Opening Days

2013 Opening Days Leader Profiles

Opening Days leaders are a diverse group representing all parts of the Willamette community in their interests and activities. They are actors and athletes, transfer and international students, Greek and independent, and represent all different ages and years of students.

The one thing these leaders all share is their desire to meet and assist new students. The leaders are carefully selected during a competitive application process in February of each academic year. After their selection, they complete a Spring Training and then return to school in August for intensive training and preparation before Opening Days begins.

Besides leading the new students during Opening Days, these leaders are also responsible for planning all the events and programs that occur during Opening Days. Every leader is a member of one of the OD committees, each responsible for planning different events.

Jump to my Opening Days group leader:
Peter Adamson

Peter Adamson

Year
Senior
Hometown
Mill Creek, WA
Major
Economics and Politics
Favorite thing about WU

The welcoming environment and the encouragement to be yourself.

Animal that best describes your personality

A dog: unquestionable loyalty, and a strong sense of enthusiasm.

Cole Altuzarra

Cole Altuzarra

Year
Senior
Hometown
Laguna Niguel, CA
Major
Social Interaction and Creative Design (Independent Major)
Favorite thing about WU

The space to find yourself, be yourself, and express yourself - even if its not actually yourself!

Favorite quote

Be yourself today because who knows who you'll be tomorrow.

Mark Andreoni

Mark Andreoni

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Naperville, IL
Major
Sociology
Favorite thing about WU

Lounging by the millstream on a hot and sunny day

Animal that best describes your personality

A dog because I'm loyal and I like to sleep on couches.

Alexandra (Ali) Babij

Alexandra (Ali) Babij

Year
Junior
Hometown
Ontario, Oregon
Major
Psychology
Favorite thing about WU

The atmosphere. Being surrounded by so many creative, intelligent, and genuinely kind smiling faces offers daily insight and inspiration.

Matthew Bateman

Matthew Bateman

Year
Senior
Major
Comparative Literature
Favorite thing about WU

Student organizations

Animal that best describes your personality

Peacock, because I like bright colors and sleeping in trees.

Rachel Bedolla

Rachel Bedolla

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Tigard, OR
Major
Japanese Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The awesome variety of awesome people

Animal that best describes your personality

A hummingbird! I am rapid-moving, love sweet things and bright colors, and can fly backwards!

Alexa Beeson

Alexa Beeson

Year
Senior
Hometown
Portland, OR
Major
Exercise Science
Minor
Spanish
Favorite thing about WU

The tight knit community and sitting by the mill stream in the spring time!

Samantha (Sam) Benetti

Samantha (Sam) Benetti

Year
Junior
Hometown
Tigard, OR
Major
Psychology
Favorite thing about WU

Small community feeling.

Animal that best describes your personality

A giraffe, because I'm tall, awkward and lanky.

Caroline Bishop

Caroline Bishop

Year
Senior
Hometown
Davis, CA
Major
Archaeology and Art History
Favorite thing about WU

How you can start hanging out with one of your friends at the Bistro and it turns into about ten of your friends hanging out.

Animal that best describes your personality

An Ocelot! I am more of a night person, I am part carnivore, and I might look cute and cuddly, but I am very protective of my friends.

Lauren Branch

Lauren Branch

Year
Senior
Hometown
Salem, OR
Major
Politics and Psychology
Minor
Rhetoric and Media Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The opportunities for student involvement and volunteering!

Animal that best describes your personality

Probably a kitten because I have a lot of energy, love milk, and need tons of sleep.

Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton

Year
Senior
Hometown
Seabeck, WA
Major
Biology
Favorite thing about WU

The people I have met and Wulapalooza!

Chris Buto

Chris Buto

Year
Senior
Hometown
Honolulu, Hawaii
Major
International Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The personal feeling of the school and the small class sizes

Animal that best describes your personality

I would be a grizzly bear because I love big hugs and long naps.

Elaine Carpenter

Elaine Carpenter

Year
Senior
Hometown
Reno, NV
Major
Rhetoric and Media Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The wonderful people who challenge me to become the greatest I can be.

Animal that best describes your personality

A kangaroo! Because they are fun, energetic and caring.

