Staff Profile

Andrew Lemus

Andrew Lemus

Residence Life Coordinator

Phone: 206-281-2636

First Generation student

Education: BA, Whittier College, 2017; MS Azusa Pacific University, 2020

Andrew was born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California with devoted love for the Dodgers, Lakers, the beach, and Disneyland. Being a first-generation college student, he received an undergraduate degree in United States History, with a minor in English Literature from Whittier College. As an undergrad Andrew spent a considerable amount of free time at Disneyland, which gravitated him towards the student life office. He actively participated in new-student orientation and as a peer mentor for first year students. These intentional experiences and relationships led Andrew to the graduate program in College Counseling and Student Development at Azusa Pacific University in 2018.

Andrew’s passion is working with college students, which was ignited during graduate school. He was enlightened by his experiences advocating for students with disabilities as a graduate assistant at the University of La Verne. During his second year, he was a success coach at Los Angeles City College facilitating academic counseling sessions to help new-and-returning students navigate their academic semesters, and their long-and-short-term goals. The highlight of each experience was mentoring diverse groups of students to become self-advocates.

Andrew is very excited to be at Seattle Pacific University in a role that allows him to foster community and focus on building relationships with students. When he’s not working, you can find him reading a history book, listening to a John Williams playlist, exploring Seattle, or sipping on coffee near the water.