The Premajor Studies Program is housed in the Bellarmine Advising Center:
Bellarmine Hall 111
In general, our office is open:
Director of Premajor Studies
Carly Darcher oversees the Premajor Studies Program and supervises the Premajor Advisors. She started her academic career at Western Washington University as a first-generation college student. There she earned a BA in Communication. Additionally, she has a MEd in Student Development Administration as well as a Web Development Certificate from Seattle University. Carly has worked at SU for over 12 years. Prior to joining Premajor Studies, she was a Senior Academic Advisor in the College of Science and Engineering and an Academic Specialist in the Office of the Registrar and Operations. Carly’s 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.
Andrea is an Academic Advisor for the Premajor Studies Program and also serves as Advising Services Coordinator on campus. Andrea received a BA in Art from UC Santa Barbara and a Master's in Student Development Administration from Seattle University. Prior to working in advising, Andrea worked in the Library and Learning Commons at SU, as well as at UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara. Andrea's interest in this field is largely based on her own experiences in undergrad as a queer, Chicana, first-generation student. She continuously works to support students in their discernment, development, and success at the university level and in their careers beyond SU.
Theari is a first-generation Khmer-American and first-generation college graduate. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western Washington University with a BA in Human Services and a focus on Education and Social Justice. Before becoming a Premajor Advisor she was working at a non-profit in her home community of White Center, WA doing community building work that centered youth leadership development and working on amplifying community voice with an anti-racist lens. Now here at Seattle U, she plans to continue the work of supporting young people in their academic journey with persistence and care to move through systemic barriers. Outside of work, she is part of a leadership team of a young adult group that focuses on the connection between faith and radical justice work. She participates in organizing local community events and enjoys happy hour with friends. She also loves to cook, listening to music, caring for her family, and continuously learning how to heal from generational trauma and honoring the strength, creativity, and legacy of her ancestors.