Taylor Cooksy

Taylor Cooksy

Year
Junior
Hometown
Cameron Park, CA
Major
Psychology
Favorite thing about WU

All the communities you can be a part of, a sports team, preforming arts, clubs, ect. There is a family here for everyone

Animal that best describes your personality

A Wolf, they are observant, athletic, loyal to their pack,and confident which are all things I strive to be

Rebekah Daniel

Rebekah Daniel

Year
Senior
Hometown
Silverdale, WA
Major
Physics
Favorite thing about WU

The quality of community that is created in everything that I'm involved in.

Animal that best describes your personality

A flying squirrel because I've always wanted to fly and I have lots of energy

Camille Debreczeny

Camille Debreczeny

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Danville, CA
Major
Sociology
Minor
Environmental Science
Favorite thing about WU

The small size and sense of community!

Animal that best describes your personality

A whale! Whales are peaceful, loyal, emotional, and sometimes a bit shy.

Rachael Decker

Rachael Decker

Year
Junior
Hometown
Renton, WA
Major
English
Favorite thing about WU

The small, friendly student body - I can't go anywhere on campus without running into someone I know!

Animal that best describes your personality

A mermaid! I have long, red hair, I love to sing, I hate wearing pants, and I find the ocean incredibly calming.

Elise Derby

Elise Derby

Year
Junior
Hometown
Oakdale, CA
Major
Economics
Favorite thing about WU

The people here are so nice and really are genuine and make Willamette a great place to be at.

Animal that best describes your personality

A dog for sure because I love to play but I also love to sleep and relax a lot the time. Dogs are always so happy and ready for some fun and so am I.

Xengie Doan

Xengie Doan

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
San Jose, CA
Major
Biology
Favorite thing about WU

The chances for close interactions with your professors and peers because you're in a small school!

Animal that best describes your personality

Probably a baby artic seal, because I like to lie around, play, and flail about! 

Caitlin Dudley

Caitlin Dudley

Year
Senior
Major
Biology
Favorite thing about WU

The strong sense of community!

Animal that best describes your personality

A parrot. I'm colorful, friendly and independent. Also, I can make a lot of weird noises.

Hannah Duncan

Hannah Duncan

Year
Junior
Hometown
Winston, OR
Major
Rhetoric and Media Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The Bistro and the traditions!

Animal that best describes your personality

If I had to choose one animal to describe my personality I would choose the Otter because they’re playful and love to entertain people! I love movies! Particularly Star Wars. I love to read, drink coffee, and spend time with my friends.

Alexa Dunn

Alexa Dunn

Year
Junior
Hometown
Sacramento, CA
Major
International Studies
Favorite thing about WU

Despite the small size of campus, there are a lot of different people to meet

Animal that best describes your personality

An owl! They are very contemplative and wise, and I strive to be that way. Plus, more than any other animal in cartoons, they wear glasses and look sophisticated. I feel like my glasses also make me sophisticated, when I actually wear them.

Brendan Dwyer

Brendan Dwyer

Year
Junior
Hometown
Denver, CO
Major
Chemistry and Philosophy
Favorite thing about WU

Being able to watch Tangled with Kyle in a forest while having a picnic. Along with that, I like learning new things from classes, people, and the experiences at WU.

Animal that best describes your personality

Wolf.

Amara Fanucci

Amara Fanucci

Year
Senior
Hometown
Mercer Island, WA
Major
Rhetoric and Media Studies
Favorite thing about WU

I love the community feel--we really are a bunch of warm, genuine people and friendships I've made thanks to this atmosphere are the best I've ever had!

Animal that best describes your personality

A sea otter because I love being around others and love seafood!

Ziv Feinberg

Ziv Feinberg

Year
Senior
Hometown
Mercer Island, WA
Major
Psychology
Favorite thing about WU

Walking around campus when the sun is out, the top of every building is shining, and the campus is buzzing with excitement!

Animal that best describes your personality

An owl, because I'm curious about everything, I'm wise, and I do my best work late at night.

Carson Foreman

Carson Foreman

Year
Sophomore
Major
Rhetoric and Media Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The opportunities for involvement and the outstanding people.

Animal that best describes your personality

A lion because my I love "lion" in the sun!

Anna Fredendall

Anna Fredendall

Year
Junior
Hometown
Atlanta, GA
Major
English
Minor
Rhetoric and Media Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The constant surprises.

Animal that best describes your personality

A red panda because they are cuddly, energetic, and just generally ridiculous.

