Office Coordinator & Program Administrative Assistant
Chairperson, Elections and Governance Committee, University Staff Senate
Michelle has many years experience in administration working in a wide range of public and private offices ranging from community colleges, health care, community development, public affairs, international relations, and including becoming the first female Assistant Court Protocol and Information Officer, Office of the Chief Justice, at the Supreme Court, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Michelle is an alumni of the University of Puget Sound and graduated in 2001. She transferred as an international student from the Tacoma Community College to the University of Puget Sound. A recipient of Marshal and Trustee Scholarship at Puget Sound, Michelle completed her bachelor's degree in Politics and Government, with an emphasis in International Relations.
Michelle also supports the Gender and Queer Studies (GQS) program, and the Environmental Policy and Decision Making Program (EDPM) at the University.
Robin Macartney graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2005 with a Theatre Major/Asian Studies Minor. She is a freelance scenic designer, who has, over the course of her design career in Seattle, worked with over ten local theatre companies. Professional credits include technical work with Seattle Shakespeare Company, Youth Theatre NW, Pork Filled Productions, Live Girls!, Annex Theatre, 14/48, Macha Monkey, Printer’s Devil Theatre, Tongue In Chic Productions, and the AIE Summer Theatre Program.
Costumer and Costume Shop Supervisor
Mishka has been designing and creating costumes in the South Sound for the last 18 years working with companies such as Tacoma Actor’s Guild, Saint Martin’s University, Pacific Science Center, Capital Playhouse, The Broadway Center, Opera Pacifica and Harlequin Productions, doing costumes for such productions as The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen, Sweeney Todd, Pantomime and The Secret Garden. She is currently with the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma as the Staff Costume Designer and Shop Manager. Some of her recent favorite projects include: The Cradle Will Rock, Metamorphoses and One Mad Day! Mishka received her Master’s Degree in Costume Design from Western Illinois University and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris with Central University of Iowa’s foreign studies program where she received a B.A. in French and a minor in Art and Theatrical Design. In her spare time Mishka loves to paint and her work can occasionally be seen in South Sound venues.
Puget Sound Production photos: Kurt Walls. Costume design: Mishka Navarre. For production detail, place cursor on the image.