College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Public Administration

MPA Student Association

  • The Master of Public Administration Student Association (MPASA) represents student interests to the faculty and administration. The group also sponsors social and career events, represents the newly formed local chapter of the national public administration honor society, Pi Alpha Alpha, and collaborates with other club organizations on community service projects.  

    MPA Student Association representatives for the 2015-16 year:

     BrookePresident – Brooke Sahlstrom

    "I chose to join Seattle University's MPA community with hopes of expanding my skills for serving marginalized populations.  My position as Secretary of the MPA Student Association provided a chance to share my passion for community engagement with fellow students.  I hope to extend more unique opportunities for current and future students as President in the coming year.  Our community can flourish by uniting individual passions for public service."

    DevinVice President – Devin Glaser

    "SU's faculty and dedicated curriculum have helped me build the skills necessary to advocate for change within the community.  I am currently putting the knowledge I have attained through work in the campaign to build out public internet utility here in the City of Seattle.  As Vice President of the MPSA, I look forward to connecting students with opportunities to get involved locally and build out a strong professional network."    

    KatrinaSecretary – Katrina Tabil

    "I chose Seattle University's MPA program because it represents my values of community service, diversity, and social justice. I would be an excellent candidate because I am highly organized, reliable and have excellent communication skills.  My experiences include working as a Secretary Senior for the Washington State Department of Transportation and currently serving as Executive Secretary for the Filipino American Community of South Puget Sound.  My goals are to provide organization and creativity to MPASA."


    LaylaTreasurer - Layla Judkins 

    "Having volunteered as an interpreter for refugees, I chose to pursue Seattle University's MPA program because of its strong dedication to social justice.  As an account manager, I have extensive experience managing projects, maintaining funds, and fostering relationships.  I have also led volunteer events that have benefitted foster care children and local food banks.  I look forward to being involved with the MPASA and organizing events that will engage students with the community."