Community Engagement Officers 2018 standing in a group in front of campusCommunity Engagement Officers

Community Engagement Officers

Who We Are

Community Engagement Officers (CEOs) promote Kodiak spirit and sense of belonging on campus through outreach to the Cascadia student body about programs and activities, and by helping connect students with opportunities for involvement.  CEOs provide promotion and marketing for events and activities sponsored by the Office of Student Life.  These include Cascadia Student Government, Cascadia Activities Board, and student clubs.  CEOs also participate in various recruitment and retention activities throughout the year, such as Cascadia open houses, Jumpstart orientations, transfer fairs, college fairs, and campus tours

 

 

 Charlotte

Name: Charlotte Offin

 

Title/Position: Community Engagement Officer - Graphic Arts

 

High School you graduated from (and city):

I'm a senior at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, and am here at Cascadia through the running start program provided at my high school.

 

What are you studying?

I am working towards my AA Degree (DTA) so I can transfer to a four year university where I will study graphic design.

 

Why did you choose to attend Cascadia?

I chose to attend Cascadia as a running start student because I was bored of the repetitive routine at my high school and wanted to experience something more challenging, while meeting new people.

 

What are your hobbies/interests? (outside of school)

Since I live in the beautiful state of Washington, my love of the outdoors is extremely prevalent. I love hiking, swimming, and going to the beach when the weather is nice. During winter, you can find me at Stevens Pass most weekends skiing with my friends and family. I am also very artistic, and enjoy spending my time drawing and painting, both traditionally and digitally.

 

What are your plans after Cascadia and how is Cascadia helping you reach those goals?

After Cascadia, I plan on transferring to WWU in Bellingham. I want to pursue a BFA in Design at Western. With that degree, I see myself going into a career as a graphic designer at a business in the greater Seattle area. Cascadia College, and specifically my job as a CEO graphic designer for Student Life, is helping me reach those goals. This job will provide me with real world experience as a graphic designer, as well giving me the opportunity to create projects that can be used for various college applications and portfolios.

 

Why should students get involved in Cascadia Student Life?

I think all students should get involved with Student Life here at Cascadia because it helps bring a sense of community to our campus. When students are involved and create friendships through the various events Student Life offers, students will begin to feel more comfortable with their peers and the campus. I was not very involved with Student Life events my first year here at Cascadia, and I missed out on a lot of fun opportunities. I encourage everyone to get involved in Student Life because you never know who you might meet!

 

 

Eric

Name: Eric Espinoza

 

Postion: Community Engagement Officer -- Outreach & Marketing

 

High School you graduated from: Juanita High School

 

What are you studying: Associates in Integrated Studies

 

Why did you choose to attend Cascadia?

It was my goal to go to a two year college right out of high school and once I visited the Cascadia Campus, there was no longer a question of where. The campus was a good fit for me from the first time I stepped foot on it. I signed up for classes the next day now I'm here!

 

What are your hobbies/interests?

A lot of my life and passion revolves around movies and television, as they have always had the biggest influence on me. I go to the movies a lot, which I love, but my wallet definitely doesn't. I absolutely love to write, both fiction and non-fiction. I also love walking around the area near my Bothell apartment and discovering new places in the city. Lately, I've been trying to go see more musicals, both professional and non-professional productions.

 

What are your plans after Cascadia and how is Cascadia helping you reach those goals?

I am in a little bit of a toss-up when it comes to my plans post-Cascadia, but hopefully l will figure that out soon. The two schools I am primarily looking at are the University of Washington and Western Washington University. If I went to UW, I would be going for the social work program, but if I went to Western, I'd be going into either journalism or elementary education. Cascadia is providing me with the pre-requisites and the educational basis needed to get into these programs!

 

Why should students get involved in Cascadia Student Life?

I think that Student Life at Cascadia is much more rewarding than many people are aware of. It is easy to allow life at community college to be very routine, where you just go to your classes and then go home, but there are so many more opportunities that you can allow yourself. It allows you to feel like you are really part of a community and create memories during your time here instead of just letting the time that you spend here pass you by.

 

 

 Cecilia

Name: Yangzhaoming Jiao (Cecilia)

 

Title/Position: Community Engagement Officer - Outreach & Marketing

 

High School you graduated from (and city):

I graduated from Yunnan University Secondary School in Kunming, Yunnan, China.

 

What are you studying?

I am studying Mass Communication, and want to do hosting or broadcasting in the future.

 

Why did you choose to attend Cascadia?

Cascadia has all kinds of good resources for students, and Cascadia shares the same campus with UW Bothell. I want to transfer to the University of Washington, so Cascadia College will be the best choice for me to reach my goal. 

What are your hobbies/interests? (outside of school)

I love singing and it's the best way for me to lose my stress. I also like to play basketball with my friends even though I am not really good at it. I also like to be outdoors with friends, such as hiking together. Seattle is my favorite city in the United States because the views are always different. I love to discover new places outdoors with my friends.

 

What are your plans after Cascadia and how is Cascadia helping you reach those goals?

After Cascadia, I am hoping to transfer to University of Washington Seattle or Bothell, majoring in Communication or Marketing. Cascadia shares the same campus with UW Bothell, so I would already know about UWB and feel more at home there. Also, Cascadia College has a really good community environment, so I will have a lot of chances to communicate with other people, and it helps me a lot with my communication major. There are also a lot of students in Cascadia who want to transfer to UW, and I think when I work with people who have similar goals as me, it helps motivate me to reach my goals.

 

Why should students get involved in Cascadia Student Life?

 As an International student, I think getting involved in Cascadia Student life could help students develop their skills of communication, and students can find others who may share a similar goal or have the same interests. It'ss easier for people who get involved to make new friends. International students could also get a better experience with college life if they get involved. Not just for fun, when students get involved in Cascadia Student Life, they know all kinds resources that we have on campus

 

 

Sovechea

Name: Sovechea Sophanna

 

Postition: Community Engagement Officer - Digital Engagement

 

High School you graduated from: 

I graduated from Logos International School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

What are you studying? 

Currently I am pursuing an Associate Degree in Business.

 

Why did you choose to attend Cascadia?

Cascadia College is one of the top community colleges in the United States, with a profound educational system and the benefits of a shared campus and community with the University of Washington; it is one of the easiest choice that I have to make. 

 

What are your hobbies/interests?

I really enjoy running and grabbing coffee with friends. Although I have been doing it less due to the weather condition here in Washington, it's still one of my favorite outdoor activities that I really enjoy. All of my other interests pretty much revolve around my major of business and marketing.

Favorite book: Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

Favorite song: Fast car by Tracy Chapman

Favorite movie: Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio

 

What are your plans after Cascadia and how is Cascadia helping you reach those goals?

I am hoping to transfer to Foster School of Business majoring in marketing. Absorbing and getting the knowledge of business development and apply it to help businesses from major corporations to small and medium size businesses grow. Cascadia is guiding me towards these goals and preparing me with the classes for me to be able to transfer. By being able to meet new people who share a similar goal as me, I am more motivated and excited to achieve my goal of being a marketer.

 

Why should students get involved in Cascadia Student Life?

From experience, it is extremely easy to be carried away by all the assignments and the classes that we have. Focusing on school and getting good grades is probably one of our main goals when getting into a college or university. We also tend to overlook our surroundings and the community that we are in. Meeting new people is one thing that is extremely underrated, especially in this culturally diverse community that we have here in Cascadia. Get involved! Don't miss the opportunity to meet new people, learn new things, and share new experiences!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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