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CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Awards Nominations begin November 28. Learn more about the selection process.

Eliesse Jakotich

Eliesse Jakotich

Eliesse Jakotich.




Expected Graduation: Spring 2023

Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR

Major: Human Development

Minor: Psychology

Certificate in Family Studies with a focus on Child and Youth Development

Extracurricular Involvement:

Personal Support Worker

WSU Kappa Alpha Theta

Student Entertainment Board Concert Committee

Get to Know Eliesse:

Why WSU:

I chose WSU because it felt like home the moment I came to visit. I am a third generation at WSU and being a coug was in my blood. I wanted to be a part of a school that has a strong school spirit, greek life, football team, and a strong Speech and Hearing Sciences Program.

Favorite Faculty

My advisor, Alicia Woodward, is the kindest, most organized, and caring person I have ever met. She has been by my side since the day I met her. She is inspiring with her dedication and passion for her students who she assists. She has responded to all of my emails in a timely manner, we have had many zoom calls over the past 3 years, and she helped me organize all the classes I need to graduate on time. She is not just an advisor but she has become a friend, I would not be where I am with out her.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

There are so many opportunities to get involved on and around campus. It is also a great way to meet other individuals in and outside of your major. I really wanted to get involved as an ambassador because I was one in high school and wanted that same involvement experience. Being a CAHNRS Coug is a great opportunity for scholarships and social involvement, plus it’s super fun!

Eliesse with a home made caramel apple.




Eliesse at a Human Development booth.

Other Facts About Eliesse:

Birthday: March 8th

Pronouns: She/Her

Eliesse loves to sing and has participated in WSU’s talent show!

Career Plans: Speech and Language Pathologist for kids

Questions for Eliesse? Email her at