New Student Mentors

Albers New Student Mentors

The New Student Mentor (NSM) Program is a paid leadership program in the Albers School of Business and Economics. It consists of a selected group of junior and senior Business students who provide academic advising and mentoring to first-year Business students, as well as host quarterly events to keep the freshmen connected to the Business School. New Student Mentors serve as role models and work closely to assist the freshmen advisees in their transition to college so that the “first year experience” is a good one. Many of the New Student Mentors are in this position now because of the positive experience they had with their New Student Mentors when they were freshmen in the Albers School. The New Student Mentors represent what an Albers student is to both the internal and external community.

NSM Mission

The New Student Mentor Program will play a significant role in fostering the retention, academic success, and professional development of Albers Freshmen. We will work effectively as a team to meet these goals through mentoring activities that encourage academic and personal growth of participating students in a safe and friendly environment.

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

NSM Bios

Kevin Dong, New Student  Mentor

Kevin Dong

Hometown: Aurora, CO

Major: Finance and Marketing 

SU Clubs & Orgainizations: Beta Alpha Psi (BAP)

Class Standing: Senior

Interesting Facts: I love music and am a first-generation student.

Favorite thing about Seattle: The boba!

Oliver Hering

Oliver Hering

Hometown: Eugene, OR

Majors: Business Analytics and Finance

Minor: Economics

SU Clubs & Organizations: AKPsi and SU Econ Club 

Class Standing: Senior 

Interesting Fact: I've been to Spain and Guatemala.

Favorite thing about Seattle: Being close to water and mountains.

Hobbies: Backpacking, running, basketball, watching movies.


Mattea Jergovic

Mattea Jergovic

Hometown: Kailua, HI

Major: Finance 

SU Clubs & Organizations: Club Waterpolo and Soccer

Class Standing: Senior 

Interesting Fact: I went skydiving and loved it (and if Finance doesn't work out I want to be an instructor lol)

Favorite thing about Seattle: Being in a city and the rain :)

Hobbies: Reading, music, cooking, working out, hanging with friends.

Bethany Locke

Bethany Locke

Hometown: Newcastle, WA

Majors: Finance and Business Analytics

Minor: Business Economics

SU Clubs & Organizations: AKPsi, Albers Placement Center (APC) Council, Undergraduate Leadership Program (UGL), and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Class Standing: Senior

Interesting Fact: One of my passions for business stemmed from selling Girl Scout cookies for 8 years!

Best thing about Seattle: The rain!

Hobbies: Concert-going, baking, golfing, spending time with family and friends.

Jenna Maeda

Jenna Maeda 

Hometown: Cypress, CA

Major: Business Analytics and Marketing 

Minor: Business Economics 

Class Standing: Senior 

Interesting Fact: I love finding hole in the wall places to eat.

Favorite thing about Seattle: The leaves changing colors in the fall!

Hobbies: Traveling, musicals, and finding good places to eat.

Alysha Patel

Alysha Patel

Hometown: Madison, AL

Major: Management and Marketing 

SU Clubs & Organizations: Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) and South Asian Student Association (SASA)

Class Standing: Junior 

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.

Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Majors: Management and Business Analytics

Minor: Philosophy

SU Clubs & Organizations: AKPsi, Model UN, and Honors 

Class Standing: Senior 

Interesting Fact: My grandparents went to and met at Seattle U and have now been married for 55 years.

Favorite thing about Seattle: All the variety of food you can get.

Hobbies: Reading, cycling, yoga.