Student Life

Student Life promotes adult development, student success, and cultural diversity on campus, and assists in recruitment, retention, and development of a spirit of community on campus. Student Activities are organized to create an atmosphere for self-directed learning and an opportunity for encountering diverse cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles. Emphasis is on program variety and service to diverse populations. Programs are organized in response to student interest, allowing the staff to assess and respond quickly to the emerging student needs and interests.


Getting to Know the Student Life Staff

Rezina Habtemariam, Director of Student Life



Micaela Smith, Program Support Supervisor

My name is Micaela (or Caela) and I’m the Program Support Supervisor for the Student Leadership Center. I help supervise student government and also help provide training and support for our clubs. I started out as a student at SCC a few years ago and was the Minister of Social Justice in student government for the 2010-2011 school year. After graduating I stayed on campus for two years as the AmeriCorps HEROES Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator. Over the past couple of years I’ve worked in a few positions on campus and I’m thrilled to be back with the Student Leadership Center. I love working with students so feel free to call, email, or stop by with any questions or to learn about ways to get involved on campus!

Phone: (206) 546-6908


Office: (206) 546-6908

Lisa Smith, Program Assistant

Hello there, my name is Lisa Smith and I am the Secretary in the Student Leadership Center. My job is to support and provide our amazing student leaders, staff members and student organizations with student programs and activities. It is my absolute pleasure and honor to observe our students grow with excitement, enthusiasm, and a passion for life through the co/curricular experience. I often forget how old I am, because they keep me young in spirit! I love animals, enjoy music, walking, film, reading, and eating out.


asg logo-03Associated Student Government

The Associated Student Government (ASG) is composed of ten paid representatives, all of whom are hired or elected during Spring quarter. Each position has specific responsibilities outlined in the Student Body Association Constitution and Bylaws. The Associated Student Government manages the Student Services and Activities (SS&A) Fee budget (which funds RSOs, organizations, and programs), the Student Technology Fee budget, the Sustainable Commuter Option Fee (SCOF) budget, and the PUB Renovation Fee Budget. New clubs and organizations are approved through Parliament, and meetings serve as a forum for student issues and concerns. Other responsibilities of the ASG are outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws, available on the Documents page or in the Student Leadership Center (Room 9301).

Getting to know your ASG Board 

The Associated Student Government  is composed of ten paid representatives, all of whom are hired or elected during Spring quarter. Each position has specific responsibilities outlined in the Associated Student Government Constitution (ASG) and Bylaws. The ASG Board manages the Student Services and Activities (SS&A) Fee budget (which funds RSOs, organizations, and programs), the Student Technology Fee budget, the Sustainable Commuter Option Fee (SCOF) budget, and the PUB Renovation Fee Budget. New clubs and organizations are approved through ASG, and meetings serve as a forum for student issues and concerns. Other responsibilities of the ASG are outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws, available under the ASG tab page or in the Student Leadership Center (Room 9301).

Associated Student Government President, Yorin Anggari 

I am a proud international student from Indonesia, Jakarta, active club member and aspiring food scientist. Passionate about student engagement, my motivation is to help all students achieve their level of success through engagement on campus. As President, I act as a bridge between Students, the College President, Administration and the Board of Trustees.

I will also continue to advocate for equitable access for students in terms of opportunities for engagement and success not only in class but also outside of class.

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to serve Shoreline Community College, their students and community members. Phin’s up! All In!!

Associated Student Government Vice President, Nam Pham

Hi there! I’m an international student from Vietnam and have been studying at SCC for 2 years now, majoring in Industrial & System Engineering along with Computer Science.

This wonderful college and its lovely community have given me so much more than I could ever imagine, therefore I hope to give back and contribute as much as my humble ability allows. Last year, I served as an Event Coordinator and an Engineering Tutor. Now, I’m excited to continue my service as your Student Vice President! Oh, I'm also the founder and president of the Guitar Society, in case you are interested 😉

Some of my duties include overseeing internal communications of ASG team, handling and preparing documents for meetings, assisting the Student President, publishing and updating info on ASG website at, coordinating operations of student representatives, initiating projects, promoting students’ wellness, equity, and justice, and representing student body's voice in various campus-wide committees such as Students & Activities Committee, Strategic Budget Planning Committee, hiring committees, and so on.

Enough of serious stuff, here is a silly joke: A couple was traveling to a mountainous area when they saw a sign saying “ECHO”. “Let’s try!”, said the wife. The husband replied, “I think it’s silly but I’ll give it a shot!” He then yelled at the mountains: “NONSENSE...EEE!” They waited for a minute and nothing happened. “Try again!”, the wife urged. “I told you it’s silly, but okay”, he replied and reluctantly yelled, “I AM THE MOST HANDSOME PERSON IN THE WORLD!” As soon as he stopped, they heard a loud echo back from the mountains: “NONSENSE...EEE!

Anyway, feel free to contact me for anything, at anytime!

