Joyce is the former University Registrar at Seattle
University and has been involved in PWOB since 2010. Joyce helped fund her own
college education by working summers building switches for utility substations.
As a result, she feels a special kinship to the staff in Facilities and is
pleased to be able to engage in local and international community supported
immersion efforts that result in sustainable infrastructure improvements.
Naomi Kasumi is an installation artist, designer, and since 2003, Associate Professor of Digital Design at Seattle University. She has been involved in PWOB since 2011, introduced by the staff in Facilities Services. Naomi, one one hand, chasing students around, teaching, training, and nurturing to be professional designers who believe in and commit to service in creative ways, and dealing with many service projects with students locally and internationally. On the other hand, she produces small book art to large scale installation art pierces as an artist and has been traveling around the world for her own solo and group exhibitions. Believe it or not she has a third hand that shes uses to participate in events and service trips in the world as an artist/designer/creative professional...it comes in handy! Naomi is pleased to be part of PWOB to engage in local and international community which has been an incredible opportunity to feed her soul.
Lauren is an alumni of Gonzaga University and came to work at Seattle University in 2010. During her 5 years at Seattle U she has worked in the Athletics Department, Facilities Services, and currently in the Office of University Planning. Since 2013 she has been serving as PWOB's webmaster.
Pat had a career in sales for over 25 years before moving to Seattle, where she decided to make a career change and became a financial planner. After 8 years in the profession and expecting her third child, she decided to temporarily "retire" to raise her daughters - a decision she has never regretted. During that career hiatus, Pat discovered a new passion in service, eventually moving into administrative and ministry positions at St. Joseph Parish, then St. James Catherdal where she helped to create and promote outreach programs. In 2007 she was recruited to join the Seattle U community and became the administrative coordinator to the Vice President of University Advancement. Since 2010 she has served Dean Mike Quinn in the College of Science and Engineering in a similar position, electing a position where she can work closely with students and faculty. Pat has continued her volunteer outreach work and accompanied a group of high school students on a post-Katrina rebuild in New Orleans in 2013 through "Shirts Across America". She comes to PWOB as an eager volunteer-leader with lots of "Do-It-Yourself" experience, a deep respect for the work done by the organization and a strong devotion to both young people and other cultures SAYING "there is so much offer and to learn!" Pat is currently enrolled in a Spanish class in hopes of gaining at least a rudimentary ability to converse with our hosts in Nicaragua in December 2014.