Hi, my name is Dale Watanabe and I am one of the Assistant Directors at the ISC. I work closely with Marie Johnston so we can keep up to date on all of our fantastic international students. A little about me: I taught English as a Second Language for seven years (3 years in Hyogo-ken, Japan and 4 years at Edmonds Community College) and have worked at Seattle University since winter quarter of 2001. I grew up on Seattle's Beacon Hill (famous for the pink building) and live in the house I grew up in. As some of you may know, my office is always open so please drop by and say hello!
Hello! My name is Marie Johnston and I am one of the Assistant Directors of the ISC. I graduated with my M.A. in Student Development Administration in Higher Education at Seattle University in Spring 2016. During my graduate studies, I worked as the graduate assistant here at the ISC where I developed programs and events. Now, I am an advisor and will be working with international alumni! My undergraduate program was at Western Washington University where I got my B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a music minor with a focus on cello. I grew up going back and forth between the U.S. and Fukuoka, Japan and consider both to be home. Come by and say hi and we can talk about pets, music, art, food, and more!
My name is Sabeen Chaudhry. I moved to the United States from Pakistan in 2007. It turned out to be a great opportunity to pursue my interest in education. I completed my Masters in Student Development Administration at Seattle University in 2012. Given my background as an immigrant, I was drawn to working with International students. I worked as an International Student Advisor at Bellevue College for 2.5 years. Helping International students navigate the unique challenges of the US education system has been a rewarding experience for me. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, travel, and discussing current social and political issues on social media (sometimes with complete strangers sitting thousands of miles away).
Hi, my name is Lauren Albano and I am the Graduate Assistant here at the ISC. My role is the Programming Coordinator, so I help create and facilitate many of the events that our office hosts such as UN Luncheon, International Week, International Dinner, and more. I am currently in my second year working on my Master of Education in Student Development Administration here at Seattle University. I am originally from Monterey, California, and got my B.A. from the University of California, Irvine where I double majored in Psychology and Social Behavior and Criminology, Law and Society. During my free time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, playing guitar, and traveling to new places. Come stop by anytime to say hi!