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Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Student Workers

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!


Your 2020–21 Ambassadors

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

Who we are

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?

Jade Aritchita

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

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

Aseda Bekoe-Sakyi

Hometown: Turlock, CA
Graduation: 2021
Major: Music Composition, Music Technology

“Exploring Seattle has become a new favorite pastime of mine since moving from California! On the weekends, I love to try out the different coffee shops, explore the boutiques, and grab food. I also love being able to practice my photography in an urban city environment.”

Alyssa Buller

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

“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

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

“ 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

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

“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. ”

Sañata Dawa

Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Graduation: 2023
Major: Political Science & Social Justice/Cultural Studies

“I adore how easy it is to learn about other cultures through SPU clubs, nearby restaurants, and live art/exhibits. After class, I like to check out the Seattle Art Museum or get a student ticket for the 5th Avenue Theater.”

Serina Dawa

Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Graduation: 2021
Major: Nursing, Youth Ministry/Theology minor, Leadership Studies minor

“The nursing program has helped connect me to different healthcare facilities in the area that could eventually lead to some great work opportunities.”

Noha Elbahouty (Intern)

Hometown: Duvall, WA
Graduation: 2022
Major: Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology

“My favorite thing about SPU is the people! I have met so many incredible people during my time here that have helped me grow immensely and have become my family away from home. ”

Nicholas Godoy

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

“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. ”

Elly Ha

Hometown: Gresham, OR
Graduation: 2021
Major: Art

“Out of all the schools I applied to, I choose SPU because of the dynamic I felt when visiting. I felt like I was ready to begin a new chapter of my life here.”

Teo Keilwitz

Hometown: Coupeville, WA
Graduation: 2023
Major: Nursing

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

Gray Kolde

Hometown: Wenatchee, WA
Graduation: 2021
Major: Physiology, Cultural Anthropology minor

“I really enjoy getting to know my professors, the culinary scene in the Seattle area, and hiking and skiing in the Cascade Mountains.”

Andrew Metz

Hometown: Woodinville, WA
Graduation: 2021
Major: Biology

“I have met some truly incredible people here, including my biology professors who include faith and God in how we learn about biology and nature.”

Ethan Meyer

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

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

Arabela Pineda-Lomeli

Hometown: Federal Way, WA
Graduation: 2023
Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology, Political Science minor

“ How accesible professors are and actually invested in your academic success. The way that making connections within your field of study becomes easier and easier.”

Alé Olmedo

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

“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.”

Sinclair Ralston

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

“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 :)”

Ethan Sager

Hometown: Boise, ID
Graduation: 2021
Major: Global Development

“My favorite thing at SPU is the great diversity of thought, giving a plethora of perspectives.”

Delyla Vue

Hometown: Edmonds, WA
Graduation: 2021
Major: Electrical Engineering

“The best thing about SPU is my Fifth Hill girls – these wonderful women bring out the best in me. With them, I’ve never felt so lucky and extravagant.”


Freshmen Counseling Interns

Who we are

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!

Felix Amenyo

Year: 2021
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown:
 Dzodze, Volta Region, Ghana

“As a huge sports fan, I love the energy of being a Seahawks and Sounders fan in Seattle! It’s always fun watching the games with friends and cheering on the teams. Seattle is one of the top destinations for anyone to visit and live in.”

Azhar Amir Kimanje

Hometown: Kampala, Uganda
Year: Freshman
Major: Computer Science

“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.”

Cielo Anne Carnate

Hometown: Oahu, HI
Year: Freshman
Major: Physiology

“Coffee is a necessity for me as a college student, so having two Starbucks on campus and one nearby in Fremont is totally awesome!”

Emma Burke

Year: 2021
Major: Psychology
Hometown:
  Auburn, WA

“I love watching SPU’s campus change with the season. I also love the campus greenhouse; it's a great study spot.”

Suraya Johnson (Suh-ray-uh)

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

Hometown: Cavite City, Philippines
Year: Freshman
Major: Christian Theology

“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!”

Bennieq Skelton

Year: 2021
Major: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) & Political Science, International Relations
Hometown:
 Pago Pago, American Samoa

“With Seattle Pacific University located between downtown and the UW districts, commuting or bussing isn’t a problem, and I like to think my campus is the heart of Seattle because it’s convenient to get around while making new friends.”

Dev Subramanie

Year: 2023
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown:
 Georgetown, Guyana

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

Sophia Thomson

Year: 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

Year: 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

Who we are

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!

Diana Bustamante Campuzano

Year: 2021
Major: Nursing
Hometown:
 Auburn, Washington

“I love the location of SPU, the nursing program, and my Early Connections familia! ”

Rahel Elala

Year: 2022
Major: Nursing
Hometown:
 Seattle, Washington

“My favorite thing about SPU is the community I have found on campus. I also love how supportive and encouraging professors are at SPU.”

Jenna Haines

Year: 2021
Major: Economics & Global Development
Hometown:
 Spokane, Washington

“I love the location of SPU, the opportunities for personal and professional development, and the Global Development Major.”

Emma Hamann

Year: 2021
Major: Business Administration with a Social Enterprise concentration
Hometown:
 Seattle, Washington

“I love SPU because of all of the support and opportunities professors and staff provide the students.”

Grace Kelly

Year: 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!”

Andrew Metz

Year: 2021
Major: Ecology
Hometown:
 Woodinville, Washington

“I have met some truly incredible people here, including my professors who include faith and God in how we learn about biology and nature.”

Kayla Nasralla

Year: 2022
Major: International Business
Hometown:
 Pagosa Springs, Colorado

“One of the reasons I chose SPU is because of the amazing study abroad opportunities as part of the academic experience. Some of my favorite memories have been while studying abroad in Spain, Morocco, and Belize.”

Tim Strachan

Year: 2021
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown:
 Bainbridge Island, Washington

“I love the location! I have also gotten to work in a number of leadership roles that have been awesome opportunities to work with absolutely amazing people.”

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.