Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
for Enrollment Management & Student Services
Darlene Scrivner is the Executive Assistant for the Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Services. Darlene started work at WSU Tri-Cities in 2006 as assistant to the Supervisor for Student Teaching and Office Assistant in the Education Department. In 2010 she became the Program Assistant for Professional Programs and moved to Career Development and the Undergraduate Advising Center as the Program Assistant in 2012. Darlene earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from WSU Tri-Cities and has started a master’s degree in Educational Leadership at WSU Tri-Cities.
Assistant Director of Campus Admissions
Mariella Lora started as an Admissions Counselor in 2013. She started working at WSU Tri-Cities in 2010 with the GEAR UP and Early Outreach Program. She previously worked as Assistant Director of Admissions at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA, from 2008 to 2010. Mariella earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Emmanuel College and earned her Master in Educational in Educational Leadership from WSU Tri-Cities. While pursuing her undergraduate studies, Mariella participated in the Latin American Studies Program in Costa Rica and was an International Marketing Consultant for the Chamber of Commerce in Los Santos region of Costa Rica. She was also participated in SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) and is a member of Sigma Beta Delta honor society. Mariella is also an advisor for the Dreamers registered student organization.
Transfer Admissions Counselor
Gaby Corona started as an Admission/Transfer Counselor in fall of 2015. Gaby started working at WSU Tri-Cities in 2012 with the GEAR UP and Early Outreach Program, first at Pasco High School then at the Administration Building on WSU Tri-Cities campus. She attended Columbia Basin College earning her direct transfer degree (DTA) and also earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from WSU Tri-Cities. Throughout her undergraduate degree Gaby was an active member in the Latino/a Culture Club at CBC and vice president of the Hispanic Culture Club at WSU Tri-Cities. She is the author of The Pregnancy Project, a memoir detailing how she was able to fake her own pregnancy and revealing all she learned changing her life forever – and making international headlines in the process.
Taylor began working as an admissions counselor at WSU Tri-Cities in July 2016. Taylor transferred from WSU Pullman to WSU Tri-Cities in the fall of 2011, where he became involved in ASWSUTC while pursuing his Bachelor of Arts in History. After earning his degree in 2014, his experience of working with student affairs professionals at WSU Tri-Cities inspired him to pursue a career in higher education. Taylor earned his Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance in 2016. In his free time Taylor pursues his hobby as rodeo cowboy by traveling to various rodeos around the northwest.
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Kristy Phillips began working for WSU Tri-Cities in fall of 2013. Prior to working for WSU Tri-Cities, Kristy worked at the University of Texas at Arlington as the Graduate Recruiting Assistant for The Office of Graduate Studies. Kristy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications at California State University, Bakersfield and was awarded the National Gold Key from Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) in 2010. She continued her studies by earning her Master of Arts in Communications at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her thesis was “Identifying Media Literacy Skills in College Students.” She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Washington State University. Kristy is currently a volunteer leader for the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and works with collegiate chapters and their advisors.
Amanda Sperry began working for WSU Tri-Cities as an Admissions Counselor/e-Recruitment Coordinator in the Winter of 2014. Prior to working for WSU Tri-Cities, she was employed as a Materials and Copyright Specialist for the WSU Global Campus located in Pullman, WA. She also worked as an Intern for the Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office and Yamhill County CASA (Guardian Ad Litem). Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. While attending Linfield, Amanda acted as a member of the Linfield Student Alumni committee, participated in service trips including a trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to build houses for Habitat for Humanity and was an active member of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority.
Program Coordinator for Registration
Lydia Zalubil is currently the Program Coordinator in the Registrar’s office. With an accounting degree from the Czech Republic, she began her career at WSU Tri-Cities in 1991, working in the copy/mail center and soon advanced to the receptionist position where she assisted with many of the admissions and registrar’s duties. She became part of the Student Affairs department in 2003.
Scott Koopman came to WSU in 2011 with 20 years of full-time non-profit organization experience. Scott joined the Career Development Center in 2011 as a graduate staff assistant working with students as a career coach and event organizer. Scott earned his master’s degree in Business Administration in 2013 with special projects in student satisfaction surveys, career preparation workshops, one-on-one career coaching, and community partnerships. Scott is involved in student life as the Gaming Club advisor and supporter of student clubs in general.
Prior to this position, Eadie worked as a Development Coordinator where she fundraised for the WSU Tri-Cities campus and its many initiatives, including scholarships. She also worked for WSU Pullman’s International Programs/Education Abroad for seven years, where she managed the study abroad and exchange programs for WSU. During this time, Eadie received the distinguished Employee Excellence Award from WSU President Sam Smith. Eadie attended Lower Columbia Community College, graduated from Western Business College, and currently attends Washington State University.
Jordyn Wright came to WSU Tri-Cities in 2013 and is the Financial Aid and Student Services Coordinator. Jordyn previously worked as the Assistant Greek Advisor at the University of Idaho. She received her Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Idaho, and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from there as well. Jordyn has her Certified Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate and is Stop the Hate trained. Jordyn currently serves as the Communications Committee Chair for the Washington Financial Aid Association.
Cherish Tijerina Pearson received her B.A. in History at WSU Tri-Cities. She has served in her position as Disability Services Coordinator since 2007, and as a financial aid counselor since 2013. She is a member of the Washington Association on Post-Secondary Education and Disability (WAPED). She is also a member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). In her role as financial aid counselor, she is a member of the Western Association of Financial Aid Administrators (WAFAA).
Student Life Director
Danielle Kleist joined WSU Tri-Cities in September 2014. Prior to joining the EMSS team, Danielle was the Director of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement at the University of Miami in Florida. She also previously worked for NASPA as the Assistant Director for Educational Programs & NASPA Foundation in Washington, DC. Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science from Central Washington University and her Master of Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Danielle is a native of Kennewick and excited to be returning home to work with the campus community.
Assistant Director of Student Life and Services
Brandon Fox joined WSU Tri-Cities in September 2015. Before that, Brandon was the Coordinator of Student Activities and an Adjunct Faculty Member in Graphic Design at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Brandon earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Kansas State University and his Master of Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Recreation and Fitness Coordinator
RJ joined WSU Tri-Cities in August 2015. Before moving to the Tri-Cities area he was the Intramural and Club Sports Intern at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. RJ received his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Dubuque and his Master’s Degree from Lasell College.