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

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

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

Graduation: 2024
Major: Biology
Hometown: Redmond, Washington

First Generation

“My favorite part about SPU is the community.”
Jade Aritchita

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

First Generation

“My favorite thing about SPU is the community and the staff members intentionality of truly wanting to know who I am. I feel very known and loved here, which has been so essential to my ability to thrive as a college student. ”
Leanne Binas

Graduation: 2023
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Maui, Hawaii

“I love the tight-knit community and small class sizes.”
Alyssa Buller

Graduation: 2022
Major: Elementary Education with a concentration in the Arts
Hometown: Santa Cruz, California

“My favorite thing about SPU is the community!! I have met so many amazing friends and I feel very seen, known, and loved by all of them.”
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.”
Micoelle Christinia

Graduation: 2022
Major: English Literature and Secondary Education
Hometown: Vancouver, Washington

“My favorite thing about SPU is the numerous leadership opportunities that are available to students. I love that there are so many ways to get involved, work with other students, and build relationships.”
Makana Dang

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

“SPU has provided me with not only some of the best communities I could've asked for like PICCA, but also with great professors that are always seeking out my best.”
Nicholas Godoy

Graduation: 2022
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Pana'ewa, Hawaii

“My favorite part about SPU is how easy it is to get connected with clubs and find a space to share my culture with others.”
Anthony Hernandez

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

First Generation

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

Graduation: 2022
Major: Music
Hometown: Vancouver, Washington

“My favorite thing about SPU is how pretty the campus is and how we’re close to a canal.”
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.”
Sydney Lorton

Graduation: 2024
Major: Communications on the Journalism Track
Hometown: Oceanside, California

“I love the small class sizes because professors truly get to know you. The design allows them to assist you more personally than a professor teaching a large lecture class would be able to, and the professors genuinely want to get to know their students.”
Hannah Miller

Graduation: 2024
Major: Communications, and Business Administration with an emphasis in Management
Hometown: Niantic, Connecticut

“My favorite parts about SPU are First Friday’s and Tradition.”
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.”
Kayla Nasralla

Graduation: 2022
Major: International Business, with a Digital Media minor
Hometown: Pagosa Springs, Colorado

First Generation

“My favorite things about SPU are the study abroad opportunities and small class sizes.”
Katherine (Bella) Nirk

Graduation: 2025
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Ellensburg, Washington

“My favorite part about SPU is the small class sizes.”
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 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.”
Jyler-Michael Puaoi

Graduation: 2025
Major: Film Studies
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

First Generation

“My favorite things about SPU are the communities. The friendly environment and people really help make SPU a fun place to live and learn.”
Sinclair Ralston

Graduation: 2021
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

First Generation

“My favorite part about SPU is being so close to Seattle while also getting the benefits of attending a small school!”
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

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. ”
Charisma Smith

Graduation: 2024
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown: Fife, Washington

“My favorite part about SPU is all of the amazing people I've been able to surround myself with.”
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.”
Haylie Turner

Graduation: 2022
Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Shenandoah, Virginia

First Generation

“My favorite parts about SPU are the professors and the close-knit community!”
Kathryn vanMaanen

Graduation: 2023
Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Hometown: San Jose, California

“I love the community and the outpouring of support and devotion that I see from the faculty.”

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.”
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

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.”
Suraya Johnson (Suh-ray-uh)

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

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, Hawaii

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 an out-of-state school.”
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.”
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.”
Shaylynne Matayoshi

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

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, 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

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

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.”
Emily Blue

Graduation: 2024
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Edmonds, Washington

“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, 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.”
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, Oregon

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, Minnesota

“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, 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.”
Melodie Stice

Graduation: 2024
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Bay Area, 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.”
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

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.”

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!

Davi Reid

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

“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.”
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.