Meet the Team

At Seattle University, we strive to develop and care for students as whole people. Your academic and personal success are of the utmost importance. If you're ever feeling like you might need some help, there are many people on campus to reach out to including Student Persistence, professors, advisors, and staff.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact Public Safety at 206-296-5911, visit CAPS during urgent care hours Monday-Friday 10-11am and 3-4pm, or call the 24 Hour King County Crisis Line at 206-461-3222. 

Contact Us!

Need some support, but not sure where to start? Reach out to one of us, or submit info through the form below and we will reach out to you as soon as we are able to. You can submit for yourself, or for a friend or student.

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Carly Darcher

M.Ed.

Director of Premajor Studies and Student Persistence

Phone: 206-296-5551

Building/Room: Bellarmine Advising Center

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I supervise both the Premajor Studies Program and the Office of Student Persistence. I started my academic career at Western Washington University as a first-generation college student. There I earned a BA in Communication. Additionally, I have a MEd in Student Development Administration from Seattle University. I have worked at SU for over 12 years. Prior to joining Premajor Studies and Student Persistence, I was a Senior Academic Advisor in the College of Science and Engineering and an Academic Specialist in the Office of the Registrar and Operations. My advising is focused on helping students navigate the education system, normalizing the use of campus resources, and empowering students to take ownership of their education. When I'm not working, I enjoy reading, gardening, and taking my dogs for walks. 

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Natasha Malyuk

Advising Services Coordinator

Building/Room: Bellarmine Advising Center

Pronouns: she/her/hers

As a first generation student during my undergraduate degree, I did not truly understand how to navigate the university system or where I needed to go for help.  I thought the best approach was to sign up for any and everything, however, I quickly became very overwhelmed with all the information that was shared with me both in and out of the classroom. My first year was eye opening and stressful for me. In hindsight, I could have benefitted from more focused academic support and advice beyond orientation, but I never sought it out. I think academic advice and intervention from an academic advisor could have helped me understand the value of planning your courses, extra-curricular and professional opportunities available, and figuring out what each service or resource on campus offered. If I had done this earlier, it could have resulted in a less stressful first year of university. Once I realized this, I found many staff and faculty who had great advice about involvement in and out of the classroom. I learned to find a way to customize my university experience to fit my needs and wants. I hope students find a way to make their university experience meaningful in their own way by ensuring that no matter what, they have people like me who want to help them make more intentional choices that work for them during their time at SeattleU.

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Mayra Santoyo

Student Persistence Specialist

Phone: 206-296-2426

Building/Room: Bellarmine Advising Center

Schedule an appointment with Mayra

Pronouns: she/her/ella

I am a proud Latina from Hayward, California. Bay Area born and raised. Because of this, I found value in the importance of social justice and equality in education. Graduating from UC Riverside with a Bachelors's Degree in Sociology and working as a College Adviser for the past two years at UC Berkeley's Destination College Advising Corps I found my passion to support underrepresented BIPOC students to and through college. I am currently a student in the M.Ed Candidate in the Student Development Administration graduate program here at Seattle University and in the Student Persistence office aim to promote equity within our campus and be a resource for student success.