Shiori Oki ’17

Brian C. Olson Student Leadership Award

Shiori Oki ’17

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Shiori studied classical languages and literature, as well as English literature, at PLU. She was deeply involved in the PLU community during her four years as a student. A handful of her numerous leadership roles on campus included: Student Activities Board director, Rieke Scholar, student philanthropy intern, student orientation coordinator and community student advocate.

“Shiori, along with the guidance of the Student Involvement and Leadership staff, has created a legacy of peer programming at PLU from the ground up,” said Shelby Winters, interim assistant director of Student Involvement and Leadership. Through her role as Student Activities Board director, Shiori showed an incredible amount of commitment, organization and vision to produce weekly programming for students. She also organized larger programs such as LollaPLUza and the Homecoming dance.

Winters said “I strongly believe that Shiori’s investment in the Student Activities Board and her many mentee/mentor relationships on campus will allow her to find her way back to PLU; either through philanthropic work or alumni involvement.”

Shiori Oki '17

Kari Plog '11

Kari Plog, digital content manager at public radio station KNKX, spent five years as a reporter and copy editor at The News Tribune in Tacoma. In 2015, the Society of Professional Journalists named her Western Washington New Journalist of the Year. She returned to PLU as part of its communications team in 2016. She joined KNKX in 2018.

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