Running Start Academic Advising

All SPSCC students are assigned a primary Educational & Career Planner and Running Start students will work with the Educational & Career Planner matched with his or her school district listed below. If enrolled in a professional/technical program, students should connect with faculty advisors in addition to Running Start Educational & Career Planners.

New students must first go through all of the enrollment steps before they can meet with their Educational & Career Planner.

Running Start Educational & Career Planner

Educational & Career Planners are available for walk-in questions during posted hours or for 30-minute, long-term planning appointments which are scheduled via a student’s Compass account. Non time-sensitive questions and electronic form submissions can be sent to

Olympia School District:
Lu Swenson, Olympia Campus

North Thurston School District:
Tracy Moore, Lacey Campus

Tumwater School District:
Joe Aguilar, Olympia Campus

Yelm and Rainier School Districts:
Neha Guarente, Lacey and Olympia Campuses

Online students and all other school districts:
Dietrich Romero, Olympia Campus