Hillary Powell


Director of Undergraduate Admission

Hillary grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, and slowly moved her way over the Narrows Bridge to Tacoma. She doesn’t know what she loves more: reading about adventures in her favorite books, or traveling on adventures herself! Hillary is always checking out the new coffee shops and restaurants in Tacoma. She loves PLU’s emphasis on vocation – thanking her alma mater for allowing her to find it in working with high school students in their college search process.

Graduated from: Pacific Lutheran University
Major: Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations & Advertising
Minor: Religion
Graduate Degree: MEd in Higher Education, Central Washington University

Hillary works with students from: Peninsula School District, Tacoma private schools, Bethel, Clover Park, Eatonville, Fife, Puyallup, Steilacoom, University Place, and Franklin Pierce school districts.

She also works with students from a few other states: CT, DE, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, and Washington D.C.

Easy conversation starters:

  • All things stationery
  • Bravo Television
  • She has a Australian Labradoodle named Finnegan

Knowledge of Musicals
Keeping a straight face
Newspaper Quizzes