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 2020-2021 academic year.

NSM Bios

Kevin Dong, New Student  Mentor

Kevin Dong

Hometown:
Aurora, CO

Major:
Finance

Minor:
Economics

Interesting Facts:
I am a first-generation Korean.

Favorite thing about Seattle:
Food!

Oliver Hering

Oliver Hering

Hometown:
Eugene, OR

Majors:
Business Analytics and Finance

Minor:
Economics

Interesting Fact:
Never had a cavity, never broken a bone.

Favorite thing about Seattle:
The restaurants and parks.

Bethany Locke

Bethany Locke

Hometown:
Newcastle, WA

Majors:
Finance and Business Analytics

Minor:
Economics

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

Best thing about Seattle:
The rain!

Mealani Nako

Mealani Nako

Hometown:
Kula, HI

Majors:
Global Business and Marketing

Minor:
International Economic Development

Interesting fact:
I love to travel and meet new people.

Favorite thing about Seattle:
The people!

Alejandro Ramirez; New Student Mentor

Alejandro Ramirez

Hometown:
Minneapolis, MN

Majors:
Finance and Management

Minor:
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Interesting Fact:
I’m bilingual and love learning languages; I speak a little German as well!

Favorite thing about Seattle:
All of the different cultures, restaurants, and local businesses!

Jaidev Vella

Jaidev Vella

Hometown:
Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Major:
Management

Minor:
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Interesting Fact:
I’m an equestrian!

Favorite thing about Seattle:
The abundance of urban architecture.

Charlotte Wood

Charlotte Wood

Hometown:
Honolulu, HI

Majors:
Management and Business Analytics

Minor:
Philosophy

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

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