Orientation Leaders 2019

 They are Orientation.

We have over 100 leaders this year to help guide the incoming class through Orientation! These student leaders are critical to our program, being resources for the incoming students while also helping the Orientation Program Coordinators do a hundred tasks at once! They are scientists, artists, singers, comedians, writers, musicians, actors, historians, songwriters and athletes; but most of all, they are Orientation.

See below for quick bios of each leader

 
 

Talia Ackerman Hirsch

 

Major: International Relations and Environmental Policy and Decision Making, History Minor

On-campus involvement: RDG, Kappa Alpha Theta, RSA

Summer Plans: JCC Camp Counselor

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Dancing, Hanging out with Friends, Making Art

 

 

Angel Ai-Perreira

 

Major: Biology, Math and Sociology/Anthropology double minor

On-campus involvement: Hawai’i Club, Pre-Health Club, Work-Study

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go to the Beach

Ivey Allen

 

Major: Politics and Government/Religious Studies Double Major

On-campus involvement: Alpha Phi, Diversions Cafe, Women in Politics, Young Professionals, Peer Allies, RDG

Summer Plans: Working at Diversions Cafe and as a Canvassing Field Manager for the Fund for the Public Interest

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Read, Go for Walks, Experience Tacoma

 

Kieran Allison

 

Major: Psychology with Education and Economics double minor

On-campus involvement: Beta Theta Pi and Interfraternity Council

Summer Plans: Working as a dog sitter and walker

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spend time with animals and hiking

 

Brent Barker

 

Major: Politics and Government and History double major

On-campus involvement: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, The Cellar, KUPS, Orientation

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Getting Outside, Traveling

 

Drew Barnicle

 

Major: English and Geology Double Major

On-campus involvement: Climbing Club, Club Soccer, Geology Club

Summer Plans: Working in Norway for Overland

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Ski

Willa Bartholomay

 

Major: Art and Sociology/Anthropology Double Major

On-campus involvement: Garden Club, Sketch Comedy, Puget Sound Outdoors, KUPS, RDG, Yoga Club

Summer Plans: Working at an Art Studio and Hiking and Swimming in/around Lake Superior

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hike and Swim whenever I can, being outside, art

 

Avery Bearden

 

Major: Sociology/Anthropology Major, Communications Minor

On-campus involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta, KUPS

Summer Plans: Working at a radio station and for a magazine in Colorado

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Walks, Sitting in the Sun with Friends, Playing Music

 

Asha Berkes

 

Major: English Major, African American Studies (AFAM) and Gender and Queer Studies (GQS) Minor

On-campus involvement: Jewish Student Union, Coalition of Multiracial and Biracial Students, Drag Club

Summer Plans: Working at Diversions Cafe

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Write Poetry

 

Bee Bridge

 

Major: Math and Computer Science double major

On-campus involvement: Dorian Singers, Community Music Voice Lessons, Putnam math Seminar, Intramural Sports

Summer Plans: Working, Running, Playing Lacrosse

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Paint, Sing, and Play Sports

 

Kayli Brown

 

Major: Exercise Science major and Education minor

On-campus involvement: Varsity Swim, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Kappa Alpha Theta, Mortar Board

Summer Plans: Wallace Aquatics Supervisor, On-Campus Research

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Swim

 

Audrey Burg

 

Major: Business and Spanish Double Major

On-campus involvement: Alpha Phi, Big Sister Program, Tour Guide, Ski Team, RDG

Summer Plans: Taking Classes on Campus, LSAT Prep

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Going to Point Defiance

 

Dean Burton

 

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Grace Butler

 

Major: International Political Economy and Environmental Policy and Decision Making double major

On-campus involvement: Center for Intercultural Engagement, Eco Club

Summer Plans: Work and Internship

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hiking

Emma Catanzaro

 

Major: Theatre Arts and English double major, Gender and Queer Studies (GQS) minor