Sarah Fuller

Sarah Fuller

Year
Senior
Hometown
Walla Walla, WA
Major
Psychology and Spanish
Favorite thing about WU

There are so many communities within the larger Willamette community to be a part of!

Animal that best describes your personality

A dog. I'm playful, loyal, and love to nap.

Ian Galligar

Ian Galligar

Year
Sophomore
Major
Neuroscience
Favorite thing about WU

The people, students and professors alike, are always willing to help you out

Animal that best describes your personality

A dolphin, because I’m carefree, playful, and intelligent

Erin Gangstad

Erin Gangstad

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Bellevue, WA
Major
Politics
Favorite thing about WU

The enthusiastic and diverse community!

Animal that best describes your personality

Badger because I'm a little sassy but also compassionate!

Kristin Garrison

Kristin Garrison

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Burlingame, CA
Major
Art History
Favorite thing about WU

The people! There are so many awesome and unique individuals that you get to know during your time at Willamette.

Animal that best describes your personality

Penguin because they're my favorite animal.

Anne Gendreau

Anne Gendreau

Year
Junior
Hometown
Claremont, CA
Major
Exercise Science
Minor
Psychology
Favorite thing about WU

It's wonderful community where you can be yourself and try new things!

Animal that best describes your personality

A quokka, which is a marsupial. It is known as the happiest animal in world due to it's friendly behavioral traits.  Also, they like to sleep just as much as I do!

Ian Hung

Ian Hung

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
San Francisco, CA
Major
Biology
Favorite thing about WU

Everyone is really social and outgoing so it's easy to get to know people.

Animal that best describes your personality

I would be a dog because I am loyal, energetic, and I love to be around others

Rudy Iniguez

Rudy Iniguez

Year
Junior
Hometown
San Jose, CA
Major
Exercise Science
Favorite thing about WU

The availability of opportunities to become involved.

Kelci Jacoby

Kelci Jacoby

Year
Sophomore
Major
American Ethnic Studies and History
Favorite thing about WU

The Bistro, and how awesome the classes are!

Animal that best describes your personality

Giraffe, because I'm awkward and love to eat!

Shoshana Jarvis

Shoshana Jarvis

Year
Senior
Hometown
Los Altos, CA
Major
Psychology
Favorite thing about WU

Bistro cookies! They are so delicious and can be the best motivation to finishing homework!

Animal that best describes your personality

A cheetah.

Julianne Johnson

Julianne Johnson

Year
Sophomore
Major
Anthropology and Biology
Favorite thing about WU

definitely the students and the community, how everyone is so openly genuine and friendly

Animal that best describes your personality

Humming Bird because I'm always flying from one thing to the next and I don't stay in one place for very long

Danyel (Dany) Kahumoku

Danyel (Dany) Kahumoku

Year
Senior
Hometown
Monterey, CA
Major
International Studies
Minor
Spanish and Religious Studies
Favorite thing about WU

Knowing the majority of people I pass walking through campus and actually feeling comfortable saying “Hello”

Animal that best describes your personality

A sea otter. I’m fun, go with the flow, make people smile, live near the ocean, and love holding hands*. *Fun fact: Sea otters hold paws when sleeping to prevent them from drifting apart

Katy Kazubinski

Katy Kazubinski

Year
Senior
Hometown
Los Altos, CA
Major
Exercise Science
Favorite thing about WU

Spring time on campus. Complete with sun bathers by the mill stream, beautiful blooming trees and all activities that have nothing to do with studying for finals...

Animal that best describes your personality

Dog, I love hanging out with people and being active. Although I also appreciate a good nap and I will eat any kind of food. I'll try anything once!

Sumaiya Khan

Sumaiya Khan

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Claremont, CA
Major
Politics
Favorite thing about WU

The friendly people!

Animal that best describes your personality

Lemur, because I like big groups and I like to move it move it! 

Benny Kuo

Benny Kuo

Year
Senior
Hometown
Bellevue, WA
Major
BA Music, Vocal Emphasis
Favorite thing about WU

The opportunities one can obtain. Showing initiative goes a long way.

Animal that best describes your personality

Butterfly - I'm social, you'll see me everywhere on campus, and cautious. I typically observe the environment before diving in.

Zander Le Bel

Zander Le Bel

Year
Junior
Major
Spanish
Favorite thing about WU

My favorite thing is how extremely nice and friendly everyone is. It is so easy to get to know people here!

