About SGSU

Executive Branch

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Marrakech Maxwell

Public Affairs & Environmental Studies

Student Body President

Building/Room: STCN 360

I was born in Jackson, WY, and spent time living in a few places before living in Boulder, CO, for high school. I love anything related to the outdoors; camping, backpacking, climbing, hiking, etc. You can always find me frantically running around trying to tame my sweet little beast of a Shih Tzu puppy on campus at the Union Green. In my free time, I shoot photography and make my own chai in my teeny tiny kitchen.

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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Braelyn Scheer

Political Science Major & Spanish Minor

Executive Vice President

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello! My name is Braelyn and I am a second-year student here at SU. I’m originally from a suburb about an hour south of Seattle called Bonney Lake and I chose to stay relatively close to home because I have a great relationship with my family. I love baking, music (especially R&B), and basketball! If you need anything, please reach out!

Office Hours:

  • Monday [1:00 PM -3:00 PM]

  • Tuesday [11:30 AM-1:00 PM]

  • Thursday [11:30 AM-1:00 PM]

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Jordan Faulstich

Finance & History Minor

Vice President of Finance

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: 

  • Monday [12:30 PM - 3:30 PM]

  • Wednesday [12:30 PM - 2:30 PM]

 

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Sarah Trapizona

Political Science

Vice President of University Affairs
She/Hers Pronouns

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I really enjoy the outdoors. I love to paddleboard, ski, and go on hikes. Some other facts about me, I have played soccer since I was five, I love to be involved with my community, and I have two dogs. I just officially moved to Seattle and I am so excited to explore and get to know the city.

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]

Staff

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Anna Smalley

Public Affairs and Economics with a Philosophy minor

Director of Elections

Building/Room: STCN 360

Office Hours:

  • Monday [5:00 PM - 6:00 PM]
  • Thursday [2:00 PM - 4:00 PM]
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Avery Hultgren

Business Analytics, BA in Business Administration

Chair of Internal Affairs

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am passionate about many things, some that come to mind are the tasty restaurants in the area, spotting cute dogs, and taking naps when it's raining!

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [11:00 AM - 12:30 PM]
  • Thursday [11:30 AM - 12:30 PM]
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Kateri Azure

Criminal Justice & Nonprofit and Public Administration Minor

Chair of External Affairs

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hi there! I'm Kateri Azure I also go by Kat; I am the Chair of External Affairs! I’m a second-year Criminal Justice major with a specialization in Criminology & Criminal Theory with a minor in Nonprofit and Public Administration. I hope to go on to get my MACJ from Seattle University, and subsequently get my Ph.D. in Public Policy. I am a proud Native American woman, and my goals in life are to gain exceptional educational experiences and be able to give back to my community. My career goals are to aid the reformation of the criminal justice system, specifically near and on Native American reservations. 

Office Hours: 

  • Tuesday [1:30 PM - 3:00 PM]

  • Thursday [12:00 PM - 1:30 PM]

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Joshua Bonilla

Double Major in Psychology & Criminal Justice w/ a Forensic Psychology Specialization

Social Media Manager

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hey yall, my name is Joshua Bonilla (he/him) and I am a First-Year student here at Seattle University ​with junior-level standing through the Washington State Running Start Dual Enrollment Program.  I am this academic year's Student Government Social Media Marketing Manager. A few interests of mine include going out to scenic viewpoints to paint with friends, getting coffee late at night, and driving! Long term, I plan on working in the psychological side of the criminal justice system. I am excited to work with the marketing team to reach out to students and organizations around campus!

Office Hours: 

  • Monday [3:30 PM -6:30 PM]
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Isabella Purnadi

Journalism and Strategic Communication

Graphic Designer

Building/Room: STCN 360

I was born in Houston, TX but raised in Jakarta, Indonesia for 18 years of my life. I am passionate about social media marketing (catch me on the Seattle U CMME dept instagram page), broadcasting and experiencing new areas related to communications. In my free time, I love online shopping, watching Netflix and singing in the shower. I am so excited to be your Graphic Designer this year, feel free to reach out if you need anything. Also, if you are around campus, feel free to say hi!

Office Hours: 

  • Wednesday [12:30 PM -3:30 PM]

Assembly Representative

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Bokyung Kim

Business Management

International Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

My name is Bokyung Kim, and I am currently studying Business Administration at Seattle University with a concentration in Management. I am passionate about making a positive change wherever I find myself, and I aspire to make this world, especially the business sector, more sustainable. I grew up in South Korea and lived in several other countries, so I understand and care about the challenges that international students face; I want to create a more inclusive and welcoming campus environment for international students at SU.

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [12:30 PM - 2:30 PM]
  • Friday [11:00 AM - 12:00 PM]
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Veng Leap Chan

Business Analytics & Finance

Transfer Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

My name is Veng Leap Chan. I am a transfer student from Cambodia. I am a junior double majoring in business analytics and finance. I enjoy cooking and obtaining new, random skills. I am currently working on expanding my knowledge, especially in the finance field. Besides school, I am really passionate about volleyball! I play as a right-side and I take any chance I get to be on the court!

Office Hours: 

  • Tuesday [12:30 PM - 1:30 PM]
  • Thursday [12:30 PM - 1:30 PM]
  • Friday [11:00 AM - 12:00 PM]
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Paige Prombo

Athletic Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello! My name is Paige Prombo and I am a 3rd-year transfer student from the Chicago area. I chose to attend Seattle University because I felt like I needed to experience the west coast vibe at least some point in my life. I love working out, anything sports-related, and video gaming. I also enjoy exploring the city by attending concerts.

Office Hours:

  • Monday [12:30 - 2:00 PM]

  • Tuesday [12:00 - 1:30 PM]
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Irena Hawkins

BSN Nursing

Non-Traditional Representative

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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Abem Fekade-Tessema

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

Junior Class Representative

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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Christina Beavers

Sophomore Class Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello! My name is Christina Beavers, and I am from Orange County, California! I am a sophomore 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 Sophomore Class Representative as I am passionate about creating a tight-knit community for my sophomore class! Feel free to say hi to me around campus! I would love to get to know you!

Office Hours: 

  • Tuesday [11:30am - 1:30pm]
  • Thursday [2:00pm - 3:00pm]
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Isabelle Alamilla

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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Sophia Cofinas

Public Affairs

First Year Class Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello, my name is Sophia Cofinas and I am the newly elected First-Year Rep! I’m a Public Affairs major from San Diego, CA, and my favorite things to do around Seattle include thrifting, finding good vegetarian places, and actually experiencing seasons. I can’t wait for this year and to be a part of the important work SGSU does.

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [12:00 PM - 1:30 PM]
  • Thursday [3:30 PM - 5:00 PM]
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Frederick von Brandenfels

Pre-Business Management

At-Large Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello! My name is Frederick and I am one of the At-Large Representative for SGSU this year! I am looking forward to working with you all and learning from you about your SU experience. Being from the south end of Seattle, I am a great person to talk to about different places to go within the city so feel free to reach out for any recommendations. I would also encourage you to share information that you think I should know!

Office Hours:

  • Wednesday [12:30 PM - 2:00 PM]
  • Friday [4:00 PM - 5:30 PM]
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Hyeri Shim

Political Science

At-Large Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

Hello! My name is Hyeri and I was born and raised in Washington state. As a second-generation Korean American, I enjoy reconnecting with my Korean roots and learning more about my culture. I also love to go exploring with friends, taking way too many scenic photos, and sharing a meal with those who I love. I am super excited to serve as one of the two At-Large Representatives and if you ever need anything, please reach out. I look forward to connecting with everyone!

Office Hours:

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

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!