Our Staff

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Gretchenrae Campera


Assistant Director, Student Success and Outreach

Phone: 206-296-2589

Building/Room: PAVL 150

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Gretchenrae Campera is a first-gen, queer, Filipina educator from Seattle, WA. She received her bachelor's degree from Seattle University in Psychology and her Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Vermont. When not at work, Gretchenrae enjoys cardmaking, eating her way through the Pacific Northwest, and running.

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Samantha Penjaraenwatana

Graduate Coordinator, First-Generation College Student Initiatives

Building/Room: STCN 110

Samantha Penjaraenwatana is a First-Gen, Asian American born in California and raised in Bellevue, Washington. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Community Psychology from the University of Washington Bothell. Samantha is a first-year graduate student at Seattle University pursing her Master’s in Student Development Administration. As the Graduate Coordinator for First-Generation Initiatives, Samantha supports First-Gen students in their transition into college through educational programming and the First To Soar peer mentor program. Samantha’s interests includes playing as a tourist around WA state, crafting ideas from Pinterest, and spending time with her dog, family, and friends.

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Georgia Jane Pirie

Graduate Assistant, Student Veteran Initiatives

Phone: 206-296-2269

Building/Room: STCN 110

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Georgia Jane Pirie was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Ethics & Policy from the University of Portland. Georgia Pirie is now a first-year graduate student at Seattle University studying Student Development Administration. In her current position in The Outreach Center, Georgia helps support student-veterans through her advising of peer mentors and facilitating welcoming and inclusive programming. When she isn’t studying or supporting student-veterans, Georgia enjoys spending time with her family, exploring Seattle, and doing crossword puzzles.


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Tom Hove

B.S.W., Social Work

Veteran Navigator

Pronouns: he/him/his

Tom Hove grew up in Tracy, MT. He spent 4 years, in the US Navy, as a hospital corpsman. During his time in service he was stationed at Naval Hospital Guam, as well as, Naval Hospital Bremerton. His interests are photography, anything outdoors, volunteering, and drinking coffee.