Kristina Li, MS (She/her/hers)
Student Access Manager
Wenatchi Hall 2134, Wenatchee Valley College
Kristina was born and raised in Uzbekistan and Russia. Her first exposure to US higher education was as a Wenatchee Valley College running start student. This is when she experienced first-hand the transformative power of higher education. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, as well as master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Washington University. Before joining WVC as a Student Access Manager in 2022, she spent 5 years with the Gonzaga University Disability Access office and GU COVID-19 Contact Tracing team. She loves spending time with her husband, two little kids and two cats. She also enjoys singing and exploring nature and cities on foot.
Nick Harris (He/him/his)
Student Access Program Assistant
John A. Brown Library, Wenatchee Valley College
After moving to Wenatchee in late 1969, Nick grew up a few blocks away from Wenatchee Valley College and each summer he attended youth football camps on campus. Upon graduating from Wenatchee High School in 1982, he enrolled at WVC and enjoyed a couple more years in town, playing football, skiing at Mission Ridge, and working part-time while going to classes.
A couple years later, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving as a medic at Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart, GA, before returning to Central Washington University, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine and earned a Commission in the United States Army. Having fulfilled his military duty at Fort Benning, GA, Nick returned home to Wenatchee, where he and his wife raised their three children and continue to live today.
In 2016, following 25 years of commuting over Stevens Pass, he retired from his career as a Firefighter/Paramedic in Snohomish County and returned to Wenatchee Valley College to work in the Allied Health Department as a medical simulation lab technician. Then, in the fall of 2022, he had the opportunity to transition to Student Access Services as a program assistant.