Meet Our Team

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Allan Sinfuego

Master of Science in Kinesiology, Seattle University
Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology, Bastyr university

Program Coordinator, Student Success & Outreach Initiatives

Phone: (206) 296-2589

Building/Room: PAVL 150A

I was born in Guam and spent my formative years in the Seattle area and Hawaii.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology at Bastyr University in Kenmore and my Master of Science in Kinesiology from Seattle University.  I am a proud member of the US military, earning my commission in the United States Navy from Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.  My academic and professional experience drives my passion for health, leadership, and learning.  I hope to support the continued growth and development of the Seattle University Community.  When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, creating and brewing different types of tea, trying out new restaurants and cafes, and exploring all parts of the PNW!

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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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Deanne Liu

Associate Director, Student Success & Outreach

Phone: 206-296-6062

Building/Room: PAVL 150

I was born in the Philippines and raised in the Bay Area, having received my bachelors degree in Communication Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and am also a proud alumnae of the Student Development Administration Graduate Program here at Seattle U. I’m passionate about connecting with others and building community, which is why my background leans heavily in Intercultural Programs, Residence Life, and served my graduate assistantship in Commuter and Transfer Student Services (now known at Student Success & Outreach)! Finding areas and pockets where all students can belong and thrive, is what fuels my work, and I am so grateful to work in a department that offers these pockets of joy around campus. When I’m not working, you might find me walking around campus (very slowly) with 16 and 7 year old mini-dachshunds Oscar and Rolo, making and eating dumplings, or sampling various types of Boba or desserts!

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Mackenzie Otterson

Bachelor of Arts, History, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Graduate Coordinator, Commuter and Transfer Student Initiatives

Phone: (206) 296 - 2576

Building/Room: PAVL150

Born and raised in the Midwest, I grew up in Minnesota before moving to Wisconsin to earn my Bachelors degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During my time in undergrad, I worked for two years in student orientation which ignited my passion of working with college-aged students and helping them find affirming and supportive spaces on campus. Since graduating in 2019, I have worked in higher education and non-profit roles dedicated to removing education barriers and helping students persist through their college journeys. I am currently pursuing my Masters degree in the Student Development Administration program at Seattle University and excited to engage with and learn from Seattle U students. In my free time I love to read, listen to podcasts, go on walks, try new restaurants around Seattle, and (stress) bake!