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​, 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

Mark Gilbert

Carsen Nies

Kaley Pomeroy