BA Politics and Government (International Relations)
Minor in German 2012
University of Puget Sound
Territorial Responsibilities: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon (outside greater Portland), South Dakota, Wisconsin
What was your most memorable Puget Sound experience?
When I was a sophomore, I was taking a German language theater class. Our professor, fed up with our lack of vocal projection, sent the men in the class out to the sidewalk, while the women remained in our third floor classroom. We then performed rousing (some would say shouting) renditions, auf Deutsch, of the Romeo and Juliet balcony scene. This was, of course, in the middle of a sunny day that did not lack for people outside to witness this inspiration.
Where do you like to eat in Tacoma?
I love Shakahbrah for breakfast. The vibe is second to none, and it starts with the name, which means hang loose. The kitchen is small, and it’s not lightning speed, so you grab another cup of coffee or get through another chapter of the book your reading (or pulled from the full wall of books in the dining room). Never been served without a smile, and the food is amazing. Never complained about a weekend that started at Shakah.
What’s your favorite thing about working in the Office of Admission?
Working in the Office of Admission is the best job ever. I get to stay intimately connected to a place and institution that changed my life and I love. This connection has been strengthened in admission as I travel around and meet fascinating, driven, smart people all over the country and work with them to see not only where Puget Sound fits with their goals and skills, but also how they will contribute and improve Puget Sound. Finally, I’m lucky enough to get to work with current students on campus, and to see wonderful people grow, take on responsibility, and influence the school in great ways. It’s incredibly rewarding.