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Multicultural Student Services Contacts


For information or assistance with programs, counseling or other multicultural issues please contact one of our staff members listed below.

Anita Ordóñez

Director of Multicultural Student Services
Phone: 360.416.7786

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.

Yadira Rosales

Educational Planner, Diversity and Multicultural Populations

My name is Yadira Rosales and I work in the Multicultural Student Services office as an Educational Planner. I assist students from diverse backgrounds in finding the support they need to be successful college students. I also coordinate our new mentoring program, Aim High, where second year students share their experiences with first year students. I love what I do because I feel I am giving back the support and guidance that I once received as a first generation college student. My family migrated from Mexico when I was 9 years old, where my family had spent more than three generations working in agricultural fields. After graduating from high school in 2006, I quickly enrolled at Skagit Valley College and graduated with a direct transfer degree to WWU in the spring of 2009. At WWU, I declared my major in Psychology and minor in Women Studies. I graduated from WWU with a Bachelor's in winter 2012. Just recently, in Spring 2014 I graduated with my M.Ed in the graduate program, Adult Higher Education. I love education because it has been the window to view the world. My goal is to pursue a doctorate and become an educational administrator so that I can have an impact on my community and provide equal education access to students who are underrepresented.

No Photo AvailableKristy Gallegos 

Office Assistant Multicultural Programs and Champions of Diversity 

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. 

No Photo AvailableSandra Rosales 

Fall Quarter Overall Chair, Calling All Colors Club