Voyages Staff

Interested in getting involved?

Learn more about what it takes to be a Voyage Leader (pdf). If this appeals to you, turn in your application by October 29, 2018.

Please stop by the office or email us at voyages@groups.pacificu.edu if you have any questions!

We are proud of this amazing group of Pacific staff, faculty, and students that make up the Voyages Team, and work year-round to make Voyages the best experience it can be. We come from many different geographical origins and a wide range of backgrounds but are brought together by our shared passions for the outdoors and connecting with others.

We hope to see you on a Voyage!


Sam Morrison

Sam Morrison (he/him/his)
Assistant Director of Outdoor Pursuits | Voyages Coordinator
 
Hello, Voyages participants! I am looking forward to all the exciting trips and outstanding leaders we have for Voyages 2019! We live in a truly spectacular region of the country and what better way to experience it than starting college with a 5-day trip. Voyages is a great way to kick off your time in university while building skills and relationships that will help you to be more successful. Looking forward to meeting you and bringing you into the Voyage family!


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Teva Needleman (she/her/hers) 
Voyages Coordinator  | Sustainable Design '19

Hey howdy hello, my name is Teva Needleman and I am one of this year's Voyage Coordinators. I happen to be the only coordinator not named Sam, so that's kind of nifty. I'm a senior at Pacific studying Sustainable Design and Public Health, and by the time Voyage Season rolls around I will be a real full-blown graduated adult (scary). This is my second year coordinating Voyages, and I can honestly say Voyages are one of my favorite things Pacific does. I love getting to provide the logistical support for this incredible program, but the best part of this job is watching all of the sweet incoming students really be transformed from awkward, nervous newbies to excited confident newbies. Voyages provide such a strong support system for incoming students and it makes my heart so happy to be involved with them. Sorry in advance for all the emails you will receive from me, but I can't wait to see all your smiling faces in August!!!! 


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Sam Anderson (she/her/hers) 
Voyages Coordinator | Psychology '20

Hey friends!! My name is Sam, and I'm one of your Voyages Coordinators! I'm a senior here at Pacific, majoring in Psychology with minors in Outdoor Leadership & Art History. I'm a big fan of backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and all other forms of rolling around in the dirt. Really, I love anything that gets me outside with great people and gives me an opportunity to appreciate nature. This is my fourth year being a part of the Voyages family, and I honestly have so much love for this program! Voyages have brought me to my favorite people and places. Starting my college experience with an adventure in the backcountry solidified my love for the upper left USA (pnw) and the Boxer family. I'm super excited to share something similar with all of you. Welcome to the Voyages fam! We can't wait to meet all you lovely humans!! 


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Stacey Storaker (she/her/hers) 
Voyage Leader | Exercise Science '20

Hey, voyages fam! I'm Stacey and I'm super stoked to be a part of your voyage experience! I'm an Exercise Science major with a minor in psych and I came to Pacific from Santa Clarita, CA (though I find myself referring to Oregon as "home"). Outside of Voyages, you can find me having fun with the improv troupe, hanging with my sorority, or finding ways to keep from binging Brooklyn 99 for the fourth (or fifth) time. Pacific has become one of my favorite places, and I can't wait to have you be a part of our Pacific community. And so we go!


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Grant McLuskie (he/him/his)
Voyage Leader | Exercise Science '22

Yoooo whats up?!! My name is Grant McLuskie and I am super stoked to be leading a voyage! I am from Bend Oregon and grew up going on adventures. I am majoring in exercise science and minoring in outdoor leadership. Growing up in Bend I skied all the time and was always outdoors. Along with skiing I also enjoy rock climbing, slack/high lining, and backpacking. My freshman year I went on the surf voyage and had the time of my life. some of the people on my voyage are still my best friends today and going on the voyage really has made my college experience exponentially better. Super stoked to meet all of you!!


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Zoë Kelly (she/her/hers) 
Voyage Leader | Business '20

Hellloooooo voyage peeps! My name is Zoë some but some refer to me as Zoeth. I am a Junior here at Pacific studying business and environmental studies. I come from Muskegon, Michigan where I grew up exploring the mighty Great Lakes. It wasn't until I came to Pacific that I went white water rafting for the first time! Now I spend my summers relaxin' on the side of the river and raft guiding every day. Voyages are such a dope opportunity to meet fellow students from all different backgrounds! Pumped to meet you all this August!


