New students see advisers in W207 for help in choosing their first quarter classes. Students who are completing prerequisites also work with advisers in Student Services until they begin their program.
Once you have begun your program, see your Faculty Adviser for help choosing classes for future quarters. Your faculty adviser is most often an instructor in your program. Faculty advisers are assigned. You can find your assigned adviser by looking up your Student Schedule or Registration Appointment in Student Toolbox.
Make an appointment with your faculty adviser early to ensure you will be able to see him/her prior to registering for the next quarter. Advising Days are ideal times to see your faculty adviser.
What is Advising Day?
During Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, there is a day set aside specifically for advising. Classes are not held, but students still come to campus to meet with their faculty advisers and to begin the registration process for the following quarter. See the Academic Calendar for dates.
Student Development Advisers
Alma Osorio, M. Ed.
Assistant Director of Student Development Services
Alma began working at LWTech in 2005. Prior to joining Student Development, she worked as a career specialist for the TRiO-Student Support Services at LWTech serving students with disabilities. Alma currently coordinates services for our students with disabilities, advising and transfer information. She serves on the Curriculum Review Committee and several other college committees. She has also taught Spanish 121 and HMDS 111 at the college. Alma has a BA in Journalism and an M. Ed in Curriculum Development.
Christina Harter, M.P.A.
Assistant Director Student Development Services
Chris began work at the college in 2000 as an adviser in the college's WorkFirst program. Prior to working at the college she was a Hall Director for a University in Ohio, a Peace Corps volunteer in Yemen, and a project supervisor for a K-12 AmeriCorps Project. Chris serves on the Strategic Enrollment management committee and the Institutional Effectiveness committee. Chris received her BA from the Ohio State University in Psychology and Women's Studies and has a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Akron.
Tal Lev, M.Ed
Career Specialist, Academic Advising & Disability Support Services
Tal began working at LWTech in 2012. Prior to joining Student Development as an advisor for both general and students with disabilities, she worked in Student Programs at Bellevue College, at the Seattle Film Institute in Student Affairs, and at the Art Institute of Seattle as a Financial Aid Officer and Assistant Director of Admissions. Outside the college setting, Tal teaches Hebrew to teens and young adults. At LWTech she teaches the HMDS 111 - College Strategies course. Tal serves on the International Advisory Committee and co-lead to the Winter 2013 Open House committee. Tal has an AA, a BA in International Economics, and an M.Ed in Student Affairs Administration.
LynneMarie Szymanski, M.S.
Student Success Navigator
Lynne began working at LWTech in 2007. Before joining the advising team at LWTech, Lynne worked at WorkSource North Seattle for 5 years, providing employment services to a variety of clients. Lynne also worked for The Savannah College of Art and Design as the Learning Assistance Coordinator. Lynne teaches HMDS 111 - College Strategies and facilitates The LION'S ROAR - Resources, Orientation, Advising, Registration, for new students. She serves on the Policy and Procedures Committee and several college committees. Lynne has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling in Student Personnel Work in Higher Education.