ODEI Peer Navigating & Mentorship

About Peer Navigators and Mentorship

Peer Navigators are students who help other students navigate the college system. Many of our Peer Navigators learned how to navigate college themselves--often the first in their families to attend college.

A group of twleve ODEI Peer Navigators posing for a photo outside.

They can provide assistance with transitioning into college by locating financial resources, registering for classes, and getting involved on campus to ensure student success at Green River. Peer Navigators coordinate events and activities to keep students connected and engaged through campus and community connections. They also provide one-on-one direct service assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (F.A.F.S.A.), Washington Application for Federal Student Aid (W.A.F.S.A.), financial aid, scholarships, internships, and employment opportunities. Peer Navigators also host Multi-cultural Academic Study Halls (M.A.S.H.) where students receive one-on-one academic assistance in different subjects depending on their areas of expertise. Please visit our office to learn about subject material available for M.A.S.H. each quarter.

Peer Navigators have been an essential component of the Commencement Achievement Program since it started in 2006. We currently have ten Peer Navigators. Any student can apply to become a Peer Navigator. Watch for our application process in Spring Quarter.

Malulaufa'i Sausau

Malu Sausau

Pasifika Peer Navigator
msausau@greenriver.edu

Help navigate, be a liaison, and provide services and resources for students whom identify with the Pasifika lived experiences.

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Anna Nguyen

Asian American Peer Navigator
adnguyen@greenriver.edu

Help navigate, be a liaison, and provide services and resources for students whom identify with the Asian American lived experiences.

Tehya Jackson

Tehya Jackson

Native American Peer Navigator
tljackson@greenriver.edu

Help navigate, be a liaison, and provide services and resources for students whom identify with the Muckleshoot Tribe, Coast Salish, First Peoples, Native American, Alaskan Native, Indigenous and Tribal communities.

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Veng Leap Chan

International Peer Navigator
vchan@greenriver.edu

Help navigate, be a liaison, and provide services and resources for students whom identify with the International lived experience.

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Ayat Al-musawi

Women's Peer Navigator
aal-musawi@greenriver.edu

Help navigate, be a liaison, and provide services and resources for students whom identify with the women's lived experiences.

Ivethe Sanchez

Ivethe Sanchez

English for Speakers of Other Languages (E.S.O.L.) and Transitional Studies Peer Navigator
isanchez@greenriver.edu

Help navigate, be a liaison, and provide services and resources for students whom identify with the ESOL, ELL, English proficiency communities, Basic Skills, and GED.

Jhoan Sebastian Londono Parra

Sebastian Londono-Parra

Latin-x Peer Navigator

jlondonoparra@greenriver.edu

Help navigate, be a liaison, and provide services and resources for students whom identify with the latin-x lived experiences and communities.

Contact Us

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2803
Email: diversity@greenriver.edu

Bilingual Services Line

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2801

Our office provides over ten different languages every year to provide verbal and written translation services. ODEI’s bilingual service line is a great resource for students, staff, faculty, and GRC community to access and receive support from an available ODEI representative. Languages vary depending on the demand and annual hiring cohort.

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Sunday
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Location

Mel Lindbloom Student Union
Second Floor, Campus Life Office 240