Speaking From Experience
As much time as Robin Aijian ’04 spent rehearsing trumpet at Puget Sound, you’d think he’d earned his degree in music. Instead, he graduated as a history major with a German minor, then spent a year in Frankfurt, teaching English to high school students. Once back in the U.S., he earned a master’s degree from The University of Chicago before returning to Puget Sound in 2008 to join the admission team. Today, as director of undergraduate admission, Aijian oversees the admission counseling team and works directly with prospective students in Hawai`i, New England, and Tacoma. “We visit high schools, do interviews, go to college fairs, and we’re trying to share what this place is to get students excited about the opportunities at Puget Sound,” he says. “We want them to envision themselves here—and envision themselves successful here—for four years and beyond.” Keeping Aijian busy off campus are his daughters, ages 4 and 8, with wife Angela ’03, ’05, D.P.T.’08. He spends lots of time enjoying the outdoors and hopes to pick up the trumpet again soon.