Prospective Freshman Admissions

Tess Abbott

Admissions Counselor

Counseling Areas:
Alaska, California (Northern), Oregon

Travel Schedule: 
View my travel schedule here.


Hometown: Mt. Shasta, CA
High School: Mt. Shasta High School
University: Gonzaga University

Favorite Quote: “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

Favorite College Courses: African Catholicism and Health Economics

Favorite Spokane Activities: Seeing movies at The Magic Lantern downtown, driving over the Maple Street bridge (the best view of the city!), trying new restaurants, and so much more!

Favorite Spokane Restaurants: Soulful Soups, Zona Blanca, Clover

Favorite thing about Whitworth: The community! Between the faculty, staff, and students, the campus has some of the kindest and most welcoming people you will ever meet. There is a place for everyone here!

Advice for Whitworth applicants: Think about what parts of college excite you - the classes, the new people, the clubs and activities – and see what they look like at Whitworth! Visiting campus will help you feel whether it’s right for you!

Free for all: I really, really love living in Spokane! My hometown is very small, but this city feels just as close knit and comfortable. I love seeing people I know at the grocery store and other places and saying hello! I am also always at the grocery store because I never remember to buy everything on my list…