Meet the Staff

Admissions Counseling Staff

Eric Pedersen
1989, B.A., Whitman College
2003, M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University
Director
(360) 867-6170

Originally from Montana, Eric joined the staff in 2016 with over 25 years of admission experience at colleges in Alaska and Washington. Eric will be your contact if you attend school in the Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater School Districts, or the state of Alaska.

Clarisse Leong
1994, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Associate Director
(360) 867-6496

Originally from Hawaii, Clarisse visits schools in Hawaii and Texas. You can also find her "on tour" at any of the Colleges That Change Lives events across the U.S..

Ty Somerville
2015, B.A. The Evergreen State College
Associate Director
Multicultural Recruitment
(360) 867-6256

When Ty is not busy raising 4 children with his wife, he hits the books as a student in Evergreen’s public administration graduate program. “I believe in maintaining a mindset of gratitude and compassion when interacting with people.”

Matthew Peipert
1998, B.A., Saint Louis University
2014, M.A., Lesley University
Associate Director
International Student Recruitment
(360) 867-6168

Matthew has lived in Japan, Kenya, South Africa, Spain, and the U.K. and has helped international students for many years. Please contact him if you are an international student who is interested in attending Evergreen.

Megan Daniels
2012, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Coordinator, Community College Relations
(360) 867-6495

Originally from Chicago, Megan visits community colleges in Washington. She is excited to work with Washington transfer students, and to answer your questions about the admission process.

Deedee Orr
2013, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Coordinator, High School Relations
(360) 867-6179

Deedee speaks with high school students in King County, Washington.

Mathias Colwell
2009, B.A., Humboldt State University
2014, M.Sc., The London School of Economics and Political Science
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6295

Get ready northern California. Mathias has an ambitious school visit and interview schedule planned to afford you with an opportunity to get your Evergreen questions answered personally.

Sara Fiksdal
2016, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6236

Sara just graduated from Evergreen and she worked as an Admissions' Student Ambassador. Her travel territory is southern California.

Grace Fisher
2012, B.A., University of Chicago
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6211

Grace visits schools in Idaho, Montana and six counties in Washington.

Tyler Jass
2011, B.A., Bethel University
Admissions Counselor
Campus Visit Coordinator
(360) 867-6172

Tyler will help you schedule your Olympia Campus visit.

Haley Lacey
2016, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6233

Haley travels broadly throughout the US: from Illinois to Wisconsin, and from the District of Columbia to New Hampshire.

Ray Mobley
2015, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
Evening & Weekend/Veteran Outreach
(360) 867-6691

Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Ray is a retired Army veteran. "I am looking forward to speaking with adult students and veterans who want to continue their education."

Megan Rosenberg
2013, B.A., Kalamazoo College
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6177
Get in touch with Megan regarding her school visits and interviews throughout Oregon. She also visits high schools in these Washington counties: Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Wahkiakum.
Erin Rust
2011, B.A., The Evergreen State College
Admissions Counselor
(360) 867-6164

Erin visits high schools in nine western Washington counties. You can contact her about school visits, college fairs, interviews, and any questions you might have about Evergreen.

Don’t see your state or Washington county listed above? Send an email to Admissions or call (360) 867-6170 and your questions will be answered.