Seattle Pacific Ambassadors

Seattle Pacific Ambassadors are an exclusive group of engaged, enthusiastic student leaders who are willing to share their passion for Seattle Pacific and give visitors a glimpse of what makes our campus so special!

What do ambassadors do?
  • Join prospective students on fun, free adventures on and off campus.
  • Chauffeur students and families from around the world to and from campus.
  • Get cool SPU swag.
  • Open their rooms to awesome visiting students.
  • Attend exclusive Seattle Pacific Ambassador Team events.
  • Host visitors throughout the year for campus and residence hall tours, and at various functions and events.
Who we are

Meet the dynamic team of SPU ambassadors — the faces of Seattle Pacific University! Our ambassadors are dedicated to serving and representing Seattle Pacific, providing campus tours, acting as SPU representatives, and performing duties at various campus and community events. Let’s take a closer look at our awesome team. Shall we?

Your 2018–19 Ambassadors

Aseda Bekoe-Sakyi

Hometown: Turlock, CA
Graduation: 2021
Major: Music Composition, Music Technology

“Exploring Seattle has become a new favorite pastime of mine since moving from California! On the weekends, I love to try out the different coffee shops, explore the boutiques, and grab food. I also love being able to practice my photography in an urban city environment.”

Sonne Brown

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Graduation: 2022
Major: Global Development Studies

“Make spontaneous adventures with anybody you run into on campus! Genuinely, yelling is a good way to make a TON of friends.”

Ashley Buenbrazo

Hometown: Davao City, Philippines
Graduation: 2022
Major: Nursing

“I think it’s really cool to be able to have the opportunity to get to know my professors and have that 1-on-1 time with them.”

Jesselyn Cruz

Hometown: Dedeo, Guam
Graduation: 2020
Major: Special Education

“I chose SPU because they have Special Ed as a major and the certification program within the undergrad program is exactly what I was looking for. As a transfer, I also wanted a smaller close knit community which is what SPU provides!”

Amy Davis

Hometown: Portland, OR
Graduation: 2019
Major: Nursing

“My favorite thing about SPU is the sense of community. It sounds incredibly cliche, but it’s true. We work together and push each other to grow. The professors really care about us and get to know us.”

Serina Dawa

Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Graduation: 2020
Major: Nursing

“My favorite thing about SPU is it’s community. I was welcomed by such a loving and caring community that encouraged me to challenge myself and my beliefs in order to become a stronger and more knowledgeable person.”

Emily Geringer

Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA
Graduation: 2021
Major: Global Development

“My favorite thing about SPU has to be all of the amazing people that I’ve met here. Coming in I didn’t know anyone, but I have met some incredible people who have become such an integral part of my life.”

Emma Haney

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Graduation: 2019
Major: International Business, Accounting

“My favorite thing about SPU is the location! On the weekends, I love going back to visit some of the city's most beautiful viewpoints like Kerry Park and Gas Works Park.”

Kay Hopwo

Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Graduation: 2020
Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology

“Kicking around Ballard Market is the best! I'm always trying to find new corners of the city I’ve never been to.”


Jennifer Kirchner

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Graduation: 2021
Major: Theatre Production

“My favorite thing about SPU is the passionate professors. My favorite things about Seattle are going to see plays, shopping at Goodwill, or playing board games at MOX boarding house.”

Hugo Lam

Hometown: Mukilteo, WA
Graduation: 2020
Major: Nursing

“I enjoy spending time outdoors and hiking with my family and friends. It is so worth it once you make it to the top of the trailhead to get that picture for Instagram!”

Sara Lippert

Hometown: DuPont, WA
Graduation: 2020
Major: Communication

“I decided to attend SPU after visiting the campus during a Falcon Night! I stayed in Emerson Hall and got to visit classes and felt right at home.”

Andrew Metz

Hometown: Woodinville, WA
Graduation: 2021
Major: Biology

“I have met some truly incredible people here, including my biology professors who include faith and God in how we learn about biology and nature.”

Alex Moore

Hometown: Medford, OR
Graduation: 2021
Major: Social Justice and Cultural Studies

“I love to just hop on one of the hundreds of bikes available around Seattle and head into Fremont for some coffee, flea market finds, fresh food, and fellowship. I find the scene near campus, stunning!”

Kaitlyn Payton

Hometown: Lubbock, TX
Graduation: 2019
Major: Economics

“I moved up to Seattle from Texas, and I'm so grateful that my professors have played such a large role in making me feel at home and welcome. Since moving here, my days are filled with coffee shop hunting, watching movies, exploring and spending time with my friends.”

Pierce Salave'a (Intern)

Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Graduation: 2020
Major: Communication

“I recommend taking weekends to relax. For me, that looks like going to nearby parks, bowling alleys, concerts, the city and just adventuring in downtown, as well as near by beaches for bonfires. I'll also use the weekend to just link up with friends who have different class schedules than me.”

Samuel Scott

Hometown: Snohomish, WA
Graduation: 2020
Major: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Music

“I came to SPU in order to pursue both music and debate. Very few other schools would award scholarships for both of those activities, and SPU was happy to have me participate in both.”

Laura Shigeta

Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Graduation: 2020
Major: Christian Theology – Ed

“I told God that if he wanted me to go to a christian college it would have to meet all my random requirements, and SPU did...tenfold!”

Samara Sorce (Intern)

Hometown: San Ramon, CA
Graduation: 2020
Major: Business Administration

“You’ll probably hear this from most students, which speaks to the truth of this even more, but the SPU community has made the transition into college more seamless, and has helped me stay motivated in chasing after my passions.”

Carly Strayer (Intern)

Hometown: Burien, WA
Graduation: 2020
Major: Global Development

“I love thrifting and going to the different farmer's markets nearby! I also enjoy studying at all the different coffee shops so close by!”

Kari Thorsen

Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA
Graduation: 2020
Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology

“I love strolling around Fremont with friends to visit all the funky shop and coffee houses there. It’s within walking distance from SPU and not as hectic as downtown Seattle.”

Delyla Vue

Hometown: Edmonds, WA
Graduation: 2021
Major: Electrical Engineering

“The best thing about SPU is my Fifth Hill girls – these wonderful women bring out the best in me. With them, I’ve never felt so lucky and extravagant.”

Jessica Welch

Hometown: Eugene, OR
Graduation: 2020
Major: Integrated Studies – Elementary Education

“You'll love seeing friendly faces around campus and feeling connected to a small community in a big city - just like I do! ”

Matthew Benzar

Hometown: Portland, OR
Graduation: 2020
Major: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

“Among other things, I enjoy biking to Discovery Park! The northwest is such a beautiful place with such seemingly nice people.”

Austin Matzelle

Hometown: Redmond, WA
Graduation: 2019
Major: Psychology

“I decided to attend SPU because of the amazing professors here. One professor in particular that I met while on a visit, talked passionately about her discipline, gave me words of encouragement, and made me realize how amazing teachers could be at colleges.”

DID YOU KNOW

More and more employers are looking for their employees to be involved in the community and service to others. As a student ambassador, you’ll gain the leadership skills that will help build your résumé and teach you critical skills beneficial for any career field. Plus, it’s REALLY fun!

Are you a current or incoming SPU student looking to contribute to the SPU community and build relationships? Consider becoming a host or student ambassador today!

For more information email us at VisitUs@spu.edu.