Favorite quote

Pain is temporary, it may last a minute, or an hour, or even a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place!

Animal that best describes your personality

Dolphin, because I love love swimming, I am also sociable and outgoing

Tori Leder

Tori Leder

Year
Sophomore
Major
Politics and American Ethnic Studies
Favorite thing about WU

How easy it is for students to get involved. And getting to chill by the millstream when it's warm out

Animal that best describes your personality

Flamingo. They are very tall as am I. Plus they are pink, which is a little bit of a loud color and I am pretty outgoing and talkative.

Gus Lee

Gus Lee

Year
Senior
Hometown
Roseville, MN
Major
Anthropology
Favorite thing about WU

The small community is filled with loving, caring people who really want to both be your friend and challenge you to accomplish greater things than you may not expect yourself to be able to do.

Animal that best describes your personality

Polar Bear because I love the snow, I love to eat a lot and I am often known for cuddling and hugging people around me.

Kevin Liebson

Kevin Liebson

Year
Junior
Hometown
Manhattan Beach, CA
Major
Economics
Favorite thing about WU

The people, they are welcoming, interesting, and genuine.

Animal that best describes your personality

Golden Retriever, I'm loyal, energetic, always have a smile, and love making new friends!

Elisabeth Maiano

Elisabeth Maiano

Year
Junior
Hometown
Salem, OR
Major
Theatre
Favorite thing about WU

There are tons of groups on campus so you are bound to find one that fits what you like.

Animal that best describes your personality

Fox because I'm witty, quick thinking, and I can be both quiet and fierce.

Neha Mandava

Neha Mandava

Year
Junior
Hometown
Cupertino, CA
Major
Biology and Politics
Favorite thing about WU

How easy it is to get involved on campus and around Salem as well.

Animal that best describes your personality

A dolphin because I love to be in the water and like to have fun with my friends

Humberto (Berto) Márquez

Humberto (Berto) Márquez

Year
Senior
Hometown
Woodburn, OR
Major
Sociology
Favorite thing about WU

All of the great friends I've made over the past three years!

Animal that best describes your personality

A turtle because like to take my time and enjoy every step of the way!  

Taylor Mason

Taylor Mason

Year
Senior
Hometown
Prospect, OR
Major
Philosophy
Favorite thing about WU

The Star Trees; the social life and wonderful people here, freedom.

Favorite quote

"An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."

Animal that best describes your personality

Sloth in the middle of a case of Red Bull. Take that as you will.

Marika McCarthy

Marika McCarthy

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Bellevue, WA
Major
Physics
Favorite thing about WU

Sunny days by the Mill Stream

Animal that best describes your personality

I would be a hedgehog because they are cute and cuddly (but not too cuddly).

Madeline McClelland

Madeline McClelland

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Bellevue, WA
Major
Environmental Science and Biology
Animal that best describes your personality

A bobcat because I am feisty, creative, and native to the northwest

Aubrey Means

Aubrey Means

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Portland, OR
Major
Undeclared
Favorite thing about WU

Small class sizes and awesome professors!

Animal that best describes your personality

Owl, because I like to observe everything going on around me.

Jennie Miller

Jennie Miller

Year
Senior
Hometown
Forestville, CA
Major
English and International Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The collaborative environment and the kind people!

Animal that best describes your personality

a dog! Adoring, cuddly, generally content with my lot in life, and just as happy in play as in quiet with the people I love.

Jessica Munoz

Jessica Munoz

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Grass Valley, CA
Major
Environmental Science and Spanish
Favorite thing about WU

The people are so diverse, but so friendly and accepting.

Animal that best describes your personality

I would be a cat because they tend to like to do their own thing and take naps, but also can be very affectionate and loyal. They also have a short attention span and can be sassy.

Stephan Nguyen

Stephan Nguyen

Year
Junior
Hometown
Tigard, OR
Major
Psychology
Favorite thing about WU

The open and caring community that comes from being a part of Willamette.

Animal that best describes your personality

Probably a puppy since I'm a little shy at first but than I'm outgoing and energetic after I get to know you. Plus I love to eat and sleep a lot.

Kelly Rose Oster

Kelly Rose Oster

Year
Junior
Hometown
Windsor, CA
Major
Anthropology
Favorite thing about WU

The community--I've met the smartest, coolest, best people here.

Animal that best describes your personality

A sea otter--they always look like they're smiling, and hold paws when they sleep so they don't drift away from their friends. 

