Staff

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Joelle Pretty

Ed.D.

Director of Premajor Studies &
Academic Persistence System

Phone: 206-296-2260

Building/Room: Bellarmine 120

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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 a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at SU.

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Cat Frizzell

M.Ed.

Academic Advisor

Phone: 206-296-2260

Building/Room: Bellarmine 116

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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.

 

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ShanShan Tan

Academic Advisor

Phone: 206-296-2260

Building/Room: Bellarmine 113

Pronouns: she/her/hers

ShanShan is an Academic Advisor in the Premajor Studies Program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Washington, and is currently pursuing a Master's in Public Administration at Seattle University. 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.

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Andrea Vargas

M.Ed.

Academic Advisor

Phone: 206-296-2260

Building/Room: Bellarmine 121

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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 a 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.

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Margaux LeSourd Erler

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 206-296-2260

Building/Room: Bellarmine 111

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Margaux supports the operations of the Bellarmine Advising Center, which includes the Premajor Studies Program, Student Academic Services, the Fostering Scholars Program, the Alfie's Scholars Program, the Academic Persistence System, and Advising Coordination Services. She received her B.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Richmond (Virginia), and works as a musician and music educator in her time outside of SU. In both of her careers, Margaux feels privileged to bear witness to and nourish self-discovery in others, and she is inspired by the incredible stories and achievements of her colleagues and students who visit the Bellarmine Advising Center.