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College Assistance Migrant Program

CAMP Staff 


 

Director/Faculty

Michael Heim

P: 509-335-7018
E: michael.d.heim@wsu.edu 

Michael has worked to help farmworkers gain access to and be successful in higher education since 2004. A Pullman native and a WSU Alumnus, he has a strong belief that our students are deserving of CAMP's support services. They are resilient while pursuing their academic careers and dedicated to enhancing their lives through education. "It truly is a privilege to serve our CAMP scholars and help them realize their educational goals." He loves soccer, thinks green chile makes most things taste better, likes drinking Mexican Coca-Cola in 500 ml bottles, the color blue, action movies, and hanging out with his family on Friday nights.

Michael has served as a New Director Mentor/Coach for The National HEPCAMP Association and served as an external evaluator for HEP and CAMP projects. He also currently serves as the Chair for The National HEPCAMP Marketing and Communications Committee and on the Historical Committee. He currently teaches the UNIV 104 and UNIV 101 courses for CAMP students at WSU. Part of his historical research related to The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) has been published in the Journal for Migrant Education. Future research includes measuring retention and graduation rates for students who are migrant and/or seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and evaluating CAMP project effectiveness. He has spoken broadly at conferences regarding student success, approaches to academic coaching, academic advising, and federally funded project management and evaluation. 

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Michael se ha dedicado a ayudar a trabajadores de la industría agrícola a acceder y a tener éxito en la universidad desde el 2004. Nativo de Pullman y graduado de WSU, él tiene la creencia de que nuestros estudiantes merecen el apoyo que se brinda por CAMP. Demuestran un alto nivel de perseverancia y dedicación para mejorar sus vidas por medio de la educación. "Es un verdadero privilegio servir a nuestros estudiantes de CAMP para ayudarlos a realizar sus metas educativas."

Academic Coordinator & Retention Specialist

Position vacant 

For more information and specifics on the position and qualifications
P: 509-335-8903

E: wsucamp@wsu.edu

Recruiter & Outreach Specialist

Position vacant 

For more information and specifics on the position and qualifications
P: 509-335-8903
E: wsucamp@wsu.edu

 

Program Coordinator

Elise Zeigler

P: 509-335-5782

E: elise.zeigler@wsu.edu

Elise Zeigler joins the WSU CAMP team from South Georgia. She graduated from Texas A&M University with an educational background in commercial agriculture and soil science. Her advocacy began in 2016 when she volunteered with local organizations to aid underrepresented populations in Georgia. Prior to WSU, Elise worked as the Administrative Assistant at Valdosta State University CAMP. “Being engaged in something bigger than myself has been a motivator throughout my educational and professional career. The goals and continuous efforts of CAMP is a blend of advocacy and being a part of our students’ efforts towards their education achievements.” Outside of the office, Elise enjoys listening to music, watching B-rated movies, learning new recipes, and spending time with her cat.

CAMP Student Employees

Study Hall Lead: Liberal Arts & Sciences 

Doris Carbajal

Doris E. Carbajal was born and raised in Washington’s Wenatchee area. Doris was also a CAMP scholar in the 2018-2019 school year. She is currently a sophomore and hopes to major in Environmental Science. Doris is currently a mentor in the International Student Peer Mentorship Program and enjoys helping the new international students at WSU. She also likes sleeping and watching Ghost Adventures during her free time.  Doris has always wanted to travel to different countries and hopes to study abroad soon or become wealthy enough to travel wherever and whenever she pleases.

Tutor/Mentor: Writing

Monserrat Contreras

Monserrat Contreras Madrigal was born in Pasco WA, but raised in Michoacán, Mexico. Monserrat was also a CAMP scholar in the 2018-2019 school year. She is currently majoring in Human Development with a minor in Women Studies. Monserrat is also very passionate about Yoga and she hopes that after she graduates, she can focus on becoming a Yoga Therapist. She would like to work with The Yoga Prison Project, whose mission is to reform the criminal justice system from the inside out, creating a more humane effective system for all people involved as they believe that offering support for healing and self-rehabilitation is essential to the intention of creating safer communities. On her free time Monserrat likes to hang out with her friends and family, she likes to dance, write poetry, and sleep. Monserrat shares that it is not school nor her job that it is the hardest, but the path to self-awareness, self-love, and personal growth. A mantra that Monserrat applies to her everyday life is “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” This is a Sanskrit prayer that originated in India.

Tutor/Mentor: Math and Physics

Jerry Fregoso

Jerry was born in Wenatchee, WA but raised in Quincy, WA. He is currently a senior majoring in computer science and minoring in math. He is a supervisor at the Gorge Amphitheater where he has learned many valuable lessons and skills that have prepared him to be in the real world. During his free time, he enjoys watching sports, playing basketball, and playing video games. One of his goals is to travel to all major continents. Jerry has already visited Australia, which was an amazing and eye-opening experience. He cannot wait to continue travelling once he graduates and is financially stable. 

Tutor/Mentor: Writing

Itzel Garcia Frias

Itzel Garcia Frias was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. Itzel was a CAMP student in the 2019-2020 cohort. She is a first-generation college student and is currently majoring in Biology pursuing a pre-dental track. She hopes to one day accomplish her goals to graduate from dental school and become a dentist so that she is able to provide affordable dental care to people in low-income families as well as participating in missionin third world countries to assist them in their dental health care. During her free time, she likes to hang out and catch up with friends as well as enjoying her alone time watching her favorites tv shows such as Vampire Diaries. She also enjoys listening to music, singingand dancingespecially to cumbias.

