ASAC Staff

Members of the advising staff in a Zoom meeting


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Kate Elias, PhD

Assistant Dean for Student Academic Support

Pronouns: she/her/hers

About Me

I am from Seattle originally and completed my undergraduate degree (with no major or grades!) at The Evergreen State College. My educational and professional journey took me to the New Jersey-New York area and to Oregon for a number of years before coming back to my hometown. I live in Capitol Hill and love to explore new restaurants and try to eat lots of ice cream with my partner, daughter, and cat, Mr. Tubbs. I love my work. I accompany students on their journey of change, seeing and acknowledging them accomplish their personal, professional, and academic goals.

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Laura Hauck-Vixie, MEd

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Pronouns: she/her/hers

About Me

Seattle U has become a second home to me. I was born in North Dakota and moved to Washington State in third grade, graduating from Auburn High School and then enrolling at Seattle U as a freshman to study Spanish and Sociology and later to complete a Master of Education in Student Development Administration. I was the first in my family to attend college and the highlight of my undergraduate experience was studying abroad in Puebla Mexico with the Latin American Studies Program. This sparked my love of travel, photography, and nature. In my spare time, I love to be with family, friends and my cat Pogo, eat great food, and/or plan my next travel adventure.

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John Nettles, MA

Academic Advisor

Pronouns: he/him/his

About Me

Hello, I am a first generation Appalachian student from Orange County, Virginia. I majored in Social Work at James Madison University and got my Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of San Francisco. I love plants, hiking, and eating delicious food. 

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Lily Rodriguez

Office & Special Projects Assistant

Pronouns: she/her/hers

About Me

Hi! I'm a fourth year Psychology and Philosophy student from Oakland, California and this is my third year working at the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Center and Deans Office. Since moving to Seattle, I've been spending most of my time in the music scene, going to shows and working as the music director at Seattle U's radio station KXSU. I love reading theory, pop-culture biographies, and non-fiction and making my own craft projects whenever I'm not in class. 

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Yazaret Villafana

Academic Advisor

Pronouns: she/her/hers

About Me

Growing up in the small town of Sunnyside, WA, I knew I wanted to explore new cities. I moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington where I earned a B.A. in Education and Spanish. I loved this city so much, I decided to enroll in a masters program here at Seattle U! As an academic advisor I can help students navigate their way through college and support them on their academic endeavors.

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Arts and Sciences
Advising Center

Casey 110

Regular Office Hours

M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm