Shaye Villanueva (she/her)

Shaye Villanueva (she/her)

Professional Mentor, Teen

Shaye (she/her) is a proud AAPI woman who was born in Honolulu, HI. She has a Border Collie, cattle dog puppy named Lilo and she is the center of Shaye’s universe. Shaye attended the University of Washington (2014-2018) where she got a degree in Sociology and played on the UW Women’s soccer team. Outside of work, you can find Shaye with Lilo at the dog park, baking something she found on Instagram, watching/binging shows on Netflix, and/or using her Christmas gift of woodworking tools in her garage.

Shaye’s passion is supporting students because she believes every student deserves the right to be seen. She wants to guide and walk along with students as they encounter challenges that inspire growth. Here at Friends, Shaye gets to continue fostering her passion with her caseload of eight teenage superstars.

Contact: Shaye@Friendsseattle.org