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Office of Admissions

Floyd Building Room 201
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354
Phone: 509-372-7250
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.

Jana Kay Lunstad
Jana Kay LunstadDirector of Enrollment & Campus RegistrarFloyd 269509-372-7450Jana Kay Lunstad has more than 20 years of experience managing people and projects related to academic advising, recruitment, communications, and admissions. She joined WSU Tri-Cities in 2005 as an academic advisor and then moved to the Chancellor’s Office. She has overseen undergraduate admissions and recruitment, worked in Academic Affairs to support faculty, and is currently the Director of Enrollment & Campus Registrar. Prior to working at WSU Tri-Cities, she worked at Utah State University in financial aid and academic advising.

She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from Utah State University. She is actively involved in volunteerism and civic engagement. She was in Leadership Tri-Cities Class IVX and served on the Kennewick Arts Commission.  She’s a member of the Columbia Basin Badgers Club, serves as the Chair of the Richland Public Library Board of Trustees, and is the Past President of Soroptimist International of Three Rivers.

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Erika RiveraAdmissions RecruitersWest 201509-372-7247Erika Rivera began working for WSU Tri-Cities as an Admissions Counselor in the fall of 2017. Prior to working for WSU Tri-Cities, she was employed as an Event Manager at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, WA. Erika received a double Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. While attending EWU, Erika was an active member of Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority Inc. and volunteered as the educational programmer for the Student Life office. Erika was the recipient of the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Fraternal Values/Sorority Woman of the year award at EWU. During her undergraduate career, she was able to study abroad in Salamanca Spain, as well as plan/participate in multiple events with her sorority and student life. She enjoys planning events and trips and spends her free time looking for new adventures!
A little more about me ...

What is your hometown?

I grew up in Prosser WA about 30 minutes away from the Tri-Cities.

What is your degree in?

I double majored in Spanish and Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Eastern Washington University, in Cheney WA.

What is your favorite Tri-Cities restaurant?

It’s really hard to choose a favorite in the Tri-Cities area. There are so many great places, it all kind of depends on the event! I would say if I’m going out for breakfast, I’m going to Sage Port Grille in Kennewick and ordering the churro French toast (it’s AMAZING!). For Lunch/Dinner its either Graze or Sushi Ya or Sushi Aki or Hot Wings from Buffalo Wild Wings or Wing stop! There are just too many options to choose from, it’s the best!

What is your favorite book?

I like reading non-fiction, autobiographies and self-help/improvement books. Two of my favorites would have to be I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg and Nell Scovell. Even though I usually stick to the genres above, I do love me some Harry Potter!

What is your favorite movie?

This is a super tough question, it’s really hard to narrow it down to just one. I really enjoy comedies, action, romance movies as well crime documentaries or true stories.

What is your favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities?

My favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities is the warm and welcoming environment! Everyone on campus is really friendly and always willing to lend a hand or help whenever needed.

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

I would say, just take advantage of all of the resources you have on campus, from Career Development and Advising to Intramural/Club Sports. The size of WSU Tri-Cities makes it easy for students to build relationships all across campus and the more you’re involved the better your experience will be!

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

Whether or not you’re from the area, I would say take the time to learn the history of it. There are so many neat things that happened in the Tri-Cities and the REACH Museum is an awesome place to learn about it. If you’re more outdoorsy I’d say take advantage of all the river activities, bike/walking trails and all of the hiking that can be done around here!

Maria Zuniga
Maria ZunigaAdmissions CounselorFloyd 201509-372-7247