Premajor Studies Program


Joelle Pretty

Director of Premajor Studies & Academic Persistence System

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 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. 

Mike Laveson

Academic Advisor

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Michael is an academic advisor in the Premajor Studies Program. He has more than six years of professional experience in Jesuit education, and he is grateful to be serving students at Seattle University according to its mission of educating the whole person, professional development, and empowering just and humane leaders. He earned a BA in Philosophy & Theology from Boston College and an MA in Philosophy from Saint Louis University.

Cat Aurelio

Academic Advisor
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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.