New Student Transitions & Parent Programs Staff

  • Victor Rodríguez
    Victor Rodríguez
    Manager for New Student Transitions & Parent Programs
    320 Pence Union Building (PUB)
    Phone: 509.359.6843

    Victor Rodríguez began his career at EWU in 2007 and has served in Higher Education for over 15 years. He has worked extensively with the transition and orientation of community college and university students and parents and has been actively involved in the mentorship of undergraduate students and advising of student organizations. Victor holds a BA in Government from EWU and was a two year recipient of the EWU Student Affairs Undergraduate Student Fellowship. 

  • Erika Enciso
    Erika Enciso
    Orientation Coordinator/New Student Consultant
    322 Pence Union Building (PUB)
    Phone: 509.359.6843

    Erika Enciso-Castillo is a junior at EWU and is majoring in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Spanish and a minor in English as a Second Language (ESL).  Over her tenure at Eastern, she has been involved in various clubs and organizations such as M.E.Ch.A. and is a LEAP (Latino/a Education Achievement Project) Ambassador in the annual conference held in Tacoma, WA.  Erika has been involved with the New Student Transitions and Parent Programs for two years; one as an Orientation Leader and now as one of the Orientation Coordinators. She says, "It has been an amazing experience to be a part of the department." She is a member of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. and is a very outgoing, social young lady. She likes to have fun but definitely knows that school is her #1 priority. She loves God, her family, friends, and her second family here at EWU! 

  • Michaela Morse
    Michaela Morse
    firstSTEP Session Coordinator/New Student Consultant
    322 Pence Union Building (PUB)
    Phone: 509.359.6843

    Michaela Morse is from Tacoma, WA. She is currently a junior, with plans in pursuing a career in Social Work. If you were to describe Michaela in three words, they would be imaginative, empathetic, and ambitious. Here at EWU, she has learned that if you want to achieve a goal, you need to start somewhere small and it will progress into something big. With that being said, she was elected Freshman Representative of the Black Student Union during her first year at EWU, she is a member of EWU's own Hip Hop Dance team Kode Red, and a mentee for the Ujima Mentoring program offered here at EWU. She is now the captain of the Kode Red dance team, firstSTEP Session Coordinator, and a mentor for two sophomores. Michaela's words of advice: "Opportunities are given, but can be lost in a blink of an eye. Don't waste another minute, and start something BIG!"

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