Who We Are

Tina YoungTina Young, Director of Multicultural Services, has worked at Seattle Central College since 1987. She has four children and lives in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle.

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Washington.

Originally from New York City, her East Coast accent does become more evident during intense dialogue and conversation sessions –something she engages in with considerable frequency.

Lyall RudenskjoldAloha! My name is Lyall Rudenskjold and I am the Program Assistant in the Multicultural Services office.

I am a former Seattle Central College student who went through the Social and Human Services program and then transferred on to the Evergreen State College to complete my Bachelors Degree with a focus on immigrant studies and education.

Currently, I am finishing my Masters Degree in education at the University of Washington with a focus on second language acquisition, identity development, and academic achievement for English Language Learners (ELL).

Alberto VazquezMy name is Alberto H. Vazquez, I have been a student at Seattle Central for just over three years. I am studying to get my A.A. transfer degree, and after that I will be pursuing a degree in Communications.

I have been a part of the Multicultural Office at Seattle Central for a year, and I am also part of Student Leadership through Information Central.

Noel OkamotoNoel Okamoto, This is my second year in the social human service program. I have been apart of the Multicultural Services Office team for two years. My plan is to graduate in June, then apply for the Bachelor’s program here. I enjoy helping those who walk into our office. Please come in and say "Hi."

Nikkie Cardona-RigorMy name is Nikkie Cardona–Rigor and this is my third year as a student here at Seattle Central. After I finish up my transfer degree, I plan on getting my Bachelor’s degree at the UW in Zoology and Animal Behavior and afterwards, continue on to get my Veterinary degree.

I’ve been working in the Multicultural Center for about three years now and I’m also active in Seattle Central’s Student Leadership group as part of Information Central.

Ashley MarieHello. My name is Ashley Marie and I have been a student here at Seattle Central for three years now. I am working toward getting my A.A. degree to transfer over to Seattle University for Forensic Psychology.

I started working in the Multicultural office November of 2012 and am proud to be a part of their team. It's been a pleasure to be here at Seattle Central.

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