College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Council


  • Caitlin Nunberg - MPA (Co-President)

    Caitlin Nunberg is a part-time student in the Master of Public Administration program with a focus on nonprofit administration.  She currently works as the Outreach and Marketing Manager at Zeno, a nonprofit creating opportunities for kids to love and learn math.  If you are interested in building a positive math culture at your local elementary school or in volunteering with Zeno, please email

    Justine Thayer - MFA (Co-President)

    Justine Thayer, a current member of the MFA in Arts Leadership Program, completed her Bachelors education at the University of Washington where she double majored in Art History and English Language and Literature. Her experience in the arts includes past internships at the University of Washington's Jacob Lawrence Gallery, the Frye Art Museum in Special Events and Ticketing, and at the Seattle Art Museum in Adult Public Programs. Her career ambitions include working in administration or programming in arts nonprofits.

    Rachel Sorrels - MFA (Secretary)

    Rachel R. Sorrels has received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Political Science from the University of Kansas. She is in the second year of the Arts Leadership MFA program.  Rachel is the Development Coordinator for Theater Schmeater and the Graduate Assistant for Seattle Universiy's Faculty Services department. Rachel feels theater is a necessary part of the growth and development for all individuals and communities.  In her spare time, Rachel enjoys cooking, knitting and Kansas basketball. 

    KJ Zunigha - MPA (Outreach Chair)

    KJ Zunigha is a first year student in the Master of Public Administration program, with an emphasis in nonprofit management.  She currently works at PATH in the Monitoring and Evaluation department, where she focuses on institutional measurement, data analysis, and data visualization.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from Seattle University.  

    Nina Garkavi - MPA (Co-Marketing Chair)

    Nina Garkavi is a first year student in the Master of Public Administration program and wants to focus on nonprofit management.  She got her BS from Yeshiva University in NYC in Marketing and worked at a full service, direct - response advertising agency in NYC. She is extremely passionate and involved in the nonprofit sector in young adult cancer & cancer survivorship. 

    Skye Stoury - MFA (Co-Marketing Chair)

    Skye is a current MFA Arts Leadership student. She received her BA in dance with a minor in advertising from Chapman University in 2010. For the past three years, Skye has been teaching dance and choreographing in the Seattle area, along with performing professionally. In the next two years Skye looks forward to working with nonprofit arts organizations and to get an administration job at a nonprofit once she graduates with her MFA. 

    Miles Schlagel - MFA

    Miles Schalgel is a current student of the MFA Arts Leadership program at SU. Growing up in Boise Idaho, Miles received his BFA in Visual Arts with an emphasis in drawing, painting and  a minor in Art History from Boise State University. Miles has a background in studio arts, elementary education and visual arts gallery management. Miles is currently an employee of Seattle University managing the Kinsey and Vashon Galleries on campus with the Fine Arts Department.

    Elisabeth Krappen - MACJ (Communications Chair)

    Elisabeth Krappen graduated from law school in Austria in 2007 and worked in Switzerland for five years in the field of law. She is currently a second year MACJ student and Research Assistant for Dr. Parkin (working on a comparative study on far-right homicides in the U.S. and Germany).  In her spare time, Elisabeth likes to meet friends, scuba dive, cook, and to knit.

    Valerie Stahl - MSAL 

    Valerie Stahl is a first year student in the Master of Sport Administration and Leadership program.  She is currently a graduate assistant at Seattle University Athletics for the Academic Support.  Valerie completed her Bachelor's Degree at Cleveland State University in Physical Education.  She was a member of the Women's Soccer team at Cleveland State and looks forward to continuing her passion for sport by pursuing a career in collegiate athletics administration.

    Laura Hauck, M.Ed. (Academic Advisor)

    Laura Hauck began her academic career as an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University, majoring in Spanish and Sociology. Laura began her advising career in the SU Albers School of Business and Economics graduate programs and currently serves as an advisor to the following Arts and Sciences populations: transfer, graduate, readmit, post-baccalaureate, reciprocal exchange, Running Start, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

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