Meet Our Ambassadors

The Willamette Ambassadors lead campus tours and staff our office — you may meet some of them when you visit campus!

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    Seth Bell '23

    Mathematics, Economics, and Data Science majors, Computer Science minor
    Portland, OR
    they/them/theirs

    Operations Coordinator

    Campus Involvement: Headband, Willamette Singers, Chamber Choir, Voice Lessons, Drum Lessons, Math Department intern, SafeZone Leader, GRAC Data Researcher
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? Money, location, attitude, community.
    Fun fact: I can rap "The Lorax" in its majestic entirety.

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    Max Berner-Hays '21

    Psychology major, Mathematics minor
    Seattle, WA
    he/him/his

    Bistro order: Two chocolate chip cookies: one for me and one for a friend.
    Favorite song: "Loud" by Mac Miller
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? The small classes and collaborative environment.
    Fun fact: I’m a dual citizen with the U.S. and Germany.
    Campus Involvement: Men's Soccer
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be just like the crocodile hunter (Steve Irwin)

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    Robbie Daugherty ‘22

    Studio Art & Chemistry majors
    Reno, NV
    he/him/his

    Social Media Coordinator

    Campus Involvement: Varsity Swim Team Captain, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Sculpture Studio Assistant
    Bistro order: Iced quad shot vanilla latte
    Favorite song: "I Am Here" by P!nk
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? The community I felt while visiting.

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    Marykate DeLuca ‘23

    Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics & Spanish majors, Psychology minor
    San Diego, CA
    she/her/hers

    Campus Involvement: Softball
    Bistro order: Iced caramel latte (with oat milk)
    Favorite song: “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? WU offered me the opportunity to continue my athletic career in unison with top-tier academics.

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    Pierce Gallaway ‘23

    Exercise and Health Science major, Economics minor
    Carmel, CA
    he/him/his

    Campus Involvement: Men's Soccer, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
    Bistro order: Iced latte
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? The extremely welcoming culture and the small school feel I felt on the visits I took in high school.
    Fun fact: I have been to Africa and Europe in the same day.

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    Taylor Hamura ‘23

    Biology major, Psychology minor
    Hilo, HI
    she/her/hers

    Social Media Coordinator

    Campus Involvement: RA, Hawaii Club, Dance Co. Co-president, Cheer Team
    Bistro order: Whatever cookie I’m in the mood for!
    Favorite song: "No Other Love" by Common Kings
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? The people and the sense of community.

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    Jack Hanscom '22

    Civic Communication & Media major, Spanish minor
    Kent, WA
    he/him/his

    Intern for Operations

    Campus Involvement: Intramural basketball, Opening Days Lead Team
    Favorite song: "BOY BYE" by Brockhampton
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? I loved the idea of having a small campus community where I could lean on my professors and peers for help or comfort!

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    Rou Rou Hutchinson '24

    Chinese
    Portland, OR
    she/her/hers

    Campus Involvement: Debate Union, Student Circulation Manager at Hatfield Library, President of ACE, Chinese Study Sessions, JSU
    Favorite song: 雾里
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? I loved the support from students and professors.
    Fun fact: I held a baby panda when I was 5 years old.

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    Kaitlin Jenson ‘24

    Public Health
    Portland, OR
    she/her/hers

    Social Media Coordinator

    Campus Involvement: Pi Beta Phi, PHEAL Department Intern
    Favorite song: "The Graduate" by Arcadian Wild
    Fun fact: I have two family members named after soda!

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    Maddy Kaplan '22

    Psychology major, Religious Studies minor
    Palo Alto, CA
    she/her/hers

    Campus Involvement: Jewish Student Union, Theatre Department, Pi Beta Phi
    Bistro order: Dirty chai with a bagel and cream cheese
    Favorite song: "Waterloo" by ABBA
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? The engaged and caring student body.

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    Alanna Kelly '21

    English and Cinema Studies majors
    Highland Falls, NY
    she/her/hers

    Social Media Coordinator

    Campus Involvement: Voce, Greek Life, Willamette Events Board
    Bistro order: Mocha
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? WU had the friendliest people, most awarded professors, and was my cheapest option, all wrapped up in a great city and the Oregon wilderness.

