Eliana Goldberg (she/her)
Eliana is the General Manager of KUPS. You can usually find her taking naps in awkward spaces or on the hunt for a good snack. A lover of fudgesicles, bolo ties and wild flowers (in that order). Ask her about her fraternity presidency and about #DuaLipa.
Anna Dupont (they/she)
Senior majoring in biology and minoring in Spanish. I spend my free time writing poetry, reading scifi, and cooking. I really like lakes and French house. Unironic Drake fan. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Carti deep cuts or vegetarian recipes.
Emmett Carrier (he/him)
Hi! My name is Emmett Carrier (he/him) and I am a Junior from San Juan Island, WA. I am majoring in Finance within the Business Leadership Program with minors in Economics and Mathematics. This is my first year being a part of KUPS and I am so excited to be taking the role of Business Director. Around campus, I am often studying at the library, playing club soccer on lower Baker, pitching stocks to the investment club, listening to music in the booth, or grabbing some food from the Cellar. I am so happy to be a part of KUPS’ talented community of DJs, MDs, Interns, and Managers that make the station so special. Feel free to come say hi if you see me around campus to talk about music, school, sports, or any other interests!
Marketing and Promotions Director
Hey everyone!! I’m Gwen (she/her), a sophomore majoring in math and environmental policy, and am the Marketing director this year! You can catch me cleaning up my own spills around campus or wandering the streets of Tacoma opening every little free library I pass. 🙂
Laura Woodhouse (they/she)
Laura is the specialty music director, a banjo enthusiast and a staunch advocate for the Oxford comma. Their most recent tarot reading advised them to think less about appearances, so catch them in their senior year disengaging from the corporeal form! If you see them on campus, say hi and tell them about your favorite hot sauce!
Jake Larson (he/him)
Jake Larson is a Minnesotan Sophomore majoring in Religion. He likes cooking, Hawaiian shirts, vinyl, and funky sunglasses. He listens to a lot of 90’s alternative and is always jazzed to find a new weird soundtrack. His gum of choice is Watermelon Extra.
Ella DeMerritt (she/they)
Hi everyone! My name is Ella, I use she/they pronouns, and I am super thrilled to be the co-alternative music director for KUPS this year. I’m a senior double majoring in Politics and Government and International Political Economy, and I also do stuff for Repertory Dance Group and Garden Club. I cannot be trusted with a library card. Ask me about my Dungeons and Dragons character build. I really like MasterChef.
Milo Hensley (they/them/theirs)
Budding cryptocurrency entrepreneur. Interested in Men’s wellbeing, atheism, debate, skincare, Japanese culture, hunting and NASCAR. I like songs that awaken my inner wolf.
Simon Plotkin (he/him)
I’m an alternative director for kups! stream plantasia by mort garson. enthusiastic about fungus, the color green, sushi, snails, and the concept of nocturnality. one day i’m gonna leave this all behind and become a river person. Ask me about “simon’s leg.”
Loud Rock Director
Tate DeCarlo (he/him)
Hailing from Portland, OR, Tate (He/Him) is the director of all rock that is loud at KUPS. He was told by a hypnotist at a young age that his spirit animal is a squirrel, so it comes as no surprise he’s nuts for punk. He is an English major and an avid consumer of anti-capitalist literature. Some of his favorite things outside of the classroom are sweaters, eggs benedict, skateboarding, collecting Levis 550s, Wii Mariokart, and making fun of the Straight Edge lifestyle. If you see him around campus, you can leave a trail of breadcrumbs and he will follow you home to ramble about CDs or Studio Ghibli.
Abby Steward (she/her)
WAZZAAAP! My name is Abby and I’m the Hip Hop MD for KUPS this year! I am super stoked to be here, to meet new and old DJs, and to build a family with everyone who loves music (almost) as much as me(we can fight about this later). My hobbies are mainly centered around music— I love to listen to vinyl and play guitar, but as a wildcard I love to roller skate and go to the gym! Can’t wait to see everyone and be back in the booth again 😀
Electronic Music Director
Tio Lloyd (he/him)
Tio (he/him) is a senior who loves playing music with his friends, barking at dogs, and swimming at Point Defiance with little seals and fish. Tio is the electronic music director and enjoys going to concerts, so hit him up if you want to talk about electronic music from synths to DnB or want to go to concerts!
Libby Regan (they/them)
Hey! My name is Libby. I use they/them pronouns. I am a sophomore. I’m a double major in art and art history. I like Willem Dafoe and electronic music. I love eyeliner.
