Hello and welcome to Fairhaven! I am excited to work with each of you this year in creating a welcoming and supportive community in Fairhaven. I am originally from Central Oregon and am delighted to be living and working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! During my undergraduate experience, I attended Oregon State University, where I studied English and Secondary Education. After graduation, I moved to NW Ohio to complete my master’s degree in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University. Throughout my higher education experiences I have worked closely with leadership development, student organizations, and campus activities. I love that I am able to fulfill my passion for helping others find a connection to the campus community, discovering their potential as leaders, and making their experiences memorable in my role here at Western. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my partner, traveling, hiking, reading a good book, collecting inspiring quotes, and creating art. Feel free to come by and say hi or swap stories over coffee. Let's make this year, and your Western experience, a great one!
Hello friends! My name is Jade and I am a senior here at WWU and the Fairhaven Assistant Resident Director. I am an Art History Major and will be graduating in Spring 2017. I hail from Silicon Valley in the sunny state of California. I really love the cozy weather in the Evergreen State and chose Western because of the beautiful setting, perfect student body size, and the positive information I read about Western’s academics. My favorite things about Western are the friendly people and absolutely gorgeous setting of the school. I wanted to become an ARD to help, support, and mentor students and engage them in reflective dialogue while assisting in fostering a happy and healthy community. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with collegiate-level students as a Resident Advisor for two years and will be going to graduate school to obtain my Masters in Education with a concentration in Student Affairs.
Hello! My name is Josh and I'm excited to be returning to Western for my third year! This is my second year of working in Fairhaven and I'm looking forward to meeting new people and seeing familiar faces as well! This year, I'm continuing to take German classes, but I'm also taking some new classes I wouldn't ordinarily take like Art History and Computer Science classes! When I'm not working or studying, you might find me in Canada (we are close to the border after all!) or watching any reality show on Bravo!
I am a lover of creativity and imagination, foreseeing a future in the film industry as a screenwriter. I can discuss films for hours, so if you have a favorite movie, let's plan movie nights! I am an English Major with a Creative Writing emphasis, as well as a Film Studies student. I am a senior who has had plenty of time to become comfortable at Western. The open-mindedness of the majority of people here is absolutely refreshing, and is definitely my favorite thing about Bellingham. I am very involved with the campus intramural sports program, so don't be afraid to go out there and have a blast playing sports--for competition or just for fun!
Hi! My name is Olivia and I’m a senior here at Western Washington University, majoring in Art with a focus on Photography. I’ve lived in Bellingham for the past eight years, and I couldn’t think of a better place to go to school. One of my favorite things about Bellingham is just how much there is to do here! I’m super excited for everything this year has to offer and I can’t wait to jump right in!
Hello! I’m from Everett, Washington, and this my second year here at Western. Since I’m an English major, you can always find me curled up with a good book or working on a new piece of writing. In addition to my literature studies, I am pursuing a minor in Spanish. In my free time, I enjoy exploring Washington, shopping at Macy’s, and watching Parks and Recreation. My favorite thing about Western is our campus environment: although we are an “urban school,” we can still enjoy the bountiful beauty of nature.
Hello everyone my name is Alkisti Psillos and I am excited to be your RA this year! I am a senior here at WWU and I am double majoring in Manufacturing Supply Chain Management and International Business. I was born in Greece and I am able to speak Greek fluently. Ever since I came to WWU, I have been practicing cooking Greek cuisine. I’ve always had a passion to learn about different cultures and the traditions. Some of my favorite hobbies are walking alongside the bay in Boulevard park, snorkeling in Greece, collecting seashells, travelling (I love airplanes!) and playing tennis. I look forward to getting to know you this year and to our journey ahead!
Hi all! I am a second year student here at WWU pursuing a major in Design! I am from Olympia, WA, so naturally I enjoy anything that involves good coffee and great music! I accredit Western for my love of volunteering and my passion for social justice, which is just one of the reasons I love it here so much! I also enjoy all of the interactive art around campus, as well as the many opportunities to get out and explore! In my free time, I enjoy hammock-ing, trying new foods, and thrifting, which are all really easy to do in B-ham! If you’re ever trying to catch a sunset at Boulevard Park or want to take a trip to Buffalo Exchange, count me in! I am very excited for this year and can’t wait to meet you all!
Hi! I’m a sophomore at WWU and I’m currently exploring major options while minoring in Music. Most of my hobbies revolve around music and the drums. I enjoy teaching drum lessons as well as playing in both my band and WWU ensembles. If you ever want to talk music, I’m your guy. My favorite part about Western would definitely be the community. There is a place for everyone and the campus is accepting to people from all walks of life. The energy at WWU is very positive and inclusive to everyone. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to be an RA and I’m looking forward to what this year has to offer!
Hi there! I am a senior here at WWU, and will graduate in the spring with degrees in both Psychology and Spanish. My goal is to attend grad school to become a school counselor! This is my second year as an RA and I am thrilled to be back. In addition to Residence Life, I am a member of WWU Circle K club (collegiate Key Club) and have participated in the Compass 2 Campus mentoring program for the past year. I have also been involved in Western Students Against Violence, as well as Prevention and Wellness Services (PWS) as a Peer Health Educator. My favorite thing about Western is its location! The greater Bellingham area has so much to offer, from quirky-cool restaurants to breathtaking hikes. I was born and raised in Western Washington, and love cats, macaroni and cheese, country music, and volunteering. I love to talk with people, so feel free to come say hi!
Hi! My name is Emily Husa and I am a junior here at Western. I am a Fairhaven College student studying Political Science and Law, Diversity, and Justice. Growing up in Alaska I was always exposed to the outdoors, so some of my favorite things about WWU are its location in beautiful Bellingham and the outdoor activities that it offers. I love to hike, kayak, camp, and hammock to enjoy everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer. When I am not out exploring, I love cooking, painting, and traveling. Some fun facts about me are that I would love to own my own bakery one day, I have done four open water swims, and I play the violin, bass, and guitar. I am excited to be a part of the Fairhaven community this year!
If I am not studying in my dorm, I might be dog watching with friends, hiking through the arboretum, or on many of the beaches in the Bellingham area. Though I love the outdoors, I also dedicate my time to art and guitar as well as keeping my grades up. I am a fourth year student double majoring in Human Rights and The History of Culture. Western has become my home, and I am excited to share my love of Bellingham with my residents!
Hi everyone! I’m a sophomore, and intend to major in Human Services. I’m excited to broaden my horizons this year, check out more clubs, and become more involved with my peers on campus. Some clubs that I am really excited about are VOX, Eating With Heart, and the Poetry Club. I’m really into creative writing and creative ways to self-express. My favorite thing about Western is definitely the location and the greenery. I’m such a flower child – though I may not look the part – so I love being able to be surrounded by nature all the time. Something that’s really important to me is self-love/self-care. A couple years ago I began a journey to better self-care, and that is one thing I am looking forward to continuing throughout my time here at Western as well as trying to share that experience and journey with my residents and peers.
The Executive Team
Election of the Executive Team and Other Officers
Until elections are held in early November, hall council consists only of the community’s general membership. This means that during the months of September and October, all residents are invited to attend the general council meetings and participate in both weekend and Halloween programming. The election process will be announced at a general council meeting leading up to the election date. All general members and candidates in attendance at the election meeting will be eligible to vote.