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Linda M. Buskala

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Internships Summary
Completed Human Services Degree Courses
Personal Philosophy Statement of Human Services
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Linda Buskala is a senior in the Human Services Program, Woodring School of Education, Western Washington University. While preparing to graduate in June of 2006, Linda is also preparing for a mission trip to Africa, southern Sudan and northern Uganda, in March of 2006. Linda’s specific role as a member of the mission team will be to work to empower and encourage women and children. Specifically, to step beyond the traditional role exclusions in an effort to strengthen women’s potential roles in ministry, education, and business. Linda brings to this team and to her current efforts in school and community a blend of her past twenty-year experience as a Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and her current calling as a Christian Counselor of families, women, and children.


Linda is a Past President of Phi Theta Kappa, member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key Honor Society, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Linda graduated with High Honors from Skagit Valley Community College. Her most recent awards are selection to the 2004 All Washington Academic Team honored by Washington Governor, Gary Locke, 2004 Skagit Valley College Yates Award, and the 2005 - 2006 WAPED Outstanding Student of the Year Award. Linda believes the greatest honor that can be conferred is the gift of serving God and her community.


Her recent volunteer work has included Math Tutor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Tutor and Educational Coach with Skagit Valley College’s Office for Students with Disabilities, and Volunteer with Adult Basic Education Literacy Program. Linda is currently serving as an Intern and Family Ministries Coach and Counselor at Living Hope Foursquare Church. The quotes that inspire her to action are “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do” (Edward E. Hale) and “If not me, who? If not now, when?” (Unknown)