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Premajor Studies Program


Joelle Pretty

Director of Premajor Studies & Academic Persistence System

Bellarmine 120

 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 Aurelio

Academic Advisor
Bellarmine 116

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. 





Cat Aurelio

Mondays, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Thursdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
*Note: Cat will be out of the office from 4/3 to 4/7 and will not hold drop-ins that week.

Kia Smith

March 27 to March 31:
9:45 am - 12:00 pm & 1:30 - 4:00 pm 
April 3 to May 5:
Fridays only
9:45 am - 12:00 pm* & 1:30 - 4:00 pm
May 8 to May 12:
9:45 am - 12:00 pm & 1:30 - 4:00 pm
*Note: Kia will not hold morning drop-ins on Friday 4/7 and Friday 4/14.

Joelle Pretty

Meetings by appointment only.