| Payton Bushaw
Hometown: Buckley, WA
Campus Involvement: Service Plunge Co-Coordinator, Border Immersion, Intramural soccer, Psychology and Sociology (Criminology Track) double major and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Interests: I love working out, hiking, playing soccer, shopping, listening to music and making/drinking coffee.
Fun Facts: I can’t start my morning without a cup of coffee, I love organizing, I hate anything scary (Halloween, scary movies, ghosts, etc), I like to eat shredded cheese by itself.
| Sarah Twomey-Bones
Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA
Campus Involvement: Mehling Hall Senator 2014-15, Intramural Volleyball Champion – I was the spirit leader, Token pick up girl basketball player, Member of the elite sorority; 7th Heaven.
Interests: Hiking with my “friends”, Paddle boarding alone (no one ever goes with me), Completing Netflix series I hate, Swimming, Rock climbing, Baking gooey cake
Fun Facts: I’ve lost my student ID 3 times and found it twice after, I am protesting to get an In N Out built in Portland, I am obsessed with iFunny, I love to take goofy pictures in nature.
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Campus Involvement: Director of Social Media for Alpha Lambda Delta, Intramural Soccer, Urban Immersion Coordinator.
Interests: soccer, backpacking, and playing the guitar!
Fun Fact: I’m an identical twin, and I spent my summer backpacking in New Mexico and teaching environmental education to Boy Scouts.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Campus Involvement: nursing student, lived in Kenna Hall, participated in Nursing Immersion program before Freshman year.
Interests: driving to Dutch bros to procrastinate, pretending to garden, pranks, going to Howard hall with my friends and complaining a lot about exercising.
Fun Facts: I can touch my tongue to my nose, I’m obsessed with Garth Brooks, and I want to move to Nashville, TN after graduation.
Hometown: Missoula, MT
Campus Involvement: green dot, soccer, service and justice coordinator, nursing major.
Interests: skiing, nursing, soccer, hiking. Basically I am an outdoors men going to school to become a nurse.
Fun Fact: I am from Montana and am the furthest thing from a cowboy and do not like country music. If I could get paid to be a ski bum that would be my desired profession.
Hometown: Sagle, ID
Campus Involvement: club soccer, Villa hall council member, CPB, Villa Drum Squad.
Interests: playing nearly any sport, video games, & travel!
Fun Fact: I am pretty recognizable and hard to miss! I love making new friends and I am a die-hard Villan.
Hometown: Camarillo, CA
Campus Involvement: club soccer, club rowing
Interests: surfing, ocean, food
Fun Fact: managed an organic coffee farm in Hawaii for this summer
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Campus Involvement: Track and Field team, Intramural Sports referee, Beacon Cartoonist.
Interests: track & field, hooping, freestyling, drawing, painting, footy.
Fun Facts: I was in a Walmart commercial on national TV
Hometown: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Campus Involvement: I am the dance coordinator for CPB and love getting involved with anything and everything on campus.
Interests: I really love adventuring with friends, my deepest passion is to travel, and I love fashion.
Fun Facts: I’m kind of a really fun person so picking one fact is super hard.
Hometown: Sandy, OR
Campus Involvement: Friends of Trees Crew Leader, Nicaragua Immersion Leader for May 2016.
Interests: Reading, Speaking Spanish, Running, Snowboarding, Hiking, and being outside!
Fun Facts: I really like jokes. Really bad, cheesy jokes.
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Campus Involvement: Love Your Melon club & Church Greeter
Interests: Baking, Reading, Kayaking, Volunteering, Exploring
Fun Facts: I love to road trip, My favorite places are Yellowstone, Disneyland, and Portland & I once jumped off a three story bridge during a white water rafting trip.
Hometown: Gardnerville, NV
Campus Involvement: VP for the on-campus improv club, The Bluffoons, and the Math Club secretary. Campus volunteer coordinate for the Friends of Trees and a math tutor in the Learning Resource Center.
Interests: I have recently began a collect of small household plants.
Fun Facts: I have a dog that looks like Splinter from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & I grew up in a town with 5 stoplights.
Hometown: Boise, ID
Campus Involvement: Entrepreneur Scholars, Hall receptionist, University Innovation Fellow, Campus Student Tour Guide, Club Ultimate Frisbee, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society… oh, and I also work Groundskeeping:)
Interests: Drawing, making sweet music, and Start-ups!
Fun Facts: I won senior prom king in high school (somehow) !!!
Hometown: Troy, Ohio
Campus Involvement: Global ADE, club tennis, intramural badminton
Interests: Arts & crafts, spending time outdoors, puzzles, reading, volunteering
Fun Facts: I want to become a second grade teacher, I’ve been stung by a jellyfish, I can juggle
| Emma Martinez
Hometown: Pasadena, CA
Campus Involvement: Service Events Coordinator for SASW, Co-leader for Black Lives Matter @ UP; member of Feminist Discussion Group; Service & Justice Coordinator for Kenna Hall Fall 15′-Spring 16
Interests: reading, writing & talking about social justice, music, going for drives with friends.
Fun Facts: left handed & never seen Star Wars
| Michelle Maxwell
Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA
Campus Involvement: Student Web Manager for the Information Services Department at UP & President of Silver Wings, Relay for Life at UP & UP’s Orientation Weekend as a Orientation Assistant.
Interests: traveling, camping, hiking, backpacking, playing music, watching movies, photography, and exploring Portland. During the school year, I spend many of my Saturdays crew leading for Friends of Trees.
