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Lindsey Williams
Director

Lindsey serves as the Director of the Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence (ANR), with several years of experience with both the Center of Excellence (COE) model and the Community and Technical College (CTC) system. Prior to her time with ANR, she spent 2 years as Education Assistant for the WWCC Water & Environmental Center, and 2 years with Pheasants Forever as Fundraising and Banquet Chair. Leaning on her background in forestry and agricultural research, as well as a love for education at multiple levels, she brings a unique level of investment to the agriculture and natural resource sectors in Washington, and education of their workforce.

Lindsey earned her B.S. in Forestry at Washington State University, and while doing so, worked for the USDA-ARS in Grain Legume Genetics research, which gave her an unexpected, but welcome, love of agriculture. She graduated from AgForestry Class 40, after two years representing ANR statewide while focusing on agricultural leadership with classmates from a wide variety of agriculture and natural resource backgrounds.

With ANR, Lindsey serves as Marking Chair and Legislative Outreach Chair for the statewide consortium of COEs. She has been able to bring her enthusiasm for education and Washington’s agriculture and natural resources together to assist colleges and industry partners statewide with connection opportunities, global recognition, and community education, while continually increasing her knowledge about the many facets of these industries.

To contact Lindsey: 509.527.4635 or [email protected]

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Ceana Pacheco
Coordinator

Ceana received her BS in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Geography from Portland State University. As an undergrad, she practiced and promoted the principles of stewardship and restoration with Johnson Creek Watershed Council in Portland to improve and enhance the health of a vital salmon tributary within an urban landscape. During the summers Ceana studied and conducted sustainable agricultural soil and water conservation practices with the USDA ARS outside Pendleton.  Together, these professional experiences have melded the principles of conservation, sustainability, stewardship, and restoration into a desire to meaningfully impact her community and the next generation of workforce.

As Coordinator for the Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence Ceana works to foster communicative and collaborative relationships between Industry and Education to link students with local jobs in the agriculture and natural resource sectors. Ceana looks forward to her role at Walla Walla Community College and throughout Washington State in supporting and promoting economic and social vitality within the Centers of Excellence.

To contact Ceana: 509-527-4635 or [email protected]