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College Fellows Served

Currently working in Education

College Fellows
that Identify as Latino/a/x

Graduated or Pursuing a Bachelor's

Earned or Pursuing an Early Childhood Certification

Earned or
Pursuing a Masters


Our College Fellow program provides college students from the Latinx community studying education the opportunity to co-teach alongside experienced professional teachers for 5 weeks every summer gaining additional guided practicum experience as they prepare for a teaching degree or certificate. Fellows gain experience in every aspect of running a school and a classroom as members of our summer teaching staff. They are full participants in curriculum training and planning and daily staff meetings.


Approximately 30% of our fellows are parents with dependent children and the fellows range in age from 18-40 years old


Over 80% of the 45 fellows we have served since 2015 are the first generation in their families to earn a college degree or professional teaching certificate.

Since 2016, FAE has offered 60 fellows the opportunity to explore education as a career and over 50% are currently working in the field of education or actively pursuing a degree in education.


Reina Alaniz

I am currently a Junior at the University of Washington double majoring in Law and Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies. I am passionate about working with communities to create positive change and I am sure that with FAE we will all be able to achieve this. 


Illeana Guillen

Sobre mí/About me:

Crecí en Mount Vernon, Washington. Hablo español e inglés. Asistí a Skagit Valley College y me gradué con un título en Servicios Humanos en 2019. Actualmente asisto a la Universidad de Western Washington. He estado trabajando en el campo de los servicios humanos desde 2018. Este es mi segundo año en FAE. ¡Espero llegar a conocer a todos los niños y construir relaciones positivos con ellos!


I grew up in Mount Vernon, Washington. I speak Spanish and English.I attended Skagit Valley College and graduated with a Human Services degree in 2019. I am currently attending Western Washington University. I have been working in the Human Services field since 2018. This is my second year at FAE. I hope to get to know all of the kids and build relationships with them!


Marlyn Agreda

Marlyn is  a Mount Vernon High School graduate. She has served as a fellow for FAE for two years after taking the Recruiting Washington Teachers class in high school. She is from Peru and loves spending time hanging out with her sisters. She plans to attend Skagit Valley College in the fall of 2022 and transfer to Western Washington University after she earns her associates degree to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. 


Karina Avila

Estoy asistiendo la Universidad de Western Washington. Estoy en mi último año antes de ir a la escuela de maestría por mi certificado para hacer maestra de la secundaria. Mi familia son de Oaxaca y estoy aprendiendo en Mixteco que habla mi familia. Quiero hacer un recurso para ustedes y sus familias, yo entiendo que a veces es difícil ayudar a nuestros niños. Favor dejame saber cómo los puedo soportar

I am attending Western Washington University. I am currently in my last year of my undergrad before I go into grad school for my teaching certificate for secondary education. My family is from Oaxaca and I am currently learning my family's language. I understand sometimes it can be hard helping our children so please let me know how I can support you and your child. I want to be a resource for you all.

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Archer Otero

Archer is  a Mount Vernon High School graduate and played in the MVHS Mariachi as a clarinet

He was on the debate team  for 4 years and was runner-up state champion in Speech and Debate. In the fall of 2022 he will be attending the University of Wyoming majoring in Engineering and Elementary Education. Archer served as a high school volunteer for five weeks in 2021 and was hired as a fellow for the summer of 2022.  He is a triplet who likes going on adventures. 


Anaelia Guillen

Hello!! This will be my 2nd year working as a Kinder fellow at FAE and I’m very excited for this summer. 

I was born here in Mount Vernon but throughout the year I live back in Pullman, where I am attending college. I will be on my last year at Washington State University, where I am majoring in Marketing and I am very excited to graduate next May!!


Alexis Portillo

About me: Hi, my name is Alexis and I have been working with FAE for two years now! I am from Visalia, California but grew up in Mount Vernon. I graduated from Mount Vernon High School and am continuing my education at Washington State University pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. My hope for the summer is to continue to learn and grow as a student and as a teacher.

Hola, mi nombre es Alexis y trabajo con FAE desde hace dos años! Soy de Visalia, California pero crecí en Mount Vernon. Me gradué de la Escuela Secundaria Mount Vernon y continúo mi educación en la Universidad Estatal de Washington para obtener un título en Educación Primaria. Mi esperanza para el verano es continuar aprendiendo y creciendo como estudiante y como maestra.

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Adamaris Ocampo

Adamaris was born and raised in Mount Vernon, WA and is fluent in Spanish and English.  She graduated from Mount Vernon High School, class of 2018. She completed her Pre Nursing Degree at Skagit Valley College, and is currently in the Nursing Program at Skagit Valley College working toward her Registered Nurse (RN) License. She plans to transfer to a University to complete a bachelors in nursing. Adamaris served as our Health Specialist in the summer of 2022. 


Flor Zamorano

Flor is currently a student teacher at Woodin Elementary School in Bothell, WA and studying at the University of Washington for a Masters in Teaching degree. Flor was a fellow at FAE for 3 years and also an office assistant for one year.

 She attended Skagit Valley College and graduated from Western Washington University  class of 2020, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts with a Major in Teaching for Social Justice: Reimagining, Radical Reconstruction and Resistance and a Minor in Education and Social Justice.


Ranulfo Molina

Ranulfo was an FAE Fellow in 2019 and was a Fellow in the FAE Virtual Academy Pilot Program in 2020. He is currently studying to earn his Masters in education policy at University of Washington. Ranulfo attended & graduated from Western Washington University class of 2021 and received his Bachelors degree.


Gloria Abarca

Gloria was a preschool teacher for FAE summer of 2021 where she built on her previous experience as a private preschool teacher in the Skagit Valley.  She is currently, a special education paraprofessional in a Dual Language elementary school here in the Burlington School District. 

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