Skip to main content Skip to site navigation Skip to contact information
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 2016-17 year:

Emily Lovell – President 

"I chose to pursue my MPA at Seattle University because of the school’s commitment to social justice and the emphasis the program places on mobilizing community members and stakeholders. Having spent much of my life advocating for a multitude of organizations and individuals, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to continue that work on behalf of my classmates. My goal as president of the MPASA would be to engage my fellow students, represent their interests, and work with them in developing ways to enhance our student experience and give back to our community."


 Alicia Bissonnette – Vice President 

"My training and passion has always been around organizing individuals to get active in order to make processes and present realities more efficient and just. It was this justice, equity, and activism which Seattle U condones that attracted to me to the Master's program, originally.  The role of the VP is around activating people and promoting events, two areas I am competent both on and off campus via my work, volunteer positions, and successes on Graduate Student Council. I'm looking forward to a great year for the MPA program!"   



 Tiffany Go – Secretary 

"The focus on diversity and social justice is what drew me to the MPA Program. I was struck by the holistic curriculum and the emphasis on applicable skills useful in various industries. While working in a non-profit, I’ve established and fostered community partnerships by using consistent and transparent communication. As MPASA Secretary, I will work toward generating interest and excitement by working collaboratively with students to make MPASA an engaging organization."