Meet the Staff

Professional Staff

beckyBecky Riopel received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from New England College and a Master’s degree in Education from Lynchburg College in Virginia.  After working in Student Affairs for over 15 years on the east coast at Connecticut College, Roger Williams University and College of the Holy Cross, she decided it was time to move back to her home state of Washington.  Previously, Becky was the Events Coordinator at Cascadia, working with internal and external groups to plan their events in classrooms and Mobius Hall. 


As the Director of Student Life, Becky advises the Cascadia Student Government and funding for student clubs, as well as working with the rest of the Student Life staff to support all club events and initiatives to provide a diverse and inclusive out of the classroom experience.


Director of Student Life

Becky Riopel







Shandy Stomieroski earned her associate degree at Centralia College in 2006 and her Bachelor of Arts at Eastern Washington University in 2009. 


As the Student Life Advisor, Shandy advises the Cascadia Activities Board and supports student clubs from recognition through event execution. Shandy brings with her a passion for student life and helping students build the path to success during their time in college.


Student Life Advisor 

Shandy Stomieroski



Community Engagement Officers


Name: Hi all, I’m Jazmine Edwards!


Title/Position (Student Leader): Community Engagement Officer (CEO)


High School you graduated from (and city): In the spring of 2015 I will be a graduate from Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish...


What are you studying? … In the meantime I am working on getting a double degree in Microbiology      and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology with a minor in American Sign Language.


Why did you choose to attend Cascadia?:  The reason I chose Cascadia to begin these goals was because I felt that Cascadia provided the best foundation for my education and it allowed me to enjoy the first years of being a college student while being a Running Start student.


What are your hobbies/interests? (Outside of school): When I’m not studying or working I love to bake, volunteer and do sports         (Taekwondo and soccer).


What are your plans after Cascadia?:  After going to the University, I would like to get into medical school and study Pediatric                 Infectious Diseases.


Why should students get involved in Cascadia Student Life? I know that it’s exciting and nerve-wracking to start this crazy college journey and it’s easy to get wrapped up in studying, but it’s important to enjoy where you are; getting involved on campus is a great way to do that!




Name: Hello there! My name is Larissa Westphal, but you can call me Lari!


Title/Position (Student Leader): Community Engagement Officer (CEO)


High School you graduated from (and city): I’m an international student from Stuttgart, Germany and came to Cascadia right after I graduated from high school last summer in 2013. 


What are you studying? This will be my second year and I’m planning to transfer to a University in Germany as soon as I get my associates degree in Global Studies.  


What are your hobbies/interests? (Outside of school): Outside of school, I enjoy spending time           with my friends and my lovely dogs as well as traveling and exploring new places.


What are your plans after Cascadia?: For right now, I still don’t know what I would like to do after Cascadia, but I’m thinking about joining the Foreign Service in Germany.


Why should students get involved in Cascadia Student Life?  I’m super excited to be part of Student Life and can’t wait to get to know you all!​




I’m Luz Mangaser but you can call me Bong.


I’m currently working in the student life department at Cascadia College as Graphic Coordinator. I am also a student at Everett Community College taking graphic design classes to reinforce my trade. If you need creative help with posters, flyers and web banners, come see me.