Program Assistant

Andrea Guillen Agaton

Andrea Guillen Agaton

Andrea was born in Los Angeles California, but raised in Wenatchee WA. She was part of the 2021-2022 CAMP cohort. Andrea is currently a sophomore hoping to double major in Political Science and Comparative Ethnic Studies with a minor in Spanish. She loves being involved in my community as well as keeping herself busy. Andrea is currently a member of M.E.Ch.A de WSU and enjoy doing community service. She hopes to advocate for underrepresented communities and aspire to work with non-profit organizations that focus on migrant/immigrant families. Andrea would also love to travel and experience many other cultures

Clerical Assistant 

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Jenny Hernandez Ramos

Jenny Hernandez Ramos was born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley. Jenny was a CAMP student in the 2019-2020 cohort. She is currently a senior majoring in Animal Science and pursuing a career to become a Veterinarian. Jenny loves to help people from her community and is currently a mentor for the Chicanx/Latinx Student Center, a former Registration Director for the C.A.S.H.E. conference, Public Relations for Pre-Vet Club, and a member of Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. She hopes to become a Veterinarian in the near future, so she can serve in underrepresented communities and allow everyone to have access to veterinary care. She enjoys taking naps, hiking, and trying new foods in her free time.

Social Media and Graphic Designer

Abisai Mendoza Arroyo

Abisai Mendoza Arroyo

Abisai Mendoza was born and raised in Grandview Washington. He was part of the 2018-2019 CAMP Cohort. Abi is majoring in Architecture with a minor in Construction Management. He is part of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. where he has learned the values of being a young professional today. Currently a senior at WSU, he hopes to achieve his masters in architecture before entering the design industry and getting licensed as a design professional.

Student Engagement Coordinator

Maritay Mendoza-Quiroz

Maritay Mendoza Quiroz was born in Red Bluff, CA, but raised for 17 years in Baja California, MX. She moved to the states five (5) years ago. Maritay was a CAMP student in the 2019-2020 cohort. She is currently pursuing a dual degree in Pre-Law Political Science and Foreign Languages: Spanish with a double minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies and Anthropology. Maritay loves to be around people and involved with different organizations. She has been involved with MECHA de WSU as PR and Social Chair, the Crimson Group as a Co-chair, CASHE Conference Co-chair, and mentor for the Native American Student Center. Maritay likes to sing during her free, paint, and spend quality time with her friends. She hopes to accomplish all of her goals/dreams such as travel to different places, as well as becoming an immigration lawyer, or work for a non-profit to support the immigrant community. 

Study Hall Lead: Math & Science 

Jenny Oronia 

Jenny Oronia was born and raised in Moses Lake. She was part of 2020-2021 CAMP Cohort. Jenny is majoring in Bioengineering. She is determined to make a change in the world and determined to change stereotypes. She loves reading and watching documentaries. She hopes one day to be able to travel the world and learn about many different cultures.

Academic Assistant

Angel Ramirez

Angel Ramirez

Angel was born and raised in Toppenish, WA. He was a CAMP scholar during the 2020-2021 academic year. Angel is currently a Junior and plans to major in Computer Science. He hopes to become a software engineer to then use his knowledge and skills to ensure that those who help others, such as those in the CAMP program, can do so in an efficient manner. Angel also enjoys being active and spending time with my friends and family. One of his favorite past-times is trying new foods from different cultures and wants to travel to different parts of the world after he graduates to experience the different customs and traditions that others partake in.

Professional Worker

Neida Regis

Neida Regis was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. She was a part of the 2018-2019CAMP cohort. She has recently got accepted into the WSU College of Nursing program and has completed a Spanish minor as well. She is also part of Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority Inc., where she has been able to grow as a young professional. Neida enjoys spending her free time with her family and can’t wait to finish her schooling to travel to different places.

Program Assistant

Tanya Rivera, CAMP Program Assistant

Tanya Rivera

Tanya Rivera was born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley, but as she likes to say the “East Wenatchee side”. Tanya is currently majoring in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Human Development. She was a part of the 2019-2020 CAMP Cohort and a part of the first group to attend the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Conference in Chicago, Illinois. She is also a part of the McNair Scholars program and thanks CAMP for being active with the program. In her free time, she enjoys being around the people she loves and hopes to have her Ph.D. one day while working as a bilingual Speech Pathologist.

Tutor - Honors/Science

CAMP Class TA

Juli Romo

Juliana Romo was born and raised in Yakima Washington. She was a CAMP student in the 2019-2020 cohort and had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for the USHLI conference. She loves community service and has been a team leader for the CASHE  conference, a member of WSU's MEChA, a current mentor for the Chicanx/Latinx student center, and a member of Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. She is currently in her second year at WSU and is in the Honors College pursuing a major in Nursing with a minor in Spanish. She hopes to be a travel nurse and give back to underserved communities, and then return to obtain her Practitioner's and be able to work in pediatrics.

Tutor/Mentor: English and Social Studies

Erika Uribe, CAMP Tutor and Mentor

Erika Uribe

Erika was born and raised in Huntington Park, California. When she was ten years old, her family moved to Quincy - which is a small town located in Washington State. She was part of the 2020-2021 CAMP Cohort. Erika is majoring in Spanish Secondary Education with an ELL endorsement. She is determined to become a secondary school teacher and is deeply passionate when it comes to teaching. It makes her so happy to know that someday she will be teaching and helping students. 

Tutor/Mentor: CHEM and BIOL Science

Anais Vazquez-Ruiz

Anais Vazquez-Ruiz

Anais Vazquez-Ruiz was born and raised in Moses Lake WA. She was part of the 2020-2021 CAMP Cohort. Anais is currently a junior majoring in Animal Science, she is passionate about animal nutrition in hopes to work on the preventative side of animal health in the near future. Anais likes to try new things on her free time along with spending time with friends and roaming free seeing where life takes her.