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Office of Admissions

Floyd Building Room 201
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354
Phone: 509-372-7250
Email: admissions@tricity.wsu.edu
Fax: 509-372-7100

Office hours
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Meet the Admissions Staff

Any question you have about WSU, we can track down an answer. Get help with y our application, understanding financial aid and scholarships, choosing a field of study, and more.

Mika McAskill

Mika McAskill

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
509-372-7017
Floyd Building 201
mika.mcaskill@tricity.wsu.edu

Bio

Mika McAskill joined the Office of Admissions in August 2016. Mika comes to WSU Tri-Cities from East Coast Polytechnic Institute where she was the Director of Admissions. Originally, from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Mika completed her bachelor’s degree in Integrative Public Relations and master’s degree in Administration Leadership from Central Michigan University. It was there where she found her genuine passion for higher education, and was very involved as a campus ambassador, in PRSSA, among many other clubs and organizations. After graduation, she launched her career in communications and found herself thriving in fast-paced environments that allowed her to develop into a strong leader while doing what she loves: inspiring and empowering others to accomplish their goals.

Kristy Gilmartin

Kristy Gilmartin

Assistant Director of Admissions
509-372-7245
Floyd Building 201
kristy.gilmartin@tricity.wsu.edu

Bio

Kristy Gilmartin 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 advisory boards.

A little more about me ...

What is your hometown?

I was raised in Bakersfield, California.

What is your degree in?

I graduated from California State University Bakersfield with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with a minor in Marketing. I moved to the lone star state and earned a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington. Currently I am pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Washington State University.

What is your favorite Tri-Cities restaurant?

I enjoy dining out at Atomic Ale Brew Pub & Eatery. Their pizzas are the best!

What is your favorite book?

After being a graduate student, I’ve learned to enjoy keeping up on communication theories and media studies.

What is your favorite movie?

I certainly enjoy a good romantic comedy, so it is hard to narrow it down to just one. I also enjoy thriller and crime movies that are based on true stories.

What is your favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities?

My favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities is the small class sizes and the private school-like environment. Growing up I went to private school, which allowed me the opportunity to make close friends and know my instructors, which is something I enjoy seeing here at WSU Tri-Cities.

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

Enjoy your college years! It truly is a wonderful time that allows you to grow not only academically but individually and professionally. Getting to know your professors is key! I’m lucky to call several of my professors mentors, which is something I think is priceless. My mentors have helped guide me on my career path well after I graduated from college.

What do you recommend to do while visiting the Tri-Cities?

Enjoy life by the river! There are many walking trails along the river, with one right in WSU Tri-Cities’ backyard. Go to a sporting event! Watching the Tri-City Dust Devils is one of my favorite summertime activities.

Amanda Sperry

Amanda Sperry

Assistant Director of Recruitment
509-372-7155
Floyd Building 201
amanda.sperry@tricity.wsu.edu

Bio

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.

A little more about me ...

What is your hometown?

I was raised in Ferndale, Washington which is about 10 min south of the Canadian Border on Interstate 5. But I have called many places home in the last several years including Bellingham, WA, McMinnville, OR, Pullman, WA and now, Richland!

What is your degree in?

I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.

What is your favorite Tri-Cities Restaurant?

I have tried so many fantastic restaurants in the Tri-Cities area, it’s hard to pick just one! But if I had to, I would choose Thai Elephant in Kennewick, WA. I also love exploring the local wineries, farmers markets and food trucks including the Strom Espresso ‘truck’ and Hedges Family Estates Winery.

What is your favorite book?

I love to read and have had the opportunity to read so many fantastic books! To Kill a Mockingbird is always a favorite and I love the original Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass stories by Lewis Carroll.

What is your favorite movie?

V for Vendetta is my all-time favorite. I tend to really enjoy high energy movies that prompt you to consider the realities (and exaggerations) in your own world. The Harry Potter series is a very, very close second. Especially ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’. If I could live in the world J.K Rowling creates, I would choose that in a heartbeat!

What is your favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities?

I love the fact that WSU Tri-Cities is like attending a school that has a small school personality with state school options. It’s such a tight knit campus with so many local opportunities for internships, jobs and ways to get involved in the community.

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

I would encourage them to really consider everything this campus has to offer. It’s so unique and such a good fit for so many unique people. There really is something that appeals to everyone.

What do you recommend to do while visiting the Tri-Cities?

