Affiliate Chaplain for Jewish Life
Center for Intercultural and Civic Engagement
Amira Siegel is proud alumna of the University of Puget Sound, Class of 2001. After completing a degree in the English Department, she achieved a Master in Education from Seattle University, and has worked in Adult Education as an instructor since 2008. Amira's focus has been on Tacoma's immigrant and refugee population, working primarily in the areas of adult literacy and pathways to citizenship. Amira has also worked as an instructor with Washington Women's Employment and Education, a Tacoma-based non-profit agency, serving lower income adults in the areas of barrier reduction, life skills, and empowerment through education. Amira is currently pursuing a career as a therapist with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pacific Lutheran University. She is passionate about providing access to mental health services and higher education for historically underserved communities in the Pacific Northwest region. Amira is thrilled to return to the University of Puget Sound as the Affiliate Chaplain for Jewish Student Life! She intends to use her background in counseling, student services, and social justice work to support and develop a meaningful four-year experience for Jewish students on campus.