Staff Contact Info

Professional Staff

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Bernie Liang

Master of Arts, Student Development Administration, Seattle University
Bachelor of Science, Business Logistics, Penn State University

Senior Director, Student Engagement
Pronouns: he/him

Phone: 206-296-6038

Building/Room: STCN 360A

I was born and raised in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, college-educated at Penn State, and got my master's degree at Seattle University where I've now worked for over 10 years.  With a background in residence life/student leadership and rooted in principles of inclusion and equity, I am proud to work with our team to provide a wide variety of options for students.  Whether you're just beginning your leadership journey or see us as another stop along the way, I hope that you will take advantage of everything SU has to offer. 

When I'm not working, I'm spending time with family: my husband Ryan, our son Eli, and our little dog Sybil.

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Marissa Robledo

Master of Education, Higher Education, University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Bachelor of Arts, History, San Diego State University

Associate Director, Leadership & Government
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-2847

Building/Room: STCN 360B

Marissa is a SoCal baby - born and raised in El Centro, California. From a young age, she knew she wanted to follow in her mothers footsteps and work as an educator. If you had asked Marissa in her early twenties, she would have confidently told you she was going to be a High School US History teacher. Plans quickly changed when she found her passion in higher education/student involvement. For the last 7 years, Marissa lived in Las Vegas, Nevada - working primarily in campus activities and campus life development. She is enthusiastic to join the Seattle University team and work closely with SGSU, GSC and leadership programming. Marissa is a huge student first advocate and looks forward to building connections with the students of Seattle U.

Make an appointment with me!

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Angel Asuncion-Reed

Assistant Director, Clubs and Leadership
Club recognition, support, and guidance
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-6046

Building/Room: STCN 350C

I was born in Manila, Philippines and raised near the 105 & 710 freeways in Los Angeles. I am a proud immigrant mother  of a 12 year-old and proud of my student identities as a transfer, commuter, and adult-learner that is so much a part of my story. Educated in California with degrees in History, Media Studies, and Women’s Studies, I have worked in for-profit companies, institutional archives, and community advocacy work. I have been working in the field of higher education, close to 20 years; 14 of those at Seattle University in the Division of Student Development. I consider myself a lifelong learner and currently, a second year in the Master of Couples and Family Therapy Program at SU. I believe that in our distinctive identities,  backgrounds, and unique life experiences as individuals and within our communities, we all, especially SU students, contribute to our institution’s learning landscapes. I feel they nourish us in the deepest and most intrinsic ways; forming and forging leadership rooted in humanity.

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Rachel Leong-Sato

Master of Science, College Counseling and Student Development – Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Communication - George Fox University

Assistant Director, Events & Traditions
Advisor to SEAC, RedhawkTHON, & Redzone
Tradition Events: RedFest, Homecoming, & Christmas Tree Lighting
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-6238

Building/Room: STCN 350A

I was born on the East Coast, raised on O’ahu and educated on the West Coast with studies in Organizational Communication, Sociology, College Counseling and Student Development. My passions lie in serving marginalized populations through equitable and inclusive practices, always asking “who are we excluding?”. Holistic student development to care for the intersectional individual was instilled in me by my mentors in undergrad, and I hope to be able to do the same for others.

Outside of the office, you can find me in coffee shops, sushi restaurants, humming musical theatre or basking in the sun (when it decides to make its appearance in Seattle!).

Graduate Staff

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Citlali Yanez Sanchez

Master of Education Candidate, Student Development Administration
Bachelor of Art, Spanish, University of Washington

Graduate Coordinator, RedhawkTHON + Club Support
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-5436

Building/Room: STCN 350

I was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and raised in Yakima, WA. For my undergraduate, I attended the University of Washington here in Seattle. During this time is when I learned my true passion or supporting students in higher education. I have always been very leadership driven and coming from a Mexican household as the oldest of 4 daughters, education and tradition have always been very important.  These identities and my experiences as a first-generation Latinx student have led me to where I am now, pursuing a Master’s degree in Student Development Administration. I want to continue supporting students in every way possible! In my free time I enjoy baking and watching movies/shows with friends and family. If you have any recommendations for movies or shows I should watch, let me know!

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Student Involvement Ambassadors (SIAs)

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Alice Umutoni

Graduation Year: 2024
Major: Computer Science
Clubs: African Student Association

Student Involvement Ambassador (SIA)
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-6465

Building/Room: STCN 350

I was born and grew up in Rwanda. I love playing basketball, singing, and making new friends! 

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Carson Price

Graduation year: 2023
Major: Marketing
Clubs: RedhawkTHON, SU AMA, KXSU, Host of “Students on the Street” video

Student Involvement Assistant (SIA)
Pronouns: he/him

Phone: (206) 296-6465

Building/Room: STCN 350

Hi everyone, my name is Carson! I grew up in Washington my whole life, raised in Olympia and now going to school in Seattle. I do many things on campus, and I am sure you will get the chance to see me around. Some fun facts about me are that I tap danced and golfed for about 13 years of my life... ok boomer? My saying is, "Let's Gooooo". Come say hi!

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Jennifer Aguilar Bamaca

Graduation Year: 2025
Major: Criminal Justice specialization in Forensic Psychology

Student Involvement Ambassador (SIA)
Pronouns: she/her

Phone: (206) 296-6465

Building/Room: STCN 350

Hello!  I was born in San Francisco, California, but raised in Seattle, Washington.  I am Guatemalan-American.  I am a first-generation student.  I enjoy going on hikes and dancing!

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Maria Esquivel

Graduation Year: 2023
Major: Criminology: Forensic Psychology
Clubs: MeChA

Student Involvement Ambassador (SIA)
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Phone: (206) 296-6465

Building/Room: STCN 350

Born and raised in the one and only Southern California, specifically the L.A. area! I am a first-generation, first-year undergrad student and a first-year Student Involvement Ambassador (SIA)! I enjoy going on hikes, exploring new food places, and watching extensive amounts of shows and movies! Stepping into an entirely new place, I am excited to meet and get to know everyone in the SU community. Help me to help you find a place where you belong. Always willing to lend a hand, so if you need anything, please feel free to stop by! 

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Odile Abimana

Graduation year: 2024
Major: Computer Science
Clubs: African Student Association

Student Involvement Ambassador (SIA)
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Phone: (206) 296-6465

Building/Room: STCN 350

I love to play piano and read non-fiction books.  One quote from Odile: "You can do this!"