Karen Page

Karen Page

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Sacramento, CA
Major
Classics and Art History
Favorite thing about WU

The friendly atmosphere and all of the chances to experience new things!

Animal that best describes your personality

If I could be any animal I would be a horse because they get to run around and be free but they also work hard and take care of each other

Isa Pena

Isa Pena

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Newberg, OR
Major
Politics and American Ethnic Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The people and access to amazing on and off campus opportunities!

Animal that best describes your personality

Chipmunk, because they are short, and laugh super hilarious, like me!

Tomoaki Ramon

Tomoaki Ramon

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Tokyo, Japan
Major
Language Communication
Favorite thing about WU

ASP students and Willamette students all hang out together and communicate a lot!

Animal that best describes your personality

My favorite animal is a dog.

Kenya (Ken) Reutin

Kenya (Ken) Reutin

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Beaverton, OR
Major
Psychology
Favorite thing about WU

I love the relations we have with TIUA.

Animal that best describes your personality

I would be a baboon. They are spontaneous, creative, love a good joke, but most importantly they have an appreciation of large families and are very affectionate.

Brandon Richards

Brandon Richards

Year
Junior
Hometown
Seattle, Washington
Major
Politics
Minor
Economics & Rhetoric and Media Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The welcoming student body.

Animal that best describes your personality

I would say I am probably a golden retriever because I have lots of loyalty and love playing games with people!

Christa Rohrbach

Christa Rohrbach

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Concord, CA
Major
English
Favorite thing about WU

I love how friendly everyone is and how easy it is to make friends

Animal that best describes your personality

Hyena, just because I have a super loud laugh.

Brad Russell

Brad Russell

Year
Junior
Hometown
Bainbridge Island, WA
Major
Economics
Minor
Mathematics
Favorite thing about WU

How beautiful it is at the beginning and end of the school year.

Animal that best describes your personality

Orangutan because they like to spend time alone as well as with others.

Jake Saiki

Jake Saiki

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Kailua, HI
Major
Politics
Favorite thing about WU

The community feeling and students!

Animal that best describes your personality

Probably a goldfish because I am super forgetful. Last night I set my alarm for 7:45 pm and slept through my 8 am class.

Haruka Sakamoto

Haruka Sakamoto

Year
ASP Student
Hometown
Chiba, Japan
Major
Language Communication
Favorite thing about WU

Sparks Center!

Animal that best describes your personality

A dog because I am friendly and I always smile :)

Alex Schrimp

Alex Schrimp

Year
Senior
Hometown
Durham, OR
Major
Biology and Spanish
Favorite thing about WU

We have SO many opportunities for research, sports, student involvement, etc! Endless possibilities!

Animal that best describes your personality

Chameleon because I'm capable of adapting to many unique situations.

Joslin Schultz

Joslin Schultz

Year
Senior
Major
American Ethnic Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The close-knit community and amazing opportunities to work with professors.

Animal that best describes your personality

Lions! They're loud and confident and fabulous!

Hannah Scott-Persson

Hannah Scott-Persson

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Chico, CA
Major
Undecided
Favorite thing about WU

The Bistro!

Animal that best describes your personality

Fox, because they're quick-witted and fun.

Antonette Shockey

Antonette Shockey

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Salem, OR
Major
Psychology or Neuroscience, still deciding
Favorite thing about WU

The people and all the clubs/activities you can be involved in.

Animal that best describes your personality

A red fox because they pursue what they want but can be fun at the same time. They're also loyal creatures!

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith

Year
Senior
Hometown
Salem, OR
Major
Exercise Science
Favorite thing about WU

Oh goodness, there are too many great qualities about Willamette, some of my favorites are- the amazing people and professors that care, the Bistro, opportunities to get involved with anything your heart desires, and DeeDee’s sandwiches.

Animal that best describes your personality

People have told me I’m like a sloth- probably because I like to make people laugh and my nickname is Syd.

Colleen Smyth

Colleen Smyth

Year
Junior
Hometown
Portland, Oregon
Major
History
Favorite thing about WU

I love how friendly and welcoming everyone is!

Animal that best describes your personality

A penguin because I'm very loyal to and affectionate toward my friends and family, but I also love playing silly games and spending time in the water.