Fun Facts: My birthday is on Pi Day, I have a hefty vinyl record collection, I love to skydive, my favorite movie of all time is Jurassic Park, & I am backpacking in Europe for 2.5 months after college.
| Rachel Mayes
Hometown: Scappoose, OR
Campus Involvement: Shipstad Hall’s Intercultural Coordinator and Mrs. Shipstad 2015.
Interests: I am a full time parent to one cat and one puppy. Fun Fact: I can eat a whole box of Oreos by myself in one sitting. However it results in hives and a tummy ache. 10/10 do not recommend.
| Tara Molina
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Campus Involvement: I am on the Women’s Rowing team, I enjoy participating in Pilot Ministry and serving as a volunteer in the Moreau Center.
Interests: I love to hike, camp, ski, do Crossfit, row, and hang out with friends. I love to play board games!
Fun Fact: I used to be on a competitive jump rope team. I even won a gold medal at the Junior Olympics for double dutch speed and power.
| Keegan Murphy
Hometown: Lafayette, CA
Campus Involvement: Club soccer, Intramural all star, Villa Maria Service Justice Coordinator (SJC), Finance Club, Moreau Center involvement
Interests: Soccer, Ping pong, Underwater-basketweaving, Writing, Being a jokester, Hiking With my girlfriend
Fun Facts: I smell everything I eat 🙂 And I eat everything I smell 🙂
| Kelli Oylear
Hometown: Anaheim Hills, CA
Campus Involvement: I love to volunteer, and have helped with REX, a program for the developmentally disabled, on campus. I hope to study abroad in Spain my junior year, and become more involved in student leadership.
Interests: Outdoors, caffeinated beverages, I like to think my hips don’t lie, but they do, guitar & piano, yoga, meeting new people, volunteering, animals, & Petitioning to get Wally the Pilot a much needed makeover
Fun Fact: Foreign superstar, Supermodel, Beloved Politician, Olympic Gold Medalist, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Compulsive Liar
| Jon Rompel
Hometown: Dublin, CA
Campus Involvement: I am one of the 12 guys in my class to be a nursing major, I love competing and was apart of 7 different intramural sports teams, I am a BIO205 workshop leader and a Community Assistant in Fields/Schoenfeldt Hall.
Interests: basketball and golf, hanging out with friends, FIFA, ping pong, hiking, music.
Fun Fact: My favorite food is In-N-Out Burger, I like getting to know new people and just having a good time.
| Noah Sawicki
Hometown: Tujunga, CA
Campus Involvement: ASUP Senator 2014-15, Graduate school student assistant, Fields hall small council leader, REX student volunteer, Intramural flag football 2014-15
Interests: Likes long walks on the beach & long romantic walks to the fridge. Volleyball, friends & family, skiing & snowboarding, playing the violin, santa’s biggest helper.
Fun Facts: I am super excited to be a Service Plunge group leader because:
-Pick up laundry
-Walk the dogs
… Oh wait, wrong list!
| Molly Steiner
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
Campus Involvement: Shipstad SJC, I have a radio show called Box o’ Rain, & Robotics club!
Interests: Drawing, reading, listening to music, hiking, meeting new people!
Fun Facts: One time I milked a cow naked, my name isn’t actually Molly, my favorite color is purple.
| Anna Stucki
Hometown: Mossyrock, WA
Campus Involvement: Alpha Kappa Psi – Vice President of Administration, Relay for Life – Mission Committee, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society – Member, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Campus Ambassador, Service and Justice Coordinator for Tyson & Haggerty, Box Office Assistant, Intramural sports, Faith Based Leader Program Participant.
Interests: working out, watching movies, hiking, camping, spending time with friends and family, and working at my summer job, which is at a boarding kennel. Career wise, I’m interested in working for non-profit organizations that provide relief and aid internationally.
Fun Facts: I’ve riden an elephant, and I studied abroad in Costa Rica the summer of 2014. I also interned at Mercy Corps Northwest this summer.
| Lina Tragni
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Campus Involvement: UPCR, Fields Hall Council, Fields Bible Study, Fields Hall SJC, Political Science Major
Interests: Going to church, reading, watching movies, traveling & exploring new places
Fun Facts: I have 1 younger sibling, I am currently up to date on more than 10 tv shows, I am a die hard Harry Potter fan, Half Baked is my favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor, I work at a juice shop in my hometown.
| Stephanie Tucker
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Campus Involvement: I transferred to UP my freshman year and I am so blessed by the amazing community here! I am working at the new Beauchamp Rec center this year and this is my second year leading the service plunge! I have also been involved with intramurals (soccer, volleyball, kickball, badminton, you name it!)
Interests: I love combining the outdoors with everything active. Running, hiking, walking, biking, swimming! I also love being involved within the community!
Fun Facts: I recently returned from a five week trip exploring Europe!
| Shelley West
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Campus Involvement: I play on the women’s club ultimate frisbee team, am active in the Student Nurses Association, TA in the nursing lab, and work in the Telephone Outreach Program. I have also led and participated in several Moreau Center immersions.
Interests: I love cooking and baking, thrift shopping, running, traveling, playing ultimate frisbee, and writing letters.
Fun Facts: I try not to brag, but I’m undefeated when it comes to eating competitions with my friends. I’ve been 6’2″ for half a decade and still don’t know how to coordinate my limbs in any meaningful fashion.
| Sam Wynter
Hometown: Niwot, Colorado
Campus Involvement: Intramural basketball, soccer, tennis, flag football, volleyball, and kickball. Dean’s List Spring semester 2015.
Interests: soccer & sports
Fun Facts: I was born in England, I visited the southernmost city in the world over the summer, and I have learned how to water ski.