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    Linnea Lovtang ‘24

    Psychology major, Women’s and Gender Studies minor
    Corvallis, OR
    she/her/hers

    Social Media Coordinator

    Campus Involvement: Chamber Choir, Voice Lessons, Goudy Staff
    Favorite song: "Castle on the Hill" by Ed Sheeran
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? When Covid hit, everyone came together to support each other.
    Fun fact: My favorite socks say “kinda pissed about not being a mermaid”.

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    Gianna Marchese '22

    Economics major, MBA 3+1
    Seattle, WA
    she/her/hers

    Intern for Operations

    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Softball, Alpha Phi 
    Bistro order: Always the biggest cookie I can see in the case!
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? Softball, and it's gorgeous (duh).
    Fun fact: I've been to Disneyland over 100 times.

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    Brady McDevitt ‘22

    Biochemistry major
    West Linn, OR
    she/her/hers

    Social Media Coordinator

    Campus Involvement: UpTop President, Dramatic Vocal Arts Board, Peer Academic Coach, TA for O-Chem, Chemawa Indian School Volunteer
    Bistro order: Iced vanilla latte
    Favorite song: "Evergreen" by Yebba
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? I loved the atmosphere of campus and the availability of the professors!

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    Edie Mueller ‘23

    Civic Communications and Media major
    San Diego, CA
    she/her/hers

    Social Media Coordinator

    Campus Involvement: Transfer CA, Cheer Team, Choir, Voice Lessons
    Bistro order: Iced vanilla latte (with oat milk)
    Favorite song: "Sports" by Beach Bunny
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? Small schools for the win!

  • Image of Will Nordhorn '23

    Will Nordhorn '23

    Physics and English majors
    Olympia, WA
    he/him/his

    Operations Coordinator

    Campus Involvement: Orchestra
    Bistro order: London Fog
    Favorite song: "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" by Pink Floyd
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? I knew I would fit into the community and be supported here!

  • Image of Oakley Phoenix '23

    Oakley Phoenix '23

    Women's & Gender Studies major, English and Sociology minors
    Benicia, CA
    they/he/she

    Intern for Operations

    Campus Involvement: Rainbow Alliance, Queer/Trans People of Color, Black Student Union, Blitz Program
    Bistro order: London Fog and a vegan chai cookie.
    Favorite song: “Butter” by BTS
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? Because I felt confident I would be able to call it home for four years.
    Fun fact: I've been given the descriptor, "walking Pinterest board" -- which is arguably one of the best compliments.

  • Image of Casey Swinkels '23

    Casey Swinkels '23

    Spanish and Psychology major
    Austin, TX
    she/her/hers

    Campus Involvement: Housing (RA in Cascadia), Alpha Phi
    Bistro order: Iced latte (with oat milk, two extra shots, and hazelnut)!
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? I visited and fell in love.
    Fun fact: I played competitive kickball for eleven years and won three All-Star State Championships.

  • Image of Tessa Thompson ‘24

    Tessa Thompson ‘24

    Civic Communications and Media major, Psychology minor
    Seattle, WA
    she/her/hers

    Social Media Coordinator

    Campus Involvement: Library Manager, Alpha Chi Omega
    Bistro order: London Fog (with soy milk)
    Favorite song: "Slipping Away" by LEISURE
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? The WU community was appealing and made me feel secure in my choice to continue my education on this campus.

  • Image of Kali Woodward '23

    Kali Woodward '23

    Public Health major
    Gig Harbor, WA
    she/her/hers

    Intern for Operations & Communications

    Campus Involvement: Opening Days, Alpha Phi, Investment Club
    Bistro order: Iced chai (with almond milk)!
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? I loved the community, and it just felt like home when I visited.
    Fun fact: I used to live abroad when I was younger.

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    Sally Wooster ‘24

    Undeclared
    Hermiston, OR
    she/her/hers

    Campus Involvement: Debate Team, Sexual Assault Response Advocate
    Bistro order: A latte and a chocolate chip cookie.
    Favorite song: "Save Your Tears" by The Weeknd
    Why did you choose WU -- in one sentence or less? It felt like the right fit, and I was excited to be on the debate team!

Willamette University

Office of Admission

Address
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6303 voice
1-844-BEARCAT toll free
503-375-5363 fax
503-375-5383 TDD

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