Multicultural Student Services Contacts
Director of Multicultural Student Services
I am the full-time director of Multicultural Student Services as well as the advisor to the Calling All Colors Club. I have been involved in the field of multicultural education for 37 years. I have taught kindergarten through college age students of all ethnic backgrounds; worked as a bilingual educator in Southern California, a special educator on an Arizona Indian reservation, a bilingual consultant for a major Michigan school district, and as a multicultural teacher trainer in Idaho. Besides serving as your director, counselor and club advisor, I teach student leadership seminar each quarter and facilitate the annual Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony. I thoroughly enjoy working with students of all backgrounds and look forward to helping you reach your goals.
Educational Planner, Multicultural Student Services
Yadira Rosales works in the Multicultural Student Services office as an Educational Planner, assisting students from diverse backgrounds in finding the support they need to be successful college students. She coordinates Aim High- a mentoring program where second year students share their experiences with first year students. She loves her work as she feels she is giving back the support and guidance that she once received as a first generation college student. Her family migrated from Mexico when she was 9 years old, where her family had spent more than three generations working in agricultural fields. After graduating from high school in 2006, she quickly enrolled at Skagit Valley College and graduated with a direct transfer degree to WWU in the spring of 2009. At WWU, she majored in Psychology and minored in Womens’ Studies. She graduated from WWU with a Bachelor's in winter 2012 and in Spring 2014 she graduated with her M.Ed in Adult Higher Education. She loves education because it has been the window to view the world. Her goal is to pursue a doctorate and become an educational administrator so that she can have an impact on her community and provide equal education access to students who are underrepresented.
Office Assistant, Multicultural Student Services
I am the assistant for Multicultural Student Services. I am a recent transplant from Colorado. I am a non-traditional student working toward my undergrad degree in Liberal Arts. I am passionate about education and am excited to have a positive impact on our community by helping students from all backgrounds achieve a degree in higher education. My career path is still undecided but I know that advocating for education and working to alleviate poverty and its effect on our community will always be part of my life and career. I have experienced poverty in my youth as well as an adult. Until my move to Washington, I have worked several jobs while going to school to keep my finances afloat. I look forward to working with students from all walks of life and keeping them informed, enthusiastic and helping them be successful in their education.
Fall Quarter Overall Chair, Calling All Colors Club
My name is Sandra Rosales, I am a returning student to Skagit Valley College. I am currently working on my certification for Medical Billing and Coding. I am looking forward in being the overall chair for Calling All Colors this fall quarter. I would like encourage leadership qualities in current and new members. As well as building bonds among community minded individuals.