Academic Coaching

Meet Our Staff


Kristen Jennings

Instructional Specialist

Welcome to Academic Coaching! I am the Instructional Specialist for this service area. I work with students, coordinate Academic Coaching, and create professional development & training for our staff. I hold a Master's in English from Sonoma State University and a TESOL certificate from CSU San Bernardino. I love to read, and I did my Master's thesis on Steampunk Literature and its connection to 19th Century speculative fiction (like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells). Before going into education, I was a web designer and coached professional writers for academic publication.


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Norah Wang

Instructional Assistant

I’m an instructional assistant at Academic Coaching, and I also teach CS120 Digital Literacy & CIS135 Advanced Spreadsheet. I love traveling and meeting people from different cultures, tasting all kinds of food. I love being able to help our students here at LBCC!


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Dani Tellvik

Instructional Assistant

I’m an instructional assistant at Academic Coaching. I love talking with students about any college skills, but I’m particularly passionate about grammar, time management, organization, and note-taking. I have also worked at the LBCC Writing Center for several years. When I’m not at the Learning Center, you can find me writing at my favorite coffee shop or running the trails at Bald Hill.


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Eric Slyter

Instructional Assistant

My name is Eric and I live in Albany with my wife and large dog. I have tutored chemistry, physics, biology, and math at LBCC for 4 years. I was the student body president from 2016-2017, and served with the student council and student ambassadors for several years. 

I have volunteered with several different groups such as the American Red Cross and with SOLVE at their beach clean-up program.

I have been awarded the Analee Fuentes student Unity Award, and 2017 Community College Association Oregon Academic Team award. 


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Crystal Cole

Instructional Assistant

I am an instructional assistant in Academic Coaching, and I absolutely love what the team and I do here. As you can see, I love to cook and my friends and family usually find me cooking something new in the kitchen or exploring new places, cultures, and of course FOOD.


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