• Helen Kim

    Helen Kim

    Interim Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Professor of Sociology

    (509) 522-4409
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  • Sonja L. Aikens

    Sonja L. Aikens

    WISE Program Coordinator, Intercultural Center Administrative Assistant

    Reid Campus Center 216
    (509) 527-5596

    Sonja (she/her/hers) provides administrative support to the Intercultural Center and coordinates the WISE (Whitman Institute for Scholastic Enrichment) program. WISE has the goal of bringing local middle school students to campus to introduce them to college life and to encourage them to make plans to attend college in the future. Sonja is also the staff adviser for Namasté, a student club for those interested in meditation, and is active in the Whitman College Prison Research Group.  

  • Margarita Banderas

    Margarita Banderas

    Associate Director of the Intercultural Center

    Reid Campus Center 217
    (509) 527-5177

    Maggi (she/her/hers) is the Associate Director of the Intercultural Center. She first came to Whitman College as an international student from Ecuador, and she earned her degree in Art History and Visual Culture Studies in 2005. Maggi has worked in different areas at Whitman, and, after earning her Masters in Student Affairs in Higher Education, joined the Intercultural Center where she works to support multicultural and international students through different advising and programming opportunities. 

  • Adam Kirtley

    Adam Kirtley

    Assistant Director of the Intercultural Center, Stuart Coordinator of Religious & Spiritual Life

    Reid Campus Center 218
    (509) 522-4449

    Adam (he/him/his) joined the student affairs staff in September 2006. He received his BA in religion from Wabash College, and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University. In addition to addressing the spiritual needs of students, Adam works to facilitate religious life and promote religious diversity on campus. Adam is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) tradition.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez

    Intercultural Center Program Adviser

    Glover Alston Center
    (509) 522-4410

    Jen (she/her/hers) works as the Program Adviser for the Center. A local Walla Wallan and a graduate from Whitman in 2013, Jennifer joined Teach for America and taught in New Orleans. She then went on to teach English in Chile, and upon her return, she worked in the local public high school. Jennifer manages the Glover Alston Center, supports IC programs and events, provides club advising, and acts as a support for students. If you would like to make a reservation in the Glover Alston Center, you can email Jennifer at gacreservation@whitman.edu.

  • Kyle Martz

    Kyle Martz

    International Student and Scholar Adviser

    Reid Campus Center 230
    (509) 527-5001

    Kyle (he/him/his) serves as the International Student & Scholar Adviser in the Intercultural Center. He graduated from Whitman with a degree in German Studies and Gender Studies, after which he spent several years teaching abroad. He is the primary staff contact for international students and scholars on campus. Aside from International Student & Scholar Services, Kyle provides support to his colleagues for other IC-sponsored programs and affiliated organizations.