On-campus involvement: Tri Delta, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Theatre Arts, Bare Bones Theatre Collective, PRISM

Summer Plans: Working at Collins Memorial Library

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Perform and Read

 

Spencer Cleary

 

Major: Psychology Major, Sociology/Anthropology Minor

On-campus involvement: Ultimate Frisbee, Diversions Cafe, Climbing Club

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Be Active in Nature

 

Maxx Cohn

 

Major: Sociology/Anthropology major, Education and Gender and Queer Studies double minor

On-campus involvement: KUPS, the Cellar, Film Club, Climbing Club, History Club, Puget Sound Outdoors

Summer Plans: Working as Camp Counselor

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Be Active in Nature

 

Makenna Craige

 

Major: Natural Science Biology major, Spanish minor

On-campus involvement: Puget Sound Outdoors, Intramural Volleyball

Summer Plans: Study Abroad in Chile and Traveling in South America

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Anything involving friends, food, music, and/or mountains

 

Claire Crist

 

Major: Psychology

On-campus involvement: Puget Sound Outdoors, Garden Club

Summer Plans: Working at a Barn Teaching Horseback and Training Horses

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hike, Camp, Ride Horses, Anything with Friends

 

Hana DeGuzman

 

Major: Exercise Science major and Education minor

On-campus involvement: Softball, Peer Allies, Campus Visit Program

Summer Plans: Working, Babysitting, Dog-Walking

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Going to the Gym, Sitting in the Sun

 

Ella Denman

 

Major: Business major, Politics and Government and Communications minor  

On-campus involvement: Greek life, Business Leadership Program, Campus Visit program

Summer Plans: Babysitting, Spending Time in Michigan

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Going on adventures to Point Defiance, Titlow Beach, and Seattle

 

Sam Dickerson

 

Major: Science, Technology, and Society and Geology double major  

On-campus involvement: Puget Sound Outdoors, Sustainability, Slater Museum

Summer Plans: Working at the Expeditionary

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Be Outside

 

Ouyang Du

 

Major: Physics

On-campus involvement: Soccer Club, Math Club, Physics Club, Fencing Club, Beta Theta Pi

Summer Plans: Unsure

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Trying New Things

 

Ilana Dutton

 

Major: Politics and Government and International Political Economy double major with an Economics Minor

On-campus involvement: Pi Beta Phi, PA with Department of Experiential Learning, Peer Research Advisor, Order of Omega

Summer Plans: Working at Tacoma Chamber of Commerce as Business Advocacy Intern

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Walk on the Waterfront

J Erhard

 

Major: English and Economics double major

On-campus involvement: Frisbee, Improv, Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Summer Plans: Working at a Rock Climbing Gym

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hang Out with Friends

Isabel Fargason

Major: Sociology/Anthropology major, Art and Gender and Queer Studies double minor

On-campus involvement: Puget Sound Outdoors

Summer Plans: Taking Classes

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hang Out with Friends, enjoy the outdoors, climbing, and trying to find fun new places to eat

Joey Fisher

 

Major: Business major, Classics minor

On-campus involvement: Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Going to Point Defiance, Hiking

 

Zachary Fletcher

 

Major: Politics and Government and Communications double major

On-campus involvement: The Trail, Underground Sound A Capella, Ultimate Frisbee

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hiking and Camping

 

Meredith Folensbee

 

Major: History and Sociology/Anthropology double major

On-campus involvement: Gamma Phi Beta, Sketch Comedy, The Cellar

Summer Plans: Internship Abroad

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Going for walks or reading outside

Ella Frazee

 

Major: Politics and Government

On-campus involvement: Pi Beta Phi, Crew, Women in Politics, Business Leadership Program

Summer Plans: Surf Instructor, Traveling

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Surf, Yoga, Crew

 

Lia Freeman

 

Major: Undecided

On-campus involvement: RDG, Yoga Club, Kappa Alpha Theta

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spend time with people, reading, thinking

