Valerie is from Cheney and has been working with the Disability office since 2008. She was first hired as the part time program assistant and is now the DSS Manager. She loves working with students, and watching them achieve their goals. She has two favorite times of the academic year. Fall quarter, when all the new students are on campus learning the in’s and out’s of campus life. The second favorite is Graduation Day in June, where she gets to share the experience of students reaching their educational goals. Outside of EWU, she enjoys her family and farm life!
Darlene is from the Tri-Cities area and joined the DSS team in January 2020 as a full-time Program Assistant. Before working for DSS, Darlene used to work as a non-student worker for the EWU Chicanx Studies Program. She is passionate about working with students and enjoys learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion in the higher education system. Darlene has a bachelor’s degree in social work from EWU and is currently working on finishing her master’s degree in adult education. Prior to working in higher education, Darlene used to work in the mental health field. Outside of EWU, she enjoys spending time with her family and husky!