exploring Seattle/Washington with her family.


    Phone: (425) 352- 8276

  • Lisa Jacobson

    International Student Advisor

    Lisa is a Pacific Northwest native, having grown up in Oregon and attended college in Washington. Prior to working at Cascadia, she has worked in international programs at North Seattle Community College and the University of Washington Bothell. Lisa loves to travel, and her passion for international education started when she studied abroad in Cameroon and France during college.  Lisa earned her BA in Anthropology from the University of Puget Sound, and her M.Ed. from Seattle University. Now she lives in Seattle with her twin sister and their dog named Merlin. In her free time, Lisa enjoys going on walks with Merlin, playing the flute, practicing her French, and playing board games with friends.


    Phone: (425) 352-8556

  • Ben Sugg

    Academic Advisor/ Transfer Specialist

    Prior to coming to Cascadia, Ben was Coordinator of Academic Student Support at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee.  There he furnished academic advising for students from ethnically, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds as well as providing guidance and training for other staff and faculty advisors. He brings over 10 years of experience in higher education student services and is an alumnus of The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Ben is delighted to be in the Pacific Northwest and looks forward to forging relationships and advancing student success here at Cascadia. Some of Ben’s interests outside of higher education include marine science and coastal ecology, cinema, and Seattle Sounders FC soccer.


    Phone: (425) 352-8684

  • Anthony DeVito

    International Student Advisor

    Anthony was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but moved to Seattle to earn his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Asian Studies from Seattle University.  While at Seattle University, he did a semester abroad at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.  Before coming to Cascadia, he taught English to all ages in Tokyo for two and a half years.  Having been both a student and an employee overseas, he's excited to help you with adjusting to life in a new country.  His interests include cooking, movies, video games, biking, and singing karaoke.


    Phone: (425) 352-8506