Paul Maturo (they/them)
My name is Paul, I’m a sophomore from Ann Arbor Michigan. I am the Engineering Director and this year is my second year as a DJ and first year on staff. Outside of class, you can find me walking around campus looking like I don’t know where I’m going. My favorite things in life are 80’s Sci-Fi, Ralph Bakshi Movies, and Jim Henson Puppets.
Rhae Schulz-O’Neil (she/they)
Rhae is a Studio art and Chinese double major. When she’s not in the studio you can find them dancing and eating pickles. Don’t mention sweet pickles to them or you’ll be hated on.
Dominique Langevin (they/them)
Dominique is freshman from San Diego, and a media intern this semester. When they’re not in class, you can find them listening to vinyl, having very loud conversations in the sub, visiting local parks, and committing the most atrocious parking jobs on campus. If you see them around, say hi at your own risk, you stuck in a conversation about emo music lore.
V Solar-Miller (they/she)
I run a radio show called obsessions. Visibly homosexual. I grew up in books. I throw up in parking lots frequently. Cooking enthusiast. I love Courtney Barnett, Julia Jacklin, Mitski, and Fiona apple. Don’t ask me to drive.
Tova Mertz (she/they)
librarian, music enthusiast, party rocker.
Hillary Zegzula (she/her)
I’m Hillary! Zeggy Stardust if you’re nasty. I’m a simple girl from the Portland burbs, looking for a fella who can satisfy my insatiable hunger for gluten free cinnamon rolls. I collect Beatles magazines and wave to babies in the grocery store, and I just might tapdance if you ask me to.
Leo Segal (they/them)
Hey all! I’m Leo, I prefer they/them pronouns, I’m originally from LA, I’m a sophomore here at UPS, and I’m a music intern for KUPS. My favorite genres of music to listen to are 60’s-70’s rock, old school hip hop, and jazz fusion. I play several instruments, including guitar, piano, and bass. I also skateboard, workout in the gym, and love good nature. My favorite snack is banana with peanut butter. I’m so excited to see all the things we can accomplish as a community within Puget Sound, Tacoma, and more!
Hey everyone! I’m Thad, I’m a senior studying English and Spanish! When I’m not doing schoolwork or running around for the station, you can catch me re-watching my favorite TV shows which are (but not limited to): Community, Teen Titans, Lost, Avatar: the Last Airbender, or New Girl. As far as music goes, I love David Bowie, Victor Jara, and Dan Auerbach, they’re pretty cool dudes (again, it is not limited to these guys). For those that love to dabble in astrology, I’m a Cancer sun, Cancer moon, and Sagittarius rising 🙂 Feel free to say hi whenever and give me song/movie/show recommendations!
My name is Zosia and I’m from Chicago, IL. When I was 11, I met Tana Mongeau and she called me a queen. This shaped the trajectory of my life! I love hand-poked tattoos, feminist theory, and making art with my friends. If you need music written by and for angry women I’m your guy. Have been referred to as God’s most non-fungible soldier.
Olivia Prime (she/her)
Hi hi! My name is Olivia Prime, I’m a freshman from Portland, Oregon, and I am a music intern here at KUPS. If you see me walking around campus and I can hear you over my headphones, ask me about the necklace I made Briston Maroney, the time I bonded with Jack Antonoff, or mental health advocacy! I always love to talk about tarot, what kind of bug I think you are, and will discuss sitcoms at length. I have also been told that I have good juju, so do with that what you will.
Sara Guillen (she/her)
HEY!!! I’m Sara (she/her) and I’m from Bozeman, Montana. I’m so stoked to be part of KUPS as a Music Intern this year! My favorite word is zombie and my second favorite word is puke. I like berries and the ocean and the color green and dance parties. Big fan of fist bumps- so let’s do that. Looking forward to it 🙂
Ellan Ober (they/them)
Ellan is an English and Philosophy double major and is very enthusiastic about all things film, music, crewnecks, and flannels. Ask them about the history of 5th-wave emo and all things PS2 horror for good karma.
Skye Mccurdy (they/she)
Skye is a senior studying Geology and Environmental Policy. Outside of the classroom, you can find them at the beach collecting stones, in the woods looking for bugs, in any larger body of water, or lost in the rhythm in the depths of the club. Skye loves all kinds of music and highly recommends that you listen to Gou Talk by Peggy Gou because they are totally obsessed with it right now!!