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Meet the CAMP Team

Andres Huante (He/Him) joined the CAMP team in the Summer of 2015 as the Recruiter and Academic Adviser and now serves as CAMP Director. He is from the small town of Lynden, WA where he has lived the majority of his life until attending the University of Washington (UW) as a Freshman in 2009. Andres earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in June 2014 and completed his Master of Education from UW in June 2015. During his leisure time, Andres enjoys eating at new restaurants, attending Husky football games, and spending time with his family and friends. Andres is excited to be working with CAMP and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity to support students who come from a similar background as his own.

Andres Huante | Director

P: 206-543-8520 | E: andres09@uw.edu


Myrella (She/Her/Ella) is from the very small agricultural town of Dryden, WA. Growing up, she watched her parents and older siblings work in the pear orchards and warehouses packing cherries. When she got older, she also worked during the cherry season. Once Myrella got accepted to the University of Washington, she became a part of the CAMP family (Cohort 6)! She discovered her passion for college access when she worked as a mentor for CAMP’s Dare to Dream Summer Program. After three continuous years of being a D2D mentor and a student staff member for the DO-IT Summer Study Program, Myrella obtained a B.A. in Education, Communities, and Organizations. She then completed her M.Ed. from Seattle University in Student Development Administration. As part of her graduate studies, Myrella completed an internship for DO-IT, as the Summer Youth Project Coordinator, and now leads planning and operations for the Dare to Dream summer camp at UW. In her free time, Myrella enjoys trying new food, traveling, and shopping at Costco! She loves spending time with her friends, family, partner (Santiago), and polydactyl cat (Conchita).

Myrella Gonzalez | Program Manager

P: 206-685-0221 E: gonzom15@uw.edu


Laura (She/Her/Ella) was born and raised in the small town of Prosser, WA. Her parents always encouraged her to pursue a college education and upon graduating high school she attended the University of Washington. During her first year at the UW, Laura was a part of CAMP’s Cohort 7. CAMP not only helped her be successful at the UW but also helped her find her passion in education and advocating for college access. Laura graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, Communities, & Organizations in June 2019. She also completed her Masters of Education with a focus on Critical Educational Change and Leadership in August 2021. During her free time, Laura likes to spend time with her partner, Moises and Frenchie, Vinny. They enjoy going on hikes and taking walks around Green Lake in the Spring. Laura is excited to continue supporting students through their journey in higher education and to be a part of the UW CAMP team!

Laura Barrera | Academic Adviser

P: 206-221-0527 | E: laurab98@uw.edu


Andrea Gaeta (she/her/ella) is originally from Hood River, OR, and raised in Enumclaw, WA. She is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants who encouraged her to attend college.

She began her academic journey as a first-generation student at Central Washington University from 2017 to 2022. There, she earned dual degrees—a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition.

Outside of academics, Andrea enjoys staying active and exploring nature, often accompanied by her pet chihuahua, Peanut.

She is thrilled to join the CAMP team, where she’ll have the opportunity to support students from underrepresented backgrounds in their journey to success as Huskies!

Andrea Gaeta | Recruiter & Academic Adviser

P: 206-685-4027 | E: agaeta@uw.edu 


Kristian Wiles is the Assistant Vice President of Student Success in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity at the University of Washington (UW). In this role at UW, Mr. Wiles oversees programs and teams of professionals that provide advising, academic support, professional development, and comm

Kristian Wiles is the Assistant Vice President of Student Success in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity at the University of Washington (UW). In this role at UW, Mr. Wiles oversees programs and teams of professionals that provide advising, academic support, professional development, and community-building experiences to over 6,100 students annually, including students participating in the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP). Over his career, Kristian has focused his efforts on higher education and community settings toward supporting underrepresented students through direct service and larger collaborative initiatives. This includes oversight and administration of retention programs in Arizona and Washington for the past 14 years. As a first-generation college student, he is proud to hold a Bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master’s degree from the University of Delaware, and to have served on the Boards of the Washington State TRIO Association, the Northwest Association of Educational Opportunity Programs, and nationally with the Council for Opportunity in Education. In addition to work, Kristian looks forward to spending time with his partner and two kids (6 & 8 years old) enjoying art, music, sports, and the local outdoors.

Kristian Wiles | Principal Investigator

P: 206-543-2938 | E: kmwiles@uw.edu