International Education Staff

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Myung Park

Executive Director of International Education

She has been the Executive Director for Global Programs and Partnerships at Lake Washington Institute of Technology before she joined Pierce College. Prior to that position, she was the Director of Institutional Research and the Instructional Database Coordinator at the same institution.

Myung studied undergraduate finance and has an MBA in Finance and Information System. She is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Phoenix.

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Mary Meulblok

Manager, International Student Services

Mary is the Manager of International Student Services at Pierce. She has worked in International Education for over ten years.

Mary received her degrees in French and Education from Western Washington University in 1986. Her international experience includes a year as an au pair and student at L'Universite d'haute Bretagne in Rennes, France in 1981-82.

Mary is married to a Dutchman (whom she met while he was an exchange student in college) and together they have three daughters. Her hobbies include travel, reading and spending time with her family.

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Shannon Brazell

International Education Admissions and Registration Specialist

Shannon received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Pacific University in Oregon. After completing her degree, she taught English in Japan for three years by participating in the JET Programme. She fell in love with living in a small countryside town and traveling to all of the islands in Japan to sight see and try all the delicious foods. Since she enjoyed living and teaching abroad so much she loves meeting International students and helping them adjust to living here in America.

Shannon was born in Tacoma, but has lived in four other states before settling back near her family. She has three dachshund pups and loves to scrapbook, travel, take photos and bake.

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Chris Waraksa

Intensive English Program (IEP) Manager

Chris has had many years of varied experience in the field of education. He has taught English and ESL classes in public schools and universities in the United States and in South Korea. In Korea, Chris taught and directed business English programs for Samsung's Human Resources Development Center in Seoul. After returning to the United States he directed international business programs for the University of Washington's Educational Outreach before joining International Education at Pierce College.

In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family at home, where there always seems to be something in the house or yard that needs his weekend attention. When not busy fixing leaky faucets or loose bricks, or pruning back the black berries and holly, he enjoys such pastimes as reading, biking, hiking and taking in the occasional movie.

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