Danielle Kleist, Interim Manager

West 207B

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.

Eadie Balint, Career Development Coordinator

West 140

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.

Amber Murphy, Career Coach


Amber is a Business Administration major with experience working for an industry-leading restaurant chain as well as aspirations of becoming an editor of fiction and non-fiction works.  Amber came to us from Walla Walla Community College.

Alexa Diven, Office Assistant


Alexa Diven serves as our student office assistant focusing on inputting student data, posting jobs and internships to our online job board,, scheduling appointments for students as well as all the minutia of a busy office.  Alexa is majoring in elementary education.