About Us

Student Outreach Services and its staff are committed to student academic success. The SOS staff are dedicated to the individual needs of each student that they serve and take great pleasure in providing services that will ensure the continued success of the student.

SOS Leadership

Joan Ullin, Assistant Director

Joan Ullin, Assistant Director

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Phone: (360) 650-7361
  • Email: ullinj@wwu.edu
  • Hometown: Molokai, Hawai’i
  • Education: B.A. in English (WWU), M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration (WWU)
  • Hobbies/Interests: Body surfing, paddle boarding, and hiking
  • Quote: “Ike aku, ‘ike mai, ko kua aku ko kua mai; pela iho la ka nohona ‘ohana. Recognize and be recognized, help and be helped; such is family life.”
Susan LaFave, Administrative Assistant

Susan LaFave, Administrative Assistant

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Phone: (360) 650-3383
  • Email: lafaves@wwu.edu
  • Hometown: Seattle, Washington
  • Hobbies/Interests: Reading, gardening, spending time with family
  • Quote: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Academic Support Coordinators

Maddie Bishop

Maddie Bishop

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Phone: (360) 650-3313
  • Email:  
    maddie.bishop@wwu.edu
  • Programs/Services:
    Strategies for Success, First-Generation Initiatives, First Alert Academic Intervention
  • Hometown: Bellingham, WA
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology (WWU)
  • Hobbies/Interests:  
    Exploring the Pacific Northwest with my kids and family, spending time outdoors, gardening, ceramics, sewing, and any type of arts and crafts
  • Quote: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in the grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense.” – Rumi
María Pérez de Henderson

María Pérez de Henderson

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Phone: (360) 650-6598
  • Email: hender7@wwu.edu
  • Programs/Services:
    Strategies for Success, First-Generation Initiatives, First Alert Academic InterventionJump Start WWUEDUC 108 Purposeful LearningUndocumented Student Services, WCC AIM
  • Hometown: Reno, Nevada
  • Education: B.A. in Criminal Justice Pre-Law & B.A. in Spanish (University of Nevada, Reno), M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration (University of Reno, Nevada)
  • Hobbies/Interests: Being a human and dog Mama, gardening, hunting, ice fishing, coaching and playing soccer, cheering on Bellingham United Futbol Club and spending time with family
  • Quote: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” – M. Ghandi
Bryce Sasaki

Bryce Sasaki

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Phone: (360) 650-2664
  • Email: sasakib@wwu.edu
  • Programs/Services:
    Strategies for Success, First-Generation Initiatives, First Alert Academic InterventionJump Start WWUPeer Mentor ProgramFIG SMNR 101, SOS Website Developer
  • Hometown: Ferndale, Washington
  • Education: B.A. in East Asian Studies (WWU), TESOL Certification (WWU), M.Ed. in Continuing and College Education (WWU)
  • Hobbies/Interests: Enjoying time with family, running, bird watching, being a musician - playing the drums, bass, guitar, and sanshin (Okinawan musical instrument), and just about any outdoor activity
  • Quote: “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” – B. B. King
Jeremy Wang

Jeremy Wang

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Phone: (360) 650-2695
  • Email: wangj5@wwu.edu
  • Programs/Services:
    Strategies for Success, First-Generation Initiatives, First Alert Academic InterventionJump Start WWU, EDUC 108 Purposeful Learning, Tutoring Services
  • Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland (family is from Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Education: B.A. in Comparative Cultures (Whittier College), M.Ed. in Educational Counseling (San Jose State University)
  • Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family, listening to and discovering new music, reading, discovering and consuming many types of media, social justice issues, and importantly, learning and having fun
  • Quote: “...everyone must learn that we sometimes come to our greatest power for good when we truly give of ourselves.” – Tim Myers
Cameron Wühr

Cameron Wühr

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Phone: (360) 650-7592
  • Email: wuhrc@wwu.edu
  • Programs/Services:
    Strategies for Success, First-Generation Initiatives, First Alert Academic InterventionJump Start WWUEDUC 108 Purposeful Learning
  • Hometown: Augsburg (Bavaria), Deutschland
  • Education: B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies (WWU), M.Ed. in Adult & Higher Education (WWU)
  • Hobbies/Interests:
    Reading, cooking, traveling, gardening, sports, movies, music, animals, the great outdoors, and of course family
  • Quote: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – WAW

Front Desk Student Staff

Jenae

Jenae

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Major: Business

Quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney

Jenna

Jenna

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Major: Communication Studies

Minor: Music

Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt 

Lisha

Lisha

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Major: Business - Marketing

Minor: Design

Quote: “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” - Vince Lombardi

Rune

Rune

Pronouns: They / Them / Theirs

Major: Computer Science - Secondary Education

Quote: “Know that I would gladly be the Icarus to your certainty.” - Sunlight, Hozier

Sofia

Sofia

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Majors: Communication Studies and Dance

Quote: Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own. - Michelle Obama