Academic and Career Advising staff
Kathy Anderson - Program Assistant
I arrived at Evergreen in January 2000 and started in Admissions. In the fall of 2001, I joined Academic Advising and Career Development. The job split is most rewarding as I am able to interact with both current students as well as alumni. It is really amazing to see what our graduates go on to do after Evergreen. It is most impressive! I enjoy gardening, canning, road trips with my husband and spending time with our children and grandchildren.
Kevin Andrew - Assistant Director, Internships & Employer Development
I moved to the State of Washington in July 2016 and have lived in Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University. Before working at Evergreen I was the Coordinator of the centralized Cooperative Education and Internship Program at New Mexico State University. Prior to my career in higher education I worked in the private sector in department store and specialty store retail management. I am very excited to be part of the Academic and Career Advising team assisting students, faculty, staff and employers with opportunities related to internships and other experiential learning.
Edwin Bliss - Career Advisor
I have worked in the field of career and life development for most of my adult life. Later in my life, I decided to return to school and look at these issues from an academic and professional counseling perspective. I see my work as helping students and alumni decide not only what their life work might be, but how to develop strategies to move in the direction of their career dreams.
Michael Clifthorne - Assistant Director, International Programs & Services
B.A., Germanic Studies, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, 1979; M.A., Foreign Language Education & TESL, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1985. In his 35 years in the field of international education, Michael has held various roles: refugee services provider, ESL classroom teacher, foreign TA instructor, guest lecturer at Okayama University in Japan, director of intensive English institutes, educational non-profit vice president, conference coordinator, and nine years serving Evergreen. He has lived for extended periods in Japan, France and Germany, speaks approximations of those languages, and has traveled in over 25 countries on five continents. He enjoys helping others have similar cultural and study experiences, supporting educational social justice projects, hiking in the Northwest, travel everywhere, and bicycling.
Jean Eberhardt - Academic Advisor
After studying health and history at Evergreen in the late 70s, I dropped out to work with women in construction for many years. I was simultaneously engaged with Central America solidarity efforts to stop the US funded wars. I returned to TESC at age 40 to study Latin American and Middle East studies, bilingual education and teaching; I graduated in 1999 with Mumia Abu-Jamal as our commencement speaker. I am committed to social justice, grounded in the historical framework of privilege and oppression, and structural inequalities.
I really enjoy being an academic advisor at Evergreen. I support students at all stages in their undergraduate careers, including navigating our curriculum in preparation for post baccalaureate studies, especially teaching certification. I am also our college’s liaison to the WA State Legislative Internship program.
Cholee Gladney - Associate Director
I was the first in my family to receive an undergraduate degree. I obtained an AA at North Seattle Community College before transferring to Evergreen. I received a BA with an emphasis in cultural studies at Evergreen. After Evergreen, I undertook baccalaureate studies in drawing and painting at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and completed a Masters in Psychology Program at Saint Martin’s University in 2012. I believe deeply in the interdisciplinary philosophy of Evergreen and consider myself a lifelong learner. One of the most rewarding things about advising Evergreen students is having the opportunity to learn by listening to the stories students share about their academic programs and projects. It is inspiring to see the unique ways Greeners design their paths and gratifying to be able to support them throughout the journey. One of my greatest joys is helping students identify their strengths and interests. When I’m not advising students, I enjoy spending time with my family, crafting, singing, sipping tea, watching sci-fi/fantasy films, and walking in the beautiful Evergreen woods.
Seel Jang - Program Assistant of International Programs
I am originally from South Korea. I have lived and worked in Southern California for twelve years until moving to the Pacific Northwest. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara and later my Master’s Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at California State University, Los Angeles. I’m a wife, mom, and an international educator. I enjoy helping students planning for studying abroad experiences and international students attending Evergreen. In my free time, I like reading and chasing my two young children around. Please feel free to stop by and say “hello!” My door is always open. I’d love to hear from you and know you better.
Kitty Jones - Director
When I went back to grad school in my mid-40s, after a career in community development, my goal was to become a counseling psychologist, but a part-time grad assistantship in academic advising persuaded me I'd really rather be an advisor, and now, fifteen years on, I'm convinced I have the best job in the world. I especially value the opportunity in my current role to bring the insights and perspectives I've gained from working with countless individual students to large-scale policy discussions about curriculum and about Evergreen's academic structure and practices. In my free time, I enjoy reading, putzing in my garden, and weekend getaways to Seattle and Portland.
Eric Kiger - Academic Advisor
My unique journey brought me to Evergreen as a returning adult student with ten years of business management experience. During my time as a student, I explored my major area of emphasis, business administration, by taking both our daytime and evening/weekend programs. Evergreen’s offerings of interdisciplinary programs and individual learning contracts provided me with a unique set of learning opportunities that proved to be a good fit for creating my own pathway to reach my academic goals. As an academic advisor, I enjoy helping students discover their own pathway. I look forward to being a guide along the way and helping you navigate your own journey.
