Graduate Student Council

GSC Representatives

  • Executive Board

    President & Board Chair 

    Ona Fisher 

    Ona Fisher is in her second year in the Student Development Administration program at SU. This is also her second year on the GSC, she held the position of Vice Chair of Community Relations and Development during the 2014-2015 school year. That experience gave her an understanding of the graduate student community at SU, which has helped shape the vision and goals she has for the council this year as Chair.  As Chair, Ona would like to work towards more visibility and transparency of the GSC as an organization; provide more professional opportunities for grad students of SU; and help foster community and connection for all grad students. As a transplant from Colorado, she has enjoyed getting to know the Pacific Northwest mountains in her time here and is always up for a wilderness adventure. Rock climbing, hiking and backpacking are some of her favorite activities, but is also interested in art activism, enjoys live music, and riding her bike around Seattle. Say hi if you see her around campus.

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    Chief of Staff 

    Joseph Voss

    Gus Voss is in his second year of the MPA/JD program. From Boise, ID, he likes punk rock, hip hop, and left-wing political activism. He has experience in political organizing and research. #BlackLivesMatter   

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    Vice Chair of Finance & Strategic Planning 

    Paul Barrera

    Paul is the GSC’s Vice Chair of Finance and Strategic Planning.  He is a third year JD/MBA candidate hoping to graduate in spring 2017.  A Puget Sound native, Paul enjoys drinking northwest beers, listening to ambient music, and reading books about Byzantine history.  Paul also enjoys pretending to be a lawyer, so he often reads and writes to produce a favorable outcome.  His goals for the GSC include improving the reimbursement process and connecting with student organization leaders to educate them about funding sources.  Paul also hopes to meet some awesome people in the GSC Council, the SU Administration, and, of course, you! 

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    Vice Chair of Marketing & Communications 

    Angela Neubauer

    Angela Neubauer is in her second year in the MFA Arts Leadership program at Seattle University. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri but is thrilled to now call Seattle home. In her free time, Angela enjoys exploring Seattle with friends, attending art and music events and cuddling with her cat named after a doughnut, Long John. Angela is really looking forward to being on the GSC for the 2015/16 school year   

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    Vice Chair of Community Relations & Development  

    Luan Nguyen-Tran

    Luan Nguyen-Tran is a first year student in the Student Development Administration Master’s program from Tacoma, Washington.  Luan has an educational background in Sociology and Psychology with experience in leadership training and coaching.  He spends most of his free time playing volleyball, hiking, and doing do-it-yourself projects.  His primary goal in this role as Vice Chair of Community Relations and Development is to provide opportunities for graduate students to find community, build relationships, and create a network among the diverse graduate student population at Seattle University.   Luan looks forward to working with peers, faculty, and staff at Seattle University to serve students, the greater Seattle University community, and beyond.

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    Associate Vice Chair of Community Relations & Development 

    Aubrey Lawlor

    I love dancing, yoga, and theatre. I was a three sport athlete throughout my undergraduate years, but am no more inclined to curl up with a good book. My three brothers and parents inspire me to do and be better. I'm very driven by my pursuit for global health equity and social justice. I hope to grow as an individual and work with other graduate students to make our time at Seattle University positive and memorable. It is my goal to make our work transparent and accessible to all graduate faculty and students. In this way, we can actively participate in bettering the graduate experience at SU for ourselves and for those who will come after us. 


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    Associate Vice Chair of Marketing & Communications 

    Matthew Arias

     I currently work as a Digital Marketing Associate at an insurance brokerage and am in my 2nd year of my MBA studies here at Seattle U. I'd eventually like to start my own marketing consulting service, helping small natural wellness and health practitioners grow and scale their businesses - I've always enjoyed working out, CrossFit, staying active, and hiking - I'm doing a 52 week hike challenge and looking to blaze these beautiful PNW trails!

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