Gillian Wittstock

Portrait of Gillian Wittstock

2023 Award: Academic Excellence and Citizenship Award for Dance Pedagogy
Majors: English, Dance
Minor: Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership 
Hometown: Petersburg, Alaska
Extracurricular activities: I love to pursue creative endeavors, with dancing, drawing, and writing being my favorite hobbies. They keep me busy when I’m not spending time with my friends and at school.

More about Gillian

Future plans:

In the future, I hope to work as a high school English teacher and dance instructor, or as a professor of dance, somewhere on the west coast by the water.

How has your major contributed to your professional or personal development?

My majors have both taught me the importance of developing good people skills, being an efficient problem solver, and being comfortable with unpredictability. These are abilities that I hope to take with me into my professional life and utilize for the betterment of myself and my students. 

What has been your proudest or most significant accomplishment during your Gonzaga career?

My proudest accomplishment during my Gonzaga career has been choreographing a full-length dance for the Student Choreography Concert my junior year. This experience developed my perseverance, creativity, and instructional abilities, and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to be a leader in this endeavor.