Staff Contact Info

Professional Staff

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Bernie Liang

Master of Arts, Student Development Administration, Seattle University
Bachelor of Science, Business Logistics, Penn State University

Director, Center for Student Involvement
Pronouns: he/him

Phone: 206-296-6038

Building/Room: STCN 360A

I was born and raised in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, college-educated at Penn State, and got my master's degree at Seattle University where I've now worked for over 10 years.  With a background in residence life/student leadership and rooted in principles of inclusion and equity, I am proud to work with our team to provide a wide variety of options for students.  Whether you're just beginning your leadership journey or see us as another stop along the way, I hope that you will take advantage of everything SU has to offer. 

When I'm not working, I'm spending time with family: my husband Ryan, our son Eli, and our little dog Sybil.

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Marissa Robledo

Master of Education, Higher Education, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Bachelor of Arts, History, San Diego State University

Associate Director, Leadership & Government
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-2847

Building/Room: STCN 360B

Marissa is a SoCal baby - born and raised in El Centro, California. From a young age, she knew she wanted to follow in her mothers footsteps and work as an educator. If you had asked Marissa in her early twenties, she would have confidently told you she was going to be a High School US History teacher. Plans quickly changed when she found her passion in higher education/student involvement. For the last 7 years, Marissa lived in Las Vegas, Nevada - working primarily in campus activities and campus life development. She is enthusiastic to join the Seattle University team and work closely with SGSU, GSC and leadership programming. Marissa is a huge student first advocate and looks forward to building connections with the students of Seattle U.

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Angel Asuncion-Reed

Assistant Director, Clubs and Leadership
Club recognition, support, and guidance
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-6046

Building/Room: STCN 350C

Born in the Manila, Philippines and raised near the 105 & 710 freeways in Los Angeles. Educated in California with degrees in History, Media Studies, and Women’s Studies. She has been working in the field of higher education close to 15 years; nine of those at Seattle University in the Division of Student Development.  When she interviewed her eight-year-old son recently and asked him if your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Mateo answered Momma will be Super Cooker. Angel would like to be known for feeding family, friends, colleagues, and students and always asking them what is it that makes you hungry.

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De'Andre Jones

Master of Education, Student Development Administration, Seattle University
Bachelor of Science, Family & Consumer Science Education, University of Wisconsin - Stout

Assistant Director, Events & Traditions
Advisor to SEAC, RedhawkTHON, & Redzone
Tradition Events: RedFest, Homecoming, & Christmas Tree Lighting
Pronouns: he/him

Phone: (206) 296-6238

Building/Room: STCN 350A

My experience as a first-generation, Afro-Latinx student, from a low-socioeconomic household, ignited my passion for supporting students holistically and returning to Seattle University as a full-time staff. For as long as I can remember, I always loved being involved in clubs, organizations that would both enhance my leadership but also challenge me to view things from a different perspective. My high school experience in Texas instilled in me the value of campus pride and tradition and I hope to support students at Seattle University to understand how they shape and inform the Redhawk experience through their spirit. I'm looking forward to meeting you Redhawks and please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anyway I can be of support to you during your time on campus! 

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Graduate Staff

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Citlali Yanez Sanchez

Master of Education Candidate, Student Development Administration
Bachelor of Art, Spanish, University of Washington

Graduate Coordinator, RedhawkTHON + Club Support
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-5436

Building/Room: STCN 350

I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and raised in Yakima, WA. For my undergraduate, I attended the University of Washington here in Seattle. During this time is when I learned my true passion or supporting students in higher education. I have always been very leadership driven and coming from a Mexican household as the oldest of 4 daughters, education and tradition have always been very important.  These identities and my experiences as a first-generation Latinx student have led me to where I am now, pursuing a Master’s degree in Student Development Administration. I want to continue supporting students in every way possible! In my free time I enjoy baking and watching movies/shows with friends and family. If you have any recommendations for movies or shows I should watch, let me know!

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Dream Gonzales

Master of Education Candidate, Student Development Administration
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, University of La Verne

Graduate Coordinator, SEAC + Redzone
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-2360

Building/Room: STCN 350

I'm from many different places due to my upbringing but SoCal and Hawai'i hold extra special places in my heart. My educational background is in athletic training and I have a love for helping patients gain the skills necessary to achieve their mental and physical health goals. This, coupled with my variety of involvements in student life has developed into wanting to provide resources and experiences for students to develop into well-rounded leaders who reach their aspirations. I hope to help provide enriching expriences to all those I come across through supporting spirit and tradition here at SU. In my free time I enjoy painting and trying new food. I'm new to Seattle/Washington so if you have any recommendations send them my way! 

