Teresa Regalado

Teresa Regalado

Educational Planner - Transfer

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Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Washington Tacoma

Three Fun Facts:

  1. I prefer Tacoma over Seattle any day!
  2. My favorite holiday is Christmas. I love all the lights, decorations, and cold weather!
  3. I don’t like horror/scary movies.

Top 5 Strengths from StrengthsQuest:

  • Relator
  • Strategic
  • Learner
  • Futuristic
  • Discipline

What is one thing you wish you knew about college before you started as a student?

One thing I wish I knew about college before starting as a student is that there are career services available to assist through the process of selecting a degree/program. Also, I wish I would've been more open about asking questions and asking for help along the way!

What do you like to do when you're not working?

When I'm not working, I like to spend time with my family and cook big meals. I enjoy crocheting and visiting new places!


I was born and raised in Federal Way and come from a large family. I am Mexican American, a first-generation college graduate and am fluent in both English and Spanish. I love my culture and traditions but also love learning about other cultures. I am passionate about social justice and equity and strongly believe that higher education can be the key to changing one's life. Being a first-generation college student was a challenging experience for me because I did not know what questions to ask and was too shy to ask the questions I did have. Because of this, I make it a goal when working with students to help them envision their future and get started to meet their end goal!


Favorite Quote: "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures" - Thornton Wilder