Student Ambassadors

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Kunbi Ajiboye

EDLR Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Ipetumodu, Nigeria
  • Prior Education:
    • MEd, Health Education, Texas State University
    • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Washington University
  • Hobbies/Interests: Fitness, running 5 Ks for a cause, hiking, kayaking, reading, gardening, cooking with friends, and playing with my puppy Arya
  • Why Seattle U’s EDLR Program:  I chose Seattle University’s EDLR program due to the commitment to the development of leaders that serve and engage diverse communities with a conscious emphasis on social justice.  Also, the cohort model fosters deep introspection of personal ideas, experiences, and biases that are challenged by students, faculty, and community members. By critically engaging with the learning process and cohort, I can examine and build on personal leadership strengths and expand how to utilize various leadership theories as tools for transformative change. 
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Rick Engstrom

EDLR Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Prior Education:
    • MA, Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
    • BA, Philosophy and Theology, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Hobbies/Interests: Baseball, reading, coffee, large bodies of water, and the great outdoors. 
  • Why Seattle U’s EDLR Program: The EDLR presented a great opportunity to take my career and education to the next level. I spent 11 years working as a higher education student affairs professional prior to enrolling and was ready for doctoral work in educational leadership. The focus on social justice, interdisciplinary approach to education, experienced faculty, and SU's appreciation for interfaith dialogue made the program especially attractive. Many doctoral programs are online or low-residency, so I appreciated the cohort and collaborative design on this program.
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Sean Lassiter

EDLR Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Seattle, WA
  • Prior Education:
    • MED, Adult Education and Training, Seattle University
    • BA, History, Western Washington University
  • Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy anything that keeps me being active and in the mountains as much as possible. My academic interested include learning sciences, organizational development, student development and higher education leadership.
  • Why Seattle U’s EDLR Program: I choose to attend the Seattle University EDLR program because of its academic rigor and focus on social justice. I wanted a program that provides me with the skills and knowledge to effectively lead academic institutions in the 21st century and best prepare me to tackle the variety of challenges occurring in the field. I also appreciate the cohort model and wanted a program where I have frequent opportunity to engage with and learn from like-minded individuals.  
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Sheila Walton

EDLR Student Ambassador

  • Hometown: Mountlake Terrace, WA
  • Prior Education:
    • MEd, Student Development Administration, Seattle University
    • BA, Anthropology with a Specialization in Museology, Central Washington University
    • Some College, Bellevue College, Edmonds Community College
  • Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, yarn and fabric arts, movies, dining out, and going to almost anyplace that has the word "fair" or "craft" in the title.
    Interests: Lectures education, and learning about almost anything.
  • Why Seattle U’s EDLR Program:  Although I am a graduate of the University it has been twenty years since I said goodbye and crossed the graduation stage. When researching programs I found Seattle U had the right components for my learning needs. Classes were going to be online and in person. They were developed for a busy working professional and their curriculum was fresh and thoughtful. I also appreciated the University and College of Education missions of educating the whole person for the betterment of the world using social justice oriented curriculum. The campus is beautiful with many learning nooks. Lemieux Library is an amazing resource for inquiry and study. And, student life practices inclusive outreach for all graduate students looking to connect with program or graduate level peers. It's been a great decision!