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
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
Colleges/Universities Attended: Western Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado
Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? I loved the smallness of the campus, and the professors were awesome and always available to help or chat. It did feel like a private education at a public institution price. I grew up in a ski town, so to have the two ski areas close by brought familiarity to me as well. I learned to love the campus and the community and am so proud to an alumnus of Western.
Hobbies: Family time, road trips, music, friends, and creating new memories.
Favorite Quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Schools Served: Mancos High School and Middle School, Montezuma-Cortez High School and Middle School
Colleges/Universities Attended: Fort Lewis College
Favorite thing about the college(s) you attended? I loved my small class sizes at Fort Lewis College, the ability to get to know my professors, and the networking opportunities I had.
Hobbies: I love fly fishing, backpacking, hiking, reading, and thrift shopping!
Favorite Quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
Fort Lewis College
Educational Talent Search
1000 Rim DR
Durango, CO 81301
(located on the top floor of Reed Library)