Sam O. Riggs
Assistant Director of Admission
Territorial Responsibilities: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
BA International Political Economy
Minor Music 2008
University of Puget Sound
While born in Boston, Sam grew up in Portland, Oregon and considers the Northwest to be his home. On occasion, he's claimed Portland as his birthplace—accidentally. Not wanting to leave the rainy days and strong coffee of the Northwest, Sam attended Puget Sound where he graduated in '08 with a degree in International Political Economy and a minor in Music. During his time at Puget Sound he sang in the Adelphian Concert Choir, co-founded Garden Level, a male a cappella group, and led trips for Puget Sound Outdoors. Sam spent a semester of his junior year away from Tacoma studying (and travelling) in Chile. Since graduating, Sam has worked as an instructor for Outward Bound in Colorado and done more than his fair share of ski touring in British Columbia. While he sometimes misses waking up outside, Sam is thrilled to have returned to work at his alma mater.