College Possible Washington is pleased to welcome four summer transition coaches: Kelly, Adam, Sophia and Mark! Each of them have previously served with Washington, both as former college coaches and community partnership team members, and we are welcoming them back!
Last month, Washington introduced it’s 12th grade students Summer Bridge programming and how summer melt can have an effect on a student’s performance. Summer melt is the phenomenon where incoming college freshmen do not enroll in classes the fall after they are accepted into college. This is where the summer transition team will come in by gathering resources, exploring curriculum with students and moving students along during the summer term.
Meet our coaches!
“Hi, I’m Kelly! I graduated from Carleton College last year with an English major and American Music and Latin double-minor. I moved from Minnesota to Seattle and served at College Possible Washington as a community partnerships team member during the 2020-2021 academic year. I am so excited to be returning as a summer transition coach and to work with students as they enter their next year of school. Other fun facts about me include my interest in musicology, ability to quote all of Gilmore Girls from memory, and coffee fanaticism.”
“I am excited to work with students as they transition into their next year of school. I am passionate about connecting students with campus resources and hope to provide them with everything they need to begin the new term with confidence and ease.”
“Hi! I’m Sophia (she/her). I am a former college coach and success team CPT with College Possible, and I’m excited to be working with students over the summer for the first time since college! I enjoy building relationships and sharing resources with students that encourage their persistence to enrollment in the fall. Fun fact about myself is that I took Italian language and culture classes while studying abroad in Milan, Italy during one of my summers at university, and it was my favorite way to both fulfill a degree requirement and gain new, meaningful experiences.”
“I am looking forward to connecting with students and supporting them to successfully enroll in the fall. Whether it’s working through a financial aid gap or figuring out what’s needed to register for classes, I am excited to troubleshoot and meet students where they are in the enrollment process to encourage them to follow through with it. Summer melt is real and investing in relationship building and supplementary support for students over the summer is really valuable in encouraging persistence, especially for new college students.”
“My name is Mark! I graduated college last year with a degree in marketing. I was in College Possible in high school and really enjoyed the program. I am very excited to continue my service with College Possible as a summer transition coach.”
“Hello my name is Adam Plummer, and I am a summer transition coach with College Possible. I grew up on the Oregon Coast, but went to school at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. I love being outdoors; camping, kayaking and hiking are some of my favorite hobbies! Something that I am very excited for this year is being a resource that can ease the anxiety for some of our students in their next steps. For me, the summer before college was filled with confusion and anxiety, so being a support for students in the same spot is great.”
“Something that I am very excited for is being a resource that can ease the anxiety for some of our students in their next steps. For me, the summer before college was filled with confusion and anxiety, so being a support for students in the same spot is great.”