These are the folks from WSU who work behind the scenes at Global Connections.

Andria Donnenwerth

Photo: Andria Donnenwerth.

I am the Global Campus Student Involvement Manager. My favorite part of my job is assisting students in finding ways they can engage and participate in their college experience.

Originally from Kansas, I live in Portland with my husband, teens, and cat. I am earning my Masters in Adult and Higher Education at Western Washington University.

In my spare time, I like bowling, walking, painting, watching movies, and bartending at the WSU football games.

If you would like to get involved, send me a message at Go Cougs!

James Hoplin

I am the Student Services and Esports Coordinator. I’ve has been an avid gamer since my older sister bought an Atari 2600 in the 1980s.

My first professional gaming experience was in 2000 at an Unreal Tournament LAN event in Spokane, Washington. The prize was a $20 voucher for pizza.

With the launch of Overwatch in 2016, I started working with Team Envy to launch the Dallas Fuel Overwatch team and assisted with the launch of their Dallas Empire brand. In 2019, I joined WSU and helped build Global Campus Esports.

Aronn Rhinehart

I am the Program Coordinator of Student Involvement. I spend my time creating engaging content for Global Campus students.

I became a Coug in 2020 when I enrolled as a WSU student. During that time, I also worked as a Student Ambassador, helping bring involvement opportunities to all online Cougs.

When I’m not supporting the Cougar community, I’m either playing video games, hiking, or trying a new food spot.

To learn more about how you can get involved, reach out to me at

James Cathey

I am the Video Producer and Writer for Global Campus. I’m responsible for the conceptualization, development, shooting, and creation of a final product for a variety of visual media to be used in Global Connections. I work behind the camera to bring you all of the videos & live stream events.

I hail from Eagle, ID, and have an award-winning passion for Hershey Cookies’n’crème.

Shane McFarland

I am the Wellbeing Online Coordinator for Global Campus. I lead efforts to promote wellness for our global students who reside around the world. I incorporate over a decade of higher education experience with a Prevention Science lens.

Outside of my role as a student success and wellness professional, I enjoy spending time with my daughter exploring nature and training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I am a novice and aspiring scuba diver and am building my knowledge, skills, and abilities around this hobby. And, I am strangely adept at playing hacky-sack.

Please message me to learn more,