 

Sadie Fullarton

 

Major: Politics and Government and English double major, Global Development Studies minor

On-campus involvement: Climbing Club, Garden Club, Puget Sound Outdoors

Summer Plans: Working at a Cafe in San Francisco

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spend time with people, reading, thinking

 

Celeste Furuya

 

Major: Biology Major, Education Minor

On-campus involvement: Phi Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma

Summer Plans: Working at a Summer Camp and Studying Abroad in Australia

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Relax in the Sun and Crochet

 

Alaina Geibig

 

Major: Psychology and Environmental Policy and Decision Making double major

On-campus involvement: Puget Sound Outdoors, Climbing Club, Kayak Club, Psi Chi

Summer Plans: Independent Psychology Research

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Being a NERD, Going outside

 

Maya Gerlach

 

Major: Politics and Government and Environmental Policy and Decision Making double major, Asian Studies minor

On-campus involvement: Alpha Phi, Yoga Club, Women in Politics Club, Pacific Rim

Summer Plans: Working and Traveling Abroad

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Going Outside, Being Social

 

Deryn Gersoff

 

Major: Sociology/Anthropology and Asian Studies double major

On-campus involvement: Lacrosse, Kappa Alpha Theta, Garden Club, Puget Sound Outdoors

Summer Plans: Taking Summer Classes, Traveling to France and Spain, and working at Wilderness Youth Project

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hiking, Surfing, Yoga, Camping and Crafting

Maya Gilliam

 

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Kate Gladhart-Hayes

 

Major: Science, Technology and Society with a Neuroscience Minor and Bioethics Emphasis

On-campus involvement: Women’s Rugby, ASUPS, Bioethics Club, Tri-Delta, Mortar Board, Center for Intercultural Engagement

Summer Plans: Summer Humanities Research on Nuclear Waste on Indigenous Lands

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Knitting, Hiking, Reading

Camille Goo

 

Major: Japanese Language and Culture and Chemistry double major

On-campus involvement: Clearcut Ultimate Frisbee, Kappa Alpha Theta, Costume Shop, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Asian Student Club, Multi-Identity Based Union

Summer Plans: Anatomy and Physiology Classes at Bellevue College

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Throw a Frisbee, Ride my Bike

Frankie Gormley

 

Major: Theatre Arts major, Politics and Government minor

On-campus involvement: Acting and Theatre, Climbing Club, Club Soccer

Summer Plans: Working and Acting in a Production of Romeo and Juliet

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Exploring New Restaurants around Tacoma, camping and hiking

 

Daisy Gould

 

Major: Undecided

On-campus involvement: Gamma Phi Beta, Ruby, Kayak Club, Information Center

Summer Plans: Traveling in Europe, Working at a Kayak Outfitter, Taking care of Horses

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go Outside! Read! Cook!

 

SaraJane Griffiths

 

Major: International Political Economy and Computer Science double major, Math minor

On-campus involvement: ASUPS, Rho Gamma, Phi Kappa Phi, Lighthouse, Gamma Phi Beta

Summer Plans: Computer Science Summer Research

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hammock with pals and pet Labradoodles (or other doodles) on walks around Tacoma

 

Kayla Grinsfelder

 

Major: Computer Science Major, Math Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Kayak Club, Percussion Ensemble

Summer Plans: Working on campus

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go play in the mountains, either kayaking, skiing, or biking

 

Claire Gustafson

Major: Undecided

On-campus involvement: Intramural sports, Gamma Phi Beta

Summer Plans: Working as a camp counselor

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Be outside

 

Ella Hampson

 

Major: Natural Science (Geology) and Environmental Policy & Decision Making

On-campus involvement: Climbing and working for PSO as a Climbing Coordinator

Summer Plans: Living and climbing in Leavenworth

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Climb, be creative, watercolor, journal, draw, and be outside

 

Macy Hance

 

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Emma Hatton

 

