Wendy Allsbrook Javier
Director and Academic Advisor
School Served: Big Picture High School
College/University Attended: Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA, University of Fairbanks Alaska
Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? Agnes Scott College was a tiny, truly unique women’s college where I got to know my professors well, meet world-class guest writers, and prepare for a career of service with amazing, forward-thinking women who are now leaders in their communities. As for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, that was one of the biggest adventures of my life, and I loved sharing that educational experience with other adventure seekers who are drawn to that crazy, beautiful place!
Hobbies: Trail running, reading great books, writing, general adventuring outdoors with my family, rock/ice climbing, backpacking, and traveling
Favorite Quote: “You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” - Wayne Gretzky
Schools Served: Montezuma Cortez High School, Montezuma Cortez Middle School, Mancos High School, and Mancos Middle School
Colleges/Universities Attended: Dine College
Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? In terms of how the campus is designed, the location of the campus, how the classes are taught, and the size of the classrooms, Dine College is unique. Navajo language, culture, and history is the very foundation of this institution and I am fortunate to have gone to school, and experience all that I have in my back yard as a Dine.
Hobbies: Artwork, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Traveling, and anything that I can do with my little family.
Favorite Quote: “Sko Dan”- Dine People
Schools Served: Durango High School, Escalante Middle School
College/University Attended:Colorado State University
Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? I loved how many things were going on around campus all the time. Boredom was never an option! I also loved the greenery and openness of the campus. Fort Collins felt like a home away from home.
Hobbies: Reading, writing, hiking, cooking, and gardening
Favorite Quote: "The scariest moment is always just before you start" -Stephen King
Office Manager, Academic Advisor
Schools Served: Ignacio Middle School, Ignacio High School
Colleges/Universities Attended: Colorado Mesa University, Universidad de Murcia
Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? My favorite part of CMU was the size of the university. It was big enough that there was always something happening, but small enough that it was easy to find your community. The smallness of the university made it easy to plug into/take advantage of opportunities that interested you like studying abroad, joining clubs, and attending events. It also meant that class sizes were small so I was able to develop strong relationships with all of my professors that have carried on past college.
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, running, traveling, yoga, spending time with loved ones, anything that involves laughter and/or being in the sunshine.
Favorite Quote: “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” -Jackie Robinson
Schools Served: Pagosa Springs High School, Pagosa Springs Middle School
College/University Attended: Fort Lewis College
Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended: My favorite things about attending Fort Lewis College was the theater program, my professors, and the mountains. I am originally from Florida so you could say I was in a bit of shock seeing the beautiful landscape of Durango, CO.
Hobbies: My favorite hobbies are Comedy, Writing, and Drag performances.
Favorite Quote: ‘Comparison is the thief of joy’ - Theodore Roosevelt
Fort Lewis College
Educational Talent Search
1000 Rim DR
Durango, CO 81301
(located on the top floor of Reed Library)