College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences Advising Center

ASAC Advising Staff

  • Advising Group AY16


    Brown, Tonja 2015Tonja Brown

    Academic Advisor, Arts and Sciences Advising Center
    Email: brownt2@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W


    Biography
    I earned a Master’s degree in Student Development Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Washington. Prior to working in the College of Arts and Sciences at SU, I served as an Educational Planner at Edmonds Community College and as the Leadership Development Fellow in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. I also have experience working as a study abroad advisor and as a bank teller.

    In my role as Academic Advisor, I enjoy engaging in conversation with students around ways to deepen the SU experience. I am active in campus committee work which aims to enrich and enhance the quality of academic advising at SU. My husband, Matt, and I have a fun-loving toddler, Brandon, who entertains us with silliness. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, running my dog, spending quiet time reading, and enjoying all that the Seattle area has to offer.


    Elias, Kate 2015 Kate Elias, PhD

    PhD, American History
    Assistant Dean for Student Academic Support, Dean's Office
    Email: eliask@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W

    Biography
    As Assistant Dean for Student Academic Services, I oversee academic advising services in the College of Arts and Sciences and work with students who are academically and personally struggling. I work with A&S students at all academic levels and from a variety of majors to make and meet their personal and academic goals. Outside of the ASAC, I spend time around Capitol Hill exploring new restaurants and spending time with my family. I love to hike and bike and being outdoors in and around Puget Sound.


    Hauck, Laura 2015 Laura Hauck-Vixie, MEd

    MEd, Student Development Administration
    Senior Academic Advisor, Arts and Sciences Advising Center
    Email: hauckl@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W

    Biography
    I began my academic career as an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University, majoring in Spanish and Sociology. Upon graduation, I served as a staff member in the Division of Enrollment Services at SU and simultaneously completed my Master of Education degree in Student Development Administration. My advising career began in the SU Albers School of Business and Economics graduate programs and I currently serve as an advisor to the following Arts and Sciences populations: Social Work and Interdisciplinary majors, incoming transfer students, graduate, readmit, post-baccalaureate, reciprocal exchange, Running Start, and Pacific Northwest Ballet students. When not on campus, I enjoy hiking, Instagramming, food, animals, and spending time with my family and friends.


    Miller, Leigh 2015 Leigh Miller

    Academic Advisor - College of Arts and Sciences
    Email:   millerle@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W

    Biography
    As a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University, majoring in East Asian History, I am excited to be back on campus in a role where I can support students on their own journey. I have held a variety of positions since graduation and am a living example of the value of a liberal arts education.  When I am not inhabiting the Arts & Sciences Advising Center, I love to read, hike, run, volunteer in my community and play with my kids.


    Moss, Amanda 2016 Amanda Moss 

    Academic Advisor - College of Arts and Sciences
    Email:   mossa1@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W

    Biography
    I am an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and enjoy working with students to plan educational goals as well as connecting students with campus resources.  I am currently in my first year of grad school at Seattle U, studying Student Development Administration.  I am originally from the Seattle area, but still enjoy exploring the city.  Some of my hobbies include driving to new places, drinking endless cups of coffee, snow skiing, and reading a new book.


    Sabaric, Rosie 2015 Rosie Sabaric

    Academic Advisor, Arts and Sciences Advising Center
    Email:   sabaricr@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W

    Biography
    I am the Senior Administrative Assistant in the Advising Center. I assist students with scheduling appointments, form inquiries, informal advising assistance, and other ad hoc requests. I enjoy seeing students pursue their passions and discover their interests. I was born and raised in Seattle, WA and graduated from Roosevelt high school. Upon completing my transfer degree at Shoreline Community College I transferred to Western Washington University. Currently, I am enrolled in a graduate program at Seattle University. Outside of work, I love photography, gardening, kayaking, traveling, and going on mini weekend adventures!


    Sin, Alysia 2015 Alysia Sin

    Academic Advisor, Arts and Sciences Advising Center
    Email:  sina@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W

    Biography
    This year I am an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am greatly looking forward to helping students successfully plan their academic endeavors but also get to know them and have conversations around making the most of their experience at Seattle U. I am a second year graduate student here in the Student Development Administration Program. I was born and raised in Tacoma, WA and received my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington so I’m a Pacific Northwest girl. Outside of work and school, some of the things I love to do are play tennis, go shopping, and finding yummy happy hour places!


    Van-Fossen, Lauren 2015 Lauren Van Fossen

    Academic Advisor - College of Arts and Sciences
    Email:  vanfosse@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W

    Biography
    I am an academic advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences where I work with students on academic planning and student success. In addition to my role as an advisor, I am a graduate student in the Student Development Administration program at Seattle University. I grew up in California where I received my Bachelor’s degree at UCLA and I just moved to Seattle. In my free time, I love to hike, drink coffee, spend time with my family, and try new ice cream shops!