Anastacia joined the Financial Aid staff in 1998 as a temporary financial aid counselor and has worked at Lewis & Clark ever since. She was the Associate Director from 2000 to 2010 and was Director until 2018 and is now the Associate Vice President for Financial Aid. Anastacia grew up in Redmond, Washington (before it was home to Microsoft!) and moved to Oregon to attend college where she became acquainted with two lifelong loves – her husband and Japan. She received her BA in Economics and Political Science and minored in International Studies. She and her husband moved to Japan where they taught English with the JET Program for one year.
She earned her MBA through George Fox University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership through Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling. When she’s not doing homework, she enjoys cooking as well as reading mystery novels set in international locations. She and her family enjoy traveling and have traveled extensively through the Western US, as well as to Japan, China, Iceland, Costa Rica, and France.