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Roya Tahmassebi (she/her/hers) 
Voyage Leader | Anthropology '20

What's good Voyagers!! My name is Roya Tahmassebi and I'm originally from San Diego, California. I am a senior here at Pacific University, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Philosophy. If I'm not hammocking with my roommate's dog or attempting headstands in my backyard, you can catch me balling out on the lacrosse field or munching on some crispy apples. My goal in life is to successfully own a fruit farm and a chicken tractor. Voyages are a hoot and a half and I can't wait to meet all you fun people! Welcome to PacU(:


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Marika Marx (she/her/hers) 
Voyage Leader | Fine Arts '20

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! My name is Marika, I am from the middle of the ocean on the sunny island of Oahu! Currently a senior here at Pacific, majoring in Fine Arts and double minoring in Art History and Outdoor Leadership. I am STOKED to be apart of the Voyages team again this year! I love to bring people closer to our beautiful Mama (the Earth) through exploration, mindfulness and good ole adventure. I am so stoked to meet you wild humans in the best environment possible, exploring the PNW!


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Chris Franco (he/him/his) 
Voyage Leader | Business '20

Hi! My name is Christopher Franco, but I go by Chris. I'm currently a Junior at Pacific University, with a Major in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting. I also have been climbing for around 2 years now and have been on many trips before! I am a very energetic person and can be oblivious quite a lot. I love cooking breakfast, it is the one thing that will get me up early in the morning! I can't wait to meet everyone at Voyages Orientation!


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Drea Hanks (he/him/his) 
Voyage Leader | Special Education '21

Hello, my name is Drea Hanks. I'm from a small town waaay up in the mountains of Colorado. Considering this, a passion for the outdoors was ingrained in me from the start. I love going outside and I love taking people with me. I feel that Voyages is such a valuable aspect to transition at Pacific, and creates amazing environments for students to be a part of. My Voyage was so meaningful in my transition into college that I want to a part of it for someone else; so that maybe I could give someone a meaningful experience just as I had received. The influence that the outdoors has on people is extraordinary, and the relationships and growth created from this is what makes everything worth it. 


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Lydia Malcom (she/her/hers) 
Voyage Leader | Anthropology '20

Hello future friends/voyagelings! My name is Lydia Malcom, I use she/her pronouns, and I'm from State College, Pennsylvania. I'm a junior here at Pacific majoring in Anthropology and pursuing two minors in Outdoor Leadership and Gender and Sexuality Studies. I am a certified dog person and can't survive the day without coffee (addiction is real kids). When I'm not spreading stoke for the outdoors, you can find me working as a Peer Advocate/Wellness Educator with Campus Wellness, a Project Coordinator with the Center for Gender Equity, or having meaningful discussions about our country's political climate with the College Democrats. Going on a Voyage my freshman year was pretty much the smartest thing I did and I can't wait to create new memories with you all! 


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Kristin Pilgrim (she/her/hers) 
Voyage Leader | Biology '22
Hi y'all, I'm Kristin and I'm so excited to be your voyage leader. I'm a sophomore majoring in biology and minoring in Outdoor Leadership. I'm from the desert side of Washington and I love the sight of trees on the west side of the cascades. I am apart of the cross country and track teams here at Pacific. I'm a huge fan of the outdoors, I'm always looking for my next adventure. My favorite activity is hiking because of the views you can get. I remember my voyage was one of the best experiences I had last year and if I could be a part of that for each of you and explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I would be honored. I can wait to meet all of ya!

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Eliza Irish (she/her/hers) 
Voyage Leader | Exercise Science '22

Helllooo! My name is Eliza Irish and I am going to be a sophomore here studying Exercise Science and Outdoor Leadership. I grew up in a really small town in Northeastern Oregon and always have loved being in the outdoors! I can't wait to help you guys have a great adventure doing great outdoorsy things on your voyage!


