TAs and DSA

Teaching Assistants from Germany

Mona Griesberg

My name is Mona and I study Psychology. I like singing, playing the piano, hiking and baking. Before I started my Bachelor’s in Bonn, I went to Shenyang, China, to support the Goethe Sprachlernzentrum. I enjoyed organizing events, teaching German and analyzing the culture I grew up with. So I’m really happy that I can continue this passion at K! I’m looking forward to learn more about you.


Morten Oberg

Hey everyone! My name is Morten. I am studying English and History at Erlangen to become a teacher. I am a huge American football fan and enjoy traveling to new cities and getting to know their history and culture. At Kalamazoo I hope to help you improve your language skills as well as your knowledge about German history.


TA and Departmental Student Advisor (DSA)

Katie Miller-Purrenhage

Katie Miller-Purrenhage
visiting Schloss Neuschwanstein

Hi, my name is Katie and I’ll be the DSA for German Studies this year! I have a double major in German and Music and a minor in Philosophy. I studied in Erlangen, Germany for six months during my junior year and hope to return someday! I also participate in various music ensembles on campus and enjoy cooking and hiking. I’m excited about this year and hope to everyone around! 


Student Assistant

Grace Stier

Grade Stier

Hi, my name is Grace and I am the German Departmental Aide this year! I am a German and Biology double major. I was the aide my sophomore year (2018-2019), then I studied abroad in Erlangen, Germany, and now I’m back! I also work for the Admissions Office and I love to experience the great outdoors in my free time! I look forward to seeing you on campus!