Parker Werns

  • Assistant Director of Student Engagement

Living and learning? Parker's got you covered.

As the Manager of Honors Housing, Parker is the middleman between PittHonors and the Honors Housing community. He works with Residence Life, your RAs, and faculty and staff across campus to create programming that is fun, interesting, and worthy of taking up time in the busy schedules of PittHonors students.

Before working for Pitt, Parker created programs for Point Park University's Honors Program, including planning national and international trips for students looking to explore outside of their city. He worked for Penn State (I know, I know), and managed the programming of an LGBTQ-focused nonprofit in the Pittsburgh area. Parker was also a Segway tour guide of Pittsburgh, so he's familiar with both looking ridiculous and the city itself. If you need help with either, let him know.

When he's not working, Parker enjoys watching drag shows, thrifting, and shopping for records. He also spends a fair amount of time in book stores, breweries, and coffee shops. 

Education & Training

  • Master's in Higher Education Management, University of Pittsburgh
  • Bachelor's in Education Policy, Penn State