Professional Staff

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Dale Watanabe

Director, International Student Center PDSO, RO

Phone: 206-296-6260

Building/Room: PAVL 160

Hi, my name is Dale Watanabe and I am the Director at the ISC. I work closely with our Assistant Directors, Marie Johnston, Sabeen Chaudhry, and Lauren Albano 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!

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Marie Johnston

Assistant Director, DSO

Building/Room: PAVL 160

My name is Marie Johnston and I am one of the Assistant Directors here at 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 also work 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 was also a Running Start-Transfer Student and got my AA Degree at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA. A little about me- I grew up going back and forth between the U.S. and Fukuoka, Japan and consider both to be home. In my spare time, I teach cello and orchestra to kids in Seattle Central District with Seattle Music Partners.

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Sabeen Chaudhry

Assistant Director, DSO

Building/Room: PAVL 160

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).

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Lauren Albano

Assistant Director, DSO

Building/Room: PAVL 160

Hi, my name is Lauren Albano and I am one of the Assistant Directors here at the ISC. I recently received 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!

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Kauser Gwaduri

Graduate Program Coordinator

Building/Room: PAVL 160

Hello! My name is Kauser Gwaduri (like a bird says CAW, and yes SIR; CAW-SIR), and I am the Graduate Program Coordinator here at the ISC. I am a graduate student here at Seattle University, getting my Masters in Student Development Administration. I was born in California but have spent most of my life in Florida. I obtained my B.A. in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Community Leadership, and studied abroad in Leeds, England for a year as well. I was in marching band in high school and still love music with a passion! I enjoy traveling, watching TV (especially anime), spending time with my family, and engaging in deep and meaningful conversations. Come by sometime and say Hey!

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