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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Michelle Harper Kowalczyk

Master of Science, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Associate Director, Leadership & Government
SGSU and GSC Advisor
Leadership Programs: Leadership Application, iLead, Red Night Out
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-2847

Building/Room: STCN 360B

I want to share that I never saw myself as a “leader” until I went to college and a mentor saw the potential in me. I want to help students to see the leadership potential that exists inside every one of them. As students, you all have the capacity to create change where they are—and thus all have the capacity to be a leader. I also love mountains, hiking, rock climbing, trying new foods, and peanut butter.

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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, Dance Marathon, Redzone
Tradition Events: Homecoming, Redhawk Madness, 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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Ian Brumbaugh

Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature (Minor in History), Western Washington University

Club Support & Leadership Intern
Pronouns: he/him

Hello, my name is Ian Brumbaugh. I was born and raised in Washington in a small town called Port Angeles. For my undergrad I attended Western Washington University which is where I developed my passion for higher education and leadership. I now work for Seattle University within their College of Nursing where I support students in their educational journeys to becoming healthcare workers. Additionally, I am a graduate student within SU’s Student Development Administration program. When I’m not focusing on work or school, I enjoy hiking, volleyball, and knitting.

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Matthew Ciraulo

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Western Oregon University

Events & Traditions Assessment Intern
Pronouns: he/him

Building/Room: Student Center 350

Hello everyone! I was born and raised in Southern California, moved to Oregon for college, and now I call Washington home! I am a graduate student in the Student Development Administration program. The majority of my involvement at Western Oregon University revolved around student activities, and it is an area that I am passionate about. I am very excited to be involved with the Center of Student Involvement and the chance to work with all the wonderful staff members. When I am not working or doing school work, I enjoy spending time with my friends or relaxing, whether that's watching Netflix, napping, or hanging out with my roommates' cat.

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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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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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!"