Meet Our Program Assistants!

Program Assistants work closely with faculty, students, staff and community partners to coordinate experiential learning opportunities, develop reflection activities and assignments, and support Puget Sound courses.

     Allyson Niitani

Hi! I am a senior at the University of Puget Sound from Honolulu, Hawaii. I am currently majoring in International Political Economy and hope to pursue a law degree after graduating. I play on the women's golf team here at the University of Puget Sound and also participate in the school's Model United Nations Club and the Hawaii Club. 


Major: International Political Economy

Other emphases: Political Science


Jessa Miller


Hello! My name is Jessa and I am a senior from just outside of Salem, Oregon. I am majoring in Politics and Government with minors in Spanish and Environmental Policy and Decision Making. I am also involved with Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Order of Omega, and greek life. Outside of my life at Puget Sound I am passionate about traveling, getting outside into nature, cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends. 


Major: Politics and Government

Other emphases: Spanish, Environmental Policy


Tanvi Asur


Hi, I'm Tanvi and I'm from Cupertino, CA, home of the iPhone!  As a junior at UPS, I'm majoring in Business Administration and International Political Econ as a part of the Business Leadership Program. I'm also a podcast enthusiast, and am always down for a thriller, mystery‚Äč, or horror movie.


Majors: Business Administration and International Political Economy


Ilana Dutton


Hi! My name is Ilana and I am a junior from Chicago, Illinois. I am studying Comparative Politics and International Political Economy with a minor in Spanish. On campus, I am involved with the Orientation program, various honors societies, and greek life. When I'm not in class or running from meeting to meeting, you can find me biking the 5-mile loop at Point Defiance or eating ice cream at Ice Cream Social!


Major: Comparative Politics and International Political Economy

Other emphases: Spanish


Sarah Czarnecki


Hi! I'm a senior here at Puget Sound I'm a double major in French and German. I'm originally from New York but I've lived various places on both the East and West coasts. On campus I am involved in PSO and Greek life as well as with the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound as a study hall volunteer. When I'm not in class or buried in the library, I can be found going on runs around the North End, cooking dinner with some friends, or out on a hike! 


Majors: French and German


Izzy Pitman


Majors: African American Studies


Cameron Milton


Majors: Studio Art

Other emphases: Sociology and Anthropology, Religious Studies


Altynai Watson


Major: Psychology, Environmental Policy and Decision Making


Madeline Stranzl


Major: Business Leadership

Other emphases: Communication, Asian Studies


 Meadbh Koenigsberg


Major: Politics and Government

Other emphases: Education


Sammie Willamaki


Major: Spanish Language, Culture, and Literature

Other emphases: African American Studies, Latinx Studies, Education Studies


Jordan Anderson


Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Other emphases: Music, Neuroscience


Nalu Coito


Major: Business Administration

Other emphases: Economics


Nicole Carino


Major: Sociology and Anthropology

Other emphases: Education Studies, Latinx Studies


Anna Mondschean


Major: African American Studies

Other emphases: Gender and Queer Studies, Education Studies


Past Program Assistants:

Anna Graf


Nathaniel Jacobi


McKenna Zarrell


Ellen Hann


Talena Graham


Elena Fulton



Kyle Chong

Kyle Chong

Mark Gilbert

Carsen Nies

Kaley Pomeroy