About SGSU

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

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Erika Moore

Philosophy & Environmental Studies

Student Body President

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am from Newport Washington. I am a Junior double majoring in Philosophy and Environmental Studies. I really enjoy hiking and spending time with my dalmatian puppy. I also love reading and spending time with friends.

Office Hours: 

  • Monday [9 AM - 12 PM]
  • Wednesday [11 AM -1 PM]
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Nicole Daeila

Business Analytics

Executive Vice President

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am from the Seattle area and love to hike and explore the beauty the PNW holds.

Office Hours: 

  • Monday [10 AM - 1 PM]
  • Friday [10 AM - 12 PM]

 

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Saniel Sunny

Finance

Vice President of Finance

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am a sophomore this year, and something interesting about me is that I love to golf.

Office Hours: 

  • Tuesday [10 AM - 12 PM]
  • Thursday [10 AM - 1 PM]

 

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Rose Murphy

Public Affairs and Theology & Religious Studies

Vice President of University Affairs

Building/Room: STCN 360

I love cooking and exploring Seattle with friends! I also love photography and reading (when I have time)! I did Irish Dance for 14 years. My favorite color is green, and my favorite ice cream flavor is cookie dough. My favorite hot beverage is coffee, which I can’t function without, and I am definitely a dog person.

Office Hours: 

  • Monday [4 PM - 6 PM]
  • Wednesday [3 PM - 6 PM]

STAFF

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Marrakech Maxwell

Public Affairs & Environmental Studies

Chair of External Affairs

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. In my free time, I shoot photography and make my own chai in my teeny tiny kitchen.

Office Hours: 

  • Monday [4:30 PM - 6 PM]
  • Wednesday [4:30 PM - 6 PM]
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Taylor McKenzie

Environmental Studies with a Specialization in Urban Sustainability & Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Elections Chair

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am from O’ahu, Hawai’i. A perfect day to me involves copious amounts of coffee, a trip to the Capital Hill Farmers’ Market with friends, and finishing with a jaunt around the Elliot Bay Book Company. I also love gardening and playing switch with my roommates.

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [1 PM -3 PM]
  • Thursday [2 PM - 3 PM]
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Isabelle Halaka

International Studies & Political Science

Civic Engagement Chair

Building/Room: STCN 360

I love to bake! In my free time, you can probably find me experimenting with different cake recipes. Otherwise, I love going on walks around Seattle and exploring new neighborhoods.

Office Hours

  • Monday [11 AM - 2 PM]

 

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Nhi Nguyen

Finance & Business Analytics

Chair of Internal Affairs

Building/Room: STCN 360

I’m an international student from Vietnam. Beside SGSU, I’m also an Equity Research Analyst for Seattle University Redhawk Fund. I love exploring and hanging out with friends. I hate cucumber and horror movies.

Office Hours:

  • Monday [1 PM - 2 PM]
  • Thursday [11 AM - 12 PM]
  • Friday [9 AM - 10 AM]

REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY

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Cara Stanfield

Biology (Pre-Med)

Non-Traditional Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

I have a passion for languages and enjoy learning about languages and linguistics in my free time. I'm Tlingit (Alaskan Native) and Tlingít is the most recent language I've been studying, which is super exciting since there are less than 200 speakers left today. I've done 4 forms of martial arts in my life, and got my black belt in TaeKwonDo certified in Korea when I was 12. When I can see people in person, I'm usually going out for either ballroom or country western dancing a few nights a week.

Office Hours:

  • Wednesday [12 PM - 3 PM]
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An Than

Psychology & Criminal Justice (spec. Criminology)

Multicultural Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

I was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and moved to Washington when I was 14! Because of this, I am passionate about learning cultures and the celebration of diversity and inclusion.

Office Hours:

  • Monday [3 PM - 5 PM]
  • Wednesday [10 AM - 11 AM]
  • Friday [1 PM - 3 PM]
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Sarah Trapizona

Political Science

Transfer Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am a transfer student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At Seattle University, I study political science and plan on going to law school after graduation. I have played soccer for 15 years and currently play for a team in Pittsburgh. I chose to transfer to SU due to my love of Seattle and the diversity. I really enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking and paddleboarding. I am always cooking something or baking something. Fun fact I have two middle names.

