Meet Our Team

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Deanne Liu

Associate Director, Student Success & Outreach

Phone: 206-296-6062

Building/Room: Pigott Pavillion 150

I was born in the Philippines and raised in the Bay Area, having received my bachelors degree in Communication Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and am also a proud alumnae of the Student Development Administration Graduate Program here at Seattle U. I’m passionate about connecting with others and building community, which is why my background leans heavily in Intercultural Programs, Residence Life, and served my graduate assistantship in Commuter and Transfer Student Services (now known at Student Success & Outreach)! Finding areas and pockets where all students can belong and thrive, is what fuels my work, and I am so grateful to work in a department that offers these pockets of joy around campus. When I’m not working, you might find me walking around campus (very slowly) with 16 and 7 year old mini-dachshunds Oscar and Rolo, making and eating dumplings, or sampling various types of Boba or desserts!

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Mackenzie Otterson

Bachelor of Arts, History, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate Coordinator, Commuter and Transfer Student Initiatives

Phone: (206) 296 - 2576

Building/Room: Pigott Pavillion 150

Born and raised in the Midwest, I grew up in Minnesota before moving to Wisconsin to earn my Bachelors degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During my time in undergrad, I worked for two years in student orientation which ignited my passion of working with college-aged students and helping them find affirming and supportive spaces on campus. Since graduating in 2019, I have worked in higher education and non-profit roles dedicated to removing education barriers and helping students persist through their college journeys. I am currently pursuing my Masters degree in the Student Development Administration program at Seattle University and excited to engage with and learn from Seattle U students. In my free time I love to read, listen to podcasts, go on walks, try new restaurants around Seattle, and (stress) bake!

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Shreya Naropantula

Bachelor of Science, Psychology Honors, Christ University

Graduate Coordinator for First-Generation Initiatives

Phone: (206) 296-2576

Building/Room: Pigott Pavillion 150

I was born in India and grew up in Bangalore, one of the bigger cities that is known for its IT industries. I was always interested in psychology which then led me to get my bachelor's degree in Psychology, from Christ University in Bangalore. Working with people and helping them understand and empower themselves better is something that I am passionate about. I am currently pursuing my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Seattle University. This gave me the opportunity to move to a completely different country, which has been both challenging and rewarding at the same time. I know that college can be an especially stressful and scary time of transition for people, and I am excited to be working with students and helping them feel more welcome here at university! I spend a lot of my free time cooking, watching shows, going on walks, and talking to friends and family back in India.