Meet the Staff
Becky 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
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
Maggie joins the Cascadia community as a Graduate Student Intern from Seattle University, where she is finishing her master’s degree in Student Development Administration. Maggie earned her bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management and Policy: Program Administration from the University of New Hampshire and has enjoyed her opportunity to move out west post graduation.
In her role as the Graduate Student Intern, Maggie will support the implementation of the community engagement and social justice programming that is offered through the Department of Student Life, including collaborative events such as the Leadership Recognition Event, MLK Day of Service and Universal Leadership Conference.
Student Life Graduate Intern
Name: Fifi Sutanto
Title/Position: Community Engagement Officer
High School you graduated from (and city)
I graduated from a high school far away in my home country, SMAK1 Penabur Jakarta
What are you studying?
I am currently in my second year at Cascadia and I am pursuing a Food Science major
Why did you choose to go to Cascadia? I chose Cascadia because not a lot of people of my nationality know about this college and they offer small-sized classes here.
What are your hobbies/interests? (Outside of school)
When I’m not busy with homework or school projects, I travel with my family and watch movies. I am an avid singer and it is very possible for you to find me singing to myself when you see me anywhere.
What are your plans after Cascadia?
I am hoping to transfer to Purdue University in Indianapolis and Cascadia is helping me to reach this goal by giving me opportunity to learn in a conducive environment which helps me concentrate on my studies
Why should students get involved in Cascadia Student Life?
Students should get involved in Cascadia Student Life because with us, there is never a dull moment and I think it is important for students to make connections with others and grow as a person from doing so.
Name: Ralph Suguitan
Title/Position (Student Leader): Community Engagement Officer (CEO)Graphic Designer
High School you graduated from (and city): Glacier Peak (Snohomish, WA)
What are you studying? Computer Science
What are your hobbies/interests? (Outside of school): Basketball and photography
What are your plans after Cascadia?: Hopefully attend UW Seattle and start working in UX Design
Why should students get involved in Cascadia Student Life? You're surrounded by a great team. Student Life gives you a chance to meet new and interesting people. Honestly, it makes going to school fun.