Office Hours: 

  • Tuesday [2 PM - 4 PM]
  • Thursday [2 PM - 3 PM]
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Jacobo Saybe

International Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [3 PM - 5 PM]
  • Thursday [12 PM -1 PM]
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Kristina Sawyckyj

Interdisciplinary Studies

Students with Disabilities Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

Office Hours:

  • Monday [9 AM - 1 PM]
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Boston Putra

Business Administration & Finance, Economics Minor

Commuter Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

I was born in Boston, Massachusetts but was raised in Indonesia. If you are wondering, yes, my parents named me after the city itself! I love playing video games, badminton, basketball, and hiking. I have been trying to learn piano for quite a while but still haven't got the hang of it yet. However, I do love to chill with my acoustic guitar during my free time and I also play the drums for my church's worship team!

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [1 PM -3 PM]
  • Thursday [1 PM - 2 PM]
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Gina Leete

Biology

Athletic Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am from Phoenix, Arizona, and I am on the women's soccer team here at SU! Outside of soccer and SGSU, I work with the Special Olympics Club and enjoy going to concerts, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.

Office Hours:

  • Monday [11 AM - 12 PM]
  • Tuesday [8 AM - 9 AM] 
  • Wednesday [8 AM - 9 AM]
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Josh Li

Finance & Accounting Minor

Senior Class Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

From Saratoga, California. Intern at Boeing Summer 2020. Enjoy playing badminton, hiking, and eating!

Office Hours:

  • Wednesday [2 PM - 4 PM]
  • Thursday [4 PM - 5 PM]
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Abem Fekade-Tessema

Business Economics

Junior Class Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

Outside of SGSU, I am a Competitive Sports Manager at UREC and play for the Men's Club Soccer team. When I'm not tending to these or schoolwork, I'm either watching anime or playing FIFA and pulling late nights with my friends.

Office Hours: 

  • Tuesday [11 AM - 12:30 PM]
  • Thursday [11 AM - 12:30 PM]
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Open Position

Sophomore Class Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

Office Hours:

  • TBD
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Adeline Ong

Nursing

First Year Class Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am a first-year nursing major here at SU and I really enjoy getting outdoors and working out with my friends. I’m into photography so if you ever need pictures, reach out to me! Hope to get to know you in the next years.

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday [4 PM - 6 PM]
  • Thursday [4 PM - 5 PM]
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Sarina Sanjay

Electrical Engineering

First Year Class Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am originally from the East Coast. In my free time, I enjoy playing music, reading and hanging out with friends

Office Hours:

  • Monday [4 PM - 5 PM]
  • Thursday [12 PM - 2 PM]
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Mazzy Eckel

Political Science

At-Large Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

I am an avid reader and I have read over 400 books in the past 4 years! I love competing in pageants and using my platform to educate people about the importance of local politics and fitness.

Office Hours:

  • Monday [2 PM -5 PM]
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Alvaro Vazquez

Business Analytics & Finance

At-Large Representative

Building/Room: STCN 360

I’m a business student here at SU and much of my time is spent within academic organization, community engagement, among other leadership activities. I’m president of SU Esports and Gaming, SU’s largest student-run club on campus. I’m also a resident assistant and teaching assistant here on campus. For me, I absolutely love these positions because they provide a channel between myself and the community on campus. I enjoy interacting with my peers, creating social spaces, and serving our community. I also love talking to myself and doing voice impressions! One of my better ones is the voice of former president Barack Obama.

Office Hours:

  • Monday [7 AM - 8 AM]
  • Wednesday [7 AM -8 AM]

ADVISORS

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Michelle Harper Kowalczyk

Master of Science, Student Affairs in Higher Education, Colorado State University
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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

Phone: (206) 296-2847

Building/Room: STCN 360B

I want to share that I never saw myself as a “leader” until I went to college and a mentor saw the potential in me. I want to help students to see the leadership potential that exists inside every one of them. As students, you all have the capacity to create change where they are—and thus all have the capacity to be a leader. I also love mountains, hiking, rock climbing, trying new foods, and peanut butter.

Make an appointment with me!

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Yiqiu "Viv" Cai

Graduate Coordinator, Center for Student Involvement
Governance and Leadership

Phone: (206) 296-6044

Building/Room: STCN 360

Office Hours:

  • Mon-Thurs [12 PM - 5 PM]
  • Friday [As Needed]