Staff

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Michelle Etchart

M.Ed. in Higher Education

Assistant Vice President and Interim Director of Orientation

Phone: 206-296-6066

Building/Room: STCN 140

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

About MichelleMichelle Etchart serves as the Assistant Vice President of Student Development and Interim Director of Orientation. Her primary responsibilities include leading the division’s focus on student success and retention, developing strong working relationships with campus partners, and coordinating professional development for staff and graduate students who work in Student Development. Michelle completed a Master of Education degree in Higher Education at Oregon State University. Michelle joined Seattle University in 2002 as Director of Leadership & Community Service and over the past 18 years has developed a deep commitment to Jesuit education and the students of Seattle University.

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Gigi Gaultier

M.A. Candidate in Student Development Administration

Orientation Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 206-296-6373

Building/Room: Student Center 320

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

About Gigi: I was born and raised right here in Capitol Hill, Seattle. I graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Marine Biology and get really excited to talk about the ocean. I am incredibly passionate about leadership in student affairs with a lens for social justice. I focus on how to create equitable, accessible, and engaging spaces for everyone in higher education. In my free time, I am likely at the beach, going on adventures with friends, or hanging out with my two kittens, Linguine and Fettuccine. Come say hi if you see me around, I’m always happy to be a friendly face on campus!

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Hector Guzman

M.A. Candidate in Student Development Administration

Orientation Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 206-296-2497

Building/Room: Student Center 320

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About Hector: I was born in California, raised in Mexico, and graduated from Chico State University in California with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. My interest in higher education involves creating services catered to minorities and underrepresented populations. In my free time, I tend to explore Seattle, share time with friends, and continue my search for the best iced coffee. 

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Rachel House

Orientation Coordinator

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Year in school: Second
Major: Environmental Studies

About Rachel: I have always enjoyed being a resource for people and Orientation allowed me to do so for both our new Redhawks as well as current ones. Working as an Orientation Advisor was an amazing experience that allowed me to connect with the campus and its residents on a much deeper level, and I am so excited to be returning to the team again this year. Outside of Orientation, I enjoy working in coffee shops, exploring the city, and playing video games when I can find the time. I love talking about practically everything, but particularly sustainability, philosophy, and RPGs! Feel free to say “hello” if you see me around campus!

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Rita Manalastas

Orientation Coordinator

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Year in school: Third
Major: Social Work

About Rita: I've had so many great memories from Orientation and I am pumped to have the chance to welcome and support our newest/current Redhawks! Besides Orientation, you can catch me studying in a coffee shop, checking out local thrift stores, and when it gets sunny, playing frisbee in the dog park! I love to talk about everything with anyone, especially if it's about birthing rights, intersectionality, and joys of karaoke. 

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Collin Nail

M.A. in Student Development Administration

Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 206-296-2525

Building/Room: Student Center 320

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About Collin: I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I am a first-generation college graduate from Oklahoma State University where I studied Career & Technical Education. I moved to Seattle in 2017 for my Master’s degree in Student Development Administration at Seattle University and graduated in 2019. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking, watching movies, playing board games, and spending time with my fiancé and our dog, Koda.