Welcome New Albers Students!

The purpose of the New Student Mentor Program is to connect you with peer mentors who are junior and senior business and economics students. New Student Mentors help you get involved on campus to find community and foster a sense of belonging. Your peer mentor also supports you in your academic journey if you need advice on how to study for college-rigor courses, which business major to declare, future careers, which student clubs to get involved in, and anything else you might have questions about!

You are encouraged to lean on your peer mentor as the first point of contact for support and guidance as you transition to college. Let’s get involved and stay connected!

Albers Contest of Engagement (ACE)

New Albers students are invited to participate in ACE by getting involved in SU and Albers activities to enhance your fist-year experience. Activities may include, but not limited to, joining student clubs on campus, attending Albers executive speaker series, or participating in New Student Mentor programming. Check out our ACE webpage for more details!

Meet Your New Student Mentors

The New Student Mentor Program is a unique way to be involved with the future of Seattle University and our community. With our warm hearts, we welcome first-year students for the new academic year.


An inclusive, safe, and friendly environment to onboard and mentor business and economics students throughout their first year at Albers.


To enhance the first-year college experience by building a community to foster a sense of belonging, to promote academic success, and to shape our students into principled business leaders by strengthening their personal growth and professional development.


Diversity, Inclusion, Service, Community, and Knowledge.


Quinn Ferguson

Quinn Ferguson

  • Hometown: Redmond, WA
  • Major: Business Analytics
  • SU Clubs & Organizations: APC Student Council
  • Class Standing: Senior
  • Interesting Fact: I’ve traveled to 13 countries
  • Favorite thing about Seattle: The diverse topography and proximity to nature
  • Hobby: Golf, soccer, camping, cooking


Pigott Building in Fall


Through sharing our time, talent, and passion, we hope to positively impact the future leaders of the world, so they too do the same.

Stephanie Herrera

Stephanie Herrera

  • Hometown: Lake Stevens, WA
  • SU Clubs & Organizations: Mecha, Campus Ministry, First Gen
  • Class Standing: Junior
  • Interesting Fact: I am a double major and double minor, and I am bilingual.
  • Favorite thing about Seattle: The pretty views that we have in the PNW.
  • Hobbies: I like going on hikes and exploring, adding sneakers to my shoe collection and cooking :)


Maya Hirota

Maya Hirota

  • Hometown: Kent, WA
  • SU Clubs & Organizations: Women’s Rowing, MAC
  • Class Standing: Senior
  • Interesting Facts: I know how to play steel drum
  • Favorite thing about Seattle: The sunrises out on Lake Union!
  • Hobbies: Reading, bullet journaling, paddle boarding, and hiking


Hannah Macias

Hannah Macias

  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • SU Clubs & Organizations: American Marketing Association; Business Leaders of Color Coalition
  • Class Standing: Junior
  • Interesting Facts: I have three other siblings and I am the only girl, I have an albino German Shepard named Bella, and I like to lift weights and go on long runs.
  • Favorite Thing about Seattle: There are so many different local coffee and tea shops to try!
  • Hobbies: Lifting Weights, Running


Albers Students at Pigott Entrance


Once a Redhawk, always a Redhawk. Our students will always have a home at Albers and Seattle University.

Betty Qian

Betty Qian

  • Hometown: Beijing, China & Mukilteo, WA
  • SU Clubs & Organizations: Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), SU Choir, Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi)
  • Class Standing: Junior
  • Interesting Facts: I was born and raised in Beijing for the first 13 years of my life.
  • Favorite thing about Seattle: The food!!
  • Hobbies: Drink boba every day!! Opera singer and golf player ;)


Alysha Patel

Alysha Patel

  • Hometown: Madison, AL
  • SU Clubs & Organizations: Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) and South Asian Student Association (SASA)
  • Class Standing: Senior
  • Interesting Fact: I moved to Alabama this summer and now I love the country vibes now (more than I did already). No longer a city girl!
  • Favorite thing about Seattle: The fresh air and the lack of humidity!
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Gymnastics, Hanging w/ Friends and Family, Concerts, Baseball, Zac Efron.


Chihuly Sculpture in Pigott Building


Committed to voicing and serving traditionally underrepresented groups to fight the inequity in education.

Roshni Patel

Roshni Patel

  • Hometown: Sammamish, WA
  • SU Clubs & Organizations: AKPsi, SASA, Econ Club, and Honors Program
  • Class Standing: Junior
  • Interesting Facts: I met Russell Wilson on flight during my 8th grade orchestra field trip to Disney Land.
  • Favorite thing about Seattle: The boba and amazing food, but also the cloudy days and easy access to nature.
  • Hobbies: Reading, cooking, working out, and hanging out with my friends and family.


Chance Ringor

Chance Ringor

  • Major: Marketing and Business Analytics
  • SU Clubs & Organizations: Alpha Kappa Psi, Hui O Nani Hawai’i
  • Class Standing: Junior
  • Interesting Facts: I love to dance and have been since the seventh grade!
  • Favorite thing about Seattle: The nature and vibe of Spring!
  • Hobbies: Dance and Video Games


Max Rosenblum

Max Rosenblum

  • Hometown: Carmel, California
  • SU Clubs & Organizations: Albers Placement Center Council, Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Class Standing: Senior
  • Interesting Facts: I have given a TEDx Talk!
  • Favorite thing about Seattle: The Food!
  • Hobbies: Reading, DJing, Cooking


Foliage around Pigott entrance


Making space at the table for those who come from unique and nontraditional backgrounds. Your value will not go unrecognized here.

Albers entrance on a spring evening


Education and life experiences are emphasized and shared from a peer-mentor to mentee perspective and vice versa to promote success and excellence.