Chris Cooper (M.Ed., Early Childhood Education) Completed Ed.D. at University of the Pacific. His dissertation focused on autism assessment experience for American Indian parents. Additionally, he joined Mt. Hood Community College last summer, where he serves as the Associate Director of Child Development and Family Supports.
Caty Padilla (B.A., Business Administration) was recognized by the Yakima Herald and one of the 2021 39 under 39 area professionals to watch. Padilla is the executive director of Nuestra Casa in Sunnyside, a nonprofit organization that serves immigrant women in the lower Yakima Valley. They provide educational services, such as adult English classes, citizenship classes, and financial and health literacy classes, and promote civic engagement by immigrants.
Brenda Adams (B.A., Business Administration) was hired by Yakama Nation Central Accounting
to serve as a general ledger accountant. Prior to this, she worked for the Nation regulatory affairs specialist.
Emiliano Orozco (B.A., History) earned his Master of Arts in History from the University of Houston.
In August, he started teaching history at Heritage University as an adjunct instructor.
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