Major: Communication Studies and Spanish

On-campus involvement: Cross country, track and field

Summer Plans: Abroad in Chile until mid-July

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Visit with friends and share/cook meals with them

 

Kai Haven

 

Major: Psychology and Education

On-campus involvement: Swim team, kayak club, and soccer club

Summer Plans: OLE, WFR certification class, and swim coaching

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Anything outside, skiing, hiking, swimming, enjoying the fresh air, and crafting

 

Allie Highsmith

 

Major: Chinese and Sociology & Anthropology

On-campus involvement: Frisbee team

Summer Plans: Studying abroad

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Be outside and drink tea!

Lilah Hilliard 

 

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Katrina Hoefflinger

 

Major: Math, Computer Science, Education

On-campus involvement: Seibukan Jujutsu (martial arts), University Methodists, Lighthouse, and Repertory Dance Group

Summer Plans: Interning in Seattle

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Reading and dancing

 

Katie Jun

 

Major: Politics and Government, Asian Studies, and English

On-campus involvement: Alpha Phi

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Sit in Diversions and chat with people

 

Emily Kauffman

 

Major: Theatre Arts and Sociology & Anthropology

On-campus involvement: Puget Sound Outdoors and the Theatre Arts Department

Summer Plans: Working as a Kayaking Program Lead Instructor in Seattle

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Swimming in the ocean!

 

Sam Kaufman

 

Major: History, Music and Education minors

On-campus involvement: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Campus Tour Guide

Summer Plans: Returning home to family and work

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Play the trombone, relax on Todd Field, hike, and backpack

 

Ashwath Kumar

 

Major: Politics and Government, Business and Spanish minors

On-campus involvement: Film and Media Production Club, Beta Theta Pi, Security Services

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: At the end of the day, creating memorable life experiences

 

 

Maxwell Larkin

 

Major: International Political Economy, Environmental Policy & Decision Making

On-campus involvement: Ultimate Frisbee

Summer Plans: To be determined

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hike and explore the Pacific Northwest

 

Sophie Larson

 

Major: English, Education minor

On-campus involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta and the Student Organization for Reproductive Rights

Summer Plans: Working at a local sandwich shop

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Getting to know and explore the Tacoma area

 

Evan Lebakken

 

Major: Environmental Policy & Decision Making and Computer Science

On-campus involvement: Peer Allies, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Climbing Club

Summer Plans: Working as a swim coach and software development intern

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Enjoys spending time outside with friends and being active

 

Bethany Llewellyn

 

Major: Biology and Environmental Policy Double Major

On-Campus Involvement: Ultimate Frisbee, ECO Club, Slate Museum Volunteer

Summer Plans: Research

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hike or throw a frisbee in the sun!

 

Michelle Lefton

 

Major: Science, Technology, and Society Major, Sociology/Anthropology Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Symphony Orchestra, Wetlands Magazine editor, RDG, KUPS

Summer Plans: Working in Tacoma

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Make art and do outdoor activities with friends

 

Jordan Loucks

 

Major: Music Education and Hispanic Studies Double Major

On-Campus Involvement: Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music, Puget Sound Outdoors, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Oppenheimer Cafe staff, Music Education Club

Summer Plans: Working at Camp Seymour

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go outside!

 

Rutie MacKenzie-Margulies

 

Major: Religious Studies Major, Math Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Wind Ensemble, Cellar, CWLT, and Ultimate Frisbee

Summer Plans: Working for Conference Services on campus this summer

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spend time outside and read

 

Ryce Matsumoto

 

Major: Science, Technology, and Society Major, Gender and Queer Studies

On-Campus Involvement: Asian Pacific Islander Collective, Peer Board, Honor Court

Summer Plans: Working for Phonathon

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hang out with close friends either by playing board and card games and talking

 

Aliah McCord

 

Major: Politics and Government and Spanish Double Major, Latino Studies Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Honors Advisory Committee President, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society

