Our Team


Tamara Ko, MA ’11, Director of Student Engagement & Special Events

   Pronouns: she/her

   Hometown: Salem, OR

   Major: Psychology

   Minor: Chinese Studies

   Hobbies: Marvel and superhero movies, reading young adult novels,     

   phone, and planner!

   Favorite Food: Asian food (weak spot for Chinese food and boba)


MB Mikah Bertelmann ’21, Student Engagement Facilitator

   Pronouns: he/him

   Hometown: Kailua, HI

   Major: International Affairs

   Minor: Political Economy

   Hobbies: Tik Tok, trying new recipes, and petting every dog that walks by

   Favorite Food: Anything that includes rice


Matt Matt Brown ’21, Student Engagement Office Assistant

    Pronouns: he/him

    Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

    Major: International Affairs

    Minor: Entrepreneurship 

    Hobbies: Basketball

    Favorite Food: Chinese food


Mary-Claire Spurgin Mary-Claire Spurgin ’21, Student Engagement Office Assistant

   Pronouns: she/her

   Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

   Major: International Affairs

   Minor: Economics; Middle East & North African Studies

   Hobbies: Cooking, reading, playing Animal Crossing, and taking walks around campus

   Favorite Food: Bagels!


Annabelle Annabelle Rousseau ’23, Student Engagement Office Assistant

Pronouns: she/her

Hometown: Salida, CA

Major: Environmental Studies

Minor: English

Hobbies: Swimming, jewelry making, reading/writing, and hiking

Favorite Food: Chicken soup


Maca Macarena Vives ’22, Student Engagement Office Assistant

   Pronouns: she/her

   Hometown: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

   Major: International Affairs

   Minor: Rhetoric & Media Studies + Entrepreneurship 

   Hobbies: Being with friends and family, hugs, watching movies,       tennis and photography

   Favorite Food: Sushi (by far!)


Bille Sheikh '24

Bille Sheikh ’24, Student Engagement Office Assistant

Pronouns: he/him

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Major: Economics

Hobbies: Basketball

Favorite food: Yakisoba