David VanDeusen

David VanDeusen

  • Position: Assistant Director of Admissions for Welcome Desk and Campus Visits
  • Phone: (425) 352-5000
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Hometown: Hillsdale, Michigan

Education: Hillsdale High School in Hillsdale, MI, B.A. in Political Science from Western Michigan University, M.S. in Urban Planning at the University of Michigan

Favorite Restaurant in Bothell: I’m not there all the time, but I’ve enjoyed anything from Pen Thai.

Favorite Movies: "The Dark Knight." I’ve also watched "Zootopia" four times on Netflix.

Favorite TV Show: The only show I’ve ever watched during its entire live run was "Lost." I also love "Parks and Rec."

Favorite Books: I’ve read Tuesdays with Morrie several times in my life and every time it means something a little bit different to me. Oh, and Harry Potter. Hufflepuff for life!

Favorite Sports Team: I’m a Detroit sports fan, but my absolute favorite is the Detroit Tigers. Also, I love college football, especially the Big Ten, though I will always cheer for my alma mater, the Western Michigan Broncos.

“Whatever excites you, go do it. Whatever drains you, stop doing it.”
-Derek Sivers

Favorite College Experience: For one summer I worked as an orientation leader, guiding students around campus and meeting lots of new friends. I even got to wear a cowboy hat every day at work.

Favorite WA Activity: I love to take day hikes in the woods. My favorite hike is Wallace Falls in Gold Bar. I also enjoy Mariners games in the summer and visiting Gig Harbor.

Main Attraction at UW Bothell: When the sun shines through morning fog rolling off the wetlands, campus looks mysterious and beautiful, and I can’t wait to see what the day brings.

Fun Fact: I accidentally sat on a cactus when I was 6 years old.