Meet this year's nominees for the 2018 Seattle University Homecoming Court and don't forget to vote for your top two choices before 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 7.
Matteo is a fourth-year strategic communications major from Napa, California. He loves Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, guinea pigs (no for real I even follow guinea pig accounts on Insta), photography, and YOU (jk). On campus, he is the marketing assistant for the Seattle U Alumni Association and is on the board of two marketing and communications clubs! Off campus, he loves getting lost in the city with friends (who are amazing), exploring the outdoors, and eating #AllTheFood.
Nayeli Cervantes is a fourth-year Criminal Justice and Spanish double major from Pasco, Washington. Nayeli has benefited and enjoyed multiple opportunities through SU including studying abroad in Mexico and Nicaragua. She is involved in various activities around campus including serving as a representative for the Modern Languages Department on the Student Executive Council, working as an office assistant in the Office of Multicultural Affairs office, and being the co-event coordinator for M.E.Ch.A (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán). As a Latina first-generation student, Nayeli is passionate about providing care and giving a voice to marginalized communities as well as surrounding herself with people from different perspectives.
Veronica is a 20-year-old Latina marketing major from Texas who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. On campus, Veronica works with SEAC as a creative marketer and spreads the word about unique events on and off campus. Off campus, she is always auditioning and taking dance classes. At the moment, Veronica is most excited about her most recent gig as an ensemble member in the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical, In the Heights, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Veronica has enjoyed her last two years in Seattle and is excited to see what comes next. She aims to carry the spirit from her passions into the spaces she shares with her peers and hopes that they get to inspire someone else with a little bit of spirit too! Veronica is proud to call themselves a RedHawk!
Nicole is from Honolulu, Hawaii and is a 3rd-year political science and communications and media strategic communications double major. She is on the RedZone Cabinet and serves as Director of Marketing and Outreach. She loves World of Dance, Criminal Minds and believes the best two ice creams are strawberry from Full Tilt or Half Baked from Ben & Jerry's. If you see me around campus, say "hi", I love meeting new people! Have an awesome day!
Mahalia is originally from Alabama but moved to Seattle to expand her horizons and enjoy some great weather! She is studying electrical engineering and during the times she is not studying, you can usually find her searching for a new tea shop or hanging out in the dog park with my some of best friends and their pups!
Clare is a second-year Pre-Major student from the Bay Area, California (like pretty much half of SU). Clare is an RA in Bell, one of the RedZone Co-Presidents, (GO REDHAWKS!!), and a leader for the Mexico Immersion through Campus Ministry. You’ll probably find Clare in the Bell lobby or at an athletic game. Clare loves pineapples, Top-Pot doughnuts, the show Fixer Upper, exploring Seattle with friends, and supporting the Redhawks!!
Stella Roth is a second-year student from San Diego, California, and Utah. Although she is currently in the Pre-Major program, she will likely declare a double major in Sociology and Psychology. She is one of the RedZone Co-Presidents, a Redhawk Ambassador in the Office of Admissions, and a Sullivan Scholar. Outside the classroom, you will probably find her giving tours, frolicking with her friends on the streets of Capitol Hill, playing intramural sports, or cheering on SU athletic teams with RedZone. She loves ice cream, coffee, hiking, traveling, relaxing in the sun, and being a proud Redhawk!
What's up Redhawks!? This is Jazz! And yes, smooooth like the music. Jazz is a second-year Pre-Major all the way from western Massachusetts. Shout out to the Sox! Jazz's friends say he's an old soul, so you could call him a chip off the old block. In his spare time, you can catch Jazz cruisin' down Pine on a Limebike, jammin' to good vibes in his room, or venturing the city at night listening to Frank Sinatra.
Amelia is a second-year film and communications double major from Ashland, Oregon. She works as a DJ and Arts Reporter for KXSU, as a trip guide for the Seattle U Outdoor Program, and as an admissions liaison/tour guide for SU Undergrad Admissions! Amelia loves all things related to Seattle's arts scene whether it's seeing a play, watching a movie, attending a concert, (or all three packed into one VERY crazy night). Amelia loves exploring the creative scene of the phenomenal city we call home. If she finds a break between the packed layout of her schedule (#CapricornGrind) you can almost always find her enjoying some coffee out in Cap Hill, admiring the clouds, or petting dogs on the SU campus!