Student Ambassadors

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


What do ambassadors do?
  • Take visitors on in-depth campus tours and share their SPU stories.
  • Join prospective students on fun, free adventures on and off campus.
  • Chauffeur students and families from around the world to and from campus.
  • Host future Falcons for overnight events.
  • Attend exclusive Seattle Pacific Ambassador Team events.
  • Sport SPU swag and represent the admissions office as the face of the University.

Meet the dynamic team of SPU ambassadors and interns — 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?

Joshua Anderson
Joshua Anderson

Graduation: 2024
Major: Nursing and Honors Liberal Arts
Hometown: Sacramento, California

“My favorite thing about SPU has to be the community.”

Christian Flores Anguiano
Christian Flores Anguiano

Graduation: 2024
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Kennewick, Washington

First Generation

“My favorite part about SPU is being able to have the benefits of being in a big city while also benefitting from a small tight-knit community on campus.”

Bella Camarillo
Bella Camarillo

Graduation: 2024
Major: Physiology, with a Leadership minor
Hometown: Pasco, Washington

“My favorite thing about SPU is the small class sizes and community with students. I also love the amount of care I receive from each and every one of my professors.”

Anthony Hernandez
Anthony Hernandez

Graduation: 2024
Major: Applied Human Biology
Hometown: Grandview, Washington

First Generation

“My favorite part about SPU is the friendly community.”

Minh Le
Minh Le

Graduation: 2023
Major: Computer Engineering
Hometown: Hue, Vietnam

“My favorite part about SPU is the small but very active community that fosters my education and personality development.”

Emmanuel Musgrove
Emmanuel Musgrove

Graduation: 2024
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Federal Way, Washington

“My favorite thing about SPU is the size; it makes it very easy to meet people and feel like you're connected in the community. There are a lot of different people, but you get to interact often.”

Katherine (Bella) Nirk
Katherine (Bella) Nirk

Graduation: 2025
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Ellensburg, Washington

“My favorite part about SPU is the small class sizes.”

Martina Ortega
Martina Ortega

Graduation: 2024
Major: Music Education, with a Spanish Studies minor
Hometown: Redmond, Washington

“My favorite thing about SPU is getting to know my professors and other students on a personal level.”

Jake Palisco
Jake Palisoc

Graduation: 2023
Major: Physiology and Honors Liberal Arts
Hometown: Tamuning, Guam

“What I love about SPU is the faculty-to-student ratio, and also the great community you can build with your teachers and peers.”

Aubrey Rhoadarmer
Aubrey Rhoadarmer

Graduation: 2024
Major: Journalism and Honors Liberal Arts, with a Women's Studies minor
Hometown: Longmont, Colorado

“I love the small-campus experience while being in a big city at the same time.”

Jorie Skipper
Jorie Skipper

Graduation: 2024
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Salem, Oregon

“My favorite thing about SPU is the student-professor relationships. I always feel comfortable asking questions to my professors, and they are so caring about my life and well-being. ”

Madi Stephens
Madi Stephens

Graduation: 2024
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Tacoma, Washington

“I love the opportunities SPU has to explore your passions and interests within their majors and classes.”


Freshmen Counseling Interns

Freshmen Counseling Interns contact rising high school seniors, building relationships and providing information about the college admissions process. If you’ve ever received a call from SPU, chances are you talked to one of us!

Azhar Kimanje
Azhar Amir Kimanje

Graduation: 2024
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Kampala, Uganda

“Since SPU is located in a flourishing city with businesses like Microsoft and Amazon, I was interested in pursuing my career as an auditor at one of these companies. I knew that in Seattle, I would be assured a variety of employment opportunities.”

Mirelle Gutierrez-Palma
Mirelle Gutierrez-Palma

Graduation: 2023
Major: Political Science, and Social Justice and Cultural Studies
Hometown: Sacramento, California

First Generation

“My favorite thing to do close to campus is exploring the many different shops in Fremont.”

Keonne Harris
Keonne Harris

Graduation: 2024
Major: Psychology and Spanish
Hometown:
 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

First Generation

“I chose SPU because of its location in a big city and the community on its smaller campus. I recognized that living in Seattle would afford me opportunities I could not get in my hometown and expose me to a diverse culture.”

