About SGSU

Executive Branch

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Braelyn Scheer

Political Science

Student Body President

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello! My name is Braelyn and I am a third-year student here at SU. I’m originally from a suburb about an hour south of Seattle called Bonney Lake and even though my family is from the midwest I love the PNW through and through. I love baking, music (especially R&B), and basketball! If you need anything, please reach out!

Office Hours: 

  • Monday [2:30 - 4:30 PM]

  • Tuesday [1:00 - 3:00 PM]

  • Wednesday [3:30 PM - 4:30 PM]

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Paige Prombo

Criminal Justice Major Specializing in Criminology

Senate Chair

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello! My name is Paige Prombo, and I am a 4th year working towards getting my BA in Criminology/Criminal Justice. I am from the Chicago area and came to the Pacific North West for the vibes. Besides doing student government, I row for the women's rowing team. In my free time, I like to work out, play video games, and hang out with my cat!

Office Hours:

  • Monday [11:00 AM -3:00 PM]

  • Wednesday [11:00 AM-3:00 PM]

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Isabelle Alamilla

Business Management

Vice President of Communications

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hey! My name is Isabelle Alamilla, I'm from Salt Lake City, Utah, and I am currently working towards my BA in Business Management. I am a second year here at Seattle University, and in my free time, I love to hang out with friends, watch movies, and find new restaurants to eat at. If you ever see me walking around on campus, come and say hi!!

Office Hours: 

  • Monday [10:45 AM to 12:15 PM]

  • Wednesday [10:45 AM to 12:15 PM]

  • Friday [10:45 AM to 12:15 PM]
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Benjamin Jones-Rice

Economics and Accounting

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Building/Room: STCN 360

My name is Ben Jones-Rice. I am a born and raised Seattlite, and a third-year at SU majoring in Economics and Accounting, with a minor in International Studies. I am a dog lover with two dopey doggos named Ruby and Joey. I play on the Ultimate frisbee team and am a member of the Model United Nations club along with a few others. I have always been strongly geared toward giving back to my community and helping those around me as much as I can, in any and all ways. As an SGSU representative, I hope to advocate for students' needs, assist in the implementation of policy to better address community issues, and be someone you can count on to tell it to you straightly. Navigating university can be a difficult time and life doesn't pause, sadly, just because we want it to. I hope to be able to help navigate those stresses and ease them to the best of my ability, especially around Academics.

Office Hours: 

  • Tuesday [4:00 PM - 6:00 PM]

  • Wednesday [2:00 PM - 2:30 PM] & [3:30 PM - 4:00 PM]

  • Friday [2:00 - 4:00 PM]

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Jordan Faulstich

Finance & History Minor

Chief Financial Officer

Building/Room: STCN 360

My name is Jordan, I grew up in Portsmouth, NH, and went to school in Boston. I am passionate about skiing and airplanes, as well as a plethora of other things. One of my favorite things to do is to explore all of the cultural opportunities that Seattle has to offer. I can often be found walking through campus wearing a Patriots mask; feel free to give me a hard time.

Office Hours: 

  • Wednesday [12:00 PM - 5:00 PM]

 

Staff

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Joshua Bonilla

Psychology and Criminal Justice Specializing in Forensic Psychology

Chief of Staff

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello,
I am Joshua Bonilla and currently serving as the 2022-2023 SGSU Chief of Staff!! This is my second and final year here at Seattle University as I will be graduating spring quarter majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a specialization in Forensic Psychology. Prior to attending Seattle University, I grew up in Puyallup, Washington about 45 minutes south of Seattle. When I have time, I like to go to a park or a viewpoint, walk around or sit, and reflect! You may also find me in different organizations around campus including Alpha Phi Sigma (CJ honors society), Housing and Resident Life, and American Sign Language Club.

