Post Staff

2019-2020 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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Adelle Engmann
Online Social Media Manager

Adelle Engmann is the Online Social Media Manager for the Post. She has been on The Post since 2018, where she originally started as an Online Reporter. Adelle is pursuing two associate degrees at Pierce College: an Associate in Arts and Associate in Biology.  Adelle is also a 2nd year running start student who is finishing up her senior year of high school in 2020. She is very excited to lead the new online reporters and manage The Post’s social media pages and website. After Pierce, she hopes in some way to continue journalism in her career. Mainly, she wants to pursue a career in medicine. She is excited to finish off the year as a Puyallup Post alumni and Pierce graduate.

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Kathryn Scott
Managing Editor

Kathryn Scott is the Managing Editor here at The Post.

This is her second year at Pierce and, although she doesn’t quite know what she’s doing or where she’s going after graduation, she’s determined to make the most of anything and have fun while doing it. She doesn’t like being on the sidelines, which is why she always tries to be as involved with any activity as much as possible. Kathryn has a strong desire to want to get things organized and completed. She loves walking, hiking, cleaning and challenging herself. Along with laughter, these are a type of therapy for her.

She firmly believes in teamwork with plenty of communication. Wherever these are lacking, she hopes to be able to provide. She classifies herself as an extroverted introvert (or an ambivert). Kathryn’s always ready for a challenge and enjoys getting to know new people. However, she’s got no problem just spending a quiet evening at home. 

Kathryn and her husband are on the young adult leadership team for their parish. She’s grateful for the opportunities provided by both her parish and Pierce.

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Matthew Walker
Reporter

 

Matthew Walker is a reporter at the Puyallup Post. He is 24 years-old and from Tacoma, WA. He graduated from Puyallup High School, a member of the class of 2014. He has many interests, including news/politics, writing and fitness.

Matthew became interested in attending Pierce College because of his interest in news and politics. He realized that he had a passion for these subjects, and that he wanted more from life than to continue with the career he was at the time pursuing. He began his college journey Spring Quarter of 2019, and has since been pursuing an Associates of Arts degree at Pierce College. His goal is to transfer to a 4-year university to obtain a Bachelor’s in Communications or Journalism.

 

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Alexis Garcia
Reporter

Alexis "Lexi" Garcia is a recent graduate of Graham-Kapowsin High School and this is her first year at Pierce. She plans to transfer to a four year University to major in marketing or communications and get a job working in the fashion industry soon after. She enjoys reading/writing, makeup, fashion and all things involving pop culture. She hopes to improve and build her communication and writing skills while working as a reporter for The Puyallup Post.

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Hannah Nelson
Reporter

Hannah Nelson is a reporter for The Puyallup Post. She graduated from White River High School in 2018 and loves politics, writing, sports, film and video games.

Hannah is attending Pierce College to complete her AA in Journalism or Creative Writing and has he has lived in Bonney Lake for most of her life. In 2018, she lived in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for about a year and attended classes at North Idaho College as a student-athlete.

Outside of school, Hannah is a head volleyball coach for the Rainier Volleyball Club located in Enumclaw, WA. She's also a volunteer youth leader at her local church.

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Victor Fillion
Videographer

Victor Fillion is a creative up and coming videographer. He has been apart of the post for two quarters and will be leading the Youtube channel. 

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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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Elissa Blankenship
Online Reporter

Elissa Blankenship is a full-time Running Start student at Pierce College Puyallup. She is working for The Puyallup Post as an Online Reporter. Her goals for the future are not set in stone, however she plans on graduating from Pierce College with her Associate of Arts degree. She aspires to be a writer and has voluntarily participated in the 4-H Dog Project program for eight years. Graduating high school in the class of 2020, she wants to gain a head start on her college education. 

She is an expert in equestrian endeavors and dog agility and obedience training. She is a hard-working individual​ who cares greatly about her current job and the people who surround her. She enjoys spending time with the people and animals who are most important to her. She likes to read fiction stories, write what comes to mind, watch television and venture outdoors to practice her photography skills.

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Teresa Josten
Adviser
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