Tanja St. Pierre

Assistant Director for New Student Orientation and Student Engagement
Lübeck, Germany
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...

Assistant Director for New Student Orientation and Student Engagement Tanja St. Pierre standing facing camera.