Info for Parents Counselors

Hannah Whisler '13

Hometown: Astoria, Oregon
High School: Astoria High School
Major: Communication Studies

Why did you choose University of Puget Sound?

I knew I wanted to go to a liberal arts school in the Northwest. When I came to Puget Sound as a prospective student it stood out because all of the students that I met were so welcoming and genuinely happy to meet me. The campus seemed very alive and like such a great community.

What professor has especially inspired you during your time at Puget Sound?

Dexter Gordon - he really challenges students intellectually and pushes them to confront tough topics like race and class, but he's also really funny and relatable!

What has been your favorite class?

Family Communication with Bianca Wolf

What campus activities do you participate in?

I have been a member of the Residence Life staff for the past two years and am active in the Greek community.

What is your favorite place on campus?

Diversions Cafe

What is your favorite food in the Wheelock Student Center?

Chili from the vegetarian station

What advice would you give to a prospective student or first year about the Puget Sound experience?

Take advantage of all of the amazing leadership opportunities and really get to know your supervisors and professors through them.

What quirky or fun thing do you wish you had known before you came to Puget Sound?

Having a fan to leave on low while you sleep for white noise makes all the difference when you're living in the residence halls!

Who is your favorite character from a movie/book/television series?

Coach Taylor from the TV series Friday Night Lights

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

My parents' wedding

What’s the #1 most played song on your iTunes/Spotify?

Sparks Fly - Taylor Swift

If you could have one person with you on a deserted island, who would it be and why?

My mom because she's the best!