CSC Peer Advisors-Who We Are

We are undergraduate students who are trained by the Career Services Center to help you explore both majors and careers. As peers, we have learned to use the many resources available in the Center and look forward to sharing them with you.

We have learned how to develop our own resumes, and are ready to help you polish yours. We help support the staff in the Center with their many events and outreach activities. Come in and visit us soon.

Photo of Peer Advisor Guadalupe

Guadalupe is a Sophomore at Western planning on majoring in Environmental Science and is graduating in June 2023. This is her 2nd year working as a Peer Advisor. She is very excited to help give everyone who comes into the Career Services Center and the Career Closet self-assurance, motivation and confidence as they navigate their career path. Guadalupe is from Yakima, Washington and enjoys going on nature adventures with her family and friends. Guadalupe is a nature lover and often finds herself spending too much money on plants, some people call her a plant mom. Guadalupe is also a mom to two adorable bunnies named Opal and Leona.

Photo of Peer Advisor Issac

Isaac is a Graduate student at Western Washinton University. He is currently studying Secondary Education through the master's in teaching program. He also received his undergraduate degree from Western with a major in History/Social Studies and minors in Anthropology and Theatre. This is his fourth year as a peer advisor, and he has enjoyed every minute of the wild fun that we have here at the Career Services Center! He looks forward to helping prepare you with the tools needed to gain confidence before going into the working world. Whether that be mock interviews, resume checks, or cover letters, he has you covered. Growing up in the small town of Chewelah WA, Isaac enjoys spending his free time with friends, going on random adventures, playing basketball with his cohort, spamming his group chats with memes, and also creating music (don’t tell Anna). He encourages you to stop in and schedule an appointment, or to just say high and check the place out!

Photo of Peer Advisor Opal

Opal is an International Student form Thailand. She is enjoying her Junior year at Western, pursuing a major in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. She is also minoring in Psychology as well as Business Analytics. She is currently working as a part of Career Services Center Internal Advisory Committee as a Student Employee. She loves helping others whenever she can. Besides that, she also enjoys reading and cooking when she has free time. She loves dogs and cats and get very excited when she sees them.

Photo of Peer Advisor Anna standing out side wearing a green top

Anna is a third-year student at Western who is double-majoring in Spanish and Music. She is looking forward to assisting students, whether it is reviewing their resumes and cover letters, or helping them prepare for an interview. This is Anna’s first year as a Peer Advisor, and she is enthusiastic about providing students the resources and support they need to succeed academically and professionally. In her free time, Anna enjoys spending time with friends, exploring the outdoors, and creating music (piano, singing). As a foodie, she loves plant-based cooking and discovering new restaurants. From the tiny town of Kettle Falls, WA, Anna loves traveling and seeks a change of pace in bustling Bellingham.

Meilin wearing a blue shirt and smiling in photo

Meilin is a sophomore at Western who is double majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology and Latin American Studies with a minor in Spanish and is graduating June 2025. She looks forward to supporting you in your journey of career and major exploration, tailoring your resume, and empowering you to achieve your career goals. This is Meilin’s first year as a peer mentor and she is committed to providing welcoming peer-to-peer support and a sense of belonging to more people at Western, especially underrepresented students. Meilin grew up in Spokane, WA, and outside of school she lifts weights, dances Zumba and Bachata, and cooks for her friends. (Ask her about what she’s making for dinner! She loves trying new recipes and knows how to make homemade ice cream.) She encourages you to visit Career Services and schedule an appointment.

Abbi is a transfer student at Western majoring in Anthropology with a minor in International Studies. This is her first year at the Career Services Center. She is very excited for this opportunity and is looking forward to engaging with many different students and learning about Western and the student population. Abbi will be supporting the Career Fairs and the Social Media accounts, and she is very open to learning about how to help students engage more with the Career Services Center. Originally from Colorado, Abbi loves hiking and exploring her environment and being spontaneous. At other times, she can be found reading books, spending time with family, or learning something new.

Tom Ogawa

Tom is a Senior this year majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. This is his second year working at the Career Service Center, having joined the team in September 2021. He is excited to help other students achieve their dream job or internship. If you have any questions about Handshake, Tom will be happy to answer any questions, as he worked as a Handshake Specialist last year. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, this is Tom's 8th year residing in Washington State. During his free time, Tom enjoys rooting for the Mariners and Seahawks, running, and exploring cafes in Bellingham. If you see me around campus, feel free to say hi!