Multicultural Student Services Contacts
For information or assistance with programs, counseling or other multicultural issues please contact one of our staff members listed below.
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, Diversity and Multicultural Populations
My name is Yadira Rosales and I am currently the Educational Planner for Diveristy and Multicultural Populations and it is a job I love and enjoy doing. I work with students from diverse backgrounds and guide them through the steps of pursuing their higher education. I am currently a graduate student in Woodring College of Education in the Continuing and College Education program at Western Washington University (WWU). My family migrated from Mexico when I was 9 years old, where my family had spent more than three generations working in agricultural fields. My father wanted my siblings and I to have a better education and opportunities. My parents had only an elementary education but they encourage me to think about the great possibilities education would bring to my life. I was the first in my family to graduate from high school, setting the steps for my other four siblings. I began my pursuit of higher education 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 degree in winter 2012. At this moment in my life I can already see the advantages and the change education has made in my life. As a graduate student, I have learned to value my education and share the knowledge I have acquire to better serve my community. I believe dreams and hopes for a better life are always attainable as long as we don't set ourselves limits. 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 and marginalized.
Bilingual Outreach Assistant
Overall Chair, Calling All Colors Club