Laura Snook

Laura Snook

Year
Junior
Hometown
Missoula, MT
Major
Anthropology
Favorite thing about WU

Willamette offers a vast majority of different clubs, sports, volunteering and job opportunities suited for anyone's interests.

Animal that best describes your personality

A Monkey because I love to try new things and I am not afraid to go on adventures but at the end of the day I just want to curl up and go to sleep

Jeremy Sobocinski

Jeremy Sobocinski

Year
Junior
Hometown
Eagle River, AK
Major
Undeclared
Favorite thing about WU

The wraps during the weekdays.

Animal that best describes your personality

Bear. Because my name is Jeremy.

Taylor Stone

Taylor Stone

Year
Junior
Hometown
Salem, OR
Major
Psychology
Favorite thing about WU

Willamette is a wonderful community that I love being a part of.

Animal that best describes your personality

A bee; I'm busy, organized, and pretty sweet.

Lindsay Straube

Lindsay Straube

Year
Sophomore
Major
English
Favorite thing about WU

Laying by the millstream in the sun!

Animal that best describes your personality

A cat because they love to nap and eat!

Kaeleigh Thorp

Kaeleigh Thorp

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
San Francisco, CA
Major
Biology
Favorite thing about WU

The professors.

Animal that best describes your personality

American Crow: Although I look like a minion of evil, all I'm thinking about is food.

Kayla Uemura

Kayla Uemura

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Captain Cook, HI
Major
Exercise Science
Favorite thing about WU

Small class sizes, great professors and Asian food at Kaneko.

Animal that best describes your personality

A manatee because I'm laid-back, enjoy the ocean, and eat my veggies.

Kaitlyn Waidley

Kaitlyn Waidley

Year
Junior
Major
Sociology and Pre-Vet Track
Favorite thing about WU

The atmosphere!

Animal that best describes your personality

If I could choice any animal, I would choice a sea otter. I like to play in the waves all day and dive down to the bottom below. I enjoy laying in the sun and hanging out my friends and family. I am very friendly, like to form new relationship, and like to sometimes act as a comic relief.

Anna Walling

Anna Walling

Year
Junior
Hometown
Salem, OR
Major
Rhetoric and Media Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The warm and friendly community!

Animal that best describes your personality

A golden retriever puppy, because I'm loyal, friendly, and adventurous!

Tana Watanabe

Tana Watanabe

Year
Senior
Hometown
Federal Way, Washington
Major
Economics
Favorite thing about WU

I love that I can see people I know everywhere anytime around campus. It always puts a smile on my face!

Animal that best describes your personality

I stay up late at night studying and enjoy nighttime more than daytime.

Mckenzie Weinhold

Mckenzie Weinhold

Year
Senior
Hometown
Placerville, California
Major
Politics
Minor
Environmental Science
Favorite thing about WU

All the people you are able to meet and grow close with because Willamette is such a community!

Animal that best describes your personality

I have been told that my spirit animal is a unicorn and I think that fits quite nicely.

Melissa White

Melissa White

Year
Junior
Major
English
Favorite thing about WU

Everything, but especially all the cool people that go here!

Animal that best describes your personality

Something spazzy, like a squirrel maybe, because I feel like I'm doing eighty things at a time (even when I'm not).

Eve Wiggins

Eve Wiggins

Year
Junior
Major
Neuroscience
Minor
Music and Chemistry
Favorite thing about WU

The supportive and kind students, faculty and staff, and how they create such a great community.

Animal that best describes your personality

The Loch Ness Monster: you may not be able to prove that I exist, but you can't prove that I don't.

Kai Yoshioka

Kai Yoshioka

Year
Senior
Hometown
Honolulu, HI
Major
Economics and Japanese Studies
Favorite thing about WU

The wildlife that can be found chillin' by the Mill stream

Animal that best describes your personality

A hypoallergenic dog because I eat everything and would otherwise be allergic to my own fur.

Tori Youngbauer

Tori Youngbauer

Year
Junior
Hometown
State College, PA
Major
English-Creative Writing
Favorite thing about WU

The Bistro

Animal that best describes your personality

Chameleon.

Alex Ziegler

Alex Ziegler

Year
Sophomore
Hometown
Irvine, CA
Major
Computer Science
Favorite thing about WU

My Professors, I love every single one of them!

Animal that best describes your personality

An angora rabbit because I'm the most fabulous out of all the rabbits, just like I'm the most fabulous OD leader!