Meet our International Student Advisors

By Adam Beals, November 20, 2018

Photo of advisers for International Programs
From left: Adam Beals, Andrew Turgeon, Kerry Kwon, Jackie Li, Andaiye Qaasim, Alan Nguyen, Zack Williams

Our advising team has graduated from top American universities, including Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington, and the University of California.  Students benefit from their expert advice when it comes to transferring from Green River College to a four-year university.

Our Advising Philosophy

At Green River, we practice relationship-based, holistic advising. We form supportive relationships with each of our students and learn their individual strengths and goals. We advise students on all academic and immigration-related matters, and we also help with cultural adjustment, personal issues, and more. Your advisor is committed to your success in all aspects of life: academics, extracurricular activities, social life, mental and physical health, and career goals.

You will be assigned an advisor based on your major. We advise by major so that each advisor can do extensive research into their assigned fields. That way, we can provide students with the best advice about transferring to specific majors at the most suitable universities. When students change majors, they may change advisors. All advisors are well-versed in global university transfer and familiar with competitive university admissions. Our team has graduated from top American universities, including Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington, and the University of California. Learn more about university transfer and our university transfer pathway partners.

An International Team

Your advisors have all had experiences studying, working, and/or living abroad. We truly believe in the value of cross-cultural collaboration and we are excited about the diverse perspectives you will bring to our campus. We understand how nerve-wracking yet exhilarating, welcoming yet lonely, being in a new place can be. We hope to welcome you to a family away from home! Our team has studied/worked/lived in:

- Costa Rica
- Lesotho
- Japan
- Taiwan
- China
- France
- Martinique
- Peru
- Argentina
- Ecuador
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- Republic of Georgia
- Guatemala
- Turkey

Our team also speaks the following languages:
- Spanish
- Japanese
- Mandarin Chinese
- Vietnamese
- French
- Korean
- Georgian

Recent News

2022 Graduates Transfer to Top Universities 

July 29, 2022

2022 Green River College graduates

Year after year Green River College international students gain admission to the top 100 universities across the United States and abroad. The University of Washington Seattle (ranked #7 according to US News World Ranking) was a popular choice for our students this year.