Dean of Admission

Melody is a native of Federal Way, WA and currently resides in Bonney Lake, WA. She loves the community atmosphere that you immediately feel at Pacific Lutheran University. “Everyone can find their niche here. Whether you’re doing undergraduate research in Rieke, playing ultimate Frisbee on Foss Field, or volunteering at the local middle school, it’s a great place to find a sense of community on and off campus.”

Are you worried about the admission process? Melody was a first generation college student and knows that the journey to college can be one filled with mixed emotions – from excitement to anxiety – and lots of questions. She tries to make sure that the journey to college and the admission experience is as seamless as possible.

Graduated from: University of Washington
Major: Communication
Graduate Degree: MEd in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University of Washington

Easy conversation starters:

  • She worked for the Seattle SuperSonics for 7 NBA seasons
  • Her kids – she has two sons, Caden and Blake
  • She can’t even count the number of live concerts she’s attended


90’s music knowledge
Dance moves