The Premajor Studies Program is housed in the Bellarmine Advising Center:
Front Desk - Bellarmine Hall 111
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Director of Premajor Studies & Academic Persistence System
Joelle oversees the Premajor Studies Program and supervises Premajor Advisors. Additionally, she works across campus to increase student persistence for all undergraduate students, and is the College Mentor Coordinator for the College Success Foundation. Joelle has worked with students of color, students in TRiO programs, and transfer students in higher education for many years. She has a BA in psychology from Luther College, an MA in Education in Student Development Administration from Seattle University, and is currently working on her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at SU.
Cat is an Advisor in the Premajor Studies Program. She attended Seattle University for her undergraduate and graduate degrees, receiving a Bachelor of Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Psychology and Master of Education in Student Development Administration. Cat worked in outdoor education, teaching courses in Science and leadership development, before returning to SU full-time in 2011. While at SU, she has worked in probation management, course evaluation management and analysis, and academic advising.
Andrea is an Academic Advisor for the Premajor Studies Program and also serves as Advising Services Coordinator on campus. Andrea received a BA in Studio Art from UC Santa Barbara and is currently working on her Master's in Student Development Administration at Seattle University. Prior to working in advising, Andrea worked in the Library and Learning Commons at SU, at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, and in Housing & Residential Services at UC Santa Barbara. Andrea's interest in this field is largely based on her own struggles and 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.
ShanShan is an Academic Advisor in the Premajor Studies Program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Washington. Prior to joining Premajor Studies, ShanShan has worked at a local Seattle non-profit, supporting first-generation students in navigating the college process. She is passionate about empowering students in creating a college experience that is meaningful to them.