My email:

Associated Student Government Communications Officer, Gary Wu

Hi!!! My name is Gary Wu and I am the Communications Officer for 2017-2018. I have lived in Seattle my entire life. I am majoring in Business Management and hoping to transfer to a four-year university in the near future. In my free time, I like to play Tetris, read books, and play piano. I am also a big fan of puns so if you have a good one, be sure to ask me.
I act as the bridge between students and ASG so don’t hesitate to ask me questions, or if you just want to talk I love to listen. I am also in charge of the Student Life Newsletter which comes out monthly. My goal is to inform all students about different opportunities to engage on campus so they can have an amazing college experience and achieve their own goals. People often omit the community from Shoreline Community College but I promise a community is only as good as its members, so if you take a chance, I promise you’ll have a great time here.
Hope to talk to all you lovely people soon.

Associated Student Government Club Affairs Officer, Fatoumata Jammeh

Greetings Students/staff/faculty,

My name is Fatoumata Jammeh and I am thrilled to be your Club Affairs Officer for the 2017-2018 school year. My major is International Studies and I plan to transfer to a four year university in order to advance my studies on International Studies. I was born and raised in The Gambia, West Africa. I moved to the U.S about a decade ago and I lived in New York City for about six years. Furthermore, I recently moved to Seattle and I have been loving it ever since. My main objective is to bring more awareness to the diverse clubs on campus and also to help existing clubs to be more aware of each other. In addition, If you are passionate about something and you want to turn that burning desire into a club, I will gladly help you and bring it to fruition.

Moreover, As your Club Affairs Officer, I want to inform you that I will support and listen to you in any way that I can. As a student myself, I understand that sometimes we face challenges, but together I strongly believe that we can overcome it. So, feel free to stop by at the Student Life Center and don't hesitate to ask any questions or concerns you may have. I am excited and eager to start this year with you all.

Apart from being a student and a member of Associate Student Government, I like to spend time with my friends,I love reading non-fictional books and I love doing anything that relates to nature. Last but not lest, I also love traveling to new places or countries.


Associated Student Government Budget and Finance Officer, Toni Zapanta

Hi all, My name is Toni Zapanta and I’m this year’s Budget and Finance Officer. As the BFO, I will be chairing the Student Services & Activities fee (S&A) committee and overseeing the mini-grant process. My goal for this year is to make sure that students are receiving the help that they need. 
Here’s some stuff about me: I was born in the Philippines and came here to the US when I was 12. I started as a running start student at SCC during my senior year of high school and graduated from Shorewood High School in 2016. I plan to major in architecture even though my drawings are sub-par, but we’ll see how it goes. Another interesting thing about me is that I own a fat gray cat named Handsome. Yes, his real name is Handsome.
If you have any questions about the mini-grant process or the S&A fee, you can email me or come upstairs to the Student Life Office (PUB 9301). We’re always happy to help.

Associated Student Government Governmental Affairs Officer, Flora Yan

Greetings everyone,

I'm Flora Yan and will be serving as your governmental affairs officer for this academic year. 

I am majoring in communications with concentration on PR/political communication. I plan to transfer this year and finish my bachelors degree in D.C.

My primary responsibilities in ASG are to serve as liaison between state officials and ASG, to promote civic engagement on campus through events such as voter drives, to inform students of, collect and share with legislators student voices on issues of concern such as textbook affordability, funding for higher education, and resources for undocumented students. 

I am also ASG's delegate to WACTCSA (Washington Community and Technical Student Association), which serves as an organized voice for advocacy on the state level. 

One of the projects I'm currently working on is organizing inaugural TEDx event for Shoreline. If you have any ideas about TEDx, or would like to share anything related to TED, let me know 🙂 Also feel free to ask about my experience of being selected to give a TEDx talk! 

Associated Student Government Policy and Procedure Officer, Madeline Kimberly

Hey! I'm Madeline Kimberly and I will be serving as your Policy & Procedure Officer,  for the academic year. I'm currently majoring in Actuarial Science and I'm planning on transferring to a 4 year University outside of Washington next year, to try out a new experience! I'm an international student from Jakarta, Indonesia, I came to the United States to go to college.

As the Policy & Procedure Officer, I review the ASG's constitutions and bylaws and update everything that needs updating. As part of Student Life, I hope to advocate for the equity of all students in the college. That's why, come to our Student Life Office on the 3rd floor of the PUB and tell me what you care about!

I'm also hoping to create a bridge between the domestic students and international students to enhance the thinking and perspective of both sides.

In my spare time, I like spending time with my friends and just explore and try new things.


Associated Student Government Technological Affairs Officer, Aung Thiha Kyaw

Hello everyone! I am Aung Thiha Kyaw. You are welcome to call me Anand if you’d like to. I am the current Technological Affairs Officer. I chair the Tech Review Committee, oversee tech projects such as Laptop Rental Program, and edit and update the ASG website. I also represent SCC students in faculty committees and get involved in ASG and A&E projects such as the Talent Show and New Student Orientation.
I am from Mandalay, Myanmar. I am a math major. My academic interests are math and computer science. I love everything from abstract algebra and algorithms to web design and applied math. In my free time, I listen to music, watch sports and hang out with friends. Feel free to drop by the Student Life office anytime. Chances are, you’ll find me there.
Phone: 971-220-5432
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