Events & Advocacy BOARD
The Cascadia Events & Advocacy Board (EAB) is a group of nine student leaders who plan events and advocate for Cascadia College students and community. EAB is committed to social justice, sustainability, and creating inclusive events for all Cascadia students. Coordinators on EAB work together to provide social, cultural, educational, and advocacy work through campus programming and outreach to Cascadia students.
Are you interested in contacting EAB, please email EAB@Cascadia.edu
Job descriptions can be found on the Student Life Student Employment page.
Name: My name is Aarushi, and I use She/Her pronouns.
High School and City: I attended Big Picture High school.
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I chose to attend Cascadia because I felt reflected in the campus and the supportive and collaborative community here, which I believe can unlock empowerment potential, and that’s why I want to give back to Cascadia by committing to fervently work on facilitating positive change and utilizing my skills to provide insight into intricate issues.
What are your hobbies/interests? My hobbies are volunteering, baking and reading (open to any book recommendations) and I’m also interested in creative writing, photography and film.
My advice to a new student would be to take advantage of all the resources we have available on campus, like exploring the ARC fitness center and the garden as well as utilizing the UW library system we get access to, as well as making sure to connect with the Cascadia community!
What are your plans after Cascadia? My plans after Cascadia is to transfer to a four-year university and finish my Bachelor’s.
If I could be a superhero, my superpower would be either Telepathy or the ability to create virtually any tool, or vehicle out of “hard” light projections (Photokinetic Constructs)
My favorite snacks are pretty much any dark chocolate item or Sour Cream and Onion chips.
Email me! ASahai@Cascadia.edu
Name: Eliza Sandoval
High school you attended: Mountlake Terrace High School, Mountlake Terrace WA
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I choose to attend Cascadia because it is known for being a good transfer school.
What are your hobbies/interests:? Spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, traveling, watching different sports games, baking, and shopping!
What advice would you give a new student? Get involved as much as possible, whether it's joining a club or just showing up to events!
What are your plans after Cascadia? Transfer to a four year University.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? Mind reading.
Favorite snack? Kit Kats
Email me! ESandoval@Cascadia.edu
Name: Angela Wu
High school attended: Pelita International School (Penang, Malaysia)
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? Cascadia has a smaller classroom size compared to other colleges, which provides students more chances to interact with their professors. Cascadia also shares the same campus and a lot of facilities with UW Bothell, for example the library, so we can access to the library system and read all the books they have.
What are your hobbies/interests? I like to listen to K-pop music and watch drama when I am alone. When I am with my friends, I like to go out with them and play soccer together.
What advice would you give to a new student? Get involved on campus, come to the events that we organize for you, have a tons of fun and make some new friends. Also, you should join a club!!
What are your plans after Cascadia? I am going to transfer to a four-year university after I graduate from Cascadia. I am planning to major in Marketing and minor in Media & Communication or the other way round. (I haven't decided yet)
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? Teleportation!!! That would make travel much easier.
Email me! RWu@Cascadia.edu
Name: My name is Angelina Offin. I am the public relations & outreach coordinator on EAB.
High school you attended: I am currently attending Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish. I am doing running start so I only take one class at my high school and then I take the rest of my classes at Cascadia.
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I chose to attend Cascadia because my sister did running start here as well and I saw how much she enjoyed it. So I decided that I wanted to attend Cascadia too because it is such an amazing program.
What are your hobbies/interests? My hobbies include: Skiing with my family in the winter, hiking with my friends, paddle boarding anywhere I get the chance to, doing makeup, and going thrifting! I love to do anything outdoor related!
What advice would you give a new student? I would tell them to make sure to get involved by coming to all the fun events that we offer here at Cascadia. It helps to relieve all of your stress from your classes and it is a great way to make new friends! It makes your college experience so much more enjoyable and memorable.
What are your plans after Cascadia? I plan to transfer to a four year college to get my Bachelor’s degree. I want to pursue something in design, possibly interior design or something related to that.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? My superpower would have to be the ability to fly! It would be so practical, you could just go wherever you want instead of having to drive around. It would be a great way to get to places quickly too.
Favorite snack? My favorite snack is Goldfish crackers! They are so yummy and they have lots of different options!
Email me! AOffin@Cascadia.edu
Name: My name is Jewel!
High school you attended: I grew up in Puyallup, WA and obtained my GED at Pierce College in 2009.
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I was drawn to Cascadia by the innovative, inclusive experience others had shared with me.
