College of Arts and Sciences
Academic Advising Support Center

AASC Advising Staff

  • Advising Group AY14



    Aurelio, CatCat Aurelio

    College Administrative Specialist, Dean's Office
    College Administrative Specialist, Academic Advising Support Center
    Email: aurelioc@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W




    Biography
    I am the College Administrative Specialist for the Office of the Dean and the Academic Advising Support Center. I administer the teaching evaluations for the College of Arts & Sciences and support both offices through coordinating event logistics, scheduling appointments, and performing admin duties. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Education in the Student Development Administration program with the College of Education and enjoy cooking and camping in my free time.



    Brown, TonjaTonja Brown

    Academic Advisor, Academic Advising Support Center
    Email: brownt2@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W





    Biography
    Tonja Brown has a Master’s degree in Student Development Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Washington. Tonja served as an Educational Planner at Edmonds Community College prior to her transition to the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University. Previously, she served as the Leadership Development Fellow in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and also has experience working as a study abroad advisor and as a bank teller.

    In my role as Academic Advisor, I enjoy engaging in conversation with students around ways to deepen the SU experience. I am active in campus committee work which aims to enrich and enhance the quality of academic advising at SU. I have a master’s degree in Student Development Administration from SU and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington. My husband, Matt, and I welcomed a son, Brandon, into the world this summer. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, running my dog, spending quiet time reading, and enjoying all that the Seattle area has to offer.



    Boyer, SophieSophie Boyer

    Academic Advisor, Academic Advising Support Center
    Email: boyers1@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W





    Biography
    As an academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences, I work primarily with Psychology, Political Science, and Environmental Studies students, but assist students of all majors in the AASC. I also support students who are interested in pursuing careers in the legal field through the Pre-Law Program. When I am not in the office, you can find me studying as I work toward my Master’s degree in Student Development Administ



    Cairncross, CaitlinCaitlin Cairncross

    Academic Advisor - College of Arts and Sciences
    Email: cairncro@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W






    Biography
    In my role as an academic advisor I work with a variety of A&S majors. My goal is to not only support students in their academic lives, but also to help them get involved in the campus community and take advantage of all that Seattle U has to offer. Outside of work I enjoy playing tennis, hiking, going to trivia nights around Seattle, and indulging in my not so guilty pleasure: cooking shows.



    Elias, KateKate Elias, PhD

    PhD, American History
    Assistant Dean for Student Academic Support, Dean's Office
    Email: eliask@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W




    Biography
    Dr. Kate Elias has a PhD in American History from Rutgers University and served as the Director of Academic Advising and Learning Support Services at Linfield College prior to her transition to Seattle University. She has previously served as an advisor at Oregon State and Rutgers, and also has experience working as an admissions counselor.

    As Assistant Dean for Student Academic Services at SU, Kate oversees academic advising services in the College of Arts and Sciences. As both an Assistant Dean and an academic advisor, she works with A&S students at all academic levels and from a variety of majors. Kate specializes in helping students overcome academic and personal difficulty and making and meeting their personal and academic goals. Outside of the AASC, she hangs out around Capitol Hill and downtown trying out new restaurants or bars, exploring new parks and places, and spending time with her family. She is an avid hiker and enjoys camping and outdoor activities in and around Puget Sound.



    Hauck, LauraLaura Hauck, MEd

    MEd, Student Development Administration
    Academic Advisor, Academic Advising Support Center
    Email: hauckl@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W




    Biography
    I began my academic career as an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University, majoring in Spanish and Sociology. Upon graduation, I served as a staff member in the Division of Enrollment Services at SU and simultaneously completed my Master of Education degree in Student Development Administration. My advising career began in the SU Albers School of Business and Economics graduate programs and I currently serve as an advisor to the following Arts and Sciences populations: Social Work and Art History majors, incoming transfer students, graduate, readmit, post-baccalaureate, reciprocal exchange, Running Start, and Pacific Northwest Ballet students. When not on campus, I enjoy hiking, photography, and spending time with my family and friends.



    Hayes, TiffTiff Hayes

    Academic Advisor - College of Arts and Sciences
    Email: hayest1@seattleu.edu
    Phone: 206.296.2840
    Building/Room: Casey 1W






    Biography
    As an academic advisor, I work with students within the College of Arts and Sciences to plan out their academic and personal goals. I am a graduate student at SU in the Student Development Administration program and just moved to the city! I love live music, trying new restaurants, baking (especially cupcakes) and road trips! I'm a Pacific Northwest girl through and through and I love exploring and discovering new places and fun things to do here.