Jade Aritchita

Graduation: 2022
Major: Human Development and Family Studies
Hometown: Santa Cruz, California

"My favorite thing to do off-campus is hiking with the Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP) and exploring parks around the Seattle area with friends."

Alyssa Buller

Graduation: 2022
Major: Elementary Education with an arts emphasis
Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

“I chose SPU not only for the community here but also for the small class sizes. I am a student who likes a lot of professor-to-student interaction, and the small class sizes are perfect for this! Having all of my professors know my name makes me feel like I truly belong in the classroom.”

Micoelle Christinia

Graduation: 2022
Major: English Literature & Secondary Education Certification
Hometown: Vancouver, WA

“ Having small classes within my major has helped me to build community within my academic life and establish friendships outside of the classroom as well. ”

Makana Dang

Graduation: 2022
Major: Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Mililani, HI

“My favorite thing at SPU is the clubs such as PICCA and Ohana ‘O Hawai’i…. Every weekend and sometimes during the week, my friends and I find ourselves at Gas Works park talking story. ”

Nicholas Godoy

Graduation: 2022
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Panaʻewa, HI

“SPU does an awesome job setting me up for success. It’s very reassuring to know that if I need help, I can go to my professors or study groups. ”

Teo Keilwitz

Graduation: 2023
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Coupeville, WA

“My favorite thing about SPU is the access and relationships you build with the professors.”

Alé Olmedo (Visit & Events Intern) 

Graduation: 2022
Major: Social Justice/ Cultural Studies, Spanish Studies
Hometown: Kingston, WA

“One of my favorite things about SPU is the tight-knit community. The people are amazing and exploring the diversity of the Seattle area and what it has to offer has been phenomenal.”

Ethan Meyer

Graduation: 2022
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Alamosa, CO

“I am always impressed at how willing the professors are to engage with the students and help them succeed.”

Sinclair Ralston

Graduation: 2022
Major: Nursing, Youth Ministry/Theology minor
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

“My favorite thing about SPU is its proximity to Seattle, while also being a small school that encourages deep and meaningful relationships! Also the coffee :)”


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 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.”

Keonne Harris

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

“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.”

Suraya Johnson (Suh-ray-uh)

Graduation: 2022
Major:  International Business
Hometown:
 Oak Harbor, Wa

First Generation

“My favorite thing about Seattle is the nightlife and the fact that there’s always something to do here. I never get bored. The activities here are endless.”

Leira Joyce Vea

Graduation: 2022
Major: Economics: Business Analysis
Hometown:
 Hilo, Hawai’i

First Generation

“My favorite thing about Seattle is that it allowed me to get out of my comfort zone. Seattle has been a place for me to pursue my dreams at a school out-of-state.”

Ana Julian Austria

Graduation: 2022
Major: Communications
Hometown:
 San Jose, California

First Generation

“I really enjoy the location of SPU because it is very easy to go on a walk or find great food places to explore. My favorite hobby has become longboarding or taking a walk down the canal with friends.”

Shaylynne Matayoshi

Graduation: 2022
Major: Business Administration - Management
Hometown:
 Honolulu, HI

First Generation

“The numerous resources offered to SPU students have exceeded my expectations of a university. The faculty and staff have always been readily available whenever I needed help, which is why they are, without a doubt, my favorite “thing” about SPU.”

Lance Sarquilla

Graduation: 2024
Major: Christian Theology
Hometown: Cavite City, Philippines

First Generation

“My community at SPU has been awesome, and Seattle holds endless adventures with friends. My favorite hobby recently has been playing the guitar and singing worship with others!”

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.”

Sophia Thomson

Graduation: 2022
Major: Communications
Hometown:
 Sanda-shi, Japan

“My favorite thing about Seattle is the nature near SPU that allows me to go on adventures and find hidden gems in the city. I also love having an international district where I can find a piece of my home and share it with my community.”

Jessica Vester

Graduation: 2022
Major: Physiology
Hometown:
 Oak Harbor, Wa

“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!

Emily Blue

Graduation: 2024
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Edmonds, WA

“I chose SPU because of the opportunities small class sizes offer. I am able to have personal relationships with professors and faculty as well as have a close-knit community.”

Mary Bruggeman

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

“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.”

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.”

Aly Cotte

Graduation: 2022
Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Astoria, OR

First Generation

“SPU has taught me to dive deeper into my faith by thinking and learning from different perspectives.”

Greta Edholm

Graduation: 2022
Major: Art History
Hometown: Andover, MN

“Since transferring to SPU, I have had an amazing experience with both my fellow students and professors. I know that I have made lifelong connections.”

Najib Gajjule

Graduation: 2022
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Kampala, Uganda

“I chose SPU because of the large opportunities they provide for their students to succeed in day-to-day life throughout college and after graduation.”

Grace Kelly

Graduation: 2022
Major: Business Administration & Public Policy
Hometown:
 Cashmere, Washington

“I love SPU because of the location and all of the opportunities that Seattle has to offer as well as the connections I've been able to make with friends and professors!”

Christopher Stice

Graduation: 2023
Major: Philosophy
Hometown: Fremont, CA

“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.”

Melodie Stice

Graduation: 2024
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Bay Area, CA

“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.”

Alicia Termini

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

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.”


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

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

“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.”

Davi Reid

Graduation: 2022
Major: Dietetics and Nutrition
Hometown: Memphis, TN

“SPU provides a discipline-specific advisor along with your general academic advisor. This combination ensures that students have the help they need to navigate their years at SPU.”

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.

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?