Summer Plans: Doing research for thesis in Oaxaca, Mexico

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Rat City Roller Derby

 

Rachael Metzler

 

Major: Psychology Major, Communications Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Cross Country, Track and Field, OLE, Kappa Alpha Theta

Summer Plans: Taking two classes at the University of Colorado, working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spending time with friends exploring coffee shops, going to concerts, going for bike rides, running, and anything in the mountains

 

Cameron Milton

 

Major: Studio Art Major, Sociology/Anthropology and Religion Minors

On-Campus Involvement: KUPS, RDG, Beekeeping Club, PRA

Summer Plans: Study abroad and interning

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spend time listening to music, watching movies, being outdoors, making art

 

Miranda Mireles

 

Major: Studio Art and Sociology/Anthropology Double Major

On-Campus Involvement: Ultimate Frisbee, Garden Club, Climbing Club

Summer Plans: Working at a coffee shop and traveling

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hike, camp, climb, or anything outside with friends

 

Chris Moore

 

Major: Molecular Cellular Biology Major

On-Campus Involvement: ASUPS Senate

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Work, sleep, watch riveting Netflix specials :)

 

Katia Mrdjan

 

Major: Communication Studies Major

On-Campus Involvement: The Crew Team, Course Assistant

Summer Plans: Working in Portland

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hang out with friends, row, spend time in the sun, hike, bake/cook

 

Jessica Narum

 

Major: Communication Studies, Spanish and Theater Minors

On-Campus Involvement: Greek Life, Choir, RDG, Campus Visit Program, It’s On Us, Young LIfe

Summer Plans: Work and volunteering

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spending time with friends, being outside, doing homework in diversions, exploring Tacoma

 

Amanda Nasser

 

Major: Psychology Major, Chemistry and Biology Minors

On-Campus Involvement: Visible Spectrum Club, Mary Bridge Volunteer, Sunrise Tacoma, Research with professors

Summer Plans: Studying abroad, taking classes about researching psychology in Vienna, Austria

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Explore, adventure, see new places, try new things, special effects makeup, research, working out

 

Brittany Nielsen

 

Major: Communication Studies Major, Business Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Repertory Dance Group, Alpha Phi, It’s On Us

Summer Plans: Work and summer classes

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go to the beach and walk

 

Ellis Orjala

 

Major: Economics and Environmental Policy Double Major

On-Campus Involvement: Climbing Club, Soccer Club

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Explore the outdoors

 

Tom Patterson

 

Major: Politics and Government Major, Gender and Queer Studies Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Puget Sound Outdoors, Greek Life, Peer Allies

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Being in the outdoors or hanging out with friends

 

Sophie Paul

 

Major: Music Performance Major, English Major

On-Campus Involvement: The Music Program, RDG, the Campus Visit Program

Summer Plans: Attending a summer music conference

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hiking

 

Christina Pelletier

 

Major: Communications Studies Major, Math Minor

On-Campus Involvement: The Trail and Young Life

Summer Plans: Working in my hometown

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go to the water on Ruston Way, explore Point Defiance

 

Maija Petterson

 

Major: History Major, Latinx Studies and Education Minors

On-Campus Involvement: COMBS and PRA

Summer Plans: Teaching elementary summer school

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Working out, playing tennis, going on walks with friends, making art, listening to music

 

Sophia Pettitt-Kenney

 

Major: Physics

On-Campus Involvement: Climbing Club, Yoga Club, Puget Sound Outdoors, KUPS, ECO Club

Summer Plans: Interning

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Making music, climbing, and exploring the outdoors

 

 

Liv Plihal

 

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Daniel Pollock

 

Major: English Major, Classics Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Greek Life, Crew

Summer Plans: Working at a steakhouse

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spending time on the water and discovering new areas in cities

 

Bryce Poplawsky

 

Major: Biology Major, Music Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Jazz Orchestra, Climbing Club, PSO

