Running Start Academic Advising

All SPSCC students are assigned a primary advisor and Running Start students will work with the advisor 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 advisors.

New students must first go through all of the enrollment steps before they can meet with their advisor.

Running Start advisors

Advisors 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