Homecoming Court




Jon Cantalini, ‘18

Jon Cantalini is a Redhawk to the core. He constantly has his hawk in the sky, waving it side to side. Catch Jon tripping over the same loose cement square as you outside of the Library. He is so relatable. In all seriousness, Jon is honored to be chosen as a Homecoming Royalty Nominee and cannot wait to experience the Homecoming festivities with you all.



Christine Bernal, ‘18

Christine Bernal is a ninth generation Californian who flew the coop of the drought in the Bay Area to find sanctuary in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is a fourth year student, studying Marketing with a Studio Art minor.  She has made so many amazing lifelong friends at Seattle U that she thought it would be best to ask them for adjectives that describe her. Here is what they had to say: enthusiastic, vibrant, spirited, comically charmed (whatever that means), and LOUD. You may have seen/ heard Christine around campus in the Bellarmine elevator giving tours, running around campus in a red polo as an Orientation Advisor/ Orientation Coordinator, dancing the night away as a Morale Captain for Dance Marathon, leading icebreakers in the woods as a retreat leader, or even in the Redzone cheering on our fellow Redhawks. As the proud owner of a Pope Francis coin, she take every opportunity to go forth and set the world on fire by living out the Jesuit mission, especially in communities like the Ignatian Leaders and as a member of Alpha Sigma Nu.



David Edwards, ‘18

David Edwards is a third-year law student pursuing a career in public service. He is  a lifelong resident of Kirkland, Washington. On campus, David is an Associate Editor for The American Indian Law Journal, and off campus he works as an Extern at the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. In his free time, he enjoys kickboxing, volunteering, and local stand up comedy.


Kasi Gaarenstroom, ‘18

Kasi Gaarenstroom is a fourth year environmental studies major.   She loves the Mummy (1999), Danny Phantom, and long walks in the forest (ask her about the native plant life)!  You may know Kasi from the HUB desk, where she is HUB manager, or from SEAC where she kills it as her role of Director of Events.  Swing by the HUB or STCN 350 to chat about life, love, and Brendan Fraser.



Pa Ousman Jobe, ‘18

Pa Ousman is a Senior Finance Major and Economics Minor and will be graduating in June this year. He currently serves as the Student Body President and focuses on rebuilding relationships, trust and fostering community care within our community, especially for individuals with marginalized identities. Pa Ousman is tired and hungry for justice and is always working on this vision. Furthermore, he always has a smile on his face with a welcoming personality; his sense of care and concern makes him admired by everyone that comes in contact with him.



Mirka Mandich, ’19

When she's not doing electrical engineering research or studying for her classes, Mirka can be found playing guitar, working out at the gym, or proofreading papers for her editing business. Just last week, she hosted Seattle University's first engineering hackathon (CODE 21) to promote solidarity and education within the sciences. Her favorite food is spaghetti. Mirka is honored to be part of the homecoming court, and wishes all the contestants luck and eternal happiness.



Nic Parsons, ‘19

From the sunny beaches of Southern California where he was raised, to the wet and charming pavements of Seattle, Nic aspires to bring joy to everyone he meets along the way. Nicholas J. Parsons is a theatre artist at SU constantly in pursuit of developing new interests in the world around him, as well as finding explorative ways to empower others to do the same. Through his passion for the arts and dedication to making SU a refreshing place for all, Nic manages the team of student ambassadors in admissions, hosts a talk-radio show on KXSU advocating for other student artists on campus, served as an Orientation Advisor over the summer, and is currently heavily involved in SU’s department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership as an actor, a vocalist, and a producer. To Nic, it’s about the art, the representation, and creating a space for beautiful things to flourish.


Chad Rosevear, ‘19

Chad Rosevear is a third year Biochemistry major.  Catch him in the science lab mixing up a love potion, planning dance marathon, or laying low at the chieftain. I’m here, I’m queer, and he’s ready to appear as your 2018 homecoming king!


Stacey Ruiz, ‘18

Stacey Ruiz is  a fourth year Social Work major and Spanish minor student from Salem, Oregon. On campus, she is an Orientation Advisor (OA), a Redhawk Ambassador, and part of MEChA. Stacey is currently interning at Seattle Goodwill doing immigration work and re-entry programs with those who just got out of the prison system. My highlight's as bright as our future after we graduate!


Veronika Zwicke, ‘18

Veronika is a Senior Marketing and Management Double Major from Peachtree City, GA. While at Seattle U, Veronika has served as the President of the American Marketing Association for the past three years, worked as New Student Mentor for the past two years, and has even founded the first student-run design agency here at Seattle U. When she’s not running around Albers she can be found at Public Safety working as the Van and Vehicle Rental “Guru”.  In her free time, Veronika likes to spend time with her two cats, Marvin and Mulligan and cook and bake for her food blog, “Zwicked Kitchen”.


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