Events & Advocacy BOARD
The Cascadia Events & Advocacy Board (EAB) is a group of 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.
Meet our Student Leaders
Name: Tamara Wood (She/Her)
Title/Position (Student Leader): Advocacy Chair
High School you graduated from (and city): I graduated from Del Norte High School in Albuquerque, NM in 2001
What are you studying? ETSP program and possibly BAASP afterwards
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I was already on a self-directed path to learning more about sustainability after being laid off from the recycling industry, going back to school was a good option for me. I also live within walking distance of the campus, and I love to walk to school.
What are your plans after Cascadia? To become a sustainability consultant and continue my advocacy work in both social and environmental justice circles.
What are your hobbies/interests? (outside of school) I love to play the drums, tend to my garden but I also love to serve my community doing mutual-aid march/rally organizing, fundraising and lots of similar community centered activities that help highlight injustice while also centering the most marginalized in our city. I also love to make kombucha and flavor it with local and foraged fruit and herbals
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? My son asks me this all the time. I would like to have Poison Ivy powers: The power to grow plants and have them fight back!
What are some of your favorite things? I love Mexican candy and putting tajin on pretty much any food. I also love period dramas like Bridgerton, Downton Abbey, La Cocinera de Castamar.
Email me! TWood@Cascadia.edu
Name: Amy Walesby (She/Her)
What are you studying? I am currently working towards getting my AA in Integrated Studies and hope to go on to study Forensic Psychology.
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I chose to attend Cascadia for the running start opportunity and the fact I was able to take classes with friends. I was also very excited for the ASL classes and where the campus is located.
What are your hobbies/interests? Outside of school, my hobbies and interests include listening to crime podcasts, baking, and cooking. If you are looking for podcast recommendations, I would suggest Crime Junkies, Man Enough, and Supernatural.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? If I could be a superhero, I would want my superpower to be the ability to freeze time. Sometimes you just need a few extra moments and this would be very useful!
What are some of your favorite things? Some of my favorite things include watching shows with family and friends, cooking, and baking.
Email me! AWalesby@Cascadia.edu
Name: Madelynn Sakay (She/Her)
High School you graduated from (and city): I am currently a student at North Creek Highschool in Bothell, Washington.
What are you studying? At Cascadia, I am looking to get an Associate’s Degree in Integrated Studies.
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I initially chose to attend Cascadia for its Running Start program. Since becoming a student, I have come to greatly appreciate its innovative learning environment and approach to making students feel welcomed.
What are your plans after Cascadia? After I graduate from Cascadia, I will pursue a major in environmental studies and a minor in economics at the University of Washington. Eventually, I also plan to go to law school and study to become a litigator.
What are your hobbies/interests? I love paddle boarding, reading, and spending time with my dog. Recently, I have also become very passionate about voter rights. I hope to translate this into my work with EAB by encouraging students to vote in local, state, and national elections.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? If I could be a superhero, I would want to have the power of time travel in order to explore different time periods and witness important historical events firsthand.
What are some of your favorite things? Some of my favorite things include the color lilac, any kind of beachscape, and whale watching.
Email me! MSakay@Cascadia.edu
Name: Nika Salimi (She/Her)
High School you graduated from (and city): I’m currently a full-time Running Start senior that goes to Henry M. Jackson high school.
What are you studying? I’m studying for my AA in Biology
Why did you choose to attend Cascadia? I chose Cascadia because the campus has such a great atmosphere, and the College offers so much for the students. Along with that, my sister took Running Start at the College and so I’m following in her footsteps!
What are your plans after Cascadia? I plan to transfer to a 4-year University here in Washington State and work to become a pediatrician.
What are your hobbies/interests? I have been swimming ever since I was 3 years old and to this day I swim competitively! Along with that, I love to dance, play the flute, and most importantly, paint and draw. I love realistic drawings and I even have an Instagram art account.
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be? Being able to turn back time. The concept and the idea of it always intrigued me
What are some of your favorite things? I love to play video games, including Danganronpa, Genshin Impact, Minecraft, Detroit Become Human, Until Dawn, The Sims, and more! I would love more video game recommendations so if you ever see me around, tell me what you like to play! I listen to the band Queen and my favorite genre is grunge, pop, k-pop, and glam rock.
Email me! NSalimi@Cascadia.edu
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
To attend an upcoming EAB meeting, please email EAB@Cascadia.edu to request a link to join the meeting.
- 10/4/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom
- 10/11/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom
- 10/18/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom
- 10/25/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom
- 11/1/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom
- 11/8/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom
- 11/15/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom
- 11/22/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom
- 11/29/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom
- 12/6/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom
- 12/14/21 @ 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Zoom