Administrative Staff

Tanya Wiedeking, Operations Manager

Tanya W. is the business manager of Pierson College. She worked in book publishing and communications before joining Yale University. She was director of the BBC’s North American book business in New York, and later was a member of the publicity department of Yale University Press. Educated in England, Germany and Italy, Tanya holds an M.A. in English and Italian language and literature from Free University Berlin. She has been a volunteer producer for WNYC New York Public Radio, and is a freelance audio producer in her spare time. She lives in New Haven with her husband and young daughters. Her dream is to become a country music star, but in the meantime she listens to live country music whenever she can.

Taunya Brogden, Senior Administrative Assistant

Taunya Brogden (“Taunya B.”) is the Senior Administrative Assistant for Pierson College and handles the day-to-day business of the Pierson Administrative Office.  She is a long time resident of New Haven. Prior to coming to Pierson, she was the Clerkship Coordinator at the Yale School of Medicine. She has also worked as the procurement analyst for the City of New Haven and in the business office of the New Haven Public Schools.

Taunya went to college on Long Island, and she has a Master’s in Business Administration from Southern Connecticut State University.

When time allows, she enjoys trips to New York City to visit friends, catch a show, and shop, of course!


James Byrd, Service Assistant

James joined Pierson in March 2016.   James is responsible for overseeing the details at events and activities in the House and around Pierson.  He works with the Pierson Aides at events and works closely with the Davis family in the House.    James is always willing to lend a helping hand and loves working with the students.

The Pierson Office is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.