Graduate Student Council
GSC Representatives
  • Executive Cabinet

     Katie W-MChair

    Katie Myers-Wiesen
    College of Education: Community Counseling

     Biography: Katie Myers-Wiesen is starting her final year in her Master's of Community Counseling and is looking forward to a busy year as Chair of Graduate Student Council, President of Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society, and Intern at Seattle Counseling Services. As a representative on the GSC in the 2012-2013 academic year she was excited to collaborate with the Undergraduate Research Association to present graduate students with the opportunity to present their research on campus. She works several on campus jobs and is passionate about social justice and working with college students. She will be presenting at several conferences this coming year and advocating for more professional development and personal growth opportunities for graduate students on campus. She is honored to be in the position of chair and is always open to new ideas and a cup of coffee with a fellow colleague at Seattle University. It's going to be an incredible year!

     David GrantVice Chair Finance & Strategic Planning

    David Grant
    College of Education:Educational Leadership

     Biography: David Grant served as the GSC doctoral representative during the 2012-13 academic year and is in his second-year as a doctoral student in the College of Education. Research interests include student success and retention methodologies, as well as collaborative group/team development. David presented at the 2013 International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education (IASCE) conference in Scarborough, UK on 'Transforming the Educational Leadership Program through Cooperative Community-Based Research.' As Vice Chair of Finance and Strategic Planning he is looking forward to working with the executive team and council members to improve GSC processes and promote the graduate student experience here at Seattle U!

     Kim Francin PhotoVice Chair Marketing & Communications

    Kim Francin
    Albers School of Business & Economics: Marketing & Sustainability

     Biography: Kim is a second year MBA candidate pursuing dueling certificates in Marketing and Sustainability. She is excited to represent her peers in the Albers School, as well as their uniquely demanding schedules, in the GSC’s ongoing efforts to make campus engagement more universally accessible. When she’s not burning the midnight oil in Pigott, Kim is a globe trotter at heart who excels at all things craft and most things culinary (you'll never see cookies or pie coming out of this oven!). This academic year she plans to further the GSC’s effective communication of all things Grad through the full gamut of social media and online tools, including the new and improved GSC Blog. “I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to take my MBA for a spin while enhancing our graduate experience!”

    Vice Chair Community Relations

    Erin Lewis
    College of Education

    Erin Lewis is originally from Eugene, OR (go Ducks!). She's currently in her final year of the Student Development Administration Masters program and works as the Graduate Coordinator in the Office of Leadership Development at SU. She's excited to represent the graduate student community as the Vice Chair of Community Relations largely because she has chosen to be a “student of students” for her career, and she believes that graduate students are an underserved population on most college campuses. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to program specifically for graduate students and to put the needs of our unique population at the forefront of the program-planning process. In addition to continuing the tradition of planning social events, her vision for next year includes implementing a graduate student health & fitness program series (in collaboration with the Fitness Center) and running a table talk series for students with similar interests to build relationships with individuals outside of their academic programs. She has many other ideas that she looks forward to sharing in the future, and she also welcomes any suggestions. "I'm honored to have this incredible opportunity, and I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2013-2014 year!"

    Vice Chair of Academic Relations

    Caity Hoover
    College of Education, Student Development Administration
    SDA Professional Student Organization

    Originally from Texas, Caity enjoys good music, Tex-Mex cuisine, horseback riding, college sports, swimming, singing and traveling. She has dabbled in everything from studying vocal performance and music education, to working in the non-profit sector, and is now following her passion of working in higher education. While she's pretty active on the SU campus, her blonde Cairn Terrier, Austen, is more well-known around campus. Caity is in her first year of the Master's of Education program in Student Development Admin, where her main areas of interest are academic support services, crisis management, and conduct.

    Academic Representatives

    Finance & Strategic Planning Committee


    Wes Armstrong

     Wes Armstrong
     College of Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN, ARNP
     Academic Representative for the College of Nursing

    Biography: I am in my last year of the Family Nurse Practitioner Masters of Nursing program. If the program becomes available, I am  contemplating staying at Seattle U to pursue my doctorate as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or I may work for a couple years first. I have  spent quite a lot of time overseas all over the world and would like to continue to do so after graduation. I am an avid rock climber and am always  looking for other people interested in spending a lot of time on a rock face.

     Xiaojin (Eric) Wang Eric Wang
     Albers School of Business & Economics, MPAC
     Academic Representative of the Albers School

     Biography: A human. Being. Probably the best meat eater in the world. And everything else goes from there. Life is good.

    Jaime Yslas Jaime Yslas
     School of Theology and Ministry, Transformational Leadership
     Veteran Representative
     SU Veterans Committee

     Biography: Navy Veteran, life-long learner, looking for meaningful work with a generous helping of frivolity and fun. Will never turn down a  flute of fine champagne. In the second year of a two-year program with a goal of finding a position where I can continue to work with  Veterans.

     Making sawdust is the only guaranteed output from my hobby of woodworking :)

    Marketing & Communications Committee 


     Yue NiuYue (Amelia) Niu
     Albers School of Business and Economics, MPAC
     Academic Representative of the Albers School
     Collegium Community Leader of McGoldrick

     Biography: I am an international student from China. This is my first year and second quarter in Seattle University. I am extremely curious about  everything new and have bunch of passion to explore it! Hobbies include travel, sports, cooking and exploring Seattle.


    Colin Marks
    Veteran Representative  

    Community Relations Committee

     Rachel R SorrelsRachel R. Sorrels

    College of Arts & Sciences, Arts Leadership
    Academic Representative of the College of Arts & Sciences

    Biography: Rachel R. Sorrels has received Bachelor of Arts degrees 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, the Graduate Assistant for Seattle University’s Faculty Services department and the secretary for the College of Arts and Sciences Grad Council. 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 watching Kansas Jayhawk basketball.

    Kate Enslein
    Academic Representative of the College of Education

    Xiaoxia (Emma) Feng 
    Emma Feng College of Science and Engineering, Computer Science
     Academic Representative of the College of Science & Engineering 

    Biography: Hi I'm Xiaoxia Feng, second year grad student from Master of Computer Science Program, and if you like you can call me Emma. By representing Science and Engineering College in GSC, I hope I can get more engineering students to involve and join our fabulous and vibrant community, show their intellectual talent on meetings/ presentations or enjoy the various kinds of social events we hosted each quarter!

    I'm a fan of outdoor activities, hiking, kayaking, and chill hiphop-jazz music, currently my new goal is to get 6 pack abs!

    Nina K. Tunas Nina Tunas

    College of Education, School Counseling
    International Student Representative

    Biography: I grew up in Indonesia. I came to Seattle when I was 18. I went to University of Washington for undergraduate study in Psychology. I graduated in 2011. I worked for a year in organization for supported employment. Last year I entered school counseling program at Seattle University.

    I love hanging out. I love skiing. I adore cats!

    My bucket list: Bungee jumping!