Name: Bruce Mann
Current job & location: Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Leadership and Assessment, University of Puget Sound
Why are you passionate about student affairs: In a time of intense intellectual inquiry, self discovery, and search for meaning, student affairs has the potential to positively challenge, empower, and inspire students to further discover who they are and what mark they want to leave on the world. The power of student affairs is found in seeing the full humanity of students, listening to their stories, hopes and fears, and advocating for holistic student success.
What are some of your favorite things to do or places to visit in Seattle/Tacoma: First off, everyone in Seattle needs to discover the amazingness that is Tacoma and surrounding areas. There are so many amazing places to walk around and explore including Chambers Bay, Point Defiance Park, the Thea Foss Waterway, and the Ruston waterfront. In Seattle, I love spending time at Alki Beach, Discovery Park, and really anywhere that has a great view of the Sound.
Outside of class and work, how do you like to spend your time: When I think of the perfect afternoon it involves sunshine, a hammock, and a stack of books. Additionally I enjoy cycling, yoga, hiking, and pretty much anything that can get me outside and around friends.
Fun fact: I used to work as a freelance photojournalist, spending most of that time covering college sports.