When visiting the Tri-Cities I would encourage people to check out as many of the local restaurants and stores as possible. Also, each season has unique things to be excited about from the farmers markets in the Spring and Summer, to harvest at the wineries and orchards in the Fall, and holiday themed events such as the lighted boat parade in the winter – there is always something (free!) to do.

Taylor Gregg

Taylor Gregg

Admissions Counselor
509-372-7317
Floyd Building 201
taylor.gregg@tricity.wsu.edu

Bio

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.

A little more about me ...

What is your hometown?

I was born in Walla Walla, WA, and grew up in a small town not far away called Touchet, WA. Most people do not know where that is so most of the time I just say I am from Walla Walla.

What is your degree in?

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in History from WSU Tri-Cities, and my Master’s degree in Education specializing in Counseling and Guidance from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

What is your favorite Tri-Cities restaurant?

Depending on my mood I like Texas Roadhouse or Sushi Ya in Kennewick.

What is your favorite book?

My favorite books are a tie between Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and A Champions Mind: How great athletes think, train, and thrive, which is a great book if you are looking for a lot of great mental advice applicable to all facets of life.

What is your favorite movie?

I have a lot of favorite movies, but “A Knights Tale”, “Batman: The Dark Knight” (Heath Ledger is the man) “Silverado,” and “Dances with Wolves” are definitely at the top of the list.

What is your favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities?

I come from a very small town and high school (25 people in my graduating class), so my favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities are the small class sizes and the wonderful sense of community and support that I feel as soon as I step on campus. I also really like being right next to the river!

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

I would highly suggest taking advantage of all the great resources and extra-curricular activities that our campus offers. DO NOT just go to class and leave; stick around and become engaged with your fellow students and connect with the faculty and staff who are here to help make your WSU Tri-Cities an amazing one! Trust me, it will be worth it!

What do you recommend to do while visiting the Tri-Cities?

I am still exploring the Tri-Cities myself, but things on my list to do include going to an Americans game, a Dust Devils game, a Fever game, and to go Wake surfing/boarding on the river.

Román Lara

Admissions Counselor
509-372-7247
Floyd Building 201
rlara4@tricity.wsu.edu

Bio

Román Lara first began working for the Office of Admissions as a Student Ambassador. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture from WSU Tri-Cities, Román joined the Admissions team as an Admissions Counselor. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree, Román was an active student leader on campus, volunteering for the activities committee of the student government, leading the Hispanic Culture Club at WSU Tri-Cities, and participating in the Diversity Council as a student member; he was selected as the Student Leader of the Year Award in 2012 and 2013. In December 2014, Román was accepted to the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program, where h he got to work and network with leading professionals in the student affairs field. NASPA, which is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession, also holds their annual Dungy Leadership Institute in which only thirty-two students from the whole country get selected to participate; Román Lara was one of these students, and got to go to New York during the summer of 2015 for the institute.

A little more about me ...

What is your hometown?

I was born and raised in Mexico for eleven years, then moved to the United Sates, and now call the Tri-Cities home, specifically Pasco, WA.

What is your degree in?

I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture from Washington State University Tri-Cities.

What is your favorite Tri-Cities restaurant?

I don’t think I can choose a favorite restaurant because there is so much good food in Tri-Cities. However, I mostly enjoy going and supporting local businesses, so I do prefer the small locally owned restaurants, and the many food trucks available. Some that I would recommend would be The Stone Soup, Lara’s Tacos, Mandarin House, and The Street Grill.

What is your favorite book?

I am not sure if this is my favorite book, but it’s definitely one that I really enjoy, which is Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. I think this book made an impact on me not only because of the great story but also because it was one of the first books I was able to read and understand when I was learning English.

What is your favorite movie?

I cannot choose a favorite movie, there are just too many that I enjoy watching such as Limitless, Inception, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Interstellar…just to name a few.

What is your favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities?

I would say that my favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities would be the supportive community available to students. Being a small campus, it is great to find support and services readily available to help students be successful.

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

Get connected with people at WSU Tri-Cities! Whether it is your classmates, professors, or staff, it will make your college experience so much better. Also, I highly recommend that students get involved in student life activities, whether it is a movie night or a skiing trip, there are opportunities to have fun and spend time with friends.

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

I would recommend hanging out by the river at one of the many parks in Tri-Cities, or even go floating on the Columbia River. The many walking/hiking trails around the area make it very easy to access the beautiful outdoor scenery in the Tri-Cities.