Post Staff

2020-2021 Staff

Alec Jensen
Editor-in-Chief

Alec Jensen is proud to be the Editor-in-Chief of The Puyallup Post. In his free time, Alec enjoys wandering around bookstores and libraries, watching independent cinema, performing concerts for an audience of himself and spending time with his girlfriend, Madison. He enjoys cinema, writing, theater and music. Alec has often said he is at Pierce because of a slip up at the end of high school, but he now realizes that it is to find what it is he wants to do with his life. He is currently considering paths in journalism or education. He would like to teach English, history, social studies alongside being involved in the theater department. Alec feels lucky to be at Pierce, lucky for this opportunity to figure himself out. 

He thanks the readers, without you there is no reason for us to do this. 

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Elissa Blankenship
Online Social Media Manager

Elissa Blankenship is a second-year student at Pierce College Puyallup. She is working for The Puyallup Post as an Online Social Media Manager. Her future goals are not set in stone, though she plans to graduate from Pierce College with her Associate of Arts degree. She aspires to be an excellent journalist and voluntarily participated in the 4-H Dog Project program for eight years during her childhood. Having graduated high school in the class of 2020 amidst a worldwide pandemic, she feels she will be prepared for anything that requires adaptation or change.
She is an expert in equestrian endeavors and dog agility and obedience training. She is a hard-working individual​ who cares deeply about her current job and the people who surround her. She enjoys taking time to appreciate nature and stay connected with the Earth. She likes to read news articles, write what comes to mind, watch television and venture outdoors to practice her photography and videography skills.

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Alexis Garcia
Online Social Media Manager

Alexis “Lexi” Garcia is a second year Pierce College student and one half of the Online Social Media Managers for The Puyallup Post. Her educational goals are to obtain her Associate of Arts degree this spring and transfer to a four-year university to major in communications. She’s also open to going to grad school after getting her bachelors to obtain a masters degree as well. She plans on using her degrees to have a career in marketing and advertising in the future after college.

In her freetime, she enjoys to read, travel, cook vegan meals, do yoga and spend time with loved ones. She also loves New York and hopes to possibly move there or another big city in the near future.

She’s excited to spend another year publishing great content and developing more skills as a member of The Puyallup Post. 



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Jayden Fenske
Reporter

Jayden Fenske is a first-year running start student at Pierce College Puyallup. He also attends Bonney Lake High School and will graduate with the class of 2022. He works as a reporter for the Puyallup Post, and enjoys every second of it. At Pierce College, he plans to get his associates in geography and transfer to his dream school, the University of Washington in Seattle. He works as hard as he can in school in hopes of one day getting accepted to the University of Washington, which he has wanted to go to since he was nine years old. His professional goals are currently undecided as he is trying to figure out if he wants to work in the geography field, or attend medical school to become a doctor. Jayden loves to go outside and play tennis, bake, and spend time with his friends and family. He is excited and honored to start his college journey through Pierce College.



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Celine Paez
Reporter

Celine is a first-year Running Start student at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. She was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the United States in 2014. She plans to obtain her associate of arts degree at Pierce and later transfer to a four-year university and major in communications. She hopes to work at a broadcasting or technology company in the future. Celine enjoys long road trips, music and films. She would also like to travel around Europe to go sightseeing and learn its history. In her high school, she is a JROTC cadet and has participated in a drill competition and other activities. She also volunteers in welcoming new students and helps with her school events and assemblies.

Celine is honored to be working alongside diligent and dedicated individuals, and to be given an opportunity to be a part of the Puyallup Post.



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Nathaniel Moreland
Reporter

Nathaniel Moreland is a Reporter and Running Start student at Pierce College. He comes from Graham Kapowsin Highschool where he participated in photography club and wrote during his free time. His goal is to get an Associate of Science degree and transfer to a four-year university to pursue a degree in computer science. With that, he hopes to work in computer engineering where he will exercise problem solving, critical thinking, and make connections between hardware and software.

He enjoys working with technology, creativity and animals. He is determined to do his best on what he puts his mind to and learn as much as possible in the time given to him. His favorite hobby is to learn in all subjects, but the subject matter he spends most of his time on are reading, writing and photography. These are some of his favorite hobbies and he’s glad to be putting them to good use at the Puyallup Post.



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Eliza Myers
Reporter

After graduating with the class of 2020, Eliza Myers is attending Pierce College as a freshman. She is aiming to get her Associates of Arts at Pierce and transfer to Eastern Washington University in order to complete her bachelor's of communications. After experimenting with creating videos, she has gained a passion for videography and hopes to one day be a part of the film industry. She enjoys reading different types of fiction books out in the sun and traveling to new places. Her passion for basketball has taught her to be a dedicated person and has allowed her to work well with others. Hiking and having barbecues with her friends and family is how she prefers to spend her free time. Eliza is excited to be a reporter for The Post and absorb all of the new experiences heading her way

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Jesse Coward
Graphic Designer

Jesse Coward is the graphic artist at the Puyallup Post. Although he has been working at the Post for a short time, he has enjoyed the journey so far. He is not sure how long he plans to be at Pierce but like most people, he is still figuring things out.  Besides work, Jesse likes playing board games, watching football, and traveling. 

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Teresa Josten
Adviser
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