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [11:00 AM - 12:30 PM]
  • Thursday [11:30 AM - 12:30 PM]
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Jeremy Ruan

Molecular and Cellular Biology with a Psychology Minor

Legislative Assistant

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hey! My name is Jeremy Ruan, and I am a second-year Cell and Molecular Biology Major with a minor in Psychology. I am from Honolulu, Hawaii, so in my free time I love going on hikes and adventures with my friends, I also love music and playing the violin!

Office Hours: 

  • Monday [3:30 PM -6:30 PM]
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London Foster

Business Management

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hi my name is Kateri, you can call me Kateri or Kat, as I use them pretty interchangeably.  I am a proud Indigenous person; I am enrolled within the Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe although I am Navajo, Lakota, Assiniboine, and Chippewa.  My goal in life is to give back to my community, so I am gaining an education surrounding Criminal Justice and Public Affairs so I can hopefully advocate for the Native American population in the United States work towards ending the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People epidemic.  

Office Hours: 

  • Tuesday [1:30 PM - 3:00 PM]

  • Thursday [12:00 PM - 1:30 PM]

Assembly Representative

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Daniel Kasakula

Electrical Engineering

International Senator

Building/Room: STCN 360

I’m Daniel Kasakula, I’m from Congo. I am a junior majoring in Electrical Engineering. I like working out, listening to music, and going on long drives.

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [12:30 PM - 2:30 PM]
  • Friday [11:00 AM - 12:00 PM]
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Hayden Werdal

Psychology

Transfer Senator

Building/Room: STCN 360

Howdy all, my name is Hayden Werdal, and I am the new transfer student senator in SGSU! I am a transfer from Olympic College in Bremerton, and I am now pursuing a psychology major here at SeattleU. Some of my hobbies include watching horror movies, being just ok at video games, and giving my dogs and cats plenty of pets.

 

Office Hours: 

  • Monday [2:10 PM - 4:10 PM]
  • Thursday [12:00 PM - 1:00 PM] at the Transfer Link
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Colleen Webb

Mechanical Engineering

Student-Employee Senator

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hi y’all, I’m Colleen (she/her). I’m a fourth-year mechanical engineering major and I’m from Wauwatosa, WI. You might find me anywhere they sell coffee on campus or study in Bannan. When not studying I love to read, and I definitely wish had more time for it during the school year. On the weekends I like to go to the Cap Hill Farmers market, try new places to eat, and recently I’ve started skiing! I want to make student employment the best it can be so please reach out to me for anything and everything!

Office Hours:

  • Wednesday [9:00 AM - 12:00 PM]

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Téa'Ayanna Garvey

Non-Traditional Senator

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello! My name is Irena and I'm in my fourth year here at SU and I'm enjoying every bit of it by participating in various student organizations across school. I'm from Los Angeles, but I've spent half of life here in WA and it's where I call home. I enjoy doing a lot of different crafts and DIY projects. In addition, I enjoy cooking and baking and watching tons of different tv shows. I’m passionate about helping and caring for others and that contributes to my decision to purse my BSN in Nursing.

Office Hours:

  • Monday [12:30 PM - 2:00 PM]
  • Wednesday [3:30 PM - 5:00 PM]

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Riley-Azul Davila

Business Economics with an International Studies Minor

Senior Class Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

I was born and raised in the Seattle Area and grew up playing multiple sports here, but quickly fell in love with soccer. I’m still playing now for our Seattle U Men’s Club Team and if I look familiar from anywhere else, I also work for the Competitive Sports Department at UREC. Now that I’m in my final year, I’m just looking forward to making the most of every opportunity that I get to grow along with the rest of our community.

Office Hours:

  • Monday [1:00 PM - 2:30 PM]
  • Wednesday [1:00 PM - 2:30 PM]
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Richard Ruiz

Political Science

Graduating Student Senator

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hi, my name is Richard Ruiz I'm 22 from Orange County, California. I'm an open book so I will answer pretty much any question you have as honestly as I can. I love watching sports especially Basketball, Football, or Soccer so I can talk about them forever. If you see me around campus feel free to say hi!

