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: Durango High School, Escalante Middle School
College/University Attended:Fort Lewis College, University of Denver
Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? Location and opportunity—I did a lot of study abroad and received scholarships from Fort Lewis College.
Hobbies: Mountain biking, skiing, back country, thrifting, comedy
Favorite Quote: "It builds character." -Calvin and Hobbes
Schools Served: Ignacio High School, Ignacio Middle School, Pagosa Springs High School, and Pagosa Springs Middle School
Colleges/Universities Attended: Western Colorado University- Gunnison CO, University of Salzburg- Salzburg Austria
Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? All the friends and connections I made around the world.
Hobbies: Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Boating/Rafting, Fishing, Reading and Hiking.
Favorite Quote: “With all it’s sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”- Desiderata
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
Colleges/Universities Attended: Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado
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
Fort Lewis College
Educational Talent Search
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Durango, CO 81301
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