Ami Magisos - Internship Coordinator
I love helping students connect their education and career goals with the community. I advise students on integrating internship opportunities into their educational journeys at Evergreen, and connecting their internship experiences with their career goals and dreams. It’s a joy for me to help students explore these words from luminary Alice Walker: “Look closely at the present you are constructing: It should look like the future you are dreaming.”
I’ve dedicated my career to education as a pathway for community change and personal transformation. Prior to Evergreen, I served as the Access and Success Manager and Tribal Liaison at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA, with the privilege of guiding the House of Learning Longhouse team, Multicultural and Inclusion Services, and First Year Experience initiatives. Southern Arizona is my other home community, where I served many years as a teacher, trainer, and organizer in family literacy and civic engagement in adult basic education. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, Spanish, and Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University, and a Master’s in Education from Harvard in School Leadership and Development.
Tim Malroy - Career Advisor
I have worked in higher education, providing services to a variety of student populations, for the last 20 years. Previous to my work in higher education I was a social worker for Child Protective Services and employment specialist for Employment Security Department. My experience in student affairs includes educational planning, career advising, adjunct faculty in psychology and film, and 5 years as a conduct officer. I have also coached college basketball for the last 20 years. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Performance Psychology and hope to expand my work with students into the classroom and beyond. I am honored and proud to be part of the Career and Academic Advising team at Evergreen. My fire for empowering students to find their educational and career pathway is constantly stoked by my colleagues in Career and Academic Advising.
Katherine McGee - Program Coordinator
After working in higher education for many years, someone suggested I check out “that cool college in Washington” so, I did and here I am. I joined the Academic Advising team in 2008 and am thoroughly enjoying the newest chapter in my life. I like working with students and helping them to connect with the resources they need to succeed. I particularly love coordinating our SASS Peer Advising team! I love laughter, learning, and lilacs. My best advice is to never cease to wonder!
Tyrone Newton - Academic Advisor
Greetings everyone! As an Academic Advisor, I get the chance to work with students from many different backgrounds and levels. Prior to joining the Advising team, I worked in the Veterans Affairs office (before it grew and became the Veterans Resource Center), initially as a Veterans Affairs Peer Advisor and then as the Veterans Benefits Advisor. So I am pretty knowledgeable in aiding student veterans in their academic journey. I was a student veteran myself after proudly serving in the U.S. Air Force for just shy of 26 years. I also work with student athletes as they traverse the roadways through academia. During my time as a student, here and at other locations, I was able to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Aircraft Maintenance Technology with the Community College of the Air Force, and from The Evergreen State College, both a Bachelor of Arts (history emphasis/2012) and Master of Public Administration (Public & Nonprofit Administration/2016). I look forward to helping you navigate TESC, establishing goals, and succeeding as a student.
Rebecca Sunderman - Academic Advisor and Faculty Member
I moved to Olympia, Washington in May of 2003 and began working for Evergreen as a Member of the Faculty in Chemistry. Prior to Evergreen I worked for two years as a faculty member at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia; and for two years as a faculty member at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. I have a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Eastern Oregon University and a dual focused Ph.D., in Materials and Physical Chemistry, from Oregon State University. I have taught many programs at Evergreen. Some include Integrated Natural Science; Atoms, Molecules & Reactions; Matter & Motion; Dancing Molecules; Alchemy; Defending Mother Earth; and Forensics & Criminal Behavior. Currently I am enjoying an opportunity to experience Evergreen from a new perspective and am working in Academic Advising. Working with students to plan their educational progression, explore their interests, and applaud their successes has been rewarding. I also enjoy volunteering in community events promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) participation.
Ivana Trottman - Career Advisor
I learned about Evergreen first as a native Washingtonian and second as a grad student in Student Affairs Administration at Michigan State University (2014) where I was learning about how to serve college students and higher education. It was there I learned how misunderstood Evergreen was locally and how awesome it must be to have a role in the learning community here. My bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Central Washington University (2012) plays a role in how I work with students as an advisor (both career and formerly academic at CWU) and how I engage with my peers and communities. At the end of my freshman year of college, the support I’d received from campus staff members inspired me pay it forward in service to college students as a professional. I love working with students one-on-one helping them achieving their goals. As a strong advocate for a balanced life, I spend my time away from work going to concerts, listening to audiobooks, participating in any game night I can find, preferably trivia, seeing independent movies, spending time with those I love and doing my best to be an informed and engaged citizen through active community participation.