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Arlicia Etienne, College Services Coach

Arlicia
Supports Students Attending:
  • Bates Technical College, Clover Park College, Pierce College – Steilacoom, Pacific Lutheran University, University of Puget Sound, & University of Washington-Tacoma
  • Arlicia is located on University of Washington-Tacoma campus

Contact Arlicia at aetienne@collegesuccessfoundation.org

To make an appointment with Arlicia, please visit the College Services online booking app.

College I Graduated From? Seattle Pacific University and Eastern University
Degrees Earned? Bachelors in Sociology, with a Minor in Business Administration and Masters in Community Development
How long have I been with CSF? 6 months
Why I work at CSF? To pay it forward! I attribute much of my academic success to having caring adults and organizations like CSF walking alongside me and supporting me. I have seen firsthand how our work at CSF can change lives, and I want to be a part of that.
What I enjoying doing outside of work:  Spending time with friends and family and trying new local restaurants.

Danette Knudson, Director of College Services

Danette Supports Students Attending:
  • Evergreen State College, Renton Technical College, Saint Martin’s University, & South Puget Sound Community College

Contact Danette at
csfscholar@collegesuccessfoundation.org

To make an appointment with Danette, please visit the College Services online booking app.

College I Graduated From? University of Washington-Seattle
Degrees Earned? Bachelors in Business Administration and Masters in Business Administration
How long have I been with CSF? 5 years
Why I work at CSF? I’m a first-generation student who never thought of college as a possibility, until a caring adult told me to go for it. I am passionate about our mission to ensure all young people view college as a possibility, and receive the support required to make it a reality.
What I enjoying doing outside of work:  Spending time with family and friends.

Denise Smith, College Services Coach

Denise Supports Students Attending:
  • Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Spokane Community College, & Whitworth University
  • Denise is located on Eastern Washington University campus

Contact Denise at dsmith@collegesuccessfoundation.org

To make an appointment with Denise, please visit the College Services online booking app.

College I Graduated From?   Spokane Falls Community College and Whitworth University
Degrees Earned? Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts, Bachelors in Elementary Education, and Masters of Art in Teaching, Special Education
How long have I been with CSF? 9 months
Why I work at CSF? I believe in the CSF mission and relate well because I myself was a first-generation, low income student. 
What I enjoying doing outside of work:  All things related to music, ukulele, kayaking, camping, baking, chilling, movies, bad reality TV (don’t judge), guinea pig obsession ( I said don’t judge), my dog Captain Jack Sparrow, oh and I guess hanging out with loved ones.

Hiba Khalil, College Services Coach

Hiba Supports Students Attending:
  • Central Washington University, Bellevue College, Central College, Green River College, Highline College, Heritage University, Lake Washington Technical College, Perry Technical College, Pierce College-Puyallup, & Yakima Valley College

Contact Hiba at csfscholar@collegesuccessfoundation.org

To make an appointment with Hiba, please visit the College Services online booking app.

College I Graduated From? University of Washington-Seattle and Teachers College, Columbia University
Degrees Earned? Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in International Education Development
How long have I been with CSF? 4 years
Why I work at CSF? To provide each scholar with a strong educational foundation to succeed in life. I hope to be apart of your college journey and support you along the way!
What I enjoying doing outside of work:  Traveling all over the world, trying new restaurants, spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.

Kareena Willis, College Services Coach

Kareena Supports Students Attending:
  • Out of State colleges and universities

Contact Kareena at
csfscholar@collegesuccessfoundation.org

To make an appointment with Kareena, please visit the College Services online booking app.

College I Graduated From? Texas A&M University
Degrees Earned? Bachelors in Telecommunication and Media Studies
How long have I been with CSF? 8 months
Why I work at CSF? I am passionate about educational equity. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to attend higher education. Higher education should be an option when students are thinking about their career paths.
What I enjoying doing outside of work:  Photography, going to plays, painting and exploring Seattle.

Maria Rebecchi, Scholarship and Financial Aid Coach

Maria Supports Students Attending: All Colleges and Universities in WA State

Contact Maria at
mrebecchi@collegesuccessfoundation.org

College I Graduated From? University of California-Irvine and St. Edwards University
Degrees Earned? Bachelors in Sociology and Masters in Human Services
How long have I been with CSF? 3 years
Why I work at CSF? I work at CSF because I believe an educated society is essential to democracy. I see education as an agent of change for individuals, families, communities and countries. I joined CSF because it recognizes the importance of educational attainment and works to make it accessible to all regardless of economic circumstances.
What I enjoying doing outside of work:  I love cooking, spending time in nature gardening, listening to music, roller skating, and binging on Netflix with my husband.

Robbie Lang, College Services Coach

Robbie Supports Students Attending:
  • Cornish College, DigiPen, Edmonds Community College, Everett Community College, Gene Juarez, Olympic College, Seattle Community Colleges (ALL), Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Shoreline Community College, University of Washington-Bothell, & University of Washington-Seattle

Contact Robbie at
csfscholar@collegesuccessfoundation.org

To make an appointment with Robbie, please visit the College Services online booking app.

College I Graduated From? Whitworth College
Degrees Earned? Bachelors in Journalism, Communications
How long have I been with CSF? 3 years
Why I work at CSF? I love working with students on their path to and through college. Each student has their own unique set of motivations for attending college. I enjoy learning what these motivations are and being there to help students overcome obstacles that may arise on their way towards earning their degree.
What I enjoying doing outside of work:  Typical PNW outdoor enthusiast. I’ve been rock climbing for about 15 years so you’ll like find me at the local crags on sunny weekends. I also enjoy sharing meals with friends and family and getting involved in community events.

Victor Zamora, College Services Coach

Victor Supports Students Attending:
  • Columbia Basin College, Lower Columbia College, Peninsula College, Skagit Valley College, Spokane Falls Community College, Tacoma Community College, Walla Walla Community College, Washington State University (ALL), Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College & Whitman College

Contact Victor at
csfscholar@collegesuccessfoundation.org

To make an appointment with Victor, please visit the College Services online booking app.

College I Graduated From? Central Washington University
Degrees Earned? Bachelors in Family and Consumer Sciences
How long have I been with CSF? 6 months
Why I work at CSF? I work at CSF because as a first-generation college student, who received support from the CAMP program, I understand the importance of having someone in your corner who can be there for you when things go wrong but also be there to celebrate the wins.
What I enjoying doing outside of work:  Cooking Mexican food, taking my dog on hikes, listening to podcasts and taking naps.