Gordon ToyamaDirector of Multicultural Affairsgtoyama@willamette.edu503-370-6265
Maya Lucero-RomeroEquity and Empowerment (E&E) Supervisormneshelman@willamette.edu
Hometown: Milwaukie, OR
Major: Spanish and Global Cultural Studies
Minor: Latin American Studies
Job Description: Responsible for creating a safe space for students and will assist with creating a climate of inclusivity for individuals and groups who are guided by the principles of social justice and/or from historically underrepresented groups. The Supervisor will provide leadership, complete administrative tasks, and perform functions that facilitate successful day-to-day operations.
Oscar Figueroa PonceCo-Coordinator, Mosaics Mentoring Programofiguero@willamette.edu
Hometown: Salem, OR
Job Description: As the co-coordinator for MOSAICS, I help facilitate mentorship for students of color here at Willamette. I aim to help build the sense of community within the program ensuring mentors and mentees have the support they need to successfully navigate their college experience.
Abod AliCo-Coordinator, Mosaics Mentoring Programanali@willamette.edu
Hometown: West Linn, OR
Minor: Studio Arts
Job Description: As the co-coordinator for MOSAICS, I help facilitate mentorship for students of color here at Willamette. I aim to be a pillar of support for both mentors and mentees, in an ever evolving relationship filled with growth in order to make the most out of what Willamette has to offer.
Vanessa Hernandez BarrónCo-Coordinator, First-Generation Book Drive
Hometown: Amity, OR
Minor: Politics, Policy, Law and Ethics
Job Description: As a co-coordinator for the First Generation Book Drive I'm in charge of helping out students with their books/textbooks. Each semester we help students checkout books and then return them for other students who will need them in the future. Most of this process is done through an online system used by us as well as the students.
Juana Arias CuellarCo-Coordinator, First-Generation Book Drivejarias@willamette.edu
Hometown: Woodburn, OR
Major: Psychology and Sociology
Job Description: I'm currently one of the coordinators for the First-Generation Book Drive at Willamette. I'm in charge of reaching out to first-gen students in need of books/textbooks, we let them borrow the books and then return them for future students to use. We keep track of all this process in an online system to facilitate things for us and the students.
Oakley PhoenixStudent Advocacy Coordinator: Equity and Empowerment Liaisonorphoenix@willamette.edu
Hometown: Benicia, CA
Major: Women's and Gender Studies
Minor: English and Sociology
Job Description: I split my time between the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Gender Resource and Advocacy Center in order to provide support in organizing events, resources, and community-building initiatives. I'm dedicated to supporting and helping to create more intersectional social justice initiatives on campus.
Joshue Fuentes-VenturaOMA Student Assistantfuentesj@willamette.edu
Hometown: Salem, OR
Major: Civic Communications and Media
Job Description: Support OMA's Annual Programs and OMA student organizations. Maintain social media accounts manage e-newsletter, update OMA webpage, make posts to Instagram. Other responsibilities included tasks around the office.
Meet the Staff 2020-21
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Renjen Center - York Hall
900 State StreetSalem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.