New Bistro Workshop Series Begins

On Monday, November 11, the Academy launched a new workshop series meant to introduce students to the experience of having office hours with a college professor. Ten Willamette Academy students had the opportunity to mingle with Willamette University professors Geneveive Orr (Computer Science) and Megan Ybarra (Politics) in the University's Bistro, a student-run coffee shop and studying/socializing hub. The students sat in small groups and were able to chat and ask questions of professors Orr and Ybarra. Students shared their current education and career aspirations and leanred about the professors' personal and professional experiences. This workshop, designed to de-mystified the college experience, was valuable for both the students, as well as for the professors who were happy and willing to engage in conversation with students.