In your first year, you will be assigned to one of four packs (Purple, Gold, Black or Gray). Your pack will help you get to know other students, participate in activities and be provided with helpful resources. You can read more about your Pack Advisors below.
Perseverance means determination in the face of adversity. We motivate ourselves and each other to do our best. We extend grace when we miss our mark and learn from our mistakes. It’s important to hold a common respect for ourselves and our work.
Hey everyone! I'm Jon Angell (he/him). Im a junior studying I.T. I was born and raised in Washington so I consider this home. On my free time, I enjoy being on the water and cooking. You can find me enjoying Abella's pizza here on campus. Looking forward to getting to meet and know you all this year!
Hello! My name is Claire (she/her) and I'm a sophomore majoring in Computer Science! A thing about me is that I love traveling! I've been to many places in Europe but the one place that stood out to me was Germany, where I was born. When I'm not working or studying, I enjoy playing volleyball, folding origami, and doing nail art! A piece of advice I would give to incoming students would be to fids a study group! It's more encouraging when you have a group of like-minded students working on the same subject. they can help you and you can do the same for them!
Purple stands for Pride
One of the main goals of the Pack Advisors is to foster campus pride. You belong here, in college, and at the UDub. The UW Tacoma experience is unique. What you do has meaning, and we value you as both a student and a member of the community. We want to recognize where you are coming from, and support you in where you are going. You deserve to feel proud of yourself and your community.
Hey, everyone! My name is Briann Jolene Santos (she/her/hers). I’m originally from the Northern Mariana Islands and my hometown is Dandan village. I’m a senior this academic year majoring in Biomedical Sciences. A fun fact about myself is that I’m originally from the deepest part of the world because my home island, Saipan, sits atop the Marianas Trench! I love listening and playing instruments in my free time. I’m also a car enthusiast and love to bake when I have some free time on my hands. My favorite advice I’ve ever received is to always take things day by day, one step at a time with composure and grace and you’ll always come out fine at the end:)
Hey everyone! My name is Faith Langkilde (She/Her), I was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa, but had to move to the mainland very shortly after. I have also lived in Texas and Nebraska, however, Washington is by far my favorite place I’ve lived. I transferred to UWT from Tacoma Community College last year and this year I’m going to be a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in education and community engagement. In my free time, I enjoy reading, going on walks, and playing volleyball with my friends. My favorite music genres are R&B (mostly throwbacks) and K-pop. I’m so excited to be one of your Pack Advisors for the 2023-2024 school year and I look forward to getting to know you all throughout the year! :)
Gold stands for Community & Inclusion
Our family, friends, staff, and faculty form our community, and together we support each other and our collective success. We all come from different places and bring different strengths. It’s important to stand together in these differences. We strive to make everyone feel safe and heard in this space.
Hey y’all my name is Catherine Rawlings (she/her/hers) and I am excited to return as a pack advisor. I am originally from Seoul, South Korea. I'm a junior majoring in environmental sustainability with a focus in environmental education, and a minor in global engagement. Some of my hobbies are cooking, playing Pokémon, and traveling. A fun fact about myself is my favorite sports are weightlifting and baseball. My favorite advice to give someone is “if you can’t do it brave, do it afraid.” Overall, I am very excited to be a part of the 2023-2024 Pack Advisor team and meet incoming students!
Francisca De Borjas
Hello everyone!! My name is Francisca De Borjas (she/her/hers) and I will be your pack advisor for the 2023-2024 school year. I am currently a junior majoring in Healthcare Leadership. I grew up right here in Tacoma, Washington. During my free time I enjoy watching Netflix and love listening to KPOP and my favorite group is Blackpink. A fun fact about me is that I am bilingual: I am fluent in both English and Spanish and a quote I stick by is:
"I'm not here to be perfect, I'm here to be real." - Lady Gaga
Grey stands forIntegrity & Compassion
Integrity means doing the right thing, even when no one is looking. We aim to have complete transparency in order to foster trust. It’s important to treat each other as equals and show everyone the same degree of empathy and compassion. Part of showing that we care is being present in your journey, wherever that may be.
Hello my name is Evan Tran (he/him) and I’m from Auburn Washington. I’m currently a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. In my free time you can find me playing volleyball at the Y, playing video games at home, or at a park taking pictures of my friends. The best advice I’ve received was to build good study habits early on, try your best, and to take breaks.
Hi hi! My name is Kayla Rosales (she/her) and I am a senior majoring in Psychology, minoring in Global Engagement. Home to me is the Philippines, where I was raised for most of my life. In my free time I like to play video games, take naps, or work as a barista. A fun fact about me is that I’m ambidextrous. Some advice that I like to live by is that you don’t always have to be perfect in everything you do, as long as you’re doing the best you can. Don’t forget to give yourself breaks!