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Tessa DeBartolo (she/her/hers) 
Voyage Leader | Education '21

Hello Voyagelings! My name’s Tessa and I’m from Renton, WA. I am currently a junior and pursuing a major in Elementary Education with a minor in Outdoor Leadership here at Pacific. I am also a third-year member and nationally recognized champion of Pacific’s Handball team. This will be my second year as a Voyage Leader and I can hardly wait to get started. I am beyond excited to explore the stunning PNW with you all! I have always enjoyed the outdoors and you can often catch me walking around campus, hiking nearby trails, and having fun up at the mountains. I love a great adventure and I can’t wait to experience more of what this region has to offer. I look forward to meeting you all real soon!


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Tera Cafro (she/her/hers) 
Voyage Leader | Education, Political Science '20

Hiiii, I'm Tera. You can also call me "Shoot Girl" for reasons you may find out. I am an Education and Political Science major from SoCal. I like the sun, fresh air, adventures, and making new friends. Be my friend! :)


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Voyage Leader | Biology '20

Greetings! My name is Serita Solis. I am currently a sophomore here at Pacific studying Spanish, Biology, and Outdoor Leadership. I love the ocean, the mountains, and everything in between. I am so excited to see all of your lovely smiling faces and get to know you! The outdoors is an amazing space to learn about others as well as about yourselves and what we are capable of. I cannot wait to share the beauty of the outdoors with you and have a suuuuuuper fun time in the process!


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Voyage Leader | Applied Sustainability '22

Hellooo lovely humans! My name is Kenzie Grover, and I am from the beautiful town of Whitefish, Montana. I am a sophomore here at Pacific, majoring in Applied Sustainability, and double minoring in Photography and Outdoor Leadership. I am also a player on the Pacific Women's Lacrosse team. I have grown up hiking the trails of Glacier National Park and skiing the slopes during the winter months. I absolutely love any outdoor adventure, but chasing waterfalls and star gazing are among my favorite. I am beyond excited to meet you all and I can't wait to share the amazing experiences Voyages provides with all of you. Get stoked!!!!


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Voyage Leader | Public Health '21

Hello everybody! My name is Autumn and I am so pumped to introduce you to the PNW and join you on a great outdoor adventure. I am originally from a little town called Salida, Colorado where I grew up hiking, hunting, and being a river rat. Currently, I am a sophomore majoring in Public Health and loving life in Oregon! This is an awesome time in your lives and I can't wait to share some great outdoor memories :)


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 Voyage Leader | Applied Sustainability '21
 
Hello to all you beautiful souls! My name is Seema and I am so excited to welcome you to Pacific through voyages! I am currently a junior here at Pacific majoring in Environmental Studies: Applied Sustainability and Anthropology. My voyage was such a special, valuable experience which helped me transition into the Pacific University community while also connecting with the mother Earth. I hope it can do the same for you all as well! I am passionate about this land we walk, the beauty of nature, and all that jazz. I cannot wait to bond with nature, share our thoughts about the world with each other, and get to know y'all better!

Aubrey Romero (she/her/hers) 
 Voyage Leader | Environmental Biology '22

 AJ Cummings (he/him/his) 
 Voyage Leader | '22

Sofie Dobberfuhl (she/her/hers) 
 Voyage Leader | '22

 Isabelle Chapman (she/her/hers) 
 Voyage Leader | '21

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 Voyage Leader | Chemistry '22
 
Hey everyone! I'm Alex and I'm a Chemistry major with minors in Biology and Outdoor Leadership. Growing up in the Colorado Rockies let me get involved with tons of mountain activities (such as hiking, backpacking, climbing, biking, camping - you name it!), and part of what drew me to Pacific was the opportunity to explore the Pacific Northwest (it's a lot rainier here than in Colorado, but this place is definitely worth the clouds). Hands down, deciding to do a Voyage was the absolute best decision I made throughout my whole college admissions process, and I'm excited to make this a superb part of your introduction to college life too. There is no better way to make immediate friends than to share a tent, make meals together, and explore new places. This will be a fantastic experience, and I can't wait to meet you this fall! Cheers!