Our Staff

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Deanne Liu

Associate Director, Student Success & Outreach

Phone: 206-296-6062

Building/Room: PAVL 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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Mary Tran

Graduate Coordinator, First-Generation College Student Initiatives

Building/Room: STCN 110

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Mary Q. Tran is currently a graduate student in the Student Development Administration program at Seattle University. She grew up California, and completed her bachelor’s degree  at a university in her hometown, San Jose State University. She received her bachelor’s of arts degree in Child and Adolescent Development with a double minor in Math and French for K-8 Teachers. She identifies as a first-gen and a Vietnamese-American. Outside of her work and academic life, she loves arts, crafts, and do-it-yourself projects!

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Shirley Wang

Outreach Center Advisor

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Shirley is currently a 2nd year Nursing Major. What Shirley loves about being an Outreach Center Advisor includes a bit of everything: the flexibility, creativity, planning, and collaboration all bring different scopes and degrees of curiosity. The Outreach Center was the first place where I felt connected with a community, and being able to be a part of supporting, bridging, and advocating for others to find their own are all components and factors that I find incredibly rewarding. I also love my team and the people I meet! I love collecting and making puzzles, ranging from Studio Ghibli, Disney, sceneries, animals, etc.

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Kai Felix

Veteran Advisor

Pronouns: he/him/his

Kai is a junior student pursuing business management and minoring entrepreneurship. Kai spent the majority of his childhood in Taiwan and moved to America at age of 14. Kai excited to interact with The Outreach Center community. One fun fact about Kai is that he loves to eat all types of food around the world.