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Sarah O'Rourke

Master of Education Candidate, Student Development Administration
Bachelor of Arts, Hispanic/Latin Studies & Secondary Education, Illinois Wesleyan University

Graduate Coordinator, Student Government
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-2633

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello everyone! My name is Sarah, and I was born and raised in Northern Illinois. I received my BA at Illinois Wesleyan University and taught high school Spanish and coached volleyball for 2 years before deciding to continue my education at Seattle U. During my time at IWU, I gained the passion for student development through my role as an RA and being a part of a teacher education program committed to social justice. While I loved teaching, I felt called to search for an MEd program that focused on supporting historically excluded students and am so happy to have landed at SU. When I am not working, I like to explore new restaurants in the city or play Animal Crossing and other Switch games. I also enjoy great city views, watching/playing sports and running a dog sitting business with my partner. I LOVE to travel and learn about new countries and cultures!

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Will Ramirez

Master of Education Candidate, Student Development Administration
Bachelor of Arts, Media Arts (minor in Advertising & Public Relations), University of South Carolina

Graduate Coordinator, Leadership Programs
Pronouns: he/him

Phone: (206) 296-6044

Building/Room: STCN 360

    Hi, everyone! My name is Will and I was born and raised in South Carolina. During my adolescence, I developed a fascination with filmmaking, so I sought a Bachelor's in Media Arts at the University of South Carolina. While attaining my degree, I also served as a Resident Mentor (commonly referred to as Resident Advisors/Assistants) for three out of my four years there and developed a passion for working in higher education serving and helping students in various ways. During my search for graduate schools to pursue my M.Ed., I felt Seattle calling my name so that is how I ended up at Seattle University. When I am not focusing on school or work, I am most likely on an urban hike, binge-watching TV shows, or planning my next vacation!

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    Student Involvement Ambassadors (SIAs)

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    Alice Umutoni

    Graduation Year: 2024
    Major: Computer Science
    Clubs: African Student Association

    Student Involvement Ambassador (SIA)
    Pronouns: she/her

    Phone: (206) 296-6465

    Building/Room: STCN 350

    I was born and grew up in Rwanda. I love playing basketball, singing, and making new friends! 

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    Carson Price

    Graduation year: 2023
    Major: Marketing
    Clubs: RedhawkTHON, SU AMA, KXSU, Host of “Students on the Street” video

    Student Involvement Assistant (SIA)
    Pronouns: he/him

    Phone: (206) 296-6465

    Building/Room: STCN 350

    Hi everyone, my name is Carson! I grew up in Washington my whole life, raised in Olympia and now going to school in Seattle. I do many things on campus, and I am sure you will get the chance to see me around. Some fun facts about me are that I tap danced and golfed for about 13 years of my life... ok boomer? My saying is, "Let's Gooooo". Come say hi!

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    Christiana Tembo

    Graduation year: 2021 (Fall)
    Majors/Minors: Electrical Engineering
    Clubs: National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Tau Sigma National Honor Society, Alfie Scholar

    Student Involvement Assistant (SIA)
    Pronouns: she/her

    Phone: (206) 296-6465

    Building/Room: STCN 350

    Hi there! I am an international student from the DR Congo, and the current president of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at Seattle University. My hobbies include watching soccer (Go FC Barcelona!) and reading either 19th century French novels or personal development books.

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    Jennifer Aguilar Bamaca

    Graduation Year: 2025
    Major: Criminal Justice specialization in Forensic Psychology

    Student Involvement Ambassador (SIA)
    Pronouns: she/her

    Phone: (206) 296-6465

    Building/Room: STCN 350

    Hello!  I was born in San Francisco, California, but raised in Seattle, Washington.  I am Guatemalan-American.  I am a first-generation student.  I enjoy going on hikes and dancing!

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    Maria Esquivel

    Graduation Year: 2023
    Major: Criminology: Forensic Psychology
    Clubs: MeChA

    Student Involvement Ambassador (SIA)
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Phone: (206) 296-6465

    Building/Room: STCN 350

    Born and raised in the one and only Southern California, specifically the L.A. area! I am a first-generation, first-year undergrad student and a first-year Student Involvement Ambassador (SIA)! I enjoy going on hikes, exploring new food places, and watching extensive amounts of shows and movies! Stepping into an entirely new place, I am excited to meet and get to know everyone in the SU community. Help me to help you find a place where you belong. Always willing to lend a hand, so if you need anything, please feel free to stop by! 

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    Odile Abimana

    Graduation year: 2024
    Major: Computer Science
    Clubs: African Student Association

    Student Involvement Ambassador (SIA)
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Phone: (206) 296-6465

    Building/Room: STCN 350

    I love to play piano and read non-fiction books.  One quote from Odile: "You can do this!"