First Peoples Advising Services Staff
Our professional team and our awesome Peer Advisors look forward to assisting you. Please feel free to contact us!
Rashida Love, Interim Director
Email: Rashida Love
Location: Library Building, Rm 2137
I have worked in student affairs for nine years, five of which have been at Evergreen. I am originally from CA but have lived and worked in several states around the country. I received both my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. I have always enjoyed my work with students, but feel that I am learning and interacting with the students and staff in First Peoples in more complex and interesting ways than in the past. Stop by and say hi! I’d love to meet you.
Raquel Salinas, Coordinator of Student Support Programs
Email: Raquel Salinas
Location: Library Building, Rm 2135
I was born in a land of cracked earth, relentless heat and giant mosquitoes aka Texas. I earned my Masters Degree in Teaching and have worked for TESC since 1987 when I started attending as a student. I love reading, painting, singing and talking to nice people. I have been learning and teaching issues of equity and anti-racism for over 25 years and I learn something new everyday. I have served as the Coordinator for Student Support programs for the office of First Peoples Advising Services since 1997 where I get to supervise the Peer advisor program (and work with wonderfully talented amazing students and staff) and help coordinate a variety of amazing events. I live in Olympia with my partner (of 25 wonderful & amazing years). I love the rain, the ocean, magic, trees, rocks, glitter, peace and kindness and almost everything silly. But like Chupacabras and Bigfoot I am super camera shy. Please stop by the office I would love to meet you in person!
Jackie McClenny, Office Assistant
Email: Jackie McClenny
Location: Library Building, Rm 2126
Jackie McClenny joined First Peoples Advising Services in the Fall of 2013, and has lived in Washington since 2012. She and her fiancé enjoy exploring Olympia and the surrounding natural areas. She attended the Colorado Rocky Mountain School and has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Kansas.
Noah Gokul is a mixed race Guyanese-Indian and White student with a passion for Music, Media Arts, Therapy, and Social Justice Advocacy. He grew up in Oakland, California, a place rich with creativity, inspiration, progressivism, and multiculturalism. Noah’s interests in music include music therapy, rap and spoken word, sound engineering, and other forms of media arts. He feels compelled to explore aspects of identity, specifically with bi-racial and mixed people of color.
Salutations, I’m Forever Moon. On my educational journey I attended Portland Community College (PCC) and received My Associate of Arts Degree. I've worked with the non-profit Cascade AIDS Project where I was a peer educator teaching about HIV/AIDS and other sexual education topics to local high schools and community classes. Also while attending PCC I worked as a peer advisor at the Women’s Resource Center. I am passionate about helping and educating people as well as advocating for students and finding resources to help them on their journey. Working with First Peoples Advising will allow me to do that and much more.