What are your plans after Cascadia? I plan to obtain a Science Track 2 transfer degree to take with me to the UW Seattle Civil Engineering Program.
What advice would you give a new student? My advice to new students would be to step out of your comfort zone, but not so far you feel lost! By trying new experiences that align with your interests, you’ll make friends without even trying and find new things to draw you in.
A few things about me; I love nail art and comedy specials, I enjoying snacking on cream cheese filled dates, and if I could a super hero I would have the power of teleportation!
Email me! JThacker@Cascadia.edu
Name: Dahlia Bergen
High School and City: I am currently a junior in high school at The Clearwater School in Bothell, WA.
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I am currently a Running Start student and Cascadia is the college that my high school sends their Running Start students, however I stayed for the kind and accepting community.
What are your hobbies/interests: I love martial arts and I am a second degree black belt in Taekwondo. I also love snowboarding which I have been doing for about 10 years. Reading mystery, romance, and dystopian novels are also a hobby of mine. Also, I am a big fan of traveling and have been to over 30 countries.
What advice would you give a new student? This is only my second year here but the advice I would give is that Cascadia has so many resources available to you for any kind of support you need. Don’t be afraid to take advantage of the programs and help available to you. I would also say that you should participate in after-class activities like dances, movie nights, or any other events that might be on campus. They are so much fun and a great place to make some new friends!
What are your plans after Cascadia? I plan to transfer to a four-year college like University of Washington Seattle or University of California San Diego to study pre-medicine.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? It would be so cool to time travel to any place during any time period. I would go to either Paris during the Roaring Twenties or New York City in the year 3020.
Favorite snack: I am obsessed with Birthday Cake Oreos and BBQ Pringles!
Email me! DBergen@Cascadia.edu
Name: Siv Heang
High school you attended: Toul Tom Poung High school, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I chose to attend Cascadia College because it is a community college that offers a diverse and innovative environment. Cascadia College also has a small and friendly campus environment shared with University of Washington, Bothell that allows me and other students have an opportunity to experience college and university life. Not to mention, because of its small size, I get a chance to know everyone better.
What are your hobbies/interests? I love listening to pop music, lo-fi hip hop, and I am and huge fan of K-pop as well. I sometimes do hip-hop dance with my friends when I have free time. I wish we had a pool at school because I love swimming. Traveling is a big hobby of mine, as I love to explore new things, different cultures, and places.
What advice would you give a new student? Every student should get involved because it is a gateway to enhance their educational experience and it expands opportunities to grow as college students. Getting involved with Cascadia student life, students will have a chance to interact and connect with many diverse people outside the classroom environment.
What are your plans after Cascadia? My plan is to transfer to a 4-year university after I graduate from Cascadia, to finish up my BS in Public Health. I want to get in to either UW Public Health School or University of Colorado Denver school of Public Health. Cascadia is helping me to reach my dream and future career by offering outstanding classes and caring professional instructors who help guide me on the right path.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? If I could be a superhero, I would like teleportation. Instead of getting up early in the morning and getting ready for school, I could just teleport myself from my bedroom to a classroom. It would also come in handy when I’m trying to travel to any place I want.
Favorite snack? Cheetos and all kinds of Nuts are my ultimate favorite snack.
Email me! SHeang@Cascadia.edu
Name: Juan Maldonado
High school you attended: I attended Sultan High School located in Sultan WA
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I like to hikes, go for runs and play soccer.
What are your hobbies/interests: I would tell new students to find ways to relax, but don't procrastinate with studying.
What advice would you give a new student? After Cascadia I plan to transfer to the University of Washington Bothell campus.
What are your plans after Cascadia? If I was a superhero my powers would be super speed and superhuman intelligence.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be?
Favorite snack? My favorite snack is HI CHEW.
Email me! JMaldonado@cascadia.edu
Name: Deja Harris
High school you attended: Gov. John Roger High School in Puyallup Washington
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? The reason why I choose to attend Cascadia is that it was closer to my home. I have to only catch one bus to get here. Cascadia is a nice environment to attend school.
What are your hobbies/interests: The hobby I am most interested in is social justice.
What advice would you give a new student? Don’t rush into anything and take your time in things. Don’t let people tell you what you can’t do.
What are your plans after Cascadia? My plan is to get my B.A in Communication Studies and my Master's in Political Journalism.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? To read minds.
Favorite snack? I like strawberries and Chex Mix
Email me! DHarris@Cascadia.edu
12/6/19 @ 1:30 - 3:30 PM in ARC 121