Elliott AlongiMajor: Theatre and Women and Gender StudiesSacramento, CAThey/he
Campus Involvement: Theatre Student Advisor Board, Theatre Scholarship
Why did you choose WU: I chose Willamette because I loved the environment of the theatre department and campus in general.
Fun Fact: I am learning how to knit and am making a hat for one of my friends!
Emma Bass-KendallMajor: Environmental Science and Public HealthLake Elsinore, CAShe/her
Campus Involvement: Alpha Phi, PHC, RA, Student Athletic Trainer
Why did you choose WU: I chose Willamette for the community that has been built on campus and the opportunities that are provided to students.
Fun Fact: I ride motorcycles!
Robbie Daugherty ‘22Studio Art & Chemistry majorsReno, NVhe/him/his
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.
Lauren Eisele-YocumMajor: Study Art and BiologyTucson, AZThey/them/she/her
Campus Involvement: Swim Team, Zena Farm Club
Why did you choose WU: I wanted a kind and welcoming community that allowed me to pursue my passions for art and swimming.
Fun Fact: I took two gap years between high-school and college to do service work and Wildland firefighting!
Celeste GutentagMajor: Art History & EnglishGrand Junction, COShe/they
Campus Involvement: Dance company, Theater Dance Showcase
Why did you choose WU: I felt at home in my surroundings, and I felt like I had a place I could grow into myself.
Fun Fact: I like to eat my pizza with honey on top and ranch on the side!
Marykate DeLuca ‘23Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics & Spanish majors, Psychology minorSan Diego, CAshe/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.
Pierce Gallaway ‘23Exercise and Health Science major, Economics minorCarmel, CAhe/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.
Taylor Hamura ‘23Biology major, Psychology minorHilo, HIshe/her/hers
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.
Jack Hanscom '22Civic Communication & Media major, Spanish minorKent, WAhe/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!
Maddy Kaplan '22Psychology major, Religious Studies minorPalo Alto, CAshe/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.
Mira KarthikMajor: Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics, Minor: Spanish and Data ScienceSan Jose, CAShe/her
Campus Involvement: CAFES, RA, Research Assistant, GPSS Tutor
Why did you choose WU: The small community, amazing program and ducks!
Fun Fact: I am a certified plant mom and have 20+ plant children in my dorm!
Linnea Lovtang ‘24Psychology major, Women’s and Gender Studies minorCorvallis, ORshe/her/hers
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”.
Gianna Marchese '22Economics major, MBA 3+1Seattle, WAshe/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.
Brady McDevitt ‘22Biochemistry majorWest Linn, ORshe/her/hers
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!
Rachel SchmittMajor: Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics, Minor: Religious StudiesPort Townsend, WAShe/her
Campus Involvement: Rugby, TA, Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
Why did you choose WU: The professors
Fun Fact: I built a wooden teardrop camper from scratch last year. Her name is Donatella.
Casey Swinkels '23Spanish and Psychology majorAustin, TXshe/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.
Kali Woodward '23Public Health majorGig Harbor, WAshe/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.
Sally Wooster ‘24UndeclaredHermiston, ORshe/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!
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