Tanja St. Pierre

Assistant Director for Student Engagement
Hometown: 
Lübeck, Germany
Education: 
B.A. in Sociology, Villanova University
M.A. in Sociology, Penn State
Penn Stater since: 
I set foot on campus in the early 1990s
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

I have the following pets: the cutest mini-goldendoodle named Finn. He is very energetic and playful and keeps me on my toes! Fun fact: he is not a morning “person” and does not like to get up in the mornings.

My favorite place I have traveled is Salzburg, Austria. I walked through Mozart’s house – how cool is that?

You may not know this about me, but as a teenager I was part of a youth ballet company and we performed all over Europe.  One summer we even lived with a host family in Poland. I wonder if that would count as a Study Abroad?

When it comes to sports, I enjoy watching soccer - of course I do, I am German!

I am proud that I get to work with and for Penn State students every day! You guys inspire me, make me laugh, and sometime even cry. What can I say, it’s a privilege!

In my spare time, I love spending time with my three children. We all love to travel and have a long list of places that we want to explore. If we just had unlimited time and money...


Academic Adviser Tanja St. Pierre