Academic Advising

Huxley’s student advisors are a great resource. They know how Western works and understand the ins and outs of the academic “maze.” To find out which advisor to contact, read on...

Undergraduate Program Advising (BA, BS, BAE)

Kathryn Patrick, Huxley Undergraduate Advisor and Admissions Specialist
ES 539, (360) 650-3520,
Kathy advises prospective students, from high schoolers to transfers to those currently enrolled at Western. Typical questions for Kathy include Huxley’s academic offerings, future careers, and the process for declaring a major in the environment. Kathy also has the 411 for those interested in Western’s new interdisciplinary Energy Policy minor.

Mary Moores, Huxley Undergraduate Advisor/Registrar
ES 539, (360) 650-3520,
Mary’s main job is working with students who are currently pursuing degrees at Huxley College. She actually enjoys helping students plan their class schedules for the upcoming quarter, year, or even from the time of major declaration through graduation. She is a must-see for students within a few quarters of graduation who need a Major Evaluation for review by their faculty advisors.


Shalini Singh, Diversity Recruiter & Retention Specialist

ES 545, (360) 650-2554, 
Shalini is a support and advocate for our students of color, first-generation and underrepresented students at Huxley.  She provides academic, social and emotional support to help students reach their greatest potential. If you are a student with intersectional identities and are interested in studying at Huxley or looking for ways to get involved, feel free to reach out and say hello!


Graduate Program Advising (MS, MEd)

Ed Weber
Graduate Program Coordinator/Internship Advisor
ES 545B, (360) 650-3646

Ed typically fields questions about graduate program applications, admission requirements, graduate plans of study, thesis requirements, and other Master's program topics. Ed is also the Internship Advisor for Huxley College.   Contact Ed by phone or email, or stop by his office near the Huxley College dean's suite in ES on floor 05 (halfway between floors 4 and 5).

Additional information is also available from the following faculty graduate advisors:

Dr. Ruth Sofield
Graduate Advisor for Environmental Science
ES 440, (360) 650-2181

"As a teacher and a mentor, I try to make opportunities available to the students I work with. In some cases this is as simple as advising them of an AWMA club activity or a summer research program they can apply for and making sure I spend enough time understanding their strengths and goals before writing reference letters for them."

Dr. Andy Bach
Graduate Advisor for Environmental Studies
AH 226, (360) 650-4774

Dr. Bach's research areas include geomorphology and pedogenesis, natural resources management, Quarternary studies and climate change in the western US. Dr. Bach, his graduate students and colleagues have been focusing research efforts in the Ozette Region & Elwha River (Olympic Peninsula), the Nooksack River watershed & Mt. Baker (Whatcom County), and the Potholes Coulee area.

Dr. Gene Myers
Graduate Advisor for Environmental Education
AH 224, (360) 650-4775

"I teach in Huxley's core, and in the environmental education undergraduate program. I help with our Minor in Sustainable Design, offered jointly with Western's Engineering Technology Department. I also teach and advise students in our Master of Education in Environmental Education programs, including our Residency option in partnership with the North Cascades Institute."

Huxley College on the Peninsulas

Nancy Bluestein-Johnson

Program Manager

Port Angeles, WA, (360) 417-6521

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