New Student Advising

We are here to help you start your new educational journey and succeed.

Appointments with New Student Advisors

Individual appointments are for current Evergreen students and must be scheduled in advance.

How to set up a virtual appointment in Microsoft Teams:

  1. You will need to log into your My Evergreen account.
  2. In a separate tab in your browser, use our Virtual Bookings app to find a virtual appointment for New Student Advising time for that works for you.
  3. Select the advisor you'd like to speak with. You can review the advisor’s bio information below to help you select your advisor.
  4. Book your appointment and be sure to download Microsoft Teams through Office 365, so you'll be ready to use Microsoft Teams to join your virtual advising appointment.

If you require an In-person advising appointment, follow the same steps above and use our In-Person Bookings app to find an appointment time that works for you. You can meet with an advisor in our offices on the Olympia Campus. Check in for your appointment at Evans Hall 2153 (library building) reception desk when you arrive. If you have any difficulties scheduling your New Student Advising appointment, please contact us at

Our New Student Advising Team

Michelle Kyoko Crowson (she/her)

Associate Director for New Student Advising

I’m a first-generation college student and second-generation Asian American, with roots in my childhood hometown of Tukwila, Washington, and my adopted hometown of Yonago, Japan. Here at Evergreen, I am part of an amazing team that helps you, our newly admitted students, begin an array of rich and fulfilling educational journeys. Whether we meet in person or online, I strive to greet each student with a positive attitude, a sense of compassion, and curiosity about who you are and who you hope to become.

Before coming to Evergreen, I earned a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College. When I’m not helping new Greeners launch their college adventures, I enjoy practicing yoga, reading, rafting, watching soccer, and playing with my dogs. 

Melissa Pascal (she/her)

Assistant Director and Academic Advisor for New Student Programs

ɬaxayam, Melissa Pascal nayka nim! Hello, my name is Melissa Pascal (she/her pronouns) I am a member of the Santiam Kalapuya Band of the Kalapuyas of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Oregon, as well as French Canadian. I obtained an AA at Northwest Indian College before transferring to Evergreen, where I received my BA with an emphasis in native governance, and government and native federal law. Currently I am earning my MPA (Master's in Public Administration degree) at Evergreen. Hurray for the class of 2023! My son attends Evergreen and is a third generation Greener. My mother is the first generation to graduate from Evergreen.

As the Assistant Director and Academic Advisor for New Student Programs, Evergreen’s interdisciplinary studies and inclusiveness complement a student’s life on and off campus. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting our students and listening to their stories, dreams, and seeing them all come true at graduation. GO GEODUCKS! 

Brad Proctor (he/him)

Member of the Faculty

I have been a member of Evergreen's Faculty since 2017 as a professor of U.S. History. My classes have explored the histories of democracy, race, gender, sexuality, and popular culture in America. My particular research expertise is on Reconstruction in the U.S. south after the Civil War. 

Before arriving at Evergreen, I received my PhD from the University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill. Originating from St. Louis, Missouri, I love now being in the Pacific Northwest. 

Nancy Koppelman (she/her)

Member of the Faculty

I have been a member of Evergreen's Faculty for 27 years. My classes and programs combine studies in history with literature, philosophy, and writing. I have joined colleagues in business, sociology, classics, physics, and biology to create and team-teach fascinating programs. I also direct the Evergreen Jewish Studies Project, a 3-year initiative to raise awareness about antisemitism and other issues that pertain to the Jewish people.

I'm originally from New York. I arrived in the Pacific Northwest in 1983 as an Evergreen freshman. After graduation, I earned my MA in history at the University of Washington and my PhD in American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Haley Lacey (she/they)

Academic and Career Advisor

While at Evergreen, I have worked in student focused offices for the last 9 years, first as a student staff member in Residential and Dining series, and after graduation, as a professional staff member. I am proud to be an Evergreen graduate and found my passion focusing on studies in Education and Literature.

As an undergraduate, I enjoyed the hands-on educational experiences that Evergreen's Programs offered. In my first professional position at Evergreen, as an Admissions Counselor, I enjoyed connecting with students about their education goals. This focus on academic and student success has been a driving force in my life and continues to be my guiding principle. 

As an Academic and Career Advisor, I am excited to support students on their education journey and help them explore their opportunities after graduation. 

Maddie Lang (she/her)

Admissions Counselor

I am an Evergreen graduate and have been an Admissions Counselor since 2021. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree studying a variety of subjects including literary and cultural studies, art history, and gender and sexuality. I am passionate about Evergreen's education model and helping students achieve success in college.

Nathalie Yuen (she/her)

Member of the Faculty

Hello! My background is in developmental psychology, which includes how people change over time, and my research interests focus on emerging adulthood (ages 18–25). I joined Evergreen in 2020. I earned my PhD at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, MA at St. Bonaventure University, and BA at Whittier College. I am originally from Honolulu, HI

Krishna Chowdary

Member of the Faculty

I have been teaching physics and math at Evergreen since 2007. I’ve taught in a wide variety of interdisciplinary programs with other scientists, artists, social scientists, and humanities faculty. In 2023-24, I’m teaching in Models of Motion, integrating math and physics. I help students see how citizens and scientists make sense of, and intervene in, the natural and human-created worlds. I am committed to access, inclusion, and successful outcomes for all students in math and science classrooms. I have a Ph.D. in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. 

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