Selena Keo
Selena Keo

Graduation: 2023
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Seattle, Washington

First Generation

“The AMAZING professors and community at SPU do a really great job of being attentive to you as a student as well and welcoming you in so many different ways.”

Elisa Puga
Elisa Puga

Graduation: 2025
Major: Physiology Major, Minors in Chemistry and Business Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Caldwell, Idaho

First Generation

“I love my peers and SPU! Everybody is so supportive. I also love the heads of the science departments and the fact that the majority of them are women, it makes me feel super empowered.”

Nicole Sebastian
Nicole Sebastian

Graduation: 2025
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawai’i

“SPU provides a community of loving professors for a smaller student ratio, and they make me feel like I belong here!”

Dev Subramanie
Dev Subramanie

Graduation: 2023
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown:
 Georgetown, Guyana

First Generation

“Abridged with its blessed nature and ever enriching cultural diversity, Seattle emboldens a place which radiates an all-encompassing aura of belonging.”

Jessica Vester
Jessica Vester

Graduation: 2023
Major: Physiology
Hometown:
 Oak Harbor, Washington

“The campus is gorgeous and it’s in the perfect spot. I’m close to pretty much everything. Also, the Cheesecake Factory is close by.”

 


Welcome Team Interns

The Welcome Team works in-person, over the phone, and via email with prospective students and their families for Undergraduate Admissions. You will see them at the front desk when you visit or speak with them over the phone when scheduling appointments for admission counselors!

Mohammed Abdulhalim
Mohammed Abdulhalim

Graduation: 2025
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

“SPU welcomed me with open arms right from the start. They also made sure to make the process to transition to University as easy as possible.”

Samarth Ashish
Samarth Ashish

Graduation: 2025
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Dehradun, India

“I chose SPU because of the high quality of education that was being offered in small classes, making it easier to connect with the professors who are caring of their students.”

Jade Aritchita
Mary Bruggeman

Graduation: 2024
Major: Linguistics
Hometown: Lake Forest, California

“SPU was my choice for college because it was one of the few private colleges that offered my major. When I visited I was impressed by how much the professors cared and how friendly the community felt.”

Jade Aritchita
Julia Chen

Graduation: 2023
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Beijing, China

First Generation

“I felt like SPU is more like a family than a school.... And the nursing program is great when it come to the cohort size and the interactions between classmates and professors.”

 

Anthony Barrera Ruano
Anthony Barrera Ruano

Graduation: 2023
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Renton, Washington

“The reason that I chose SPU was because of the people here, with its small classroom sizes I have made lifelong friends as well as amazing relationships with my professors. I don’t believe I could’ve gotten that anywhere else but here.”

Jade Aritchita
Christopher Stice

Graduation: 2023
Major: Philosophy
Hometown: Fremont, California

“I chose SPU because I participated in an overnight stay and I got to sit in on a couple classes in the psychology department. I really enjoyed the lectures, professors, and all of the opportunities SPU offers both its students and alumni.”

Jade Aritchita
Alicia Termini

Graduation: 2023
Major: Elementary Education (Natural Sciences Concentration)
Hometown: Port Orchard, Washington

First Generation

“My favorite thing about SPU is the hardworking, caring staff that foster an amazing learning environment. I've also met some of my closest friends here at SPU.”

Carson Wong
Carson Wong

Graduation: 2025
Major: Theatre
Hometown: Renton, Washington

“I chose SPU because of the high quality of education that was being offered in small classes, making it easier to connect with the professors who are caring of their students.”

Coco Zhu
Coco Zhu

Graduation: 2024
Major: Communications
Hometown: Shanghai, China

“My favorite thing about SPU is the closely-knit community. Building life-long relationships here on campus cured my homesickness completely.”


Transfer Admissions Interns

The Transfer Admissions Interns work closely with the transfer counselors in supporting transfer students’ unique needs, from discovering more about SPU, to the application process, to next steps as an admitted student. This role involves a lot of phone calls, so if you’re a transfer student, chances are you’ve spoken with one of our interns!

aysha caoili
Aysha Caoili

Graduation: 2023
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Santa Barbara, California

“Transferring to SPU has been one of the best decisions I've made! SPU already feels like home. My favorite thing about SPU is how caring and supportive the nursing professors and students are.”

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.