S.M.A.B Staff

Adriana Alejandrez
Adriana is a pre-major student from Vancouver, Washington (no not canada). Currently she is a DJ for KXSU, her show is every Friday 12-1pm so tune in for mostly emo songs. Her favorite artists are Tyler the creator, Frank ocean, Brockhampton and Bane’s world, although she listens to a wide variety of music genres. She is very passionate about music but also enjoys photography (digital + film) and learning more about Social Sciences. With that in mind, she is hoping to major in Forensic Psychology with a possible double major in sociology. Some fun facts about Adriana are that she was born in an elevator in the hospital and she got to be apart of an FBI program in high school which meant she got to hang out with FBI special agents and get an inside look into the FBI.

Aidan Courtney

Aidan is from Missoula, MT and is an Environmental Studies Major with a Specialization in Politics, Policy, and Law. His favorite musical artists to listen to are Billy Joel, Dire Straits, Guns ‘N Roses, but he usually will listen to anything as long as it’s at least 10 years old, (which is one reason why he joined SMAB). He’s been playing the classical guitar for the last 15 years, and took lessons for 13, and he is also somewhat of a gearhead when it comes to cars. His radio show is on Saturdays, 6-7pm PST. It’s called the Red Hawk Lodge Radio Show, and it is a mix of songs he likes to listen to around the campfire for most of the show, with the Mid Show Cereal Break being the part where he’ll highlight an environmental program/organization and/or read the weekly environmental news. For any questions, message Aidan at the show’s Facebook page, Red Hawk Lodge.

Duke Denham

Duke is majoring in Business Management at Seattle U. His hometown is Honolulu, HI. Duke’s favorite bands are  Frank Ocean, Tyler, the Creator, BROCKHAMPTON, King Krule, and Toro y Moi. You can listen to him on KXSU 102.1 FM on Thursdays from 10am-11am.

Eli Brown-Martin

Eli is a 1st year mechanical engineering student. He hails from Oakland California, where he greatly appreciates the fact that the seasons never really change and its almost always warmer than Seattle. He enjoys listening to almost every type of music except country, although he mostly listens to Alt, Rock and Rap. He enjoys skating around campus, playing his guitar, video games and sailing. He finds himself pretty funny, and he’s almost always in a good mood. He dislikes writing, which is part of why he’s an engineering major and also why this bio is going to be shorter than it should be.

Jack Berry
Jack is an Anthropology and Environmental Studies with a specialization in ecological systems double major from St. Louis Missouri. They listen to punk, psychedelia, classic rock, and noise rock. Their favorite bands are the Wipers and Girl Band, or most rhythmic noise that falls into the category called “music.” They are on air Saturdays from 9pm to midnight every week. They are a purveyor of boots and boot accessories, and have an irrational fear of hernias. In their spare time, Jack looks at flowers, goes to DIY shows, and falls asleep to nature documentaries.

Jay Franco

Jay is from Franco Oakland, California. There are lots of Oakland people in SMAB. Jay doesn’t have a major yet but he is getting a theater production minor.  He wouldn’t necessarily say he has a favorite genre but he generally listens to either rock or hip hop music. His favorite artists are King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and MF DOOM. If you want to hear a mix of different genres check out his show on Saturdays from 11 am- 12 pm!

Karina Comes
Karina is a biology major hailing from Concord, CA. She finds enjoyment in all genres of music(guaranteeing that there’ll be at least one song from any genre she’ll come to enjoy), but always finds herself going back to electronica and jazz. If you wanna listen to what that mix of music sounds like, as well as anecdotes to go along, tune on Saturday mornings from 7am to 9am. She stays on her feet by being involved in a couple of other groups on campus, keeping up with her love of music(playing piano or hearing tracks), learning or trying new things, or just hanging out.

Karsten Kohout
Karsten is a freshman majoring in humanities from Redmond, WA. Karsten is the guy who cares too much about all the details in a song from how the mix sounds to what samples are being used in the track. He loves some heavy bass music but all the tracks he submits to SMAB are the poppy side of EDM and slow trap. He was suggested to join SMAB purely on the basis that his music tastes are different than people who had been in SMAB for a while, so every week he tries to live up to that reputation and adds some variety to the weekly power rotation. Some of Karsten’s favorite artists include: Eptic, Trampa, Zomboy, GRiZ, and Virtual Riot. He enjoys making music on his own and got to share with his peers at Seattle U’s 2018 Battle of the Bands which he says was a crazy experience. He plays a live DJ mix every week on Friday’s at 3 P.M. and often can also be heard past midnight on Saturdays.

Lily Rodriguez
Lily is from lovely Oakland, California. She’s currently a pre-major in the business school, and she’s still in the process of figuring out exactly what she wants to study. She likes all kinds of music from punk to funk to psychedelic rock, basically anything she can jam to on my bass. (If any of those genres sound like your cup of tea check out her radio show from 10-11 on Saturday mornings). When she’s not at the radio station, you can find her exploring the local coffee shops to fuel her caffeine addiction, wandering around in the rain, reading about philosophy, and checking out the music scene in Seattle.

Maya Jamaleddine

Maya is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and is studying Psychology! She is the Marketing Chair for South Campus’ Hall Council and part of YDSA. She likes songs from almost every genre (except screamo, she just can’t do screamo), but indie and rock are definitely her favorites. Some of her favorite bands are Pvris, Young the Giant, and The Wombats. Her show is on Tuesdays at 10AM and she rambles about how much she loves living in Seattle and gets really excited about all the bands coming to town!

Mikayla Jones

Mikayla grew up all around Pierce and King County here in Washingon but she has also lived in Oregon and California. Her current favourite genre is alternative rnb and some of her favourite artists at the moment are Kehlani, Dodie, Hayley Kiyoko, Erykah Badu, and Louis Armstrong. Besides SMAB she is currently involved in queer trans people of colour, Jumpstart, Young Democratic Socialists, and the Gender Justice Alliance at Seattle U. She is currently a sociology major and is very passionate about birth justice and wants to become a midwife involved in activism surrounding (and not surrounding) birth.