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Meet the Students, Alumni and Faculty Who Make Up the Albers School

Students, alumni

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics, the school profiled students, alumni and faculty. The goal was to provide insight into the Albers School and to demonstrate the success of the individuals who are part of the school and its many programs.

The full profiles can be found in the latest Albers Brief.

Braden Wild — Student

Brandon is in his first year as a freshman at Seattle University. Already, he’s involved in student government. And during his first year, he helped the university become the first in the Pacific Northwest to be fair trade certified. Because of this work, Brandon was invited to accompany a group of Albers’ faculty and students on a trip to Nicaragua to look at the quality of coffee there and to complete a water filtration project.

“SU has been really, really, really good in allowing me to engage with people at the university and allowing me to be invested in what I do here,” he said. 

David Wasielewski — Alumni 

David is an ’00 MBA graduate from Albers. Now, 17 years after his educational experience, he’s at a place in his life where he is focused on giving back to the community. He’s a participant in the Albers Mentor Program, offering students the opportunity to learn from his life experiences. And prior to that, he has worked in three very different industries over the years, and is currently a successful restaurateur, which has opened up some free time and flexibility in his life.

“Every stop along the way contributed to who I am today,” he said.

Bonnie Buchanan — Faculty

Bonnie is an Associate Professor at Albers. A native of Australia, she brings a love of numbers to her classes, where she does more than merely teach finance. Her background includes holding the Howard J. Bosanko Endowed Professorship in International Economics and Finance. She’s also currently the Program Director for the Master of Science in Finance program at Albers. Finally, Bonnie is the author of two books being released this year: Securitization and the Global Economy and Risk Management and Emerging Markets.

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Kelly Vo    

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