Staff
Lori Brown

(she/her)
Director
MFA, Seattle Pacific University


  • I took a trip around the world with my family when my kids were in 8th & 9th grade – we backpacked for 6 months!
  • I once had a job in the Swiss Alps where I spoke German and skied every day.
  • My daughter and I graduated from SPU in the same year!
Elle Gohr

(she/her)
Program Director for Campus Integration
MEd, Fort Hays State University

First Gen college student

 


  • I once played in a drum core that performed in front of 20,000 people!
  • I helped found two different food pantries at two separate institutions!
  • When I interviewed to work here, my boss thought I was a student waiting for an appointment with a Counselor.
Sara Jones

(she/her)
Associate Director
MATESOL, University of Washington


  • I lived in Africa for three and a half years.
  • Was a food writer for a few years and got lots of free meals and treats!
  • I launched a Life Design class (GS 2001) to help students choose majors and build lives and careers that energize them. 😊
Dereck Kamwesa

(he/him)
Program Director for Employer Relations
BA, Taylor University


  • Once participated in a “Black Water Rafting” excursion in New Zealand. (The river goes through the Waitomo caves.)
  • Travelled to over 50 countries for work in a previous employment.
  • I was never a fan of online schooling for graduate school, so I moved across the country to enroll in the in-person Reconciliation program within Seattle Pacific Seminary only for Covid-19 to strike a few months later and everything went online.
Christina Longcor

(she/her)
Program Director for Teaching and Career Education
MA, John F. Kennedy University


  • Born in Seattle, raised in Vancouver, Canada, and now living in Seattle again!
  • Worked for Girl Scouts and got to taste test Girl Scout cookies all the time!
  • My first roommate out of college in Santa Cruz, Calif. had graduated from SPU and, who would have guessed, I’d be working there years later.
Celiz McClish

(she/her)
Program Director for Student Success and Equity
MA (class of 2023), Seattle Pacific University


  • I’ve ridden my bike across Washington state twice!
  • After I lost a job due to the pandemic, my full-time job was converting a school bus into a tiny home. It’s where my husband and I live now!
  • I’m also a student! I’m studying Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Veronica Zhu - 伊然

(she/her)
Assistant Director
MEd, University of Washington Bothell


  • Got married on Monday
  • Worked in three different continents (Asia, Europe, and North America)
  • Was admitted to graduate school at SPU a few years ago. I finally joined SPU as a staff, which feels like meant to be.
Graduate Career Advisors

Our graduate career advisors (GCAs) are enthusiastic student leaders who recognize the value of career services and want to support their fellow students with career-related needs. The GCAs facilitate one-on-one career advising appointments, teach CCC classes, and assist in office research. 

Mishu Alemseged
Mesaley (Mishu) Alemseged

(he/him)
Industrial-Organizational Psychology, PhD program

Kiana Clay
Kiana Clay

(she/her)
Clinical Psychology, PhD Program

Thea O'Brien
Clara "Thea" O'Brien

(she/her)
Clinical Psychology, PhD Program

Rebecca Zhao
Rebecca Zhao - 一侬

(she/her)
Marriage and Family Therapy, M.S.

Peer Career Advisors and Resident Peer Career Advisors

Our (resident) peer career advisors (PCAs and RPCAs) are enthusiastic student leaders who recognize the value of career services and want to support their fellow students with career-related needs.
The PCAs participate in individual peer advising, campus outreach, and event programming and marketing. They also work as office assistants in the Center for Career and Calling, providing general administrative support and customer service.
The RPCAs participate in individual peer advising, campus outreach, Resident Hall support, and event programming with a specific focus of serving peers in the Emerson and Hill Halls.

Aloera Domingo
Aloera Mae Domingo

(she/her)
PCA
Senior
Nursing Major

Delaney Le
Delaney (Doan) Le

(she/her)
PCA
Junior
Nursing Major

Thy Tran
Thy /thee/ Tran

(she/her)
PCA
Senior
Information Systems Major

Hoda AbouEich
Hoda AbouEich

(she/her)
RPCA
Sophomore
Honors Studies and Psychology: Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience Major

Caila Brown
Caila Brown

(she/her)
RPCA
Senior
Apparel Merchandising Major

Krysta Reese
Krysta Reese

(she/her)
RPCA
Sophomore
Ecology/Honors Liberal Arts Major

Dominique Shipman
Dominique Shipman

(she/her)
RPCA
Senior
Political Science Major

Mailing Address

Center for Career and Calling
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Ave. W., Suite 216
Seattle, WA 98119

Phone: 206-281-2485
Office: Second Floor, SUB
Email: spucareercenter@spu.edu*
For Employers: EmployerRelations@spu.edu

* Please note: Appointments can be scheduled online through your Handshake account or by calling the front office line. DO NOT schedule appointments by email.