Student and Alumni Stories

Students bring a broad range of experiences and backgrounds to Seattle University School of Law, and they go on to pursue a variety of careers. Hear from current students as well as alumni, graduates in non-traditional careers, and graduates of our part-time program.


Shaquelle Duncan Shaquelle Duncan

Class of 2020
BA in Political Science and BA in Philosophy, Washington State University
M.Ed, Education Policy and Secondary Education, Johns Hopkins University

Efrain Hudnell Efrain Hudnell

Class of 2020
BA in Government/Political Science, New Mexico State University

Rosemary Kim Rosemary Kim

Class of 2020
BA in Political Science, University of Washington, Seattle

Lara Diaconu Lara Diaconu

Class of 2020
BA in International Relations, Grinnell College
MBA, Yale University

Jennifer Paul Jennifer Paul

Class of 2020
BA in Business, Vanguard University

Stefanie Young Stefanie Young

Class of 2019
BA in Psychology, Occidental College

Ray Ivey Ray Ivey

Class of 2019
BA in Business Administration, University of Washington, Tacoma

Amber Campbell Amber Campbell

Class of 2019
BA in English, Wesleyan College

Alex Romero Alex Romero

Class of 2019
BA in Political Science, University of Oregon

Carey Salzsieder Carey Salzsieder

Class of 2019
BS in Human Development, Warner Pacific College

Sam Sung Allyson (Sam) Sung

Class of 2019
BA in English Literature, University of Washington


Alisha Trotter '14 Alisha Trotter

Class of 2014
King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office 

Mark Morgan Mark Morgan

Class of 2016
Washington State Court of Appeals, Division One

Emily Gause Emily Gause

Class of 2011
Gause Law Offices

David Wilkinson David Wilkinson

Class of 2012
Attorney, State of Alaska Department of Law

Hannalore Burns Merritt Hannalore Burns Merritt

Class of 2009
Associate Attorney at Waller, Smith & Palmer, P.C. (New London, Connecticut)

Tracy Flood Tracy Flood

Class of 1999
Pro Tem Judge and Adjudicator

Alumni in Non-Traditional Jobs

Katina Thornock Katina Thornock

Class of 2001
Director, Corporate Counsel
Starbucks Coffee Company

Joey Mack Joey Mack

Class of 2012
Talent Acquisition, Legal
(Now working at Microsoft)

Kathy Kim Carpenter Kathy Kim Carpenter

Class of 1995
Business Development Manager
Microsoft Corporation

Joseph Polito Joseph Polito

Class of 2009
Development Manager
Touchstone Corporation

Part-Time Program Alumni

Samir Belyamani Samir Belyamani

Class of 2014
Marketing Regional Director, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Debbie Akhbari Debbie Akhbari

Class of 2013
Associate, Helsell Fetterman LLP

Laura Turczanski Laura Turczanski

Class of 2013
Associate, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Lola Zakharova Lola Zakharova

Class of 2012
Associate, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless

Gus Lindsey '04 G. (Gus) Benjamin Lindsey III

Class of 2004

Tom Raymond '04 Tom Raymond

Class of 2004

Will Witherspoon '12 Will Witherspoon

Class of 2012

Tammy White '10 Tammy White

Class of 2010