Interim Director of Intercultural Center Programs and Services
Reid Campus Center 217
Matthew Lee Ozuna is the Interim Director of Intercultural Center Services and Programs. His Whitman College career began in 2005 as a first-year student from Zillah, WA. Now, Matt advises the same diversity clubs he participated in as a student with program and event planning, leadership development, and community outreach. Matt majored in Race and Ethnic Studies and minored in Politics. He did, however, take a substantial leave of absence from Whitman to study, travel, and work abroad. He lived with a Maori host family while in New Zealand and attended classes at Heritage University, on the Yakama Nation, upon his return to the United States. Indigenous politics and race relations are Matt’s forte and he examined both in his senior thesis, “Race, Rights, and Work on the Yakama Nation: An Argument Against a Proposed Guest Worker Program on the Yakama Nation.” In his current position at Whitman, Matt thoroughly enjoys working with the same people, issues, and activities he benefited from as a student. In his spare time, Matt indulges in Thai cuisine, travel, contact sports, and anything outdoors. His involvement with local nonprofit organizations includes the Walla Walla Leadership Network, Frenchtown Historical Foundation, and German Folk Dancers of Walla Walla.
Sonja L Aikens
Intercultural Center Admin Assistant and WISE Program Coordinator
Reid Campus Center 216
Kristine 'Kris' Barry
International Student and Scholar Adviser
Reid Campus Center 230
Kristine (Kris) Barry is the international student and scholar adviser. She serves as the campus Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for the F-Visa students and the Responsible Officer (RO) for the J-Visa scholars and students. Each spring, Kris contacts newly admitted international students, then sends them Visa application documents. She supports students before and after they arrive at Whitman College. Kris plans and orchestrates a detailed off campus international student orientation located at a camp near the Blue Mountains. Invitations and support are extended to all international students and entering students that have lived abroad. Kris also works closely with international faculty and guests coming to Whitman under the J-Visa designation. She has been an active community member making contacts with Walla Walla residents regarding potential participation with the Friendship Family Program. She also assists with Intercultural Center programming and events.
Stuart Coordinator of Religious & Spiritual Life
Reid Campus Center 233
Intercultural Center Program Adviser
Reid Campus Center 218
Kyle Martz is the Program Adviser in the Intercultural Center. Kyle graduated from Whitman in '07 as a double major in German Studies and Gender Studies. He received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship upon graduation, which was the beginning of several years teaching pre-kindergarten through high school and also adult education in Germany. Kyle manages the Glover Alston Center, assists the Interim Director with Intercultural Center programs, events, club advising and community outreach, and provides support for the International Student and Scholar Advising programs. If you would like to make a reservation in the Glover Alston Center, you can send Kyle a request at email@example.com.
Alisha E Agard
Alisha Eileen Agard is sophomore sociology major from Seattle, WA. Alisha began working for the Intercultural Center in the spring semester of 2012. She is also the president of Whitman’s Black Student Union. Her goal in life is to obtain her BA in sociology with a minor in psychology and eventually become a counselor for at-risk youth, especially those in juvenile detention centers. She is passionate about educating others on social issues that affect our nation’s young people.
Ashley K Hansack
Los Angeles, CA
Ashley Hansack is an Intercultural Center intern and the Co-President of the First-Generation/Working Class Club. Ashley is a first-generation college student from Los Angeles, California and aspires to major in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sociology. Since her freshman year, Ashley has been passionate about promoting diversity on campus. She is very involved in numerous student clubs and organizations and even serves as an overnight host for prospective students from multicultural backgrounds. This year, Ashley hopes to use her talent, experience, and devotion to help spearhead several programs and events that seek to celebrate, educate, and advocate diversity at Whitman College.
Sean P Mulloy
New York, NY