Office Hours: 

  • Tuesday [12:30 PM - 2:00 PM]
  • Thursday [12:30 PM - 2:00 PM]
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Sophia Cofinas

Public Affairs and International Studies with a Minor in Spanish

Health and Wellness Senator

Building/Room: STCN 360

My name is Sophia Cofinas, I am thrilled to be the Health and Wellness Senator for SGSU this year! I am a second-year from San Diego, CA, and I am double majoring in Public Affairs and International Studies and minoring in Spanish. You can catch me around Seattle thrifting, looking for good vegetarian restaurants, and spending time with my friends whenever I can :). If you have any questions or concerns related to health and wellness, please contact me. I am here for all of you!

Office Hours: 

  • Monday [12:30 PM - 2:00 PM]
  • Wednesday [12:30 PM - 2:00 PM]
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Jacob Caddali

First Year Class Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

hi!! my name is isabelle alamilla, i'm from salt lake city, utah, and i'm a freshman representative here at seattle university. i love long drives, a good adventure, and hanging out with friends. if you ever see me on campus, feel free to say hi!

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [12:00 PM - 1:30 PM]
  • Thursday [2:30 PM - 4:00 PM]
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Naho Umitani

Sociology

First Year Senator

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello, my name is Naho Umitani and I am from Honolulu, Hawaii! I am a first-year Sociology major, and enjoy singing and collecting plants. I also participate in Model UN, Choir, and College Democrats here at Seattle University!

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [12:00 PM - 1:30 PM]
  • Thursday [3:30 PM - 5:00 PM]
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Hyeri Shim

Pre-Business Management

At-Large Senator

Building/Room: STCN 360

 

Office Hours:

  • Wednesday [12:30 PM - 2:00 PM]
  • Friday [4:00 PM - 5:30 PM]
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Ella Chalmers

Business and Law

Accessibility Senator

Building/Room: STCN 360

My name is Ella Chalmers, and I am SGSU's Accessibility Senator! I'm from Sacramento, California, and am in my sophomore year of the Business and Law major. Some of my favorite things are traveling around the country to see my favorite artists and concerts and seeing my French Bulldogs!

Office Hours:

  • Thursday [3:30 PM - 5:00 PM]
  • Friday [2:15 PM - 3:45 PM]
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Christina Beavers

Psychology

College of Arts and Sciences Senator

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello! My name is Christina Beavers, and I am from Orange County, California! I am a junior Psychology major at Seattle University! I love to travel, try new foods, listen to music, and exercise at the University Recreation Center! I am so excited to represent Seattle University as College of Arts and Sciences as I am passionate about helping students achieve their educational and professional development goals. Feel free to say hi to me around campus! I would love to get to know you!

 

Office Hours

Advisors

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Marissa Robledo

Associate Director, Leadership & Government
SGSU and GSC Advisor
Leadership Programs: Leadership Application, iLead, Red Night Out

Building/Room: STCN 360B

Marissa Robledo, M.Ed. is the Associate Director in the Center for Student Involvement and the Advisor for SGSU. Marissa joined the Seattle U team in Aug. 2021. As the SGSU advisor, she has a true passion for working with students and helping them grow and develop as leaders.

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Sarah O'Rourke

Master of Education Candidate, Student Development Administration
Bachelor of Arts, Hispanic/Latin Studies & Secondary Education, Illinois Wesleyan University

Graduate Coordinator, Center for Student Involvement
Governance and Leadership

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello everyone! My name is Sarah, and I was born and raised in Northern Illinois. I received my BA at Illinois Wesleyan University and taught high school Spanish and coached volleyball for 2 years before deciding to continue my education at Seattle U. During my time at IWU, I gained the passion for student development through my role as an RA and being a part of a teacher education program committed to social justice. While I loved teaching, I felt called to search for an MEd program that focused on supporting historically excluded students, and am so happy to have landed at SU. When I am not working, I like to explore new restaurants in the city or play Animal Crossing and other Switch games. I also enjoy great city views, watching/playing sports, and running a dog-sitting business with my partner. I LOVE to travel and learn about new countries and cultures!