Summer Plans: Working for a conservation company, backpacking in Idaho and monitoring grizzly bear and logging activity

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Climb, backcountry ski

 

Whitley Porter

 

Major: Biology

On-Campus Involvement: PSO, Climbing Club, Lighthouse, Live Well Club, Garden Club

Summer Plans: Working and taking a class at TCC

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hike

 

Gabi Ramer

 

Major: Molecular Cellular Biology and (hopefully) a Minor in Math

On-Campus Involvement: Residence Life, Greek Life, Pre-Health Clubs, Campus Visit Program

Summer Plans: Interning with Health Policy

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hang with friends and explore the surrounding neighborhoods and state of Washington

 

Erin Rasmussen

 

Major: Politics and Government Major, French Minor

On-Campus Involvement: ECO Club, Downbeat Dance, RDG

Summer Plans: Hoping to find work and enjoying the beautiful Tacoma summer

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Climb, hike, or run

 

Kate Roscher

Major: International Political Economy Major, Global Development Studies and Spanish Minors

On-Campus Involvement: Advocates for Detainee’s Voices, ECO Club, Yoga Club, Garden Club, Resource Generation, Lillis Cafe, Peer Research Advisor at the Library

Summer Plans: Nannying, interning at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, taking a summer class

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hang out with friends outside, hike, do yoga, garden, run, and read

Andy Rorabaugh

 

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Matthew Rothman

 

Major: Computer Science Major, Math Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Jewish Student Union, Figure Drawing Club

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Painting

 

Cory Ruotola

 

Major: Psychology Major

On-Campus Involvement: Peer Allies, Hawai’i Club, Spike Ball Club

Summer Plans: Working in Kailua

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Going to the water, hanging out on Todd Field with friends, playing spike ball, being active

 

Taylor Salois

 

Major: Communications Studies Major, Studio Art Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Greek Life, Director of Public Relations for Panhellenic, RDG, work at the gym

Summer Plans: Summer classes, spending time at home

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spending time with my friends! I love spending time outside or and working out

 

Bronte Segura

 

Major: Japanese Language and Culture and Gender and Queer Studies Double Major

On-Campus Involvement: Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honors Society, Prism, DRAG Club

Summer Plans: Studying abroad in Japan

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Walk to the water and get pho with my friends

 

Sophie Semenjuk

 

Major: Politics and Government and International Political Economy Double Major

On-Campus Involvement: It’s On Us, Swim Team, Residence Hall Association, Campus Visit Program, Greek Life

Summer Plans: Swim Coaching

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go to the farmers market, exercise, get involved with school

 

Laura Soper

 

Major: Psychology Minor, Communication Studies

On-Campus Involvement: RDG, Alpha Phi, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Lambda Pi Eta

Summer Plans: Working at Life Fitness in the Kids Academy, taking a class at a local Community College

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Hang out with friends, read, dance, go to yoga

 

Benjamin Sprenger

 

Major: Biology

On-Campus Involvement: Climbing Club, OLE, and Kayak Club

Summer Plans: Working as a sailing instructor

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Sailing

 

Megan Stills

 

Major: English Major, Education Minor

On-Campus Involvement: English Social Committee, Cross Country, Track and Field, Crosscurrents

Summer Plans: Working at Fleet Feet, interning in Seattle, taking an online class

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Check out Tacoma! Exploring way off campus

 

Jillian Stoewer

 

Major: Exercise Science

On-Campus Involvement: Exercise Science Club, Panhellenic President

Summer Plans: Doing research on campus

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Anything outside! I love exploring new places and new things

Emma Strand

 

Major: Geology Major, Computer Science Minor,

On-Campus Involvement: Slater Museum Docent, Geology Club, SGE Earth Science Honors Society, DRAG Club

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Draw or walk around the neighborhood

 

 

Madeline Stranzl

 

Major: Business Leadership Major, Communications Studies and Asian Studies Minors

On-Campus Involvement: I am involved in Puget Sound Outdoors, I work as a tour guide, and I work as a program assistant for the Experiential Learning department. I also play soccer for the club team and participate in intramural basketball.

Summer Plans: Summer Camp Counselor

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Be outside exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest including backpacking, skiing, and hiking. I also volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program of Tacoma

 

Lexus Sullivan

 

Major: Geology Major, Math Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Geology Club, Sigma Gamma Epsilon Honors Society

Summer Plans: Geology Field Camp

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spend time with my friends and my dog

 

Lydia Thompson

 

Major: Art History Major, Pre-Med track

On-Campus Involvement: Ubiquitous They Sketch Comedy Team, I row on the women’s crew team, I am a part of Curtain Call, very involved in the theater department (I have been a part of mainstage, directors lab, and STF performances), I’ve done RDG and taken classes with downbeat dance. I am also a part of the Honors Program.

Summer Plans: Working in Denver

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: I really love to dance and spend a lot of time outdoors soaking up the sunshine

 

Nora Torbett

 

Major: Most likely Politics and Government Major, Global Development and Chinese Minors

On-Campus Involvement: ECO Club, Delta Delta Delta, Puget Sound Outdoors

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spending time with a good group of friends and getting off campus!

 

Bryce Ulrich

 

Major: Exercise Science Major, Music Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, Ultimate Frisbee

Summer Plans: Working as a Trip Shack Coordinator and Division Leader for the older campers at a YMCA camp, planning backpacking and canoe trips

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Ultimate Frisbee on campus, rock climbing off campus

 

Erin Valoroso

 

Major: Politics and Government Major, Asian Studies Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Coalition of Multiracial and Biracial Students, Greek Life, Posse, Hawaii Club, Campus Visit Program, Honors

Summer Plans: Breakthrough Fellowship in San Francisco

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go to the art markets or see live music around the area

 

Alanna Volk

 

Major: Politics and Government Major, Sculpture and Education Minors

On-Campus Involvement: Cross Country, Track and Field, Peer Allies, Tour Guiding, Climbing Club

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Be in nature with my friends

 

Wesley Wells

 

Major: Psychology and Religious Studies Double Major

On-Campus Involvement: RGD, Oppenheimer Cafe Staff, CWLT

Summer Plans: Volunteering, travel, and yoga teacher training

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Yoga, hiking, and cooking!

 

Kathryn White

 

Major: Biology Major

On-Campus Involvement: Rugby, ECO Club, Phi Sigma Biology Honors Society, Slater Museum

Summer Plans: I am working at a vet clinic and walking/sitting dogs and cats. I am also going to Thailand for four weeks to do research on wildlife tourism with an IPE class

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Walk dogs

 

William Whittenburg

 

Major: Math Major

On-Campus Involvement: Board Game Club, Math Club, KUPS

Summer Plans: Having fun

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Making pottery

 

Hannah Williams

 

Major: Politics and Government Major with Global Development Studies Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Puget Sound Outdoors, Climbing Club

Summer Plans: Working at a summer program as a logistics coordinator and interning at an animal rescue non-profit

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go outdoors, either camping, hiking, or just to the beach. I also love theater and music.

 

Tristan Winquist

 

Major: Computer Science Major, Math Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Kayak Club, Percussion Ensemble

Summer Plans: Working on campus

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go play in the mountains, either kayaking, skiing, or biking

 

Emelia Witt

 

Major: Communications Studies and EPDM Double Major, Spanish Minor

On-Campus Involvement: Jewish Student Union President, Chorale, RDG, Spanish Conversation Club

Summer Plans: Internship, and taking a stats class on campus

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Spending time with my friends, preferably in the outdoors

 

 

 

Gordon Zhang

 

Major: Japanese and Psychology double major

On-Campus Involvement: RHA and RSA, League of Legends Club, Psi Chi Executive Board

Summer Plans: Working

Favorite things to do outside the classroom: Go out with friends