Office of Admissions Meet the Recruiters

Mariella Lora • 509-372-7140 • West 201

What is your hometown?

I was raised in Grandview, Washington.

What is your degree in?

I graduated from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, GA with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at WSU Tri-Cities.

What is your favorite Tri-Cities restaurant?

I like all sorts of foods so this is hard to choose just one restaurant. I really enjoy the atmosphere of Twigs, Mizu Sushi & Roll, and P.F. Chang’s.

What is your favorite book?

I have a couple of books that I can read over and over again, the Bible and Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

What is your favorite movie?

I am a movie fanatic! I own a variety of movies from all different genres. If I had to choose one I would say, Taken with Liam Neesom.

What is your favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities?

My favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities is the close family atmosphere, the small classroom sizes, and the relationships with the faculty and staff. Even walking down the hall you will be greeted by whoever you pass and your professors will know who you are as an individual not just a number.

What advice do you have for future WSU Tri-Cities students?

Enjoy your college years! They truly are some of your best years. Get involved as much as possible and try new things that you might not normally try. The friends and relationships you make in college will last you a lifetime and will help you with your future. Take advantage of all the opportunities and services offered at the campus; they are there for you!

What I recommend to do while visiting the Tri-Cities:

I enjoy the outdoors and there is plenty of outdoor activities to do in the Tri-Cities! I would recommend hiking Badger Mountain, walking the trails along the Columbia River and enjoy the beautiful scenery, or going to a sporting event. Also, throughout the year there are various cultural events such as music concerts or movie nights that one can explore.