Community College Research Initiatives

November 30, 2022

CCRI welcomes student assistant Krista Roekelle Castro Orejudos

Krista is a current sophomore at the University of Washington who is majoring in English: Creative Writing and minoring in Digital Textual Studies. She is also the current student assistant for CCRI and shared that, 

when looking through CCRI’s mission statement and vision, I felt compelled to work for an organization that is dedicated to serving underserved students in community college and to helping them achieve their higher education objectives. I felt like their goals align with mine, and I wanted to do my best as their student assistant to assist them in any way possible. 

She finds that supporting CCRI’s outreach, to help build its social media presence on Twitter and LinkedIn is a way to actualize her values and share this organization’s message. 

When asked about her experience so far with CCRI,

Krista shared that working with CCRI has allowed her to further explore her passion for creative design. She is responsible for our online posts as well as our STEM Transfer Partnership fall convening poster. When she is not designing, she contributes to keeping information up to date on the website. 

Moreover, working with CCRI has given Krista her first opportunity to work remotely. She has learned how to navigate personal strengths and weaknesses when it comes to remote working. She started her position in August of this year and believes she has grown confident